Murdoch Dodges Questions About Scandal In FBN Interview|HuffPo Investigative Editor Roberts Reveals Plans|Keller Answers Time‘s 10 Questions
TVNewser: In an interview with Fox Business News today, Rupert Murdoch avoided the subject of cell phone hacking allegations against his U.K. papers, saying “I’m not talking about that issue at all today. I’m sorry.” Interviewer Stuart Varney quickly crumbled. “No worries, Mr. Chairman. That’s fine with me,” he told his boss.
American Journalism Review: Larry Roberts, executive editor of The Huffington Post‘s new investigative arm, says hundreds of people applied to be part of his team but he’s looking to hire a “tightly-knit” group of about 12.
“Well, that’s the last time I try to be a good sport. Even my wife told me that I looked faintly ridiculous, and she was trying to make me feel better. Among the people who would miss us most would be the wise-guy pundits and scriptwriters for satirical TV shows, because they riff on the news we produce.”
Also discussed: the future of print media, Iran and not reporting government secrets and David Rohde‘s kidnapping. Good stuff.