In your sedate summer Monday media column: NBC's shirt budget is astronomical, our hard work finally acknowledged, a Getty Photoshop mini-scandal, a new NYT Berlin bureau chief, smarty sportswriters talk amongst themselves, and your daily "oh, snap."
- NBC producer Mike Viqueira changed his shirt four times in two and a half hours while covering Obama's vacation in Maine. This qualifies Mike Viqueira as the hardest working reporter on television.
- Most writers at online news outlets work much harder than their counterparts at places like the New York Times, reports the New York Times.
- Guy Reynolds, the photo editor at the Dallas Morning News, caught a Getty Images photographer Photoshopping a picture that Getty sent out to news organizations. Getty pulled the pic after Guy alerted them. Good work on behalf of truthfulness, Guy Reynolds!
- Michael Slackman, the Cairo correspondent for the New York Times, will be the paper's new Berlin bureau chief.
- Care to read a transcribed roundtable discussion of a bunch of smart sports writers talking about writing about sports? Simply click through to do so.
- Here is today's sharpest media smackdown.