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BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner from the Tampa Bay Times

"'We chose Anthony because he has done great work on a whole range of topics, of which [the hospital investigation] is merely the most decorated of his stories,' Schoofs said. 'If you look at the range of topics that Anthony has covered, it is astounding.'"

The Huffington Post Michael Calderone

Trump won’t have one of his favorite reporters in the White House

"The Wall Street Journal’s Monica Langley will continue covering 'billionaires and CEOs,' though she enjoys nearly unmatched access to the new administration."

Vanity Fair Sarah Ellison

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Robert Feder Robert Feder

Former Tribune publisher Tony Hunter exits tronc

"Tony Hunter, a straight-shooting Chicago guy who rose from circulation manager to publisher of the Chicago Tribune, is leaving the newspaper’s parent company — now known as tronc — at year’s end."

Digiday Lucia Moses

Why Financial Times' newsletters aren't for everyone

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The Huffington Post Michael Rosenblum

Right Side Network gets White House press room credentials

"Now to start a TV channel all you need, really, is a smart phone and an idea."

Backchannel John Markoff

I covered tech for the Times for 28 years, and now my time is over

"I’m retiring from the greatest job I ever knew — but I still believe that journalism will thrive."

The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

Sick of the news? This is no time to tune out.

"In the era of fake news causing real trouble, and of the news media under fire for sins both justified and exaggerated, the better advice is this: Tune in and stay that way."

CJR David Uberti

Washington Post fake news story blurs the definition of fake news

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Media Nation Dan Kennedy

Doug Franklin to succeed Mike Sheehan as Globe CEO

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Techcrunch Anthony Ha

BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

Publisher Dao Nguyen described him as “'a talented data scientist,' but also pointed to his interest in 'the intersection of media and social.'"

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The Washington Post honors David Fahrenthold with inaugural Ben Bradlee Prize

“Dave’s work dominated political conversation during much of the presidential race and ranks as one of the greatest runs of political journalism in recent memory. We are proud to recognize his dogged reporting on stories of keen interest to voters and readers around the world.”

Washingtonian Andrew Beaujon

Washington Post appends editor’s note to Russian propaganda story

"The note lays some interesting distance between the newspaper and the work its article draws from."

Politico HADAS GOLD

Vice CEO Shane Smith: 'we're going to try and make the most' of post-election political turmoil

"Vice gets 'painted with a brush' as some sort of 'millennial agenda', Smith said, and are therefore seen as biased. But this election, Smith said they are reassessing their objectivity."

In case you missed it

Politico Ken Doctor

The power of the peacock

"NBC Digital’s Nick Ascheim on his 'coalition of the eager,' 'near news' and reaching 1 billion video starts."

Politico Peter Sterne

BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner from the Tampa Bay Times

"'We chose Anthony because he has done great work on a whole range of topics, of which [the hospital investigation] is merely the most decorated of his stories,' Schoofs said. 'If you look at the range of topics that Anthony has covered, it is astounding.'"

The Huffington Post Michael Calderone

Trump won’t have one of his favorite reporters in the White House

"The Wall Street Journal’s Monica Langley will continue covering 'billionaires and CEOs,' though she enjoys nearly unmatched access to the new administration."

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