Conversation among correspondents

Still trending this morning in media: Dean Baquet offering his 'Charting the Future' note to NY Times staff (600+ shares). Maira Garcia there helpfully summarizes, "tl;dr The Times had a lot of changes, we'll refill roles and we'll be OK by doing new stuff." Also from the Times, more badgering of the Knicks take shape in the form of this want ad: "Good Basketball for Beleaguered Reporter" (900+ shares). Most incredibly and most importantly of all, Mohamed Fahmy has written an NYT Op-ed ... from prison: "Al Jazeera journalists are not Egypt’s enemies" (1,200+ shares).

In what is possibly the biggest media scoop this morning, would-be Republican presidential candidate and revered neurosurgeon Ben Carson seems to have plagiarized SocialismSucks.Net and several other sources (1,300+ shares). "Ben Carson seems to have plagiarized from a 2010 article I wrote for CBS News in his new book. (I'm not alone)," reveals MSNBC's Brian Montopoli.

In other news about the news, Joshua Hersh has been named BuzzFeed's newest Michael Hastings Reporting Fellow on national security. The Awl's John Herrman offers some 2015 predictions. At MashableChristopher Miller traces his path from the U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporter.

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