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James Foley

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David Bradley’s heroic efforts to free U.S. hostages detailed

The New Yorker David Bradley is the quintessential American self-made man whose generosity of spirit and money apparently belies the intelligence, tenacity and skill of a street fighter, according to a stunning 25,000-word New Yorker piece released Wednesday. The owner of Atlantic Media is the quiet, persistent protagonist of "Five Hostages," a detailed chronicle of how … Read More
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Texas Monthly BBQ editor travels 'from one end of the state to the other eating smoked brisket'

Happy Labor Day weekend. Andrew Beaujon's back on Tuesday. Thanks for reading this week. Ask him about his cholesterol: The nation's only full-time barbecue editor — no, he doesn't weigh 400 pounds — understands why readers are obsessed with his health: "My job requires that I travel from one end of the state to the other eating smoked brisket, … Read More
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Forecast: Digital ad revenue to jump 17% this year, magazine ad revenue to fall 11%

Wednesday already? Here we go. Digital ad revenue to pass TV in 2017: According to Magna Global forecasts, "television revenues are expected to grow 2.2% this year," Nathalie Tadena writes. "Newspaper and magazine ad revenue are expected to decline 8.9% and 11% respectively, while digital ad revenues are expected to jump 17% this year to $50 billion." (The … Read More
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American journalist released in Syria; British officials ID man believed to be Foley's killer

Happy Monday. Andrew Beaujon is taking a much-deserved vacation. Here are some media stories. American journalist freed in Syria: On Sunday, UN peacekeepers received Peter Theo Curtis, who was kidnapped in 2012, and turned him over to the U.S. "According to German newspaper die Welt am Sonntag, 'something was given in return for his release'." Curtis was "reportedly held … Read More
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