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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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State Department Urges Russia To Help Free Vice Reporter Held In Ukraine

(13) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 8:47 AM

NEW YORK -- The U.S. State Department urged Russia Wednesday to help free Simon Ostrovsky, a Vice News correspondent now being held captive by pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

“We call on Russia to use its influence with these groups to secure the immediate and safe release...

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Vice Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Being Held In Eastern Ukraine

(148) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 1:29 PM

NEW YORK -- Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky, who has been aggressively covering the conflict in Crimea and Ukraine over the past month, is currently being held by pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine, according to a Russian news outlet.

Gazeta.Ru reported that Ostrovsky was taken "hostage" by...

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Andrew Sullivan Rips Jo Becker's Marriage Equality Book; Author Responds

(20) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:49 PM

NEW YORK -- Andrew Sullivan unloaded Wednesday on New York Times investigative journalist Jo Becker and her forthcoming book, Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality.

Sullivan, a gay journalist who has advocated for same-sex marriage for decades, argued that Becker overplays the accomplishments...

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SCOTUSblog Denied Senate Press Credentials, May Sue

(10) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:38 PM

NEW YORK -- SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein wrote Wednesday that the Senate Press Galley has denied its application for a press pass and will not renew a credential previously granted to Lyle Denniston, a veteran Supreme Court reporter who writes for the site.

In a post on...

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The Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzer Prize For NSA Coverage

(1484) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 3:05 PM

NEW YORK -- The Guardian and The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday for their coverage of the National Security Agency, reporting which followed last year's bombshell disclosures from former contractor Edward Snowden.

The Pulitzer board's decision to honor NSA coverage, and...

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CNN President Jeff Zucker Defends Missing Plane Coverage

(22) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 6:35 PM

NEW YORK -- After unveiling several new shows Thursday, CNN Worldwide president, Jeff Zucker, wrapped up the network's upfront event by touting recent ratings success.

“Last month, CNN was the fastest growing network in all of television -- not just news, not just cable, all of television,"...

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Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations

(773) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 11:15 AM

NEW YORK -- Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two American journalists who have been at the forefront of reporting on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, will return to the United States on Friday for the first time since revelations of worldwide...

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MSNBC Allows Joe Scarborough To Give Keynote At GOP Dinner

(108) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:32 PM

NEW YORK -- MSNBC will allow "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough to give the keynote address at next month’s Cheshire County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, a New Hampshire political event that costs money to attend and has been described as a fundraiser.

While MSNBC’s opinionated...

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Miami Herald Protests New 'Culture Of Censorship' At Guantanamo

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 8:17 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Miami Herald’s top editor called on the Department of Defense to withdraw new media restrictions at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, and blasted the 13-year-old facility's growing “culture of censorship,” according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post.

In an April 4 letter to...

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Giving Keynote At New Hampshire Republican Dinner

(45) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 11:08 AM

NEW YORK -- MSNBC host Joe Scarborough will give the keynote address next month at the Cheshire County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, a New Hampshire political event that’s sure to generate more 2016 buzz around the former Republican congressman.

Scarborough tried tamping down presidential speculation last month after...

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New York Times Changes Ezra Klein Quote To No Longer Criticize Washington Post

(21) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 9:57 AM

NEW YORK -- Ezra Klein, the editor-in-chief of the just-launched Vox.com, appeared to criticize his former employer, The Washington Post, in an article published Sunday night.

The New York Times’ Leslie Kaufman reported the following:

''We were badly held back not just...
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AP Photographer Killed And Reporter Wounded As Attacks On Journalists Rise In Afghanistan

(73) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:43 AM

NEW YORK -- Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded Friday in Afghanistan, marking the third deadly attack on journalists in the country over the past month.

An Afghan policemen opened fire on the journalists while they were in eastern Afghanistan covering the upcoming...

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Ohio Newspaper May Sue Army Over Civil Rights Violations

(190) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:34 PM

NEW YORK -- The Blade, a newspaper based in Toledo, Ohio, may file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army after two journalists were detained Friday for photographing the exterior of a tank plant that’s visible from the street.

Dave Murray, managing editor of The Blade, told The Huffington...

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Cable Networks Largely Ignore Major Climate Change Report

(163) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 3:48 PM

NEW YORK -– The New York Times led Monday’s paper with an ominous headline potentially affecting everyone on Earth: “Panel’s Warning On Climate Risk: Worst Is To Come.”

A major new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change detailed how climate...

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National Journal Owner Sides With Larry Summers Against His Own Magazine's Cover Story

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:16 PM

NEW YORK -- Last September, National Journal laid out the case against economist Larry Summers being named Federal Reserve chairman, just days before he withdrew his name from consideration.

Chief correspondent Michael Hirsh wrote the critical story, which was paired with a provocative

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FiveThirtyEight Apologizes On Behalf Of Controversial Climate Science Writer

(730) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 1:46 PM

NEW YORK -- Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threatening possible legal action in response to their criticism of his findings for the data-driven news site.

Pielke says it's "ridiculous"...

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White House 'Disappointed' Saudi Arabia Denied Journalist Visa, But Didn't Reconsider Trip

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters Tuesday that the White House is "disappointed" that Saudi Arabia's government denied a visa for Jerusalem Post Washington bureau chief Michael Wilner to cover President Obama's visit this week.

However, Rhodes said the White House did not reconsider the...

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Obama Administration 'Deeply Disappointed' Saudi Arabia Denied Jerusalem Post Reporter's Visa

(12) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:02 AM

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration said Tuesday it's "deeply disappointed" that Saudi Arabia has denied Jerusalem Post reporter Michael Wilner a visa to cover President Barack Obama's visit this week.

The Jerusalem Post reported Monday that Wilner, who serves as both White House reporter and Washington...

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NBC News 'Doubling Down' On David Gregory As 'Meet The Press' Expands Online

(496) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 3:12 PM

NEW YORK -- David Gregory has heard the rumors, too.

"This comes with the territory. I understand it," Gregory told The Huffington Post on Wednesday night. "I see speculation out there. I just try to pay attention to the stuff I know is real."

Gregory assumed the "Meet the Press"...

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Tamps Down 2016 Speculation 'Morning Joe' Helped Fuel

(33) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:37 AM

NEW YORK -- MSNBC host Joe Scarborough told The New York Times on Tuesday that he's "not running" for president in 2016 and "not considering running."

The Times reported that Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman from Florida who often speaks of his past political experience on MSNBC's morning...

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