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Back in the pre-Substack era, I launched the Reliable Sources newsletter because I wanted an easy way to email my articles to sources, colleagues and competitors. Now I'm dusting off this email list for the same reason. And to say hi to all of you!
Today I'm out with two new stories. For The Atlantic, I wrote about the news media's role during bank runs, with insights from Jessica Lessin, Bill Grueskin and John Authers. For FORTUNE, I wrote about the dispute between DirecTV and Newsmax, which started as a simple carriage fee fight but turned into a political standoff.
Tomorrow I'll be in Boston for the Goldsmith Awards, an annual gala by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, where I'm a fellow this spring. And I'll be back this weekend to keynote the Power of Narrative conference at Boston University.
Most importantly: Six months into blissful stay-at-home dad life, I have achieved a breakthrough. My daughter is finally letting me put her hair in a ponytail before school. That part of my life is chronicled over on Instagram.
I figured I should end with an old “Reliable Sources” newsletter feature, Pet of the Day. Here are the two new additions to our farm:
My better half Jamie has all the details over on her Instagram.
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