1. Rand Corp.'s Chaibong Hahm, an expert on North Korea, thinks negotiators could win the release of jailed journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee before the end of the year. McClatchy (Related: UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea.)
2. The long lament of the languisaur - and the death of long-form journalism - from one-time Long Beach Press-Telegram reporter Candy Cooper. AJR
3. News organizations should reserve their vanity Facebook URLs - if only to prevent a squatter from doing it first. Poynter
4. An unhappy reader points out that the LA Times website this morning led with a story about a suit that OJ Simpson might or might not have worn to court the day he was acquitted of murder.