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Photo Editor Mistakenly Makes Job Plea Very Public

AP employee pasted note for cover letter into photo caption

(Newser) - Gawker has spotted a cringe-worthy gaffe by a photo editor at the Associated Press whose job search went inadvertently public. A photo caption that went out across the wires began in ordinary fashion, but had this tucked within it, in an apparent copy-and-paste debacle:
  • "Instead of starting this
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Hastings Sent Alarming Email Day Before Death

Reporter said feds were interviewing his friends, he was working on 'big story'

(Newser) - Michael Hastings emailed his BuzzFeed colleagues that "the Feds are interviewing my 'close friends and associates,'" reports Huffington Post , adding that he was onto "a big story, and need to go off the rada[r] for a bit." Fifteen hours later, Hastings was dead in... More »

Reporter Who Brought Down Gen. McChrystal Dead at 33

Michael Hastings killed in LA car crash

(Newser) - Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed are mourning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, who has been killed in a car crash in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old—described by Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith as a "great, fearless journalist with an incredible instinct for the story"—was best known for... More »

Romney Bought Prop Donations for Relief Event

Red Cross says it's grateful, but would really rather have money, blood

(Newser) - When Mitt Romney's campaign made the hasty decision to transform yesterday's planned Ohio campaign event into a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief rally, they were afraid no one would get the message in time to bring donations, hence ruining the photo-op. So campaign aides ran to Walmart the night... More »

'I Can Haz 2nd Turm?': Obama Pic Goes Viral

Left, right square off in meme joke-off

(Newser) - Campaign stump photos may seem like a dry lot, but this pic by the AP's Carolyn Kaster of President Obama at a rally in Iowa is a bit more unusual than most. A perfectly placed outdoor light, an upward camera angle, and a ruffled, robe-like outfit all combine to... More »

Gillibrand: I'll Ask Hillary to Run in 2016

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand likes her as candidate

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton in 2016? New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she'll be among those pushing for it. Gillibrand, who took over Clinton's Senate seat after Clinton left to become secretary of state, sat down with BuzzFeed to discuss women in politics. "I'm going to be one... More »

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