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The Intercept reports that the Erik Wemple Blog was right — In January, this blog undertook a search for leadership at First Look Media, the Pierre Omidyar-funded operation that includes the likes of Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and John Cook, among others. At that time, First Look was building its organization, and people were coming on board. Without titles.

Washington Post will soon have an all-male masthead — The Washington Post announced today that Usha Chaudhary, its chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration, would depart Nov. 21 to take a leadership post at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The news follows the Oct. 1 departure of Publisher Katharine Weymouth, who was replaced by former Allbritton Communications Co.

Attkisson exposes C-SPAN-White House dispute — Among the juicier tidbits in the new book " Stonewalled " by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson relates to a tiff between C-SPAN and the White House. As Attkisson tells the story, C-SPAN eminence Brian Lamb interviewed President Obama on Aug. 12, 2010, for a documentary on the White House.

James Risen on White House press secretary on leaks: ‘I don’t know what he’s talking about, frankly’ — In yesterday's White House briefing, Fox News correspondent Ed Henry pushed Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the issue of the day - the "chickens-" controversy, that is. A story by Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic controversially quoted a "senior administration official" as using that mild profanity to describe the posture of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward international relations.

The bizarre tale of Sharyl Attkisson’s spare wire — Computers weren't the only devices on which former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson observed suspicious activity as she pursued stories about Benghazi.

Sharyl Attkisson’s compelling gripe against CBS News over Benghazi coverage — So much of Sharyl Attkisson's new book, " Stonewalled," defies independent judgment. She writes about all manner of computer intrusions - possibly by government actors - yet the analysts who examine her machines appear pseudonymously or are constricted by confidentiality arrangements.

Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson alleges network suppressed stories on ‘corporate partners’ — CBS News declined to comment on the allegations below. In an astonishing media tour following her resignation from CBS News last spring, correspondent Sharyl Attkisson sat before interviewers ranging from radio host Chris Stigall to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter and launched attacks on her newly former employer.

Sharyl Attkisson’s computer intrusions: ‘Worse than anything Nixon ever did’ — The intrusions into former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computers constitute the narrative spine of the reporter's new book " Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington." The book starts with not really a word, but a sound: "Reeeeeeeeeee."

USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history — At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration's record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled.

Why CNN’s Carol Costello should apologize to the Palin family on-air — In February 2012, NBC News mangled its reporting on George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin. In editing a police call made by Zimmerman on the night of his encounter with Martin, it portrayed Zimmerman as an out-and-out racist.
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Oct 30, 2014

Book: The White House threatened sweet, civic-oriented C-SPAN!

Oct 30, 2014

RT @bydanielvictor: So much of what journalists do for the public is hidden. I, for one, just used a thesaurus so I wouldn't subject you to the word "buoyed"

Oct 30, 2014

James Risen on Josh Earnest's statement on leaks: "I don't know what he's talking about, frankly."

Oct 30, 2014

@jonathanchait you are 100% correct; came with hope that he'd be interviewed

Oct 30, 2014

McCain, says Matthews, is poised to take over key Senate investigative role. Says he's "serious," unlike Darrell Issa. #ideasforum

Oct 30, 2014

"Republican mentality is not even high school level" vis-a-vis Obama, sez Matthews. #ideasforum

Oct 30, 2014

"Great people aren't running anymore"---Matthews

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