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This 23-year-old asks the White House tough questions for one of America's most conservative networks

Trey Yingst was born during the Clinton administration, and he's covering Trump's. When the White House holds press briefings, the 23-year-old is often among the youngest people in the room. He stands alongside veterans such as Glenn Thrush, April Ryan and Jim Acosta as they all try to wrangle answers out of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Yingst frequently does. And he … Read More
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'I walked out of the room': Journalists react to Omarosa Manigault's appearance at NABJ

Journalists at this week's National Association of Black Journalists conference turned their backs on White House aide Omarosa Manigault during a panel on police brutality Friday. The panel discussion, which saw Manigault spar with Bounce TV’s Ed Gordon, at times ran afield of the topic at hand, drawing exclamations and applause from the audience. Some journalists walked out before it … Read More
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Jim Kirk to leave the Chicago Sun-Times

Jim Kirk, the editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, is leaving the newspaper to join Tronc, the parent company of longtime Sun-Times competitor the Chicago Tribune. The news comes just weeks after the Sun-Times was acquired by a group led by businessman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor. Kirk will be senior vice president of strategic … Read More
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Susie Banikarim is Gizmodo Media Group's new editorial director

Gizmodo Media Group announced Wednesday that Susie Banikarim will serve as the company's new editorial director. Banikarim comes to the new role from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, where she was a filmmaker-in-residence. She will oversee editorial operations at Gizmodo sites including The Root, Kotaku, Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jezebel and Jalopnik, according to a press release. “Susie is … Read More
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'No WH chaos!': A timeline of all the White House communications staff changes

If years were measured by the number of communications directors Donald Trump has had, his first term would be over. But it's only been six months since Inauguration Day. In the latest shakeup of the much-embattled White House communications team, Anthony Scaramucci was fired Monday after only 10 days on the job. The news came days after The New Yorker's Ryan … Read More
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By firing Scaramucci, President Trump just axed his own chaotic mini-me

President Trump communicated one message loud and clear Monday: If your surname isn’t “Trump,” you’d better watch out. In a week, he's canned Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and, now, new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. "The Mooch is toast," said Shepard Smith, the Fox News afternoon host whose candor through the early Trump administration is consistently … Read More
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Which newsrooms rule Twitter? CNN, ESPN and NBC News, according to a new report

Anderson Cooper is the king of Twitter, and his employer ranks highest among newsrooms with huge Twitter followings. That's according to a new report from Muck Rack, a site for journalists and PR professionals that issued a report today touting journalists and news organizations with the biggest Twitter followings. Related Training: Tweet This, Not That: How … Read More
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New York Times buyout watch, 2017 edition (Updated)

About three months after The New York Times announced a round of buyouts to shift the newsroom balance toward reporting, a growing list of journalists — some of them Pulitzer Prize winners — have opted to take the offer. Since the deadline to apply for the buyout passed last week, news of several marquee journalists' departures have begun to surface. Read More
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Shut out of the locker room with a deadline looming, Claire Smith had a job to do

It is hard to recall more universal acclaim for a sports journalism honor than Claire Smith being named the recipient of the 2017 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. She will take part in the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this weekend, and will have her name enshrined with the previous baseball writer winners at Cooperstown. Smith is the first women and … Read More
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He's spent nearly 7 decades at The San Francisco Chronicle. This year, at 98, he's retiring.

David Perlman was born in 1918 — a decade before the discovery of penicillin and the Big Bang Theory. And, for the majority of his career, he covered scientific progress in the 20th century and beyond, writing thousands of articles about everything from the beginning of the space age to the computer age. Until now. The 98-year-old science editor is retiring from The … Read More
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'Every man has a limit': Twitter responds to Sean Spicer's resignation

After it was reported that Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary Friday, Twitter users reacted in the typical way — by posting GIFs, memes, jokes and other reactions to the news. Spicer, who had served as President Donald Trump's media liaison since December, reportedly left because of the president's appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications … Read More
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First, Trump appointed a new White House communications director. Then, Sean Spicer resigned.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the news of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' promotion to press secretary. After President Donald Trump appointed a new White House communications director Friday morning, Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary. Spicer, who had served as Trump's media liaison since December, told the president that he vehemently opposed the appointment of New York financier Anthony … Read More
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The Cohort: That awkward moment when a handshake becomes a hug

Welcome back to The Cohort. Our guest writer for one last edition is Liz Plank, a senior correspondent at Vox Media and the co-host of a forthcoming podcast exploring divisions amongst women in America. The Cohort’s founder, Katie Hawkins-Gaar, is back in our next edition and looking forward to returning to The Cohort. Of … Read More
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