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Elmo Puppeteer Resigns; Calls Sex Allegations A 'Distraction'

Kevin Clash has denied he had a sexual relationship when his accuser was still a boy. But there's word today of a second such allegation. Sesame Workshop says Clash has "concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job."
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Charges Filed Against Murdoch Editors Accused Of Paying Officials For Information

The charges are on top of those against many of the same people stemming from the scandal over the hacking of the phones of crime victims, celebrities and members of the royal family.
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Son Of Founder Of 'Hollywood Reporter' Apologizes For Hollywood Blacklist

W.R. Wilkerson III is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
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Manassas Daily 'News & Messenger' Shuts Down

Manassas, Va. is about to lose its daily newspaper that's been in publication for more than 140 years.

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Mark Thompson Takes Over At New York Times Co.

This week marks the start of Mark Thompson's tenure as the new chief executive officer at the New York Times Co. It is facing financial head-winds, and is hoping Thompson can recapture some of the success he enjoyed in leading the BBC. But there's concern within the Times that its new leader has been tainted by scandals at his old employer.
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Baron Named Executive Editor At 'Washington Post'

Martin Baron of the Boston Globe has been named the new executive editor of The Washington Post. He replaces Marcus Brauchli who came to the Post in 2008 from The Wall Street Journal.
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'Washington Post' Editor Steps Down; 'Boston Globe' Editor To Fill Job

Marcus Brauchli has been the Post's top editor since 2008. He'll stay with the company, focusing on new media opportunities. Martin Baron leaves Boston to join the Post on Jan. 2.
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Washington Post Ombudsman Patrick Pexton

We chat with Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton about the role such positions play in the modern media landscape.

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