I do a shameless plug every week.
But this week, here’s an extra shameless plug up high so I know you won't miss it.
Or maybe I just needed a good excuse to embed a video of Chicago's "Hard To Say I'm Sorry."
Seriously, my colleague Ira Rifkin had a must-read post this week that, based on our analytics, too many of you missed.
The title of the post:
How I lost my professional cool and succumbed to gossamer social media satisfaction
Here is part of my Rifkin said:
Bottom line. My skill set failed me because I reacted emotionally rather than mindfully. It’s a media trap that can nab any of us.
In an email thread among our team, Richard Ostling congratulated Rifkin on his reflection:
The media in an era when they're on the griddle hourly need more honest self-reflection and all the accuracy and (yes) fairness and balance they can muster.
Go ahead and read Rifkin's post. Read it now.
Meanwhile, let's dive into this week's Friday Five:
1. Religion story of the week: The #JusticeForJack case — as supporters of Colorado baker Jack Phillips dubbed it — is the easy choice this week.