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The revival of the exclamation mark.

Reporters at the Chicago Tribune say they believe the marketing department in recent weeks solicited subscribers’ opinions on stories before they were published, a practice they said raises ethical questions, as well as legal and competitive issues.”

Television station sues Neilson Ratings Service accusing it of running a monopoly. (via Mediabistro)

The Washington Post begins combining print and digital.

Viacom earnings fall 34%.

Bookstores band together for international “Buy Indie Day.”

Poll says 70% of Kindle users are over 40.

Rachel Sklar on the National Magazine Awards.

Sell your Twitter name for cash.


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →