It's a shame the Pulitzer Prize nominating committee annnounced the other day that it won't allow weekly tabloids to compete for the most coveted award in journalism: Us Weekly could have really had a shot with this riveting piece of investigative reporting. But at least Jann Wenner can look forward to taking the stage at the National Magazine Awards this spring. [Us]
The Yale Daily News has uncovered a bombshell: The University Dining Services-operated Thain Family Cafe secretly replaced its caffeinated espresso with decaf beans. They've been serving useless, unstimulating brown water to caffeine-fiending students since April 15, with no intention of revealing the ruse. This scrappy student paper got their hands on the documents that prove it: "An unsigned letter received by the News last week included a supposed photocopy of a Thain Café logbook entry from Feb. 29 that reads: 'We will also run out of reg. espresso and French roast most likely—secretly use decaf espresso to substitute the espresso—for the French, I don't know—I think we'll just have to be out.'" Cafe Manager Brian Yezierski denied the charges. But! Journalism!
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