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New York Times Reporter Eric Lichtblau Joins Paper's 2016 Team

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Eric Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the New York Times, is joining the paper's 2016 election team to cover money and politics, according to a staff memo. Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan wrote Friday that Lichtblau will partner with reporter Nicholas Confessore, who has been driving The Times' money and politics coverage.

The New York Times Rebuilds Media Desk After Buyouts

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- The New York Times made a series of internal moves Thursday to strengthen its media desk following several buyouts in late 2014 and the recent death of columnist David Carr. "Brian Williams. Bill O'Reilly. Sony. The Buzzfeed dress.

Alec Baldwin Says Brian Williams Wrapped Himself In Flag To Please NBC News Audience

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Alec Baldwin suggested Wednesday that Brian Williams may have exaggerated his war exploits in an attempt to appeal to a more "pro-military, conservative" audience. Williams was suspended from "NBC Nightly News" for six months starting in February after falsely claiming to have flown in a helicopter hit by rocket-propelled grenade fire in Iraq.

Hillary Clinton Scoops On Emails And Foreign Money Challenge Assumptions Of Media Free Pass

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- As Hillary Clinton prepares to launch her presidential campaign as early as next month, the Democratic frontrunner isn't getting a free pass from the media. In recent weeks, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and The New York Times have all published potentially damaging stories on Clinton, challenging assumptions heard within conservative media and on Fox News that journalists will go easy on the 2016 Democratic frontrunner.

Boston Globe Ramping Up New Hampshire Primary Coverage

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- The Boston Globe has been lucky the past three presidential election cycles, with Massachusetts' then-Sen. John Kerry or former Gov. Mitt Romney in the race. The Globe's longtime sources and institutional memory of the candidates paid off, allowing the regional paper to be a national authority on Kerry, Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee, and Romney, the GOP's 2012 nominee who was also in the running in 2008.

MSNBC Largely Silent On Bill O'Reilly War Reporting Controversy

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- On Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow slammed Bill O'Reilly for threatening journalists who are investigating charges that the Fox News host exaggerated claims about his reporting on the Falklands War. Maddow's nearly four-minute segment was the type of coverage one might expect from MSNBC.

Chuck Todd Calls Rudy Giuliani Media Frenzy A ‘Race To The Bottom' For Politicians, Press

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd spent the first quarter of Sunday's show covering the fallout from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim four days earlier that President Barack Obama doesn't love America. While giving the controversy more oxygen, Todd seemed conflicted.

Mother Jones Urges Bill O'Reilly To Apologize For 'Violent' Remark After Falklands War Claims Scrutinized

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Mother Jones has called on Fox News host Bill O'Reilly to apologize for the "violent tone" of his response to the magazine challenging his recollection of covering the Falklands War.

New York Times Shifts Focus Off Print Page One As It Looks Toward Digital Future

huffingtonpost.com — Baquet said in a staff memo that the changes "are intended to ensure that our digital platforms are much less tethered to print deadlines." "We need to be posting more of our best stories not in the late evening, but when The Times's digital readership is at its height: between 7 a.m.

Washington Post Staffers Petition For Release Of Colleague Jailed In Iran

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron told staffers Friday that they can sign and share a petition calling for the release of their colleague Jason Rezaian, who has been imprisoned in Iran since July.
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Mar 06, 2015

“I’d call you to discuss, but it would ruin the entire premise of your story. So, ‘no comment.’” bzfd.it/1MfybLd

Mar 06, 2015

It's official: Andy Lack named chairman of NBC News and MSNBC

Mar 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton's unlikely to take questions from journalists any time soon: bloom.bg/1ANOS87

Mar 06, 2015

RNC's not planning to include “establishment” conservatives like Krauthammer and George Will at GOP debates: washex.am/1A3AM3i

Mar 05, 2015

RT @nichcarlson: INSIDE THE NBC DEBACLE: There's a much bigger story than the Brian Williams scandal read.bi/1KmPdcM pic.twitter.com/bE8QWmTRyC

Mar 05, 2015

RT @PoliticoCharlie: Ex-WJLA anchor Kathleen Matthews, Hardball host Chris Matthews' wife, plans to run for Chris Van Hollen's House seat politico.com/story/2015/03/…

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