I’m going to try to post updates every weekday afternoon from now on with short bits about links or articles I’ve found throughout the day. Here’s the first edition.
* An overreaching cease and desist letter from a New Jersey township’s attorney was met with a satirical response from the defendant’s attorney, which went viral. [Here’s the aftermath from the town’s council meeting](http://abovethelaw.com/2013/06/the-awesome-aftermath-of-the-west-orange-cease-and-desist-letter-that-went-viral-worldwide/). Read the viral response [here](http://www.scribd.com/doc/148538709/Stephen-Kaplitt-Cease-and-Desist-Response-Letter).
* A member of the Federal Trade Commission has [come up with an initiative](http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/reclaim-your-name/) to make an it easier for people to find out what data big companies have collected about them and to correct errors in it.
* Carl Sessions Stepp at the American Journalism Review has published part four in a series of advice for journalists. His main gist: [Reporters need to spend more time away from phone and email interviews](http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=5547).
* Roxane Gay says she likes social media for breaking news because [it does things traditional journalism doesn’t](http://www.salon.com/2013/06/26/when_twitter_does_what_journalism_cant/), like wait for information to be verified.