FIRST CUTS: A suggestion for Slate; Irene propels Patch

Joe Pompeo
August 30, 2011

Our list of stories that should be on your morning media menu:

• CNN's Piers Morgan convened a panel to discuss whether Hurricane Irene was hyped. (Mediaite)

• AOL's Patch got a traffic boost from its coverage of the storm. (FishbowlNY)

• Fox News anchor Shep Smith recalls his 9/11 coverage. (Daily News)

• Paul Smalera suggests how Slate can "reboot." (Reuters)

• Are Tina Brown's controversial Newsweek covers selling? (Adweek)

• New York Times photographer Joao Silva writes about the day he lost his legs to a landmine. (Lens/NYT)