The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of the Media

Huffington Post is known for featuring unpaid writers and bloggers, but now the website is taking it to the next level: hiring middle school and high school students as contributors. [Time Techland]

The Poynter Institute presents the 25 most moving 9/11 newspaper spreads of the weekend. [Poynter]

Now there’s scientific proof to back it up. SpongeBob Squarepants makes your kids dumber and fatter. [NY Times]

Talk about the perils of technology. Hackers accessed the Twitter account for NBC News on Friday and posted false messages about a fresh attack on New York’s ground zero. [CNN]


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