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Watch: A First: Cuban Reporter Asks a Question at White House Briefing
ABC News - 5/21/2015
Press Secretary Josh Earnest welcomes Cuban reporters to White House ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}} Coming up next: {{nextVideo.title}}
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Cuban reporter asks Josh Earnest a question (or 6)
USA Today - 5/21/2015
WASHINGTON — Cuban journalists packed the White House briefing room Thursday to cover ongoing diplomatic talks, leading to an extraordinary moment as a Cuban reporter asked questions of an American president's
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Christie Gets Candid, Profane With N.J. Reporters After Roast
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
Chris Christie gave an expletive-laced speech at an annual New Jersey media roast Wednesday, taking aim at reporters who had mocked him for the George Washington Bridge scandal, his travels and the state’s
“I don't think people in the audience were particularly shocked to hear the language.” Bloomberg
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Charges Dropped In Defamation Trial Against Angolan Journalist Rafael Marques
Forbes.com - 5/21/2015
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MSNBC journalist Chris Matthews to present Peirce College's 150th anniversary commencement
Bloomberg - 5/21/2015
/PRNewswire/ -- Renowned political journalist Chris Matthews will return to his native Philadelphia on June 11 to deliver the keynote speech at Peirce College's 150th anniversary commencement ceremony.
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Christie Says He Deserves Media Apology Over Bridge Scandal
ABC News - 5/21/2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal. The potential Republican presidential contender told CNBC's "Squawk
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ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos: ‘I sometimes chafe at some of the restrictions’
Washington Post - 5/21/2015
Among the more telling angles in the George Stephanopoulos-Clinton Foundation story is this: Not only did ABC News’s chief anchor not tell his viewers that he’d donated $75,000 to the foundation, but
ABC News’s George Stephanopoulous: ‘I sometimes chafe at some of the restrictions’ Washington Post
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Prominent Angolan Journalist Released
ABC News - 5/21/2015
A human rights group says a prominent Angolan journalist, jailed for his criticism of the government, has been released. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group said on Thursday the criminal case
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An American reporter, hostage in Iran
Chicago Tribune - 5/21/2015
Jason Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief of the Washington Post, wrote two interesting stories from Iran last July — about fear of an epic water shortage and the cult popularity of baseball. Then Rezaian
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Journalist captive's mom pleads for call
CNN - 5/21/2015
Story highlights Freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while reporting in Baghdad in 2012 His mother is in Lebanon trying to get information on him "We have every reason to believe Austin is alive,"
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Brazil probes journalist's murder
BBC - 5/21/2015
The Brazilian government has sent investigators to the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais to look into the murder of journalist Evany Jose Metzker. Mr Metzker's body was found on Monday in a rural
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Why the editor of the Macquarie Dictionary just said 'charity f**k' in front of
Business Insider Australia - 5/21/2015
Charity f**k means to have sex with someone out of mercy or pity, and it’s a serious contender to end up being defined in the Macquarie Dictionary this year. Susan Butler, the dictionary’s editor,
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Fears of Curtailed Press Freedoms in Turkey Grow
Digital Chosun - 5/20/2015
A Turkish prosecutor's call to close TV stations linked to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen has added fuel to growing criticism that state and most other media outlets are biased in favor of the government
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Mashable Announces Marcus Gilmer as its West Coast Assistant...
San Francisco Chronicle - 5/20/2015
New role will bolster Mashable’s real-time coverage of breaking news around the clock. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 Mashable, the leading media company for the digital generation, announced
Mashable Announces Marcus Gilmer as its West Coast Assistant Real-Time News Editor MySanAntonio
Mashable Announces Marcus Gilmer as its West Coast Assistant Real-Time... PRWeb
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How Russian Reporter’s Story About Chechen Wedding Played Out
MSNBC Newsweek - 5/20/2015
World Chechen bride, Kheda Goilabiyeva, is escorted by the head of the Chechen leader's administration Magomed Daudov to a wedding registry office for her wedding with Chechen police officer Nazhud
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Reporters on Syria's war: why they do it, what they risk
Christian Science Monitor - 5/20/2015
On the Turkey-Syrian border, journalists receive counseling and training to keep the world informed about the war in Syria, a job that risks their lives and their humanity. A man takes pictures of civilians
Syrian journalists dodge sniper bullets for bylines Khaleej Times
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Moral equivalence endangers journalism and governance
Washington Post - 5/20/2015
I take a back seat to no one when it comes to spotting bias in the MSM so I certainly don’t quibble with Democrat Kirsten Powers’s observation that “Like a fish doesn’t notice the water, today’s mainstream
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Standard-Examiner names new executive editor [Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah]
Bloomberg - 5/20/2015
May 20--Greg Halling likes it quiet. Except when he likes it loud. On the one hand, the Standard-Examiner's new executive editor simply adores gardening -- planting seeds, cultivating wildflowers, watching
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Business Insider is hiring a real estate editor
Business Insider Australia - 5/20/2015
Are you obsessed with real estate listings, the housing market, and home design trends? Then we may have the perfect job for you. to cover the global real estate market, with an emphasis on high-end locations
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Business Insider is hiring a lifestyle reporter
Business Insider Australia - 5/20/2015
Business Insider is hiring a reporter to work on our growing lifestyle vertical. This vertical is focused on leisure — how Business Insider’s audience of leaders in tech and business should spend their
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Financial Journalists Bullish on Outlook for Economy and Financial Services Industry,
Bloomberg - 5/20/2015
/PRNewswire/ -- Financial journalists are increasingly bullish on the economy and the prospects for the U.S. financial sector, and while they are growing a little less concerned, they have mixed views
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Ashton Kutcher upset after news site runs paparazzi photo of baby Wyatt
Los Angeles Times - 5/20/2015
Ashton Kutcher's daughter may very well be cuter than yours, but the actor definitely doesn't think it's cute that a major media outlet ran a full-face photo of her without his OK. "Why is it so hard
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Ted Cruz questions whether liberals are 'obse
MSNBC - 5/20/2015
In April, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was asked about anti-gay discrimination, which the right-wing senator dismissed as a relatively trivial concern. Cotton told CNN he thinks “it’s important that we have
Ted Cruz questions whether liberals are 'obsessed with sex' MSNBC
Ted Cruz wonders if the left is 'obsessed with sex': Ted Cruz in the news 9ija News.com
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Coulson Knew of Phone Hacking, Ex-News Corp. Reporter Says
Bloomberg - 5/20/2015
Andy Coulson, a former aide to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and one-time editor of News Corp.’s defunct News of the World, knew about phone hacking at the tabloid, an ex-reporter said at a Scottish
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Researcher-journalist interdependence: challenges and best practices
Bloomberg - 5/20/2015
/CNW Telbec/ - There is a world-wide tendency to value at least in rhetoric decisions and policies that incorporate scientific evidence. At the same time, funding agencies require that researchers be
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