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WSJ facing shakeup

From the NYT: The Wall Street Journal, already roiled by a proposed takeover by Rupert Murdoch, will announce today a major newsroom shake-up, including the reassignment and replacement of several top editors, officials there say. The reorganization represents a bid by the managing editor, Marcus E. Brauchli, who took the top job in the newsroom […]

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'Yahoo's China policy rejected'

From the BBC: Yahoo shareholders have rejected plans for the company to adopt a policy that opposes censorship on the internet. Proposals to set up a human rights committee which would review its policies around the world, specifically China, were also heavily defeated. Yahoo has been criticized by human rights groups since 2005 for its […]

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Rather, CBS snipe at each other over Couric

From the AP story on CTV.ca: CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves shot back at former CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Tuesday, saying remarks Rather made about his successor, Katie Couric, were “sexist.” Rather, speaking on MSNBC by phone on Monday, said CBS had made the mistake of taking the evening news broadcast and […]

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A great piece of first-person reporting from the 'missing pants' trial

From the keyboard of the Washington Post's Marc Fisher: Before trial began yesterday in the case of the D.C. judge who sued his neighborhood dry cleaners after they lost his pants, the most extraordinary fact was Roy Pearson's demand for $65 million in damages. That was before Pearson, an administrative law judge, broke down while […]

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