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Michael Calderone
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Michael Calderone is the Senior Media Reporter for The Huffington Post. He previously covered media and politics for Politico, the New York Observer, and Yahoo! News. Calderone holds a master's degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English from Rutgers University. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Why The Washington Post Won A Pulitzer For A Story The Guardian Also Owned

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 11:09 AM

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post and The Guardian began aggressively reporting last year on fatal police shootings in America, charting the phenomenon more comprehensively than even the federal government. They both built extensive databases, with slightly different methodologies, that are still being updated. 

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced: 'Hamilton' Wins For Drama, AP Wins For Slavery Investigation

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 12:51 PM

NEW YORK -- The Pulitzer Prizes were awarded Monday, honoring standout journalism that tackled topics including police violence, education inequality, rape and modern day slavery.

The Associated Press won the Public Service award for “Seafood from Slaves,” an investigation that led to the...

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Vice Gearing Up For Nightly HBO Show With New Hires, Moves

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 11:35 AM

NEW YORK -- Ryan McCarthy, an assistant editor on The New York Times national desk, has been named editor-in-chief of Vice News, according to a memo obtained by...

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Mayor's Office Accuses '60 Minutes' Of Not Telling Its Side Of Prison Story

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 6:56 PM

NEW YORK -- Near the end of a "60 Minutes" report Sunday addressing the mistreatment of inmates at Rikers Island, correspondent Bill Whitaker walked along the perimeter of the New York City prison complex and described how Department of Correction staffers stopped the crew from going inside...

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New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Leaves Magazine Two Months After New Owner Arrives

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 4:35 PM

NEW YORK -- New Republic Editor-in-Chief Gabriel Snyder is leaving the politics and culture magazine less than two months after it was sold to liberal activist and donor Win McCormack.

Snyder informed staff Thursday that the June issue would be...

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New York Observer Political Reporter Quits The Morning After Donald Trump Endorsement

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 12:09 PM

NEW YORK -- New York Observer national political reporter Ross Barkan resigned Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after the weekly newspaper owned by Donald Trump’s son-in-law endorsed the real estate mogul for president.

Barkan, who has...

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The Washington Post Plans To Write The Book On Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 9:18 AM

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post has assigned more than two dozen reporters and researchers to work on a Donald Trump biography that the book's publisher is calling the "most thorough and wide-ranging examination" of the GOP hopeful's public and private life.

Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael...

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NY1 Finally Gets To Cover A New York Presidential Primary That Matters

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 4:30 PM

NEW YORK -- For the first time in decades, the New York presidential primary actually matters.

So Republican hopefuls flocked to the boroughs Thursday, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich having an Italian feast on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and Texas...

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Ted Cruz Defends ‘New York Values’ Jab In Front Of Actual New Yorkers

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 5:22 PM

NEW YORK -- As the 6 train rumbled above Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made the case that some New Yorkers share his conservative positions and actually agree with his crack about “New York values."

“The people of New York know exactly...

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Politico Speeds Up Management Transition As Co-Founder Jim VandeHei Nears Exit

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 7:20 PM

NEW YORK -- Politico president and co-founder Jim VandeHei is likely to soon leave the company he co-founded, roughly seven months ahead of the previously announced schedule. 

Politico said in January that VandeHei and star political writer Mike Allen would depart the company after the November...

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New York Observer Editor Doesn’t Regret Involvement With Donald Trump’s AIPAC Speech

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 3:55 PM

NEW YORK -- New York Observer Editor Ken Kurson read and provided input on a draft of Donald Trump’s speech last month to a pro-Israel lobbying group, a role that raises questions of conflict of interest given that he also oversees election coverage. 

On the...

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Andrew Sullivan Returning To Cover Trump-Fueled 2016 Race Out Of 'Civic Duty'

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 1:58 PM

NEW YORK -- Andrew Sullivan, the veteran journalist and blogging innovator, is returning from a yearlong hiatus to write on politics and culture for New York magazine as a contributing editor.

“With Donald Trump as the GOP front-runner, it seems to me...

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우나오일은 뇌물 폭로 기사를 막기 위해 허핑턴포스트를 협박했다

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 2:39 AM

국제 뇌물 추문의 중심에 있는 모나코 기반의 기업 우나오일은 이번 주에 영업 관행에 대한 탐사 기사화를 막으려고 협박을 했다.

오스트레일리아의 페어팩스 미디어허핑턴 포스트는 3월 30일에 6개월에 걸친 우나오일 관련 기사를 발표했다. 중동에서 사업을 하는 대기업들을 대리하여 뇌물을 주었다는 내용이었다. 유출된 수만 건의 이메일과...

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Unaoil Threatened To Seek Injunction Before Publication Of Bribery Expose

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 5:21 PM

NEW YORK -- Unaoil, the Monaco-based company at the center of an international bribery scandal, threatened this week to prevent publication of an investigation into its business practices. 

Australia’s Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post on Wednesday published...

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CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Defends Donald Trump Coverage After Another Record-Setting Night

(1) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 2:39 PM

NEW YORK -- CNN president Jeff Zucker on Wednesday defended his network’s heavy focus on Republican front-runner Donald Trump the day before, particularly its coverage of the arrest of Trump's campaign manager, according to network sources. 

Zucker kicked off Wednesday's employee town hall by saying...

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The 'Massive Game Of Telephone' That Preceded The Ted Cruz Tabloid Rumors

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2016 | 11:09 AM

NEW YORK -- Rick Wilson got a call earlier this month from a reporter asking about a potentially explosive, campaign-ending piece of opposition research: a Ted Cruz sex tape.

Wilson is the type of plugged-in Republican consultant who reporters would expect to...

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Donald Trump Makes Sure Brussels Coverage Is About Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 11:43 AM

NEW YORK -- Forget the 3 a.m. phone call. For Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief test is the 7 a.m. television hit by phone.

As news broke Tuesday morning about terrorist attacks in Brussels that killed over 30 people, Trump sprang to action.


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No One's Asking Donald Trump About Campaign Manager Accused Of Grabbing Reporter

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 11:47 AM

Since former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields filed a police report Friday alleging that Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaulted her after a press conference, the GOP front-runner has done more than a dozen TV interviews amounting to over...

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Donald Trump Has Received Nearly $2 Billion In Free Media Attention

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 12:10 PM

Donald Trump received nearly $2 billion in free media exposure this past year, dwarfing his Republican rivals and more than doubling the attention paid to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to tracking firm mediaQuant.

Trump received $1.9 billion in free, or "earned," media coverage, yet spent just...

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CBS News Reporter Sopan Deb Arrested While Covering Donald Trump Rally

(4) Comments | Posted March 12, 2016 | 5:18 AM

CBS News reporter Sopan Deb was arrested Friday night while covering protests surrounding Donald Trump's canceled rally in Chicago.

Deb, who has covered the Republican presidential front-runner's candidacy since last summer, was filming video of a man whose face was bloody and lying on...

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