February 11th, 2016

The Short: "How a podcast spurred a new hearing for a murder convict"

by The Economist

Journalists are usually in the business of reporting the news, not making it. But over the past week, “Serial,” a prize-winning, top-rated, true crime podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, played a starring role in a 5-day hearing that might give a murder convict a fresh chance to prove his innocence.

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The Long: 

"Cliven Bundy arrested in Portland as Oregon occupiers say they will surrender Thursday"

by Sarah Kaplan and Carissa Wolf (The Washington Post)

Cliven Bundy, the controversial Nevada rancher at the center of an armed standoff with federal officials in 2014, was arrested in Portland Wednesday, according to jail records and news reports.

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