Wednesday Link-Off: The Power of Editorial

alexandra-daddario-stndrd15-04So Gawker’s been raked through the coals for the Conde Nast story. What I don’t understand is how people are celebrating the editorial team leaving over the business team pulling the story. To me, it makes perfect sense. If editorial doesn’t get the final say over content, they can’t do their job and have to resign. It’ll sound somewhat ironic to most but Craggs and Read had to take a stand for the sake of their journalistic integrity. Few may be willing to applaud them but I will for that.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so it’s time for us to do the Wednesday links. Let’s kick things off with Alexandra Daddario.

Some people won’t want you to hear this but Vancouver’s safe needle injection site has been a massive success so far. (MacLean’s)

Gawker execs pulled the Conde Nast story from their website. As a result of business interest interfering with editorial, Gawker Media’s executive editor Tommy Craggs and Gawker.com editor Max Read both resigned. (Gawker)

As a result of the interference with the editorial team, Gawker and Jezebel both went dark on Monday in protest. (New York Times)

Is Canada in a recession? While officials are reluctant to use that word, all the data looks that way and it sure looks like this was entirely avoidable. (Huffington Post)

All signs point to Canada signing the TPP but the Americans aren’t happy that Canada isn’t quickly conceding on agriculture tariffs. (Globe and Mail)

Working for EB Games seems like it would be a dream job. However, the view from the outside is very different from the reality inside. (Kotaku Australia)

Has the proliferation of Uber caused cab drivers to step up their game? (The Atlantic)

In her new movie, Amy Schumer plays a journalist who sleeps with her subject. It’s a tired and lazy movie cliche but it appears to not be going away. (Wall Street Journal)

If you happen to share your name with a famous person, Instagram is just going to take your account from you. Seems fair. (Medium)

SI has a feature about former WWE wrestler Virgil trying to rehab his public image. Funnily enough, his managers are also The Iron Sheik’s which would seem ironic because the Sheik hates Virgil. Naturally, that’s a work perpetuated by the Magen boys to promote the pair. (Sports Illustrated)

The family of football player Rob Gronkowski was on Family Feud. There might be something to the dangers of head trauma in football after that performance. (Deadspin)

Is Esquire the biggest influence on modern bachelorhood? (The Awl)

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