Morning Media Newsfeed: Dean Baquet Treated for Cancer | Julianna Goldman to CBS

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New York Times Editor Treated for Cancer (NYT)
Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, had a malignant tumor removed from his kidney on Saturday and will spend about a week away from the office while recovering, he said in an email to the newspaper’s staff on Monday morning. FishbowlNY In the memo to Times staffers, Baquet sounded upbeat about the situation. He described the surgery as “minimally invasive” and “completely successful.” “My doctors have given me an excellent prognosis,” added Baquet. New York Post The tumor was discovered by doctors on June 12, Baquet said in the email — and the decision was made that the situation needed “immediate attention.” HuffPost Baquet assured his newsroom that he would be back “as soon as possible.” “I know this comes as we are all trying to move forward in the newsroom,” he wrote. He told the newsroom in his email that he would be keeping “in touch”with the paper’s leaders while he stayed at home to recover. Capital New York The news of Baquet’s illness comes promptly after a period of upheaval at the paper. Baquet, 57, took the top editorial position on the Times masthead only last month, after the surprise dismissal of Jill Abramson. As managing editor, Baquet had been Abramson’s second in command. He has yet to appoint his own.

Julianna Goldman Jumps from Bloomberg to CBS News (TVNewser)
Julianna Goldman is joining CBS News as a Washington correspondent. She joins CBS from Bloomberg in August. Deadline Hollywood At Bloomberg Goldman was a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Television, as well as a weekly panelist on Political Capital With Al Hunt. Along with Charlie Rose, Goldman moderated Bloomberg’s first New Hampshire Republican presidential primary debate in 2011. Variety She has moved up through a variety of roles at Bloomberg in New York and Washington. Last year, National Journal named her one of the 25 most influential Washington women under 35. She grew up in Bethesda, Md., and graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College/Columbia University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Goldman covered both the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg TV and had the first one-on-one interview with President Obama after his re-election.

Vinnie Politan Leaving HLN for 11 Alive as a News Anchor (
Vinnie Politan is leaving Atlanta-based HLN July 3 and joining the Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive as a morning anchor. TVNewser Politan currently hosts HLN Now: On the Case weekdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Before that, he was the anchor of several former HLN shows, including Prime News, After Dark and Making It in America. TVSpy “It is a great pleasure to announce that Vinnie Politan will be the new morning anchor for 11Alive news!” read a memo sent to WXIA staffers. “Vinnie will be joining the team of Karyn Greer, Chesley McNeil and Jaye Watson the first week of August.” Deadline Hollywood Since Albie Hecht was named EVP and GM of HLN last fall, the network has rebranded itself — no longer a headline news network, it now says it’s the News and Views network, targeting the social media generation. Last week, Sky News reported owner Time Warner was mulling a merger of HLN with Vice.

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Egypt Court Sets Date for Ruling on Al Jazeera Journalists (Reuters)
An Egyptian court said on Monday it would rule on June 23 in the case involving three Al Jazeera journalists on trial for more than five months on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, which the state has labeled a “terrorist organization.” TVNewser As the court announced the verdict date Monday, the journalists’ defense lawyers reiterated that this “trial is not a trial for these defendants alone — but a trial of all journalists.” As the journalists’ defense lawyers made their closing arguments a little over a week ago, Mohamed Fahmy shouted from his cage: “You’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty… in this situation, we are guilty the second you are arrested, treated worse than criminals, rapists, and killers.” ABC/Australia Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the maximum penalty of 15 to 25 years in jail for all defendants. Four foreigners are charged with “spreading false news” and collaborating with and assisting the Egyptian defendants in their crimes by providing media material, as well as editing and publishing it. Nine of the 20 defendants are in detention, with the others being tried in absentia, including three foreign reporters who are abroad.

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