Washington Post tried to get State Department cables from the Guardian

Washington Post
Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli says his paper contacted the Guardian to explore a cooperative arrangement before the documents' public release, "but they declined to share with us." WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was critical of May 19 Post profile that compared WikiLeaks to "Baghdad Bob," Saddam Hussein's former information minister.
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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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