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The New Republic Celebrates Its Past At Centennial Gala As Staff Looks Anxiously Toward Future

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 6:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- New Republic publisher Chris Hughes began his speech Wednesday night at the very beginning. In front of Washington’s political and media elite, he recalled the first line of the Nov. 7, 1914, inaugural issue: “The New Republic is frankly an experiment,” it read.

While acknowledging the magazine's...

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The Marshall Project Aims Spotlight On 'Abysmal Status' Of Criminal Justice

(18) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 8:05 AM

NEW YORK –- Neil Barsky has taken on varied roles over the years, from Wall Street Journal reporter to Wall Street analyst, hedge fund manager to documentary filmmaker. Now he has returned to the newsroom as founder and chairman of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering...

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TV News Shows Largely Ignored Anti-War Voices In Run-Up To Syria Strikes: Study

(33) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 2:47 PM

NEW YORK -– In the weeks leading up to the United States beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, few opposition voices could be heard on Sunday public affairs shows and several prominent news and opinion programs, according to a new study from progressive watchdog Fairness and...

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Fusion Summit Will Gather Youth Leaders From Protest Movements Around The World

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 4:45 PM

NEW YORK -– Fusion CEO Isaac Lee hopes that the several hundred activists, technologists and artists who will converge next week in Washington, D.C., for his company's RiseUp summit, as well as the countless others who will engage through social media, will help to “rebrand politics in a positive way.”...

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John Cook Leaving The Intercept To Return To Gawker

(6) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 10:40 AM

NEW YORK –- The Intercept's editor-in-chief John Cook is leaving the First Look Media site to return to Gawker Media.

Cook left his perch as Gawker’s editor-in-chief in March to join the startup founded by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill and backed by billionaire...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Suggests News Outlets Are The Ones To Blame For Visa Problems

(24) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:09 PM

NEW YORK -– Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Wednesday that international news outlets are at fault when it comes to problems securing visas for journalists working in China, in response to a question from a New York Times reporter.

The Times has encountered censorship in China, as...

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New York Times 'Corrects' Gary Hart Scandal Chronology Now Disputed 27 Years Later

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 4:37 PM

NEW YORK -- The New York Times issued an unusual correction Monday after former Miami Herald journalists disputed a chronological detail included in a recent Times magazine excerpt from Matt Bai’s new book on the Gary Hart scandal, All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics...

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Michael Bloomberg Urges Employees To Display ID Badges So He Can Learn Their Names

(8) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 3:10 PM

NEW YORK -- Michael Bloomberg began showing up again at his namesake financial data and media company earlier this year, just weeks after wrapping up three terms as New York City’s mayor. He has since decided to resume his old role running the company, which he...

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Washington Post Stands By Secret Service Report As Conflicting Account Of Incident Emerges

(9) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 6:22 PM

NEW YORK -– The Washington Post is facing additional questions about the sourcing behind its groundbreaking series of stories that has rattled the Secret Service.

The latest incident came on Saturday, when the Post's Carol Leonnig was forced to update an earlier story concerning an armed security guard...

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Washington Post Editor Defends Secret Service Report Amid Questions About Source

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 12:02 AM

NEW YORK -– Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron defended an Oct. 8 report suggesting the White House mishandled the investigation into a 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal after revelations this week raised questions about the credibility of a key source.

“We fully stand by our story,...

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Foreign Policy's Shane Harris Joins The Daily Beast

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 4:01 PM

NEW YORK –- Foreign Policy magazine's Shane Harris will join The Daily Beast next week to cover intelligence and national security.

Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman described Harris as a “monster reporter" in a staff memo announcing the hire.

“I first met Shane in the mid-aughts, when he was...

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Washington Post Secret Service Reporting Relied On Investigator Tied To Prostitution Claim

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 6:55 PM

NEW YORK -– When The Washington Post recently revived allegations that the White House gave preferential treatment to a volunteer advance staffer in the aftermath of the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, the paper relied heavily on details from an investigation led by...

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Matt Taibbi Leaves First Look Media, Raising Questions About Company's Direction

(14) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 9:37 AM

NEW YORK -- Journalist Matt Taibbi has left First Look Media, eight months after joining the billionaire-backed startup and before ever launching the digital publication he was hired to build.

First Look Media founder Pierre Omidyar announced Taibbi's exit in a Tuesday night statement and said that...

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David Gregory Appearing On Yahoo For Midterms, Keeping Options Open

(30) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 2:40 PM

NEW YORK -– Former "Meet the Press" host David Gregory is "really looking forward" to taking part in Yahoo’s midterm election coverage next Tuesday, he told The Huffington Post in a phone interview.

Gregory will appear on the online political special with his friend and former NBC News colleague Katie...

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New York Times Reporter James Risen Laments Lost Art Of Undercover Reporting

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 1:08 PM

NEW YORK -– New York Times reporter James Risen acknowledged in his new book, Pay Any Price, that he posed in one instance as an investor to look into money laundering in the Middle East, a break with the journalistic convention of always identifying oneself as a reporter....

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FBI Searches Home Of Suspected Post-Snowden Intelligence Leaker

(56) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 6:22 PM

NEW YORK -- The FBI has searched the Northern Virginia home of a government contractor suspected of disclosing details of the U.S. government's terrorist watch list to The Intercept, according to Yahoo News.

Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff reported Monday that the federal prosecutors have opened up a criminal...

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Former Associated Press Editor Sues Wire Service Over Firing

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 2:34 PM

NEW YORK -- Former Associated Press news editor Dena Potter has filed a lawsuit against the news organization and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, who fired her and two other journalists over an erroneous October 2013 article about then-Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

The lawsuit, filed in Richmond Circuit Court and...

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Eli Lake And Josh Rogin Leaving The Daily Beast, Expected To Join Bloomberg View

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 6:44 PM

NEW YORK -- Daily Beast reporters Eli Lake and Josh Rogin are leaving the news and culture site and expected to join Bloomberg View, according to sources familiar with the move.

Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman did not comment as to where Lake and Rogin are headed, but...

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Why Did The Washington Post Name The White House Volunteer Accused In Prostitution Scandal?

(72) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 9:10 AM

NEW YORK -- On the night of Oct. 8, The Washington Post reported that White House aides had received information in April 2012 “suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest” of a presidential advance team staffer in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Secret...

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New York Times Reporter James Risen Finds ‘Crazy Is The New Normal' In War On Terror

(7) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 7:38 PM

NEW YORK –- New York Times reporter James Risen was surprised Sunday when former National Security Agency chief Michael Hayden said he doesn’t see a need for the government to prosecute Risen for refusing to reveal a source.

“I’m glad to see he feels that way these...

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