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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
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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
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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
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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
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15 political clichés journalists should avoid

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 should consider leaving off the campaign bus: New York Times standards editor Philip Corbett weighed in … Read More
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Washington Post launches energy and environment section

The Washington Post's long-anticipated energy and environment section anchored by former Mother Jones correspondent Chris Mooney launched Thursday. In the section's inaugural post, Mooney laid out his ambitions, noting that coverage of environmental issues has "never mattered more." The Post will aim its coverage at "consumers, policymakers, executives and scientists" and turn its eye toward both international and … Read More
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Michel du Cille's last assignment

Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Washington Post, died late last year in the middle of a project documenting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Before he died, du Cille sent Poynter's Kenny Irby his most recent batch of photos from the region and discussed his ambitions for the project. In honor of du … Read More
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Iran's Revolutionary Court will review case of detained Post reporter

Washington Post | al Arabiya English The case of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be handled by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, a move that sets the stage for further review, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Revolutionary Court, which "handles the country’s most sensitive cases" has the power to subject Rezaian's case to further scrutiny before … Read More
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Justice Department won't ask James Risen to testify

New York Times | The Washington Post New York Times reporter James Risen, who has waged a protracted and public battle with the Justice Department over the identity of a confidential source, will not be compelled to testify in a leak trial, Matt Apuzzo reported for The New York Times Monday. The news effectively ends "a seven-year … Read More
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Career Beat: Kimberly Wyatt is news director for WEAR-TV

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Kimberly Wyatt is now a news director at WEAR in Pensacola, Florida. Previously, she was news director for KGBT in Harlingen, Texas. (Rick Gevers) Thomas Ghareeb is now vice president and controller of Hearst Magazines. Previously, he was assistant controller of budget and forecasting there. (Fishbowl NY) … Read More