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Washington Post confirms: Jason Rezaian has left Iran

The Washington Post confirmed Sunday morning that Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been released from imprisonment after being held in the country for 18 months. Fred Ryan, the publisher of The Washington Post, issued a statement hailing the end of Rezaian's prolonged imprisonment, calling it a "545-day nightmare" for the correspondent and his family. We are enormously grateful to … Read More

Mic hires Cory Haik from The Washington Post

Haik, who has ascended rapidly through the ranks of The Washington Post, is moving to millennial-focused news startup Mic. (Photo credit Marvin Joseph, The Washington Post) Re/code Cory Haik, the executive director of emerging news products at The Washington Post, is headed to the millennial-focused news startup Mic as its chief strategy officer. Haik, who was promoted at … Read More

The Washington Post will allow singular 'they'

It has been a big week for proponents of non-binary gender identifiers. On Wednesday, The New York Times included a new honorific — Mx. — in a story that quoted Senia Hardwick, a bookshop employee who didn't want to be assigned a gender by the newspaper. It was a big step for the Times, which still hasn't settled on … Read More

The Washington Post has developed 8 apps for quizzes and games

Knowledge Quiz, one of The Washington Post's eight gaming apps, allows reporters and editors to test readers' mettle with little or no effort from designers or developers. (Screenshot) Journalism isn't all fun and games. But if The Washington Post has its way, fun and games might make their way into journalism a little more often. A new suite of apps … Read More

Climax nears in Rezaian trial with word of final day, verdict to come

The "espionage" trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian is finally reaching its resolution, it was disclosed Saturday. The newspaper indicated that Rezaian's attorney was informed that the trial would resume and conclude Monday after a lengthy and unexplained delay. A verdict will then be reached, according to the lawyer, Leila Ahsan. But what that portends is as clear … Read More

Journalists on the media beat critique Jon Stewart on his last day

No modern media critic has gained the prominence and influence that Jon Stewart enjoys. By dint of his broad distribution, copious resources and acerbic wit, the "Daily Show" host has built his career by flagging missteps from newsmakers and the journalists who report on them. But now it's his turn in the hot seat. As Stewart prepares to host … Read More

Washington Post launches news app on all Android devices

The Washington Post announced Tuesday that its news app, which was launched late last year on Kindle Fire tablets, is now available on all Android devices. The app comes with six months of free access to Washington Post journalism for readers who download it through Amazon's Appstore. The ongoing development of the app continues the Post's adherence to a … Read More

Jason Rezaian trial may resume on weekend

The on-again, off-again -- but mostly off-again -- "espionage" trial of the Washington Post's Jason Rezaian may not resume until the weekend. There have been just two court sessions of a proceeding closed to outsiders, including his family. Doug Jehl, the newspaper's foreign editor, said Monday that "with Ramadan about to begin, we don't expect the trial to resume until … Read More

Here's the muckraking reporter who exposed FIFA

The Washington Post If you haven't already, take lunch and read this profile of Andrew Jennings, a dogged investigative journalist whose reporting helped expose FIFA's dirty dealings. Here's a taste: The best way for Americans to imagine Andrew Jennings is to roll Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein together, then add a touch of a Scottish burr and plenty … Read More

Baseball cap nearby, Jason Rezaian’s brother pleads for his release

Ali Rezaian, brother of journalist Jason Rezaian, speaks by a picture of his brother, who is being held in Iran, and their mother, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian sat before a congressional committee Tuesday with an Oakland … Read More

Washington Post refutes reporter's ties to White House

The Washington Post | Mehr News Washington Post editor Martin Baron on Thursday pushed back against nebulous accusations from Iranian authorities that Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian passed information to the White House in some official capacity. The statement from Baron contested evidence from Iranian officials cited in an espionage trial against Rezaian that ostensibly established his … Read More

Maryland prosecutor condemns leaks to the press

Think Progress In an announcement Friday morning that the state attorney's office had cause to file homicide charges against police officers in Freddie Gray's death, Maryland state attorney Marilyn Mosby condemned leaks to the press. Think Progress, a site by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund, reported: "While I am committed to transparency, what I … Read More

The New York Times, 'PBS Newshour' strike video-sharing agreement

The New York Times and "PBS NewsHour" have entered into an agreement to share video journalism, including news reports and longer documentaries, on a regular basis, the outlets announced Thursday. The deal specifies that both news organizations will begin to offer each other footage for use on their websites and social channels. This announcement formalizes an arrangement that manifested recently … Read More

Career Beat: Kevin Krolicki named Washington bureau chief at Reuters

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Kevin Krolicki has been named Washington bureau chief at Reuters. Previously, he was Japan bureau chief there. (Poynter) Michael Oreskes is now senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR. Previously, he was vice president and senior managing editor of The Associated Press. (Poynter) Amy … Read More

15 political clichés journalists should avoid

The New York Times | The Associated Press | The Washington Post Politico's Mike Allen, founder of the influential Beltway tipsheet "Playbook," once wrote that those who write in clichés are probably thinking in clichés, too. As news organizations prepare to cover the 2016 election, here are some hackneyed words and phrases they … Read More