Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

Bradley Manning, who yesterday was sentenced to 35 years in military prison for leaking government files to WikiLeaks, declared in a statement on the Today show this morning that she—to use the requested pronoun—is now in fact a woman whose name is Chelsea E. Manning. Ms. Manning said that she has felt this way “since childhood” and would like “to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” (Today)

A deep look at the life and death of Michael Hastings, the award-winning war correspondent who died in a car crash in June. (LA Weekly)

What ever happened to the Best Music Writing series, asks H. Drew Blackburn? Around $17,000 was raised to publish a new edition in 2012, but the money is nowhere to be found. (Vice)

The Huffington Post is getting rid of anonymous comments. (Boston Globe)

Nikki Finke “won’t confirm or deny” that she is leaving Deadline. (Gawker)

A student editor in Australia tried to put 18 vaginas on the cover of her newspaper, but it didn’t go over very well. (Herald Sun)