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Glenn Greenwald returns, Daily Mail removes Clooney story

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. U.S. officials warned Muslims about Greenwald story: Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain reported in a piece published early Wednesday that the FBI and NSA have “covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans.” Prior to publication, they write, Justice Department officials “were reaching out to Muslim-American leaders across the country to warn them that the piece would contain errors and misrepresentations, even though it had not yet been written.” (The Intercept) | The authors will discuss the story on Reddit. (@ggreenwald)
  2. New Yorker plans changes to paywall: All articles will be available free for three months starting July 21, then it plans to charge “its most avid readers through a subscription plan.” (NYT)
  3. BuzzFeed reporter “would suck” at clickbait: BuzzFeed “hired me because they want me to do what I’ve done before: big investigative projects,” Chris Hamby writes in an AMA. “BuzzFeed has a tremendous amount of content, including news articles, so I’m not expected to feed the beast.” (Reddit) | From April: “Chris Hamby joins Buzzfeed, Pulitzer in hand” (Capital)
  4. Daily Mail story untrue, “dangerous,” says George Clooney: The actor writes about a “negligent and more appropriately dangerous” Mail Online story about supposed religious differences in his wife’s family. “[W]hen they put my family and my friends in harm’s way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence.” (USA Today) | Mail Online has removed the story (Poynter)
  5. Glenn Beck moves closer to Orson Welles: The Blaze’s new NYC HQ “was once the home of the Mercury Theatre, the repertory founded by Beck’s hero, Orson Welles.” (Capital)
  6. NPR warns staffers about social media: “Also, despite what many say, retweets should be viewed AS endorsements.” (Jim Romenesko) | Previously: NPR’s new guidelines for using social networks: ‘Respect their cultures’ (Poynter) | How to create effective social-media guidelines (Poynter)
  7. How Alex Seitz-Wald may have predicted the future: The National Journal reporter floated the idea in November 2012 (when he was with Salon) that The Daily Caller’s Sen. Menendez “scoop” may have been planted by Cuban intelligence. (The Washington Post)
  8. Music site censors album cover artwork after Google warning: Drowned in Sound alters album covers by Lambchop and Sigur Rós after search giant notifies it about changes to AdWords program. (The Independent)
  9. What viewers does Al Jazeera America hope to attract? “Al Jazeera America is pursuing a class of viewers that’s headed for extinction,” Jack Shafer writes. (Reuters)
  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Peter Leonard is the Ukraine correspondent for the Associated Press. Leonard had been covering the country for the AP as a freelancer. (AP) | Jane Martinson will be The Guardian’s new head of media. Martinson had been the paper’s women’s editor. (The Guardian) | Michael Provus is now the publisher of Rolling Stone, replacing Chris McLoughlin. Provus had been an associate publisher at Rolling Stone. (Fishbowl NY) | Gabriel Stricker is the chief communications officer at Twitter. Stricker, the former vice president of communications for Twitter, replaces Ali Rowghani. Katie Stanton is now Twitter’s vice president of global media, replacing Chloe Sladden (Re/Code, Variety) | Alexis Madrigal will be deputy editor for theatlantic.com. He had been a senior editor at the magazine. Julie Beck will be the editor of the theatlantic.com’s health channel. She had been a senior associate editor. Kathy Gilsinan will be an associate editor. She had been a senior editor at World Politics Review. (Fishbowl NY) | Brian Sweany will be the new editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly. Sweany had been an executive editor for Texas Monthly. (Politico) | The New York Times is hiring deputy digital editors. Get your résumés in! Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org

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Glenn Beck’s The Blaze hires ex-Denver Post columnist Harsanyi

Politico.com
David Harsanyi, who wrote his final column as a Denver Post staffer in March, says that “the people at The Blaze I had met appealed to me in terms of how media is going and how nimble the site is. …They are not as wonky as the other political sites, which are preaching to the choir. This site has the potential to speak to a huge and wide audience, with the way they approach the web, the mix they have and the content they are putting on.” || Westword profile from 2004: Meet David Harsanyi, the new, officially designated conservative metro columnist for the Denver Post. Read more

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Beck to end his daily Fox News show later this year

New York Times
Glenn Beck‘s departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts. They’ll “work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties,” the companies said in the statement. Read more

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Beck mulls cable channel takeover

New York Times
Brian Stelter points out that a cable channel takeover, even in part, carries enormous risk, and that for Glenn Beck, the risk may be heightened by the fact that many advertisers have shunned him on Fox News. Read more

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Fox News officials are contemplating life without Beck

New York Times
Many on the news side of Fox have wondered whether Glenn Beck‘s chronic outrageousness has made it difficult for Fox to hang onto its credibility as a news network, reports David Carr. “How could a breakup between Mr. Beck and Fox News — a bond that seemed made in pre-Apocalyptic heaven — come to pass?” he writes. “They were never great friends to start with.” || The New Republic: What caused Glenn Beck’s decline? Read more

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