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Twitter to Launch Political Ads

Sponsored tweets will have purple check mark

As it continues to increase its involvement in the 2012 election, the social networking service Twitter has told Politico’s Ben Smith that it will begin this week to sell political…

'WSJ Social' Launch Leaves Some Underwhelmed

Enthusiasm lacking at party in honor of new product

Earlier this year, Facebook invited news outlets to create “Facebook editions,” applications that would put content from that outlet, be it CNN, The New York Times, or The Washington Post…

Sam Sifton Opens Up

The 'New York Times' dining critic talks about his new job

New York Times restaurant critic and former culture editor Sam Sifton is getting ready to take the reins at the paper's national desk, under the Times' new editor, Jill Abramson. In…

Keeper of the Commentary

Reuters op-ed editor James Ledbetter discusses new hires, the Web and social media

Gone are the days when Reuters was just a wire service. Former Slate media critic Jack Shafer, hired last week, is only the latest appointment op-ed editor James Ledbetter has…

Is 'New York' Going National?

New hires could suggest less focus on local coverage

What do Frank Rich, Jonathan Chait, and John Heilemann all have in common? One, they’re all nationally recognized writers. Two, they all write about national politics. And three, they all…

Jack Shafer Joins Reuters

In interview, former Slate columnist says he's 'damn happy' about move

Media critic Jack Shafer, who was laid off by Slate last month, announced Tuesday that he had been hired as a columnist at Reuters, where he will report to opinion…

Jill Abramson's Email to 'New York Times' Staff

New executive editor to focus on digital innovation

In a Tuesday email from Jill Abramson to her staff, the new executive editor of The New York Times laid out what she and the other editorial leaders at the…

'NYT' Steals Two From 'WSJ'

Hires come on Jill Abramson’s first day as editor

Just hours into Jill Abramson’s first day as executive editor, The New York Times is already poaching from the competition. On Tuesday, two longtime reporters from The Wall Street Journal…

Can Politico Win Again?

Blogger Ben Smith helped the site dominate the 2008 election cycle—but Twitter’s encroaching on its turf

Ben Smith has a problem. If there is such a thing as the prototypical political news blogger, then he’s it. Smith didn’t quite invent the form, but over the six years…

'New York Times', 'Guardian' Condemn WikiLeaks

Former partners say leak endangers sources

The whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks is in hot water again—and this time, it is being condemned by news outlets that had been its partners. In a joint statement they put out Friday,…