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Chelsea Clinton's New Employer: NBC News

Former president's daughter gets full-time job with network

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton will show up for work this morning at the NBC News offices. She’s been hired as a full-time special correspondent, and the network will make the official announcement today, the New York Times reports. Clinton, who was touched by people making personal contributions during her mother’s... More »

Helen Thomas Retires Amid Fracas

White House correspondent done-in by comments on Israeli Jews

(Newser) - White House correspondent Helen Thomas retired today amid a brouhaha surrounding her comments that Israeli Jews should "go home," reports USA Today. The 89-year-old Hearst columnist had covered every administration since JFK's, but succumbed to intense scrutiny that included a White House admonition, being dropped by her speaking... More »

Obama Out-Cracks Jay Leno

'You wanna know what really tickles me? Eric Massa'

(Newser) - President Barack Obama offered a bit of wisdom to a ballroom filled with celebrities, political insiders, and journalists: There are a few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. "Well, love and a birth certificate," he quipped at last night's black-tie White... More »

Stephanopoulos Takes GMA Gig, Wants More News

Former Clinton aide will replace Diane Sawyer on ABC show

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos has accepted ABC's offer to take over Diane Sawyer’s co-anchor chair on Good Morning America and will start Monday. The shuffling means that Chris Cuomo is out as news anchor at GMA, to be replaced by JuJu Chang. Cuomo's fate with the network is unclear, but he's... More »

TV Networks Scale Back Iraq War Coverage

Afghanistan becomes focus as US deaths fall, budgets drop

(Newser) - Violence is down drastically in Iraq, but so is coverage of the conflict by ABC, NBC, and CBS, who no longer have full-time correspondents in the country, the New York Times reports. Instead, the networks are shifting their focus to Pakistan and Afghanistan. “Afghanistan was the forgotten war,”... More »

How Buffy Saved a Baghdad Reporter

Watching cult classic kept NPR correspondent calm in war zone

(Newser) - NPR correspondent Jamie Tarabay says that watching DVDs of the cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer series saved her life—psychologically—while reporting from Baghdad. “It can be a very lonesome gig,” Tarabay recalls, and watching the series’ vampire-fighting star “deal with her private war zone helped... More »

Death Photo of Famous War Correspondent Surfaces

Historians stunned to see war photo of Ernie Pyle 63 years later

(Newser) - He was a celebrated World War II correspondent who became a household name and earned a Pulitzer Prize for his stories about hometown soldiers. But the photo that captured Ernie Pyle’s death on the battlefield only turned up recently, surprising historians, AP reports. The never-before-published photo shows Pyle lying... More »

'07 a Deadly Year for Journalists

Number of reporters killed nears record

(Newser) - This year has been the deadliest for journalists in more than a decade, reports AP.  A media watchdog group said yesterday that 64 journalists in 17 countries have died while covering the news. Most of the deaths—31—occurred in Iraq, which leads the list for the fifth year.... More »

Rove to Sheryl Crow: "Don't Touch Me!"

Bush mastermind strikes sour note with singer/activist

(Newser) - "Dismissive, condescending, and quite frankly a bully," is the verdict on Karl Rove from environmental activist Laurie David and singer Sheryl Crow. In their Huffington Post account of the White House Correspondents Dinner, they say Crow tapped Rove's shoulder when he turned from a conversation about global warming,... More »

Karl Rove Finds His Inner Eminem

Bush's main man busts a few moves at the White House correspondents' dinner

(Newser) - White House codger-in-residence Karl Rove debuted his hip-hop alter ego, "MC Rove," at last night's correspondents dinner, the Politico reports. Bush's embattled adviser shouted "I'm MC Rove" at comedian-appointed intervals, pretending gamely to have a sense of humor (and any idea how to win the black vote)... More »

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