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Media Reporter and Blogger — Washington Post

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Andrew Sullivan to quit blogging in ‘near future’ — Famous, pioneering blogger Andrew Sullivan is giving up his specialty "in the near future," according to a post on his site this afternoon.

Via Bergdahl reporting, two Fox Newses emerge — Like many news outlets, Fox News has a bureaucratic wall separating opinion stuff from news stuff. And as they do at many news outlets, the boundaries occasionally get blurred at Fox News. On Monday night, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.), a guest on "The O'Reilly Factor," came on the air and broke the news that the attorney for Army Sgt.

Watch these Vermont high schoolers rip Fox News on journalism ethics — Grizzled media critics don't take seriously those "Watters' World" segments on Fox News's "O'Reilly Factor." They are contrived outings in which producer Jesse Watters goes to some liberal locale and interviews passersby with the intent to humiliate. For a satirical take on this Fox News institution, check out last May's segment from the now-retired " Colbert Report.

Politico reporter posts tweets about unionizing employer — Politico labor reporter Mike Elk broke some news yesterday on Twitter: Hey I have unionized every media publication at which I worked - why would @politico be different - labor reporter traditions @TimothyS - Mike Elk (@MikeElk) January 26, 2015 As Chris Townsend would say at UE, we got a

New York Times union intends to dispute layoffs in arbitration — The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents approximately 1,100 employees of the New York Times, this week sent a letter to the newspaper signaling its intent to arbitrate a recent round of layoffs. "We're asking to have the arbitrator evaluate the layoffs...and whether it was in compliance with the contract or not," says guild President Bill O'Meara.

More #Deflategate coverage, please — The media love Deflategate, the fascinating story about how footballs used by the New England Patriots in their Sunday AFC Championship contest against the Indianapolis Colts ended up underinflated by league rules. A visit to Nexis confirms the splurge, as 1,215 results pop up in a search of "New England Patriots" and "deflated" since Monday.

New York Times deplores vulgarity ‘fig leaves’ — In a posting on the New York Times' standards vis-a-vis vulgarity, Public Editor Margaret Sullivan addressed complaints about an attempt by political reporter Jonathan Martin to comply with them: CORONADO, Calif. - At the end of the last Democratic presidential administration, Republicans hungry to recapture the White House rallied behind an all-but-anointed candidate to take on Bill Clinton's heir apparent of that era.

Hillary Clinton to give speech at awards event for political reporting — A big get for the Newhouse School at Syracuse University: Likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will do keynote-speaking duties at the awards ceremony for the school's prestigious Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.

New England Patriot Tom Brady on 2011 deflation comments: ‘I obviously read that I said that’ — In light of the allegations that Tom Brady's New England Patriots deflated their footballs in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, the media has seized on remarks that the quarterback made to radio station WEEI in November 2011. "When Gronk [tight end Rob Gronkowski] scores ...

E-mails reflect massive impact of discredited Rolling Stone story on U-Va. — The Nov. 19 Rolling Stone story " A Rape on Campus," is known for its poor reporting on sexual assault at the University of Virginia. Following a debunking of its claims that a freshman named Jackie was the victim of a gang-rape at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012, the story is undergoing an investigation by the Columbia Journalism School.
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Jan 28, 2015

RT @johnnydollar01: FYI if you’re steamed about the phony quotes Fox haters pinned on Huck…they were 1st exposed right here last night:…

Jan 28, 2015

White House Labels Taliban ‘Armed Insurgency,’ Not Terrorists via @WSJPolitics

Jan 28, 2015

Monster @jasoncherkis investigation on heroin treatment is now live: I'm on Chapter 1 of 8

Jan 28, 2015

RT @carr2n: So yet-to-start EIC of Bloomberg is from Economist and Bloomberg Business new design de-emphasizes bylines. #justacoincidence

Jan 28, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Must-read from @brianbeutler: Lawsuit against ACA has now become giant "X Files-style conspiracy theory":…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @kenvogel: 1993 NYT ad, Apple IIe for $999--roughly same as MacBook Air today. The stable cost of being state of the art.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Wow. Andrew Sullivan calls it quits on blogging. He says he's done. For now, at least. That is... unexpected.…

Jan 28, 2015

In hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy agrees with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Loretta Lynch.

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