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Morning Media Newsfeed: Crowley to Leave CNN | Mass Exodus at TNR, Issue Canned

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Candy Crowley Leaving CNN (TVNewser)
Candy Crowley, a 27-year CNN veteran, is leaving the network. The move was announced in an email from CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. FishbowlDC Crowley’s career at CNN began in 1987 as a political correspondent, where she covered a handful of successful and unsuccessful presidential campaigns, including those of Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney, among others. In 2012, she became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate. THR Crowley currently serves as CNN’s chief political correspondent and anchor of its Sunday morning show State of The Union With Candy Crowley. Staffing has been relatively stable at CNN over the last year. Though the arrival of Zucker marked several departures, politicos James Carville and Mary Matalin among them, other changes have been gradual. Piers Morgan notably left after sinking ratings for his 9 p.m. telecast earlier in 2014. Capital New York Crowley, Zucker wrote, “has let us know that she has made the decision to move on… As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, she has our full support,” the email said. The reason for Crowley’s departure was not made clear. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Zucker did not mention who would replace Crowley on State of The Union. The network will be keeping the show, a spokesperson confirmed.

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2012 Top Three Worst Years for Journalist Deaths

With two weeks left in 2012, the year has already made its mark as one of the worst years ever recorded for journalist deaths. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) annual report on media professionals killed while working, 67 have died this year; the third highest number since the study began in 1992. The worst year for journalist deaths was 2009, when 74 were killed.

The CPJ says that the high number of deaths — a 42 percent increase compared to 2011 — is directly related to violence in four countries: Syria, Somalia, Pakistan and Brazil. Syria was by far the deadliest assignment for journalists, as 28 were killed while working there. Somalia was the second worst with 12 deaths, followed by Pakistan with seven and Brazil with four.

The one bright spot to emerge from the CPJ’s report was that for the first time since 2003, no journalist deaths occurred in Iraq. But as we said, there are still two weeks left in the year.