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New York Times Reporters Told Not To Open Hacked Sony Emails, Some Of Which Involve The Times

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:05 PM

NEW YORK -– The massive Sony hack has left editors with a decision sure to be studied in media ethics classes for years to come: Should journalists report on materials stolen from a corporation by hackers?

The New York Times, for one, has covered revelations from the hacked Sony emails,...

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Alex Burns Leaves Politico

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:02 PM

NEW YORK -- Alex Burns, a senior political reporter for Politico, has quietly left the news organization, according to sources familiar with the move.

Burns, who joined Politico straight from Harvard in 2008, was one of the news organization's longest serving reporters and best-known writers.

Burns...

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Politico's Dan Berman Joins National Journal

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 3:02 PM

NEW YORK -- Politico White House editor Dan Berman is joining National Journal as an assistant managing editor, according to a staff memo.

National Journal editor-in-chief Tim Grieve, who was previously Politico's managing editor, recalled in the memo how he worked with Berman on the launch of...

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Rolling Stone Writer Contacting UVA Students As Magazine Reviews Disputed Article

(7) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 12:03 PM

NEW YORK -- Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of a now-disputed Rolling Stone story on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, hasn’t spoken publicly as her explosive story has unraveled over the past two weeks.

While Erdely has ignored interview requests, including from The...

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Rolling Stone Ducks Questions As UVA Rape Story Keeps Unraveling

(252) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 12:49 AM

NEW YORK –- The Washington Post revealed additional inconsistencies Wednesday night in Rolling Stone's controversial story of an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Virginia.

The Post’s T. Rees Shapiro, whose previous reporting prompted Rolling Stone to issue an editor’s note Friday acknowledging...

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News Outlets Protest Exclusion From Senate Torture Report Briefing

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM

NEW YORK -- Three news organizations, including The Huffington Post, are protesting the "apparently deliberate exclusion" from the Senate Intelligence Committee's Tuesday morning background briefing held prior to the release of its long-awaited report on CIA torture.

"We all requested information on the briefing and how to attend,...

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White House Correspondents' Association Wants More White House Correspondents At Dinner

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 1:32 PM

NEW YORK –- The White House Correspondents' Association is urging news organizations to resist jockeying for celebrity guests for April’s annual dinner and try to invite more actual White House correspondents, according to a Wednesday email sent to WHCA members and bureau chiefs.

“An important priority for...

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CIA Misled Media To Shape Coverage Of Torture, Senate Report Finds

(28) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 7:36 PM

NEW YORK -- The CIA provided "inaccurate" information to journalists in effort to shape coverage of its detention and interrogation program, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s bombshell torture report.

The report, of which a 500-page summary was made public Tuesday, included graphic details of CIA torture...

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Dick Cheney, CIA Urged New York Times Not To Run Secret Prison Story

(131) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 2:15 PM

NEW YORK -- In November 2002, then-Vice President Dick Cheney and senior CIA officials succeeded in urging The New York Times not to run an article disclosing the name of the country where an al Qaeda operative was held.

News of the government's request could be found in the...

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Economist's John Micklethwait Succeeds Matthew Winkler As Bloomberg News Top Editor

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 12:04 PM

NEW YORK -– The Economist’s John Micklethwait was named editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News on Tuesday, succeeding founding editor Matthew Winkler.

Winkler, who co-founded the news organization 25 years ago, will take on the new role of editor-in-chief emeritus and work directly with Michael Bloomberg, who returned to the company...

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Owner Chris Hughes And CEO Guy Vidra Say The New Republic Isn't Dead Yet

(30) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 5:05 PM

NEW YORK -– New Republic owner Chris Hughes and chief executive Guy Vidra, in separate interviews Monday with The Huffington Post, said that when it comes to the future of the embattled magazine, "actions speak louder than words."

How, exactly, Hughes and Vidra intend to resurrect a magazine many journalists...

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New Republic Exodus: Dozens Of Editors Resign Over Management Changes

(121) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:40 AM

NEW YORK -- Dozens of staff members and contributing editors at The New Republic resigned en masse Friday morning, less than 24 hours after top editors Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier quit over a dispute with management over the magazine's direction.

New Republic owner Chris Hughes and newly...

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Top New Republic Editors Franklin Foer And Leon Wieseltier Resign In Shake-Up

(70) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 3:10 PM

NEW YORK -- In one of the biggest editorial shake-ups in The New Republic's 100-year history, editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier resigned on Thursday amid an internal dispute over the magazine's editorial direction.

Management announced plans to reimagine the venerable politics and culture magazine "as a vertically...

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Steven Greenhouse Leaves The New York Times, As Newspapers' Labor Beat Keeps Shrinking

(3) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 1:26 PM

NEW YORK -- New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse announced Tuesday night that he's accepted a voluntary buyout, a departure which leaves the Wall Street Journal as the only daily newspaper with a full-time labor reporter.

Greenhouse, who spent 31 years at the Times, is regarded...

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Siobhan Gorman Leaving The Wall Street Journal -- And Journalism

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 2:54 PM

NEW YORK -- Wall Street Journal intelligence correspondent Siobhan Gorman is leaving the paper and joining Brunswick, a global communications firm, according to sources familiar with the move.

Gorman, who joined the Journal in 2007, is a highly regarded reporter on the intelligence beat. She previously covered...

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Bill Carter, Veteran New York Times TV Reporter, Taking Buyout

(5) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 12:31 PM

NEW YORK –- Bill Carter, who has covered the television industry at The New York Times for more than 25 years and remains one of the best known writers in the industry, is taking a voluntary buyout.

Carter told The Huffington Post that leaving the paper was a "really...

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Christiane Amanpour: Journalists 'Paid With Their Lives' For World's Failure To Act In Syria

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 2:31 PM

NEW YORK –- For decades, the Committee to Protect Journalists has defended press freedom when authoritarian governments cracked down on speech or when militias, gangs and terrorist groups tried to silence reporters.

Those long-running threats haven’t gone away. But speakers stressed during the committee’s International Press Freedom Awards dinner...

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McClatchy's Nancy Youssef Joins The Daily Beast

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 10:45 AM

NEW YORK -– McClatchy's Nancy Youssef is joining The Daily Beast as senior defense and national security correspondent.

The Daily Beast has been staffing up in national security and foreign policy coverage following the departures of Eli Lake and Josh Rogin to Bloomberg View. The Daily Beast

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First Look Media Shuts Down 'Racket,' Matt Taibbi's Satirical Project

(17) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 2:12 PM

NEW YORK -- First Look Media announced Tuesday that the company is shutting down Racket, a never-launched satirical digital magazine that had been helmed by journalist Matt Taibbi.

The decision to close Racket raises more questions about the direction of First Look, a company backed with much fanfare by billionaire...

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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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