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Michael Calderone

Brooklyn, NY
Senior Media Reporter — Huffington Post

Senior media reporter, @HuffingtonPost; Adjunct faculty, @nyu_journalism; Ex-Politico/Yahoo News/NY Observer michael.calderone@huffingtonpost.com

Florida Reporter Loses Donald Trump Interview After Refusing To Provide Questions In Advance

huffingtonpost.com — A journalist in Florida says her Monday interview with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump fell through after she refused to provide his campaign with questions in advance. Jenna Bourne, a reporter at CBS47/Fox30 in Jacksonville, told The Huffington Post the Trump campaign contacted her station last week to set up an interview for the candidate when he came to town for a rally.

Donald Trump Campaign Aims To Replace The Media’s ‘Spin’ With Its Own

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― DonaldTrump adviser Cliff Sims launched the inaugural episode of a nightly Facebook Live broadcast by promising to give viewers "the message straight from the campaign." "You don't have to take it through the media filter and all the spin that they put on it," Sims said.

Presidential Campaigns Haven’t Agreed To 'Acceptable' Post-Election Press Access

huffingtonpost.com — But whether reporters are able to follow him or her throughout the day, as is done for the sitting president, remains unclear. Neither campaign has yet agreed to a protective pool to track the president-elect's movements, a departure from recent election cycles.

Wall Street Journal Seeks 'Substantial' Newsroom Buyouts

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― The Wall Street Journal is seeking a "substantial" number of employee buyouts as the newspaper grapples with industry-wide financial pressures. Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker notified staff Friday that management was first looking for buyout-takers in hopes of limiting layoffs down the line.

Chris Wallace Just Brought Us The Closest Thing We've Seen To A Normal Debate

huffingtonpost.com — Fox News anchor Chris Wallace sparked controversy in recent weeks by saying he planned not to fact-check the candidates when moderating the third presidential debate. But that didn't stop him on Wednesday night from revisiting inaccuracies floated during the second one.

Donald Trump's Lawsuit Threat Against The New York Times Fizzles Out

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― On Oct. 12, The New York Times published the accounts of two women claiming that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump inappropriately touched them, part of a string of sexual assault allegations stretching back decades. Trump denied the charges, called the female Times reporter asking about them "disgusting," and vowed to sue the paper if they ran.

Fox News' Chris Wallace Aims To Be Debate Timekeeper -- Not Fact-Checker

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― Chris Wallace has spent decades trying to puncture holes in politicians' false or misleading claims. But a presidential debate, he insists, isn't a Sunday morning interview. "An interview ― it's you and the candidate, and you're the person holding them to account," Wallace said over the weekend on "Fox News Sunday," the public affairs show he's hosted for 13 years.

Donald Trump May Launch TV Venture After Election

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― Can Donald Trump turn voters into viewers? There have been rumblings for months that the media-obsessed former reality star's endgame is to launch a media company after the election to capitalize on the support he's received.

Swastika And Jeers Greet Reporters On Donald Trump Trail

huffingtonpost.com — When reporters returned to the media section of a Donald Trump rally Thursday afternoon in West Palm Beach, Florida, there was a swastika waiting for them. The nominee, appearing desperate and unhinged, had just unloaded on the New York Times and other news outlets for reporting on allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct, behavior consistent with the vulgar and predatory boasts he made on a hot mic recording unearthed last week.

Donald Trump Is A Threat To Press Freedom 'Unknown In Modern History'

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― The Committee to Protect Journalists took a break Thursday from condemning media crackdowns in far flung dictatorships to highlight a threat in a country where press freedom is constitutionally enshrined. "Donald Trump, through his words and actions as a candidate for president of the United States, has consistently betrayed First Amendment values," CPJ board chairman Sandra Mims Rowe wrote in a statement Thursday.
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Oct 26, 2016

The Root's editorial staff just unanimously voted to unionize with WGAE, the seventh digital media outlet to so.

Oct 26, 2016

RT @RobertMackey: Trump saluted "Blacks for Trump" leader, an anti-Semite who says Hillary is secretly member of Jewish banking family https://t.co/MFgKipZVgD

Oct 26, 2016

RT @jaketapper: Hannity offered the Obamas a one way ticket to Kenya last night, prompting this column from @JRubinBlogger https://t.co/2gZTz5h27K

Oct 26, 2016

Florida reporter lost Trump interview after not providing questions, but other journos didn't face that restriction  http://huff.to/2evRAzj 

Oct 26, 2016

Good Wolf highlights harassment of Trump reporters  http://cnn.it/2dIQwsz  But CNN also hired guy who bullied them  http://huff.to/28TAfPx 

Oct 26, 2016

Cable networks showing more restraint than last DC hotel event. No long build-up and they haven't turned there as CEO boasts about building.

Oct 26, 2016

NYT photographer's harrowing account: "ISIS Sent Four Car Bombs. The Last One Hit Me."  http://nyti.ms/2eFmzXq 

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