This ‘n That


With the closing of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Bernard Kavaler makes the case for bringing it to Hartford.

The Harrah’s casino in Reno is closing; freelance reporter Chris Hoffman worked there after college as a blackjack dealer. His column about the experience was recently published in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

As we approach the Iowa caucuses, this from Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources newsletter: “Iowa Starting Line, a no-frills news outlet that started out as a rookie reporter and his Twitter account, is the new must-read of the the 2020 campaign. Elite reporters follow it. Candidates care about it. And at a painful time in the local news business, its six-person staff has started to rival The Des Moines Register for scoops and influence in the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus.”