Morning Media Mix

Illustration by Lauren Payne.

Illustration by Lauren Payne.

Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. In Mr. Brokaw’s announcement, he said  “I remain the luckiest guy I know.” (Reuters)

The US isn’t doing so well with press freedom, dropping 13 spots  in a year to number 46 in a Reporters Without Borders global press freedom report. (AFP)

“We take every request from the government seriously, but I worry that their requests to withhold information have become almost blanket policy,” New York Times’ Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan told Huffington Post about the paper’s decision to publish the location of an American accused of terrorist ties that the US government is considering targeting with a drone strike. (HuffPost)

Some people on the Internet don’t like that Barbie is on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. But some people don’t mind. (The New York Times)

Do people really want to share BuzzFeed’s native advertising? (The Media Briefing)