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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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CNN's Hiring Of Corey Lewandowski Shows Little Regard For Treatment Of The Press

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 2:39 PM

NEW YORK -- As Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski demonstrated unusual hostility toward the media. Now he’s joining them.

There's long been a revolving door between politics and media, with former senior operatives quickly finding new homes as TV commentators. Yet Lewandowski's hiring...

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Donald Trump's Campaign Finally Lets BuzzFeed Into An Event

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 12:45 PM

NEW YORK -- It isn't usually big news for a news organization to attend a speech given by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. But Wednesday marked the first time this election cycle that Donald Trump's campaign officially granted BuzzFeed News access to cover one of his events. 


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Jewish Newspaper Won’t Mention Donald Trump For 24 Hours Over Anti-Semitic Attacks on Journalists

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 11:58 AM

The Forward, a 119-year-old Jewish newspaper and news site, has declared a “Trumpatorium” beginning Tuesday morning in response to Donald Trump supporters leveling anti-Semitic slurs at journalists covering the 2016 election. 

“Online bullying is a non-partisan activity — both the far...

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ドナルド・トランプ氏、ワシントン・ポストを取材拒否 背景にAmazonジェフ・ベゾス氏との軋轢?

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 9:59 PM


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Donald Trump Takes A Page From The Autocrat's Media Playbook

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 11:12 AM

NEW YORK -- On Monday evening, Reporters Without Borders issued a statement that “strongly and unequivocally condemns this latest act of hostility toward the press as a serious violation of press freedom.”

This latest infringement of press freedom didn't take place in Russia, Turkey,...

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Donald Trump Blacklists The Washington Post In Latest Assault On The Press

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 4:56 PM

Donald Trump's campaign revoked The Washington Post's press credentials on Monday, the latest salvo in an unprecedented assault on the media this election cycle.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has routinely blasted journalists, pundits, and news organizations to his millions of followers on social media in response...

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New Report Proves What We Already Knew: The Media's Donald Trump Obsession Helped Propel His Candidacy

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 10:43 AM

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump's finally getting some much-deserved media scrutiny these days, now that he's perched atop the Republican Party, but he had a much easier time on his way up. 

Trump, who launched his presidential candidacy...

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Donald Trump's Demagoguery Challenges Journalistic Norms

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 7:23 PM

CNN’s Jake Tapper has been one of Donald Trump’s most persistent TV interviewers this election cycle, winning recent praise for following up 23 times as the presumptive Republican nominee defended his racist attack on a judge presiding over fraud...

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Trump Adviser Wants Conservative Host Banned From GOP Convention

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 5:21 PM

NEW YORK -- Trump Senior Adviser Dan Scavino Jr. called Thursday for the Republican National Committee to bar Hugh Hewitt from its July convention in Cleveland, following the conservative radio host's call for Donald Trump to withdraw his candidacy for president. 

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Fox News Disputes Idea Donald Trump Got Interview Questions In Advance

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 12:18 PM

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump suggested during a Monday night interview with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that he had been informed of a question in advance, an idea the network disputes. 

O'Reilly asked Trump if a Boston Globe report that...

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Politico Steps Up Search For New Editor

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 10:46 AM

NEW YORK -- Politico's management is currently searching for the news organization's next editor and has signaled a desire to find a top candidate by early summer, ahead of the 2016 conventions, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Co-founder John Harris, who serves as publisher and editor-in-chief,...

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Trump Campaign Stops Reporter From Doing Journalism At Rally

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 7:32 AM

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Paul Ryan Gives Trump Endorsement Scoop To His Hometown Paper

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 4:22 PM

NEW YORK -- For several weeks, the national political press has been trying to figure out when House Speaker Paul Ryan would be ready to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump.

At 3 p.m. EST, they

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Donald Trump Is Still Getting Away With Claiming He Opposed The Iraq War

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 9:25 AM

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump says a lot of things, many of which are untrue.

It's why reporters and fact-checkers have been working overtime this election cycle to vet his frequently inaccurate statements and bizarre conspiracy theories. And it's why it's incumbent on news organizations...

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MSNBC Touts Straight News Shift, But Daytime Lineup Still In Flux

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 3:21 PM

NEW YORK -- MSNBC highlighted last week just how far it's shifted away from the "lean forward" Obama years in a new ad promoting its growing stable of conservative voices. “People might start accusing us of leaning too far to the right,” the network boasted. 


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Vice News Steps Up Hiring After Recent Layoffs

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 6:17 AM

NEW YORK -- Vice News announced several new hires on Wednesday as the company staffs up for a forthcoming nightly HBO show and continues reorganizing under executive vice president of news Josh Tyrangiel. 

Nellie Bowles, who covers Silicon Valley for The Guardian, is joining the media company...

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Donald Trump Wants Journalists Thanking Him Instead of Asking Tough Questions

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 1:49 PM

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump repeatedly attacked the “dishonest” press on Tuesday for pressing him to explain where the nearly $6 million he claimed he'd raised for veterans had gone.

The business mogul's open hostility...

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Silicon Valley Billionaire Linked To Gawker Lawsuit Once Gave Big To Press Freedom

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 12:14 PM

Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel has used his fortune to support press freedom — and possibly suppress it.

On Tuesday night, Forbes reported Thiel had secretly funded wrestler Hulk Hogan's invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media, a case that resulted in $140 million in...

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New York Times Opts For Voluntary Buyouts, Not Layoffs -- For Now

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 10:29 AM

NEW YORK -- The New York Times will offer voluntary buyout packages to members of its newsroom and several business departments in order to reduce costs, Times management informed staff Wednesday.

"As everyone knows, we’re living through a period of incredible change in the news business," began...

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Donald Trump Injects Yet Another Conspiracy Theory Into 2016 News Cycle

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 1:24 PM

NEW YORK -- The Clintons didn’t kill Vince Foster. There was no evidence decades ago to support conspiracy theories surrounding the former Clinton White House aide's suicide -- and none now.

Yet the 23-year-old accusation was resurrected...

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