What we're reading this week
June 27th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

What we're reading this week

By Becky Perlow, CNN

Dan Stein, intern who raced SCOTUS decision to NBC News, speaks out

The "Running of the Interns" is a time honored tradition for the DC media. Respective news interns spend their summer vacations standing in sweltering, swamp-like DC heat, waiting for Supreme Court decisions to be handed down. This year, though, one intern in particular drew more attention than others: Dan Stein, an editor of the Yale Daily News, became a viral sensation after numerous media outlets showed him racing from inside the Court's press room to hand deliver the Court's decision (and dissent) to his company's awaiting correspondent, Pete Williams.  Stein was later interviewed on NBC's "Today" and told the morning show team it was "an honor to be part of the history."

'Virginia'? Radford University's diplomas misspell 'Virginia'

Irony can be a funny thing, especially when a collegiate program that is supposedly teaching students to edit their articles can't even seem to edit its own diplomas. According to Joe Carpenter, Radford’s chief communications officer, "1,481 undergraduate and graduate diplomas from fall 2012 and spring 2013 were misspelled."

Recollections from hundreds of executions in Texas

Michael Graczyk, an Associated Press reporter who has covered Texas executions since 1984,  can't remember how many executions he has witnessed, and to be honest, he doesn't really care to anyway. He is, however, able to recall very specific memories - from one inmate singing "Silent Night" as the lethal injection coursed through his veins, to another inmate's "pretty brown eyes" popping open as he died.

Brighton manager learns from BBC he's been fired while working for BBC

It's embarrassing enough to lose your job... but one British soccer club manager not only lost his job, but also lost his job on live television. According to Deadspin, Brighton & Hove Albion's manager, Gus Poyet  "was officially fired when BBC producers printed out a press release from the team announcing the decision and it was read aloud for him on air."


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