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Contest entries from ABC, Center for Public Integrity highlight their division

On the same day that ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity won yet another national journalism award for exposing how coal miners were being unjustly denied black-lung benefits, the spat between the two venerable newsrooms heated up. And … Read more

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ABC News says Center for Public Integrity should share Pulitzer for investigative reporting

ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to WIlliam Buzenberg, executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, asking CPI to share credit for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting awarded to CPI’s Chris Hamby this week. The … Read more

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Forget the hotels in Sochi, journalists should worry about getting hacked

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On Tuesday, while the rest of us were having fun watching journalists grapple with hotel conditions in Sochi, NBC News was getting hacked. On purpose.



ABC reported on the threat on Wednesday. James Gordon Meek wrote that, while government surveillance is an issue, so, apparently, are mobsters. Hacking mobsters.

Mobsters hack devices for passwords and data to facilitate digital larceny and, at times, can be used as proxies by the FSB [Federal Security Service] for any number of tasks, sources said. For instance, a recent cybersecurity report by private firm CrowdStrike fingered Russian intelligence as likely involved with, or at least aware of, the work of a hacker group known as "Energetic Bear," which has targeted Western energy interests.
So let's assume, for now, that if happy tweets start rolling out from journalists with photos of swanky rooms, Energetic Bear is behind them.

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How to tweet that you’re leaving The New York Times

Brian Stelter announced Tuesday that he plans to leave The New York Times for CNN: Matt Bai, The New York Times Magazine's political correspondent, announced his departure the same day, the same way.

 

The Times has seen a number of prominent staffers leave for other opportunities. Many of them used Twitter to report their own news. (more...)
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ABC, CBS and other networks take second swing at Aereo

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Aereo’s honeymoon is over, as broadcast networks re-filed their petitions for an injunction this morning.

As The Wrap reports, ABC, CBS, NBC Universal and Fox Television Stations are among the parties who have asked judges to reconsider the 2nd Circuit District Appeals Court’s decision from earlier this month. The decision came down in favor of Aereo, whom the court ruled was not in violation of copyright law.



The networks’ complaints stem from Aereo’s business model. Aereo provides a live stream of broadcast television to its subscribers via a live Internet feed. The court’s ruling hinged on the fact that Aereo uses an individual antenna for each subscriber; the judges in a 2-1 decision said this constituted a “private” rather than “public” performance, which meant Aereo is in the clear.



The networks have filed suit against Aereo to stop the company from transmitting their broadcasts without giving the networks compensation. Speaking from the NAB Show last week in Las Vegas, News Corp. President and COO Chase Carey  threatened to move Fox’s broadcast channels to cable if Aereo continued to win in the courts.

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Robin Roberts returns to ‘Good Morning America’

'Good Morning America' | The New York Times
Robin Roberts arrived at work Wednesday morning, passing through a gantlet of fist-bumping colleagues. Five months ago, the 'Good Morning America' anchor had a bone-marrow transplant.
"I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," Roberts, 52, said. "Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude."
Roberts "came closer to death last year than ABC readily acknowledged at the time," Brian Stelter writes in The New York Times. (more...)
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Jake Tapper leaves ABC to anchor show for CNN

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ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is moving to CNN. At the foot of an ABC News announcement about re-assignments in its D.C. bureau, ABC News President Ben Sherwood writes:
Jake is leaving ABC News for an opportunity at CNN. You’ll hear more about his new anchor role from his new network. For years, Jake has set the pace for the White House press corps. A ferocious reporter – and now a best-selling author – he has built a reputation as one of the most prolific and multi-talented journalists on the beat, scoring scoop after scoop. For the last three years his fellow White House correspondents have honored his work with a streak of Merriman Smith Awards for Presidential Coverage under Deadline Pressure.
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Two months after Tony Scott’s suicide, ABC News retracts story claiming he had brain cancer

ABC News | Poynter | The Hollywood Reporter
When director Tony Scott committed suicide in August, ABC News incorrectly reported that he had inoperable brain cancer. Even though the Los Angeles County coroner said at the time that the family denied that Scott had the disease, ABC did not correct the story until this week, after the release of a coroner's report that said there was no sign of brain cancer. In its report Tuesday on the autopsy, there is a note: "ABC News has retracted that Aug. 20 story and extends a formal apology to Mr. Scott's family and friends." (more...)
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One year in, ABC/Yahoo news partnership holds largest Web audience

The partnership between ABC News and Yahoo News is reaching the largest digital audience in America as it celebrates its first anniversary.

In October 2011, Yahoo and ABC announced they would share stories and Web video, co-produce coverage of some news events and integrate bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. As of August, the pair reached an online audience of 59.1 million unique visitors, up 11 percent from a year earlier, according to new Nielsen data.

ABC News President Ben Sherwood's anniversary note to staff cites a higher figure from comScore: "an average monthly reach of over 85 million unique users since the launch." (more...)
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