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New York Daily News Up For Grabs

Source: theguardian.com. Posted Feb 27, 2015

Billionaire property tycoon Mort Zuckerman is trying to sell the New York Daily News, the tabloid newspaper he has owned since 1993. He hired investment bank Lazard to drum up interest from other billionaires keen to buy the . . .

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Ex-New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Inks $1M Book Deal

Source: nypost.com. Posted Feb 26, 2015

Simon & Schuster has won the bidding for the first book by former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson since she was booted from her job last May. Abramson, 60, will write about the future of . . .

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Dori Maynard, Who Sought Diversity in Journalism, Dies at 56

Source: nytimes.com. Posted Feb 25, 2015

Dori J. Maynard, a journalist who was at the forefront of the campaign to make the American news media a more accurate mirror of American diversity, died on Tuesday at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was 56. . . .

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News Organizations Beefing Up Staff for 2016 Elections

Source: Washington Post. Posted Feb 24, 2015

The race for the White House figures to be the most covered, and perhaps the most over-covered, story of 2015. Major news organizations have all but made that official by engaging in an arms race of sorts to . . .

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Jose Antonio Vargas Partners With the Los Angeles Times

Source: money.cnn.com. Posted Feb 18, 2015

Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist and undocumented immigrant, is joining forces with the Los Angeles Times to create a new section of the Times web site devoted to race, immigration and multiculturalism. . . .

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Bill O'Reilly Plays to His Strengths

Source: cjr.org. Posted Feb 26, 2015

The popular Fox News host defends himself against claims he embellished his war reporting stories. . . .

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Podcast: When Those We Report On Complain

Source: propublica.org. Posted Feb 24, 2015

Any good reporter takes requests for corrections very seriously, and the stakes are especially high for investigative journalists. . . .

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