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The video from which this gif was made grabbed headlines this year.

It’s been a big year for news.

The year isn’t quite over yet, but ’tis the season for yearly roundups and best-of lists, and in that spirit, Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch has compiled a list of the best journalism pieces published in 2017 (in his view, at least).

If you’re unfamiliar with Deitsch, he’s a writer and editor at SI. He also hosts the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch, which I, as a journalist/nerd, particularly enjoy. I’ve never met him, but I’m impressed by his work.

Check out his list here.

John Mayer attempts to edit ‘The Huffington Post’, fails

Best to leave it to the pros, but an A for effort regardless!

Singer/musician John Mayer posted an Instagram story earlier this week attempting to correct a Huffington Post headline.

He was then gently corrected by numerous editors and reporters, who informed him that using figures for numbers actually *is* OK in a headline. (AP style, y’all. Learn it. Love it.)

Mayer took it in stride, gracefully admitting defeat in a reply and in a short thread of his own creation.

But hey, at least he’s reading!

City editor gives notice after ‘Nashua Telegraph’ fires executive editor

The firing comes less than a year after the newspaper’s longtime executive managing editor, Roger Carroll, resigned after being ordered to remove facts from a story about the Telegraph‘s return to downtown Nashua after 30 years in Hudson, N.H.

Valley News columnist Jim Kenyon wrote a piece on Carroll’s ouster shortly after. Read it here.