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Atlantic Names Michael Kelly Award Finalists

The finalists for this year’s Michael Kelly Award have been announced. The award — in its 10th year — is in honor of Kelly, who edited two Atlantic Media publications and was killed while covering the Iraq war. The winner of the $25,000 prize will be announced April 14.

2013 Michael Kelly Award finalists:

  • Alberto Arce, the Associated Press. Arce is honored for his work in Honduras.
  • David BarbozaThe New York Times. Barboza is honored for his piece on Wen Jiabao, the Prime Minister of China. 
  • Brian Mockenhaupt, Byliner.com. Mockenhaupt is honored for his article on a Marine platoon in Afghanistan that took many casualties. 
  • Michael PhillipsThe Wall Street Journal. Phillips is honored for his reporting on what soldiers experienced in Afghanistan and once they returned home.
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Hackers in China Have Been Attacking The New York Times Since October

When the editors at The New York Times delivered the well-reported piece exposing the extreme wealth of China’s prime minister, they probably weren’t that surprised when China blocked the online version of the piece. However, since then, hackers in China have been infiltrating the Times’ computers, gathering emails and passwords. This is a high tech spy story for the ages.

During the digital attack, the hackers installed malicious maleware that allowed them to gain entry to any Times computer. The hackers stole every Times employee corporate password and used this inforamtion to gain access to 53 personal computers. The Times says no customer information was accessed. The hackers tried to hide what they were doing, but the Times caught on:

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China Blocks New York Times After Article Discloses Prime Minister’s Extreme Wealth

China has blocked access to The New York Times’s website (both in English and in Chinese) after the paper published a piece on its Prime Minister’s extreme wealth. The piece — written by David Barboza — reports that Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his family have accumulated about $2.7 billion in assets.

According to the Times, the article went online at 4:34 am Friday in China; by 7 am the sites were blocked. The government is also trying to block online searches for “The New York Times” and mentions of the paper or article on a popular blogging site. The report is upsetting Chinese officials because it soils the reputation of Wen, who is stepping down this spring.

The Times, meanwhile, is trying to get the site unblocked. ”We hope that full access is restored shortly, and we will ask the Chinese authorities to ensure that our readers in China can continue to enjoy New York Times journalism,” said Times spokesperson, Eileen Murphy, in a statement. “We will continue to report and translate stories applying the same journalistic standards that are upheld across The New York Times.”