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Christiane Amanpour: Journalists 'Paid With Their Lives' For World's Failure To Act In Syria

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- For decades, the Committee to Protect Journalists has defended press freedom when authoritarian governments cracked down on speech or when militias, gangs and terrorist groups tried to silence reporters. Those long-running threats haven't gone away.

McClatchy's Nancy Youssef Joins The Daily Beast

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- McClatchy's Nancy Youssef is joining The Daily Beast as senior defense and national security correspondent. The Daily Beast has been staffing up in national security and foreign policy coverage following the departures of Eli Lake and Josh Rogin to Bloomberg View.

First Look Media Shuts Down 'Racket,' Matt Taibbi's Satirical Project

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- First Look Media announced Tuesday that the company is shutting down Racket, a never-launched satirical digital magazine that had been helmed by journalist Matt Taibbi. The decision to close Racket raises more questions about the direction of First Look, a company backed with much fanfare by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omiydar.

The New Republic Celebrates Its Past At Centennial Gala As Staff Looks Anxiously Toward Future

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- New Republic publisher Chris Hughes began his speech Wednesday night at the very beginning. In front of Washington's political and media elite, he recalled the first line of the Nov. 7, 1914, inaugural issue: "The New Republic is frankly an experiment," it read.

The Marshall Project Aims Spotlight On 'Abysmal Status' Of Criminal Justice

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Neil Barsky has taken on varied roles over the years, from Wall Street Journal reporter to Wall Street analyst, hedge fund manager to documentary filmmaker. Now he has returned to the newsroom as founder and chairman of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering criminal justice and edited by New York Times veteran Bill Keller.

TV News Shows Largely Ignored Anti-War Voices In Run-Up To Syria Strikes: Study

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- In the weeks leading up to the United States beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, few opposition voices could be heard on Sunday public affairs shows and several prominent news and opinion programs, according to a new study from progressive watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

Fusion Summit Will Gather Youth Leaders From Protest Movements Around The World

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Fusion CEO Isaac Lee hopes that the several hundred activists, technologists and artists who will converge next week in Washington, D.C., for his company's RiseUp summit, as well as the countless others who will engage through social media, will help to "rebrand politics in a positive way."

John Cook Leaving The Intercept To Return To Gawker

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The Intercept's editor-in-chief John Cook is leaving the First Look Media site to return to Gawker, according to sources familiar with the move. Cook left his perch as Gawker's editor-in-chief in March to join the startup founded by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill and backed by billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Suggests News Outlets Are The Ones To Blame For Visa Problems

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Wednesday that international news outlets are at fault when it comes to problems securing visas for journalists working in China, in response to a question from a New York Times reporter.

Jon Stewart in $5.8 M. Tribeca “Dog House”; Leo, Gwynnie Lose Townhouse to Hedge-Funder; Bobby Abreu to Beacon Court!

observer.com — Comedian Jon Stewart is moving out of his West Village apartment. And it looks like he's landed himself a prime piece of real estate in Tribeca.City records show that he bought a 6,000-square-foot Tribeca loft for $5.8 million in late March through a corporate entity named after his cat and dog.
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Nov 26, 2014

@ErikWemple NYT has withheld details before even when published elsewhere. See Baquet's rationale here: huff.to/1yclfPJ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ErikWemple: Responding to critics, @NYT says it didn't "reveal anything" in piece identifying Darren Wilson's street: wapo.st/1vOq2ZF

Nov 25, 2014

First Look Media staff salaries were once posted on company intranet, a glitch "extremely damaging for worker morale" bit.ly/1rpWCKp

Nov 25, 2014

ABC News expected to air special report in next few minutes with first part of @GStephanopoulos/ Darren Wilson interview.

Nov 25, 2014

First Look ends Racket before it launches and lets go of staff: bit.ly/1uUbTZ3

Nov 25, 2014

NYT hires @kinseywilson as Editor for Innovation and Strategy, a new role reporting to @deanbaquet: bit.ly/1rbrpQy

Nov 23, 2014

Good @Sulliview suggestion on NYT’s Israel/Palestine coverage: “Stop straining for symmetry.” nyti.ms/1FgzPHh pic.twitter.com/wE4MN8xgER

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