I feel like I really dropped the ball by choosing last week--the one week when every news organization feels obligated to have a dad story--to go on vacation.
Here are a few I've come across. If you spotted a notable dad story, awesome or heinous, why not post a link in the comments?
In the East Village, involved dads are so common on the streets and playgrounds now, that no one even thinks twice about it. Not a big deal at all, no sir. Except for the guys who change diapers all day but didn't make it into the Times. ["Father 'Hood", NY Times]
To such an East Village dad, I say, you want good coverage, you shoulda married a writer. DT reader Marjorie Ingall and East Village Mamele sings the praises of her baby daddy in the Forward. A story which, it should be pointed out, appeared two days before the Times'. [EAST VILLAGE MAMELE: In Praise of the East Village Tatele: Man of Many Marvels, Forward]
The Archbishop of Canterbury says David Beckham is an ideal model of modern fatherhood. [OK, everyone, start earning $30 million/year....NOW.] He's also the ideal name to drop when you want to make sure the paper'll use your quote. [timesonline.co.uk]
Not a Father's Day story, per se, but it does mention dads. Turns out law enforcement officials out west have come up with an acronym, "dipmom," which means "dad in prison, mom on meth." [sltrib via robotwisdom]
We all know that if moms were paid for their work with kids and around the house, they'd earn $134K/yr. Now it turns out dads would earn $71K for comparable work. Hours being what they are, that sounds about right, actually, on average. I'm not in it, but I was interviewed for this story, and it turned out far from my worst-case fears. That's about as high praise as I can give morning television. ["How Much Should Dads Make for Housework? Fathers Are Spending More Time on Housework and Child Care" GMA/ABC News]