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    BuzzFeed News hires 'FOIA terrorist' Jason Leopold from Vice News

    BuzzFeed's legal team has helped reporters pry more than 70,000 pages of documents from government agencies with FOIA requests.

    That number is about to increase in a big way. On Tuesday, BuzzFeed News announced the hiring of investigative journalist Jason Leopold, who has made a living — and eked out tons of scoops — by deluging the federal government with Freedom of Information Act requests.

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    Politico severs ties with writer after vulgar Trump tweet

    Politico has terminated its contract with magazine writer Julia Ioffe after she sent a tweet that referenced a possible incestuous relationship between President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka.

    In a note to Politico staff Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Editor Carrie Budoff Brown said Ioffe violated guidelines against displaying "gratuitous opinion" on social media.

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    Sara Fischer will write about the media for Axios

    Add media to the list of subjects that Axios will cover.

    The new startup from Politico founder Jim VandeHei announced Tuesday that it's bringing aboard Sara Fischer to be its media trends writer.

    Fischer, a digital producer at The Washington Post and a former breaking news writer for CNN Politics, isn't taking on an ordinary media beat, VandeHei told Poynter.

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    Anne Hull is leaving The Washington Post

    Anne Hull, a five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who won the award in 2008 for coverage of the poor care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is leaving The Washington Post.

    She is traveling to Berlin with her partner, a German journalist.

    Hull, who serves on Poynter's board of trustees, is departing The Post "reluctantly" after spending 17 years at the paper, according to a farewell memo sent to the newsroom by National Editor Scott Wilson.

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    Politico national editor Kristin Roberts is leaving

    Kristin Roberts, Politico's national editor, is leaving for an as-yet unannounced job in journalism, she told Poynter Wednesday.

    "I have been incredibly lucky to be a part of Politico and have a chance to work with a group of exceptional reporters on an amazing story," Roberts told Poynter. "I have no doubt Politico's success will continue. What's next for me will be fun, too."

 
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