Andrew Sullivan, one of the most iconic bloggers, has decided to break away from The Daily Beast and take his team to run The Daily Dish as a stand-alone, reader-financed outlet. Even though Sullivan is one of the better known commentators online, his "declaration of independence" will be a test of the digital business model.
The successful bidder for Current TV appears to be Al Jazeera, says Brian Stelter of The New York Times. The network formed by former U.S. vice president Al Gore offers Al Jazeera a long-sought foothold in the American cable and satellite market, with a penetration of about 60 million homes.
Hamilton Nolan, writing for Gawker, has some advice for aspiring journalists: It's not about you. He bemoans narcissism and points to the billions of fascinating lives there to cover.
And the Columbia Journalism Review weighs in with a withering review of health-related journalism, particularly in the realm of promising medical science that never pans out.