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NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He's Leaving

Knell joined NPR in December 2011. He came after the resignation of Vivian Schiller, who left after two high-profile controversies. Now he's moving to National Geographic for what he says is an opportunity "I could not turn down."
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First Look At New Al Jazeera America Network

The news channel Al Jazeera America launches on Tuesday. The company has been snapping up high-profile journalists, but it has to debunk the idea that Al Jazeera is a "terrorist" network. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter.
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Can Twitter Boost Literacy?

Despite complaints that Twitter kills language, there's evidence that social media can be used to enhance reading and writing. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from Rey Junco, of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
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NSA Leak Reporter Says 'U.K. Puppets' Detained His Partner

David Miranda, a Brazilian and journalist Glenn Greenwald's longtime partner in a civil union, was questioned by British authorities at Heathrow Airport for nine hours on Sunday. They also seized a laptop and other electronic gear. Greenwald is one of the journalists to whom Edward Snowden leaked secrets.
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Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

This summer, The New York Times moved all of it reporters' email to corporate Gmail accounts. This move to a third party could leave Times reporters and their sources with fewer legal protections if they are the subject of a government investigation.
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Al-Jazeera America Will Have To Work Hard To Win Viewers

At the beginning of the year, Al-Jazeera purchased Al Gore's Current TV. It's plan was to transform Current into a new Al-Jazeera channel aimed at American viewers. The new 24-hour cable news network, Al-Jazeera America, launches next week.
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Republicans To CNN And NBC: No Debates For You

The GOP says upcoming film projects by the networks show "clear favoritism" toward potential Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton. The networks say the films aren't even finished and have nothing to do with their campaign coverage. But Republicans say they won't debate on CNN or NBC.
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'N.Y. Post' Axes 'Headless Body In Topless Bar' Headline Writer

V.A. "Vinnie" Musetto had been associated with the Post for the past 40 years. Now, the newspaper tells him, budget cuts are forcing the Post to part ways with him. His famous headline is often cited as among the greatest in American tabloid history.
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A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond

It's something you don't find much among reporters today, but Jack Germond actually liked politicians. That doesn't mean he suffered phonies. The longtime political journalist, who died Wednesday at 85, was one of the legendary "boys on the bus," who also liked to spend time at the real racetrack.
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'The New York Times' Site, Apps Return After Two-Hour Outage

The New York Times' website and app went down just after 11 a.m. ET and began returning just after 1 p.m. E.T. The news organization says it's an internal technical problem.

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