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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews

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Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Federal Custody in Texas (TVNewser)
Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was the focus of the recent CNN documentary Documented, was released from the custody of U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday evening. FishbowlDC Vargas was detained in McAllen, Texas Tuesday, days after speculating that he may be stuck in the border town. On Friday, Vargas wrote an essay for Politico, where he described his visit to a children’s shelter for Central American refugees. FishbowlNY Vargas was leaving the town to go to a screening of his film in Los Angeles when he was arrested. He was brought to a border patrol station for questioning. Supporters and members of the media gathered across the street, and were warned that if they approached the station any closer, they would also be arrested. HuffPost Vargas flew to the border last week to interview and film undocumented immigrants who have fled their home countries in Central America due to escalating violence. A TSA agent at the McAllen-Miller Airport initially cleared Vargas’ Philippines-issued passport when he attempted to board a flight Tuesday morning. He was placed into custody soon after, however, when he couldn’t produce a U.S. visa at the request of a border patrol agent. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Vargas, who won a Pulitzer as part of a Washington Post team in 2008, has become an outspoken advocate for undocumented immigrants after “coming out” as undocumented in a New York Times story in 2011.

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Eamonn Store Named CEO of Guardian US

The Guardian logo GThe Guardian has named Eamonn Store CEO of Guardian US, its New York-based digital division. Store comes to The Guardian from the media agency MEC, where he most recently served as president, agency development. He had been with MEC since 2005.

In related news, Katharine Viner has been named editor-in-chief of Guardian US. Viner has been with The Guardian since 1997, most recently serving as its deputy editor.

Both Store and Viner begin their new roles September 2.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox’s 49th Quarter Win | 60 Minutes Owns Up | RIP, @ColbertReport

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2014 Ratings: Fox News No. 1 for 49th Consecutive Quarter (TVNewser)
Fox News finishes its 49th consecutive quarter and 147th consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network, besting the competition in both total day and primetime during the first quarter of 2014. In addition to delivering cable news’ top 14 programs in total viewers and top seven programs in the adults 25-54 demographic, Fox News was the only cable news network to grow compared to the year-ago quarter. Despite a strong March for CNN, MSNBC held on to the second-place spot among the cable news networks in both total day and primetime. HuffPost The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was one of the biggest stories of the month, and CNN — whose obsessive coverage of the plane has brought it both ratings victories and repeated criticism — reaped the rewards in March. The network beat MSNBC in weekday primetime in the demo at the end of the quarter, averaging 240,000 viewers in the 25-54 category to MSNBC’s 201,000. Those numbers represent a 71 percent increase in the demo compared to March 2013. Variety The numbers come as MSNBC pushed hard during the period to cover the “Bridgegate” scandal surrounding New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and they raise the question of whether CNN will be able to sustain its March momentum when and if the MH 370 story loses the interest of news audiences.

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There is Now a #GuardianGreenRoom in Williamsburg

The newspaper’s interactive digital lounge, which aims to “bring independent journalism to life,” can be found at the first U.S. location of revered East End/West End London independent record store Rough Trade. This unusual combo, part of a massive warehouse set-up, officially opened Monday at 64 North 9th Street (corner of Wythe Avenue; Bedford L subway stop).

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So… all you hipsters and not-so-flannel-y relatives gathered in the vicinity this weekend. If you feel like taking a gander on Black Friday or clear Saturday-Sunday, here’s what you’ll encounter:

#GuardianGreenRoom, located on the second floor mezzanine, serves as an in-store content creation hub. Visitors can explore The Guardian’s music and cultural coverage, interface and engage with The Guardian’s wide assortment of interactive content, browse store events and daily happenings, compare music tastes and cultural trends across the Atlantic, share insights, ideas and opinions or simply enjoy the store’s many diverse offerings.

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Nick Davies Joins The Guardian US

Nick Davies is joining The Guardian’s US edition. Davies is most widely known for breaking the News International phone hacking scandal for The Guardian.

Davies is also a former winner of the British Press Awards’ Reporter of The Year, Feature Writer of The Year and Journalist of The Year. The Press Gazette reports that Davies will be based in Los Angeles.

The Guardian US now has 29 editorial staffers. It is edited by Janine Gibson.

Spencer Ackerman Joins Guardian US

Spencer Ackerman is joining the Guardian US as its national security editor. Ackerman was most recently with Wired as a senior writer. During his time there he anchored the Danger Room blog. Ackerman tweeted that he was “excited and honored” to be joining the Guardian’s team.

In a statement, the Guardian US’s editor-in-chief, Janine Gibson, said, “Spencer is a must-read reporter with extraordinary knowledge of his patch. His passion and determination to break stories chimes perfectly with the Guardian’s long-held commitment to accountability and transparency. We’re all excited that he has decided to join our growing US team.”

Ackerman’s first day is June 2.