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Senior Media Reporter — Huffington Post

Huffington Post senior media reporter; NYU adjunct professor michael.calderone@huffingtonpost.com

Roger Ailes Will Run Fox News For Years To Come

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable news powerhouse, will continue as chairman and CEO for the next several years, the company announced Thursday. The announcement of a multi-year deal should help end recent speculation about whether Ailes, 75, would stay at Fox News following a succession plan in which Rupert Murdoch's two sons, James and Lachlan, take the reins of the media empire.

Alessandra Stanley, New York Times TV Critic, Will Cover 'The Richest Of The Rich'

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- New York Times chief television critic Alessandra Stanley is leaving the influential perch she's held the past 12 years to begin covering America's uber-rich. Times executive editor Dean Baquet described Stanley's new beat as part of the paper's "deepening focus on economic inequality in America" in a Wednesday staff memo obtained by The Huffington Post.

Washington Post And Univision Will Partner On 2016 Election Coverage And GOP Candidate Forum

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- The Washington Post and Univision News announced plans Wednesday for an election-focused partnership that will include a joint Republican candidates' forum in March 2016. Univision, the most-watched Spanish-language network, was notably not among the media organizations selected by the Republican National Committee earlier this year to sponsor a primary debate.

South Carolina's Post And Courier Holds Lawmakers Accountable On Confederate Flag Debate

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- On Monday morning, 16 reporters at the Charleston-based Post and Courier newspaper began an ambitious assignment: Get all 170 state lawmakers to say whether they believe the Confederate flag should be removed from South Carolina's statehouse grounds.

Politico Issues 'Cultural Manifesto' In Quest to Save Nonpartisan Political Journalism

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Politico Chief Executive Jim VandeHei issued a "cultural manifesto" Monday to staffers as the company moves into a new Rosslyn, Virginia, headquarters and continues an expansion in several states and Europe. The news organization's culture, VandeHei wrote, is a "living, breathing thing" that "needs to be defined, nurtured and ingrained."

Brian Williams Says Suspension Was 'Torture' And That He Didn't Intend To Mislead NBC Viewers

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Brian Williams said Friday that his four-month suspension from the "NBC Nightly News" for lying about his reporting experience in Iraq was "torture" and that he didn't deliberately mislead viewers on the broadcast. "I told the story correctly for years before I told it incorrectly," he said.

Brian Williams Removed From NBC Nightly News, Takes On New Role On MSNBC

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Brian Williams will not return as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News," but will take on a new role at MSNBC as anchor of breaking news and special reports, the network announced Thursday. Lester Holt, the network veteran who stepped behind the anchor desk on an interim basis, will officially take over.

Bloomberg Management Under Pressure Amid Complaints From Washington Staffers

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- A Bloomberg News reporter on Tuesday sent a memo to high-ranking company executives in New York that outlined numerous concerns among Washington bureau staffers about management, editorial standards, reporting priorities and more.

Donald Trump, Mort Zuckerman Spar Over 'Saving Daily News' Claim

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump swung back Friday at Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman for refuting his claim that he once prevented the New York City newspaper from going under. On Thursday, Trump told New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker that he "saved" the Daily News.

The Trace, Bloomberg-Backed Journalism Startup, Tackles Gun Violence 'Epidemic'

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Gun enthusiasts have plenty of options for industry news and firearms reviews. And the National Rifle Association boasts its own media arm to amplify any perceived threats against Second Amendment. What's missing in the gun-media landscape, say founders of The Trace, is a news outlet devoted to the prevention of violence.
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Jun 29, 2015

Trump: NBC “will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is” politi.co/1GLgHSG

Jun 29, 2015

Hulk Hogan trying to block press from viewing sex tape at trial: bit.ly/1dszcTz

Jun 29, 2015

Rebekah Brooks may end up running News UK, which includes The Times and Sun bit.ly/1SXG9Ml

Jun 28, 2015

@Neil_Irwin None taken! I also hadn't tweeted since Friday, so not very timely either.

Jun 26, 2015

“HuffPost went to look for the first hippie we could find, per Scalia's instructions” huff.to/1CywORV pic.twitter.com/FLZXtF0OyK

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