Hostile Media Environment Encourages Twentysomethings’ Natural Narcissism


White House correspondent Jake Tapper has a warning for all the fresh-out-of-college reporters covering this year’s political campaigns: In an “increasingly sophisticated and hazardous media world” where personal takedowns of journalists have become commonplace, “Someone somewhere thinks things you say and do are interesting and reportable.” That settles it, young newspeople: Tinkering with your Facebook page is now officially work-related. [NYT]