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More than 250 staffers at The Guardian have accepted buyouts

A total of 268 employees are taking buyouts at The Guardian as the paper attempts to stem more than $227 million in losses from the last financial year. The newspaper is losing some of its most prominent leaders and bylines in the exodus: Aron Pilhofer, the The Guardian's executive editor of digital, is joining Temple University as the school's … Read More
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How do you trawl through a 2.6 million-word report? The Guardian is asking its readers for help

The Guardian turned to its audience on Wednesday for help telling a huge story: New, bombshell disclosures about the UK's flawed involvement with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The revelations, contained in a lengthy report by government adviser John Chilcot, point to a British government that relied on faulty intelligence and was overly hawkish when there were non-military alternatives … Read More
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With the Panama Papers, The Guardian created visual storytelling rules ready for breaking news

Unlike the journalists who were in on the investigation, designers at The Guardian didn't have a year to prepare their stories about the Panama Papers. Because of the sensitive nature of the work, they only had a week to create a design language for the far-reaching investigative series. "Without knowing with certainty how the story would break over the forthcoming … Read More
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Alanis Morissette is taking over Molly Ringwald's advice column

Alanis Morissette, "a born agony aunt," will be The Guardian Weekend's advice columnist Mark Sweney reported Friday for The Guardian. (An agony aunt, by the way, is "a ​person, usually a woman, who gives ​advice to ​people with ​personal ​problems, ​especially in a ​regular ​magazine or ​newspaper ​article," according to Cambridge Dictionaries Online.) Morissette, who takes over the … Read More
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Guardian Australia reporter touches snow for the first time

The Guardian It has been a momentous week for Guardian Australia reporter Bridie Jabour. Not only has her country of residence been struck by unusually cold weather, but she also got her first-ever opportunity to touch snow. And taste it. Her verdict? "This would have been very fun with someone else." Maybe so. But it's good fun for … Read More
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Guardian U.S. to launch mobile innovation lab

Guardian US plans to create an open innovation lab focused on mobile technology with $2.6 million from The Knight Foundation, the two organizations announced Monday morning. The lab represents an attempt to help publishers navigate the mobile-centric future of news as traffic from those devices continues to climb. From the announcement: With mobile audiences now accounting for over 50 percent … Read More
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Lee Glendinning named editor of Guardian US

The Guardian Lee Glendinning, formerly deputy editor of Guardian US, has been promoted to editor there, the newspaper announced Monday. The announcement comes on the same day that Glendinning's predecessor, Katharine Viner, officially began her tenure as editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media Group. She succeeded longtime editor Alan Rusbridger, who left on Friday after 20 years at … Read More
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Watch Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger leave the newsroom on his last day

Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, finished his tenure in the newspaper's top editorial job today. On his way out of the newsroom, Guardian staffers observed the time-honored tradition of "banging out," a custom rooted in English printing shops of yore, according to journalism.co.uk: Banging out is an old Fleet Street tradition in which printers would bang metal hammers … Read More
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Ex-News of the World reporter's conviction overturned

The Guardian | BBC News Yesterday, the United Kingdom's Court of Appeal threw out the conviction of a former News of the World reporter accused of paying a public official for information, BBC News reports. The decision is a setback for Operation Elveden, the controversial police investigation into the practice of journalists paying officials for leaks and … Read More
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Katharine Viner named editor-in-chief at The Guardian

The Guardian announced on Friday that Guardian U.S. Editor-in-Chief Katharine Viner will succeed Alan Rusbridger as editor-in-chief of The Guardian, ending weeks of speculation over the new heir to the newspaper's top job. Viner, who prevailed against three other candidates in The Guardian's staff balloting process, was rumored to be the frontrunner before The Guardian's announcement Friday, ahead of … Read More