If you’re a public radio fan, you probably already know about Serial, the podcast from the creators of This American Life.

The series explores the 1999 killing of Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior in Baltimore. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is serving time for her murder.

If reported traditionally, it’s just another murder with just another person serving time who says he didn’t do it. Read more

It’s unlikely anyone without ink stains is going to shed tears over the Washington Post story today that journalists are being charged $60,000 each to ride on the press plane that will tail President Obama on his upcoming Asia trip.

But buried deep in the story is the reason that should be somewhat concerning: The price is so high because so few news organizations are covering the trip.
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