Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke the NSA surveillance news, is in good company in Brazil, where he lives with his partner. O Estado, a major daily newspaper in the country, reported this week that Brazilian authorities would provide Mr. Greenwald with protection from the U.S. government if he feels he needs it. Mr. Greenwald, though perhaps flattered, turned down the offer. (Huffington Post/O Estado)

The reading public does not think highly of the news media when it comes to things such as accuracy, fairness and independence. But according to a new Pew survey, seeing the press as a “watchdog” is a view that is widely held, due in no small part to Mr. Greenwald’s recent revelations. (Pew)

Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd and Robert Gibbs all think that NBC’s plan to make and air a miniseries about Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election is a bad idea. (Mediaite)

Which websites are making the most money in online advertising? (Hint: the ones with the largest audiences.) (Ad Age)

Werner Herzog has directed a kind of public service documentary about texting while driving called “From One Second to the Next,” which was funded AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. (IndieWire)