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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Seeks To Reassure Critics Of Controversial 'State-Run News Outlet'

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- When the Indianapolis Star broke the news Monday night that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a possible 2016 Republican contender, was planning to launch a "state-run news outlet" to compete against local media outlets, journalists widely took umbrage on Twitter over an idea that seemed more likely to come out of an authoritarian country than a Midwestern state.

Former Fox Employee Kills Himself In Front Of News Corp Building

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- A man claiming to be 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.

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

huffingtonpost.com — 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.

Alex Burns Joins The New York Times

huffingtonpost.com — 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. The Huffington Post reported last month that Burns, who spent six years at Politico, had left the news organization and was in talks with The Times for a job covering city and state politics.

National Journal published entire SOTU speech early

news.yahoo.com — Cable news pundits talking beforehand about what they expect to hear in the State of the Union address have likely read it an hour before President Obama hits the podium. The White House typically gives members of the media a copy of the prepared remarks shortly before the president begins to deliver them.

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

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: 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, is off the record.

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

huffingtonpost.com — 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 households, a key demographic for either party hoping to win the White House.

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

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: 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 of free expression.

How German Writer Jürgen Todenhöfer Reported From Inside The Islamic State

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: 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.
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Jan 29, 2015

RT @Sulliview: In a Time of Racial Turmoil, Why Change Course on Covering Race? My post on NYT reassigning @tanzinavega nyti.ms/1yRpBxv

Jan 29, 2015

Only around 20 ombudsmen/ public editors remain at US news orgs: bit.ly/1CCalpq

Jan 29, 2015

TNR covering its legacy on race, including having only "a handful of black editorial staff members" in over 100 years politi.co/1JLFJUJ

Jan 28, 2015

Been waiting for this one! HuffPost's @jasoncherkis' year-long investigation into heroin treatment: huff.to/1CzLlz5

Jan 28, 2015

How support for publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoons breaks down across race, gender, politics: pewrsr.ch/1y6g29W pic.twitter.com/ZkzMTyMktX

Jan 28, 2015

RT @tomlobianco: from @indystar team: here's a recap of that utterly bizarre Pence staff #JustIN briefing ow.ly/I6jr8

Jan 28, 2015

RT @brianstelter: Concern about whether the NYT will still have a national race beat, now that @TanzinaVega's moving to Metro section: bit.ly/18uVLoI

Jan 28, 2015

John Reiss, who’d been acting EP of Meet the Press, officially given job today, per memo.

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