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  1. The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media
    Matt Taibbi, who joined First Look Media just seven months ago, left the company on Tuesday. His departure—which he describes as a refusal to accept a work reassignment, and the company describes as a resignation—was the culmination of months of...
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  2. Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to be Gay"
    Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the...
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  3. What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking
    It was a sunny morning like any other (it was yesterday) when the shocking news fell on Mediatown: The future of a much-ballyhooed web start-up, Racket, was in Limbo's grasp, due to warring egos, shifting amounts of start-up capital, allegations of...
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  4. Tim Cook Speaks Up
    Tim Cook Speaks Up By Tim Cook October 30, 2014 6:59 AM EDT Photograph by Ashley Gilbertson for Bloomberg Businessweek Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to...
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  5. Pinterest's seventh employee on being black in Silicon Valley
    Justin Edmund, a Pinterest engineer and the company's seventh employee.(Photo: Stephanie Taylor, USA TODAY) SAN FRANCISCO — In the tense days after an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Justin Edmund wondered...
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  6. I lived through the Sikh riots-and 30 years later, I’m not ready to forgive or forget
    Most chronicles of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots focus on Delhi and Punjab. Few acknowledge Daltonganj—a typical town in Bihar (now in Jharkhand)—as a place that heavily bore the brunt of the carnage. I know differently. Thirty years ago, when the...
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  7. First Look finds the hard part isn’t the journalism, it’s reinventing how a newsroom works
    Ever since former Rolling Stone investigative reporter Matt Taibbi suddenly left First Look Media — which had wooed and finally won him over by promising him his own magazine-style site devoted to politics called The Racket — there have been...
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  8. Washington Post will soon have an all-male masthead
    Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment. More about badges | Request a badge Washingtologist Badge Washingtologists consistently post...
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  9. rafat.org • It's About To Get Ugly in Media Startupland
    As I look out to 2015, so much froth in the media-tech market, and it is still all on the up, mostly Newton’s law, but the cracks are beginning to show in medialand, and it will likely get ugly. The big-funded sub-standard media startups brand,...
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  10. BuzzFeed Edit News
    BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore arrived on Oct. 13 for her second trip to Liberia since the largest epidemic of Ebola on record spiraled out of control this summer. On her second day in the country, she sat down with a man she’d gotten to know on the last...
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