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Former Fox Employee Kills Himself In Front Of News Corp Building

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 12:09 PM

NEW YORK -- A former employee of a Fox station in Austin, Texas, shot and killed himself Monday outside of the News Corporation building, the midtown headquarters of Rupert Murdoch-owned media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Fox News.

The Journal reported that police...

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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: Media Failed After 9/11, Hopes Next Snowden Comes To Them

(37) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 5:48 PM

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said in a revealing interview published Friday that he "absolutely" agreed with Times reporter James Risen that the mainstream media had "failed" after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

"The mainstream press was not aggressive enough after 9/11, was not...

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Alex Burns Joins The New York Times

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:01 AM

NEW YORK -- Alex Burns, recently a senior political reporter for Politico, has joined The New York Times as Metro political correspondent, according to a memo obtained by The Huffington Post.

In the memo, Metro editor Wendell Jamieson and deputy Metro editor David Halbfinger noted that Burns follows in...

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President Obama Is Having Lunch With News Anchors Before State Of The Union

(33) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:41 AM

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama will have lunch Tuesday with several broadcast and cable news anchors in anticipation of the evening's State of the Union address.

The annual lunch, in which the president lays out his policy proposals before influential members of the media covering the address,...

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Univision, Biggest Spanish-Language Network, Shut Out Of Republican 2016 Debates

(626) Comments | Posted January 17, 2015 | 4:00 PM

NEW YORK -- The Republican National Committee announced Friday which networks landed 2016 presidential debates -- and Univision, the most-watched Spanish-language network, didn't make the cut.

How Republicans engage with Univision this election cycle is being closely watched given that the network reaches 96 percent of Hispanic...

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New York Times Only Top U.S. Newspaper Not To Publish Charlie Hebdo Cover

(30) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 2:25 PM

NEW YORK -– The New York Times led Wednesday’s paper with a report on the controversy over the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper whose office was attacked last week by Islamic extremists and that has since become a worldwide symbol...

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How German Writer Jürgen Todenhöfer Reported From Inside The Islamic State

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 1:20 PM

NEW YORK -- Weeks after returning from a 10-day reporting trip in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria, two cities under Islamic State control, Jürgen Todenhöfer still isn't completely sure what the extremist group known for beheading journalists had hoped to gain by allowing him inside.

But Todenhöfer, a 74-year-old author...

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New York Times Staffing Up For 2016 Election With Maggie Haberman Hire

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 11:27 AM

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said Tuesday that with last month's buyouts and layoffs completed, the paper was in rebuilding mode. One of the "main coverage goals for the year," he said, is to build "a powerhouse political team."

The Times...

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Jack Shafer Joins Politico

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 7:39 AM

NEW YORK -- Media critic Jack Shafer is joining Politico to write a regular column on the press and politics as well as feature-length articles, according to a staff memo obtained by The Huffington Post.

Politico editor Susan Glasser described Shafer as "the premier press critic of our time"...

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Journalists Express Solidarity After Attack On French Satirical Newspaper Charlie Hebdo

(11) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 1:32 PM

NEW YORK -- Journalists worldwide condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, with some expressing solidarity through original artwork or by republishing the paper's cartoons that have angered Islamic extremists in the past.

John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, tweeted...

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Satirical Newspaper Charlie Hebdo Braved Earlier Attack And Threats Before Deadly Shooting

(28) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 10:29 AM

NEW YORK -- Stéphane Charbonnier, editor of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, said in 2012 that the publication's cartoons, which lampooned political leaders and world religions, including Islam, will "shock those who will want to be shocked."

"I don't feel as though I'm killing someone with a pen,"...

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Journalist Joshua Hersh Named BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings Reporting Fellow

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:32 AM

NEW YORK –- BuzzFeed News named journalist Joshua Hersh on Tuesday as the site’s next Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellow, a one-year appointment given in honor of Hastings, an award-winning journalist killed in a car accident in 2013.

Hersh, a freelance journalist, previously worked as The Huffington Post’s...

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Former Drudge Report Editor Launches Politics-Focused Site 'Right Read'

(23) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:57 PM

NEW YORK -- Joseph Curl, a veteran political writer and most recently an editor for The Drudge Report, unveiled a new politics-focused, aggregation-heavy site on Monday called Right Read.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Curl said Right Read is “going to be an...

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Politico's Dianna Heitz Joins CNN Digital Politics Team, The Latest In String of Departures

(7) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 10:59 AM

NEW YORK -- Politico deputy managing editor Dianna Heitz is joining CNN Politics Digital, becoming the sixth Politico reporter or editor to make that move over the past six months.

CNN Politics Digital executive editor Rachel Smolkin, who was also a former top Politico editor, informed staff...

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How Louisiana Blogger Lamar White, Jr. Landed The Steve Scalise White Supremacist Scoop

(113) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 8:09 PM

NEW YORK -- In early December, Lamar White, Jr., a third-year law student and liberal political blogger, got to work on a tip about Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican.

White learned there might be evidence that Scalise, the third highest ranking Republican in the House, had associated in...

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2014년 분쟁지역에서 60명의 언론인이 사망했다

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 3:57 PM

지난 8월과 9월, 수니파 반군 이슬람국가(IS)는 미국인 기자 제임스 폴리와 스티븐 소트로프를 시리아에서 끔찍하게 참수했다. 이 사건이 전 세계로 알려지며 언론인들이 분쟁 지역에서 겪는 위험이 다시 한 번 조명됐다.

언론자유 보호를 위해 활동하는 국제언론단체 '언론인보호위원회(CPJ)'의 보고서에 따르면 2014년에 적어도 60명의 언론인이 분쟁지역에서 사망했다. 가장 최근의 사례는 아프가니스탄의...

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60 Journalists Killed In 2014 As Targeting Of International Press Rises, Study Finds

(18) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK -– The horrific deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria brought worldwide attention to the dangers journalists face in war zones. The beheadings reflected an alarming trend in 2014 in which international journalists were increasingly targeted and killed.

There were at...

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Columbia Journalism School To Give Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Story An Independent Review

(16) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 3:43 PM

NEW YORK -- Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will conduct an independent review of Rolling Stone's disputed November story on an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Virginia, the magazine announced Monday.

Rolling Stone apologized on Dec. 5 after several news organizations revealed problems...

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New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Promises Ambitious Journalism, More Diverse Voices

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM

NEW YORK -- Gabriel Snyder, who was tapped as editor-in-chief of The New Republic amid a recent staff exodus, wrote in his first editor's note that the 100-year-old magazine "has always been both in love and at war with its prior self."

"The magazine’s early...

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Politico's Laura McGann Joins Vox To Lead Political Coverage

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 8:00 PM

NEW YORK -- Politico deputy managing editor Laura McGann is joining Vox as the site’s first political editor.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, McGann suggested that Vox, the general-interest site founded earlier this year by Ezra Klein, Melissa Bell and Matt Yglesias, could make its...

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