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Lara Logan Back at Work on 60 Minutes (THR)
Lara Logan has returned to work at CBS News. The news ends a suspension that began last fall after an erroneous 60 Minutes report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. personnel. TVNewser Logan was asked to take a leave of absence in November after the flawed report. Logan’s report was centered around an interview with Dylan Davies, a man who claimed to have been a witness of the attacks; it was later revealed that he had not been present that night. In retracting the story, Logan said “We were misled and we were wrong.” The Associated Press The internal CBS review of the incident concluded Logan and her 60 Minutes colleagues should have done a better job checking out Davies’ story before it went on the air. The internal review also said that a speech Logan made in urging the U.S. to take action in response to the Benghazi raid represented a conflict of interest for a reporter later doing a story on the incident. Deadline Hollywood CBS declined to provide any more information about Logan’s return, such as when Logan will be seen on the air and what type of stories she is working on. The newsmag returns to original reports in the fall. Variety Logan is best known for her work as a foreign correspondent, filing many reports from dangerous areas, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Before formally joining CBS News in 2002 as a 60 Minutes II correspondent, Logan already had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in the international broadcast news arena. She served as a correspondent for GMTV, the weekday morning news program of Great Britain’s ITV, and as a freelance correspondent for CBS News Radio, a role that included occasional appearances on the CBS Evening News.

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HuffPost Cofounder Ken Lerer Launching Site Dedicated to Animals

Ken Lerer, the cofounder of The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed chairman, is bringing more animals to the Internet. Lerer, along with his daughter Isabel and Kerry Lauerman (the former Salon editor), are planning to debut The Dodo sometime this fall.

Lerer told Techcrunch that he thinks the Internet needs The Dodo because everyone loves stories about creatures:

Our thinking is that the topic of animals, animal rights and the relationship between animal and people is an issue that’s on the cusp of exploding. Look at the front of The New York Times — they have a significant animal story on the front page every week. It’s our plan to launch a site to try to own that topic.

The Dodo will mostly feature the lighthearted animal coverage you’ve come to expect from the Internet, like 17 Dogs That Look Like Lists and so forth. However, as of now, there are no plans for The Dodo to cover The Animals, despite “It’s My Life” maintaining its status as the best song about pouting ever written.

Salon Names Cindy Jeffers CEO, CTO

Cindy Jeffers has been named the new CEO and CTO of Salon. Jeffers comes to Salon from The Huffington Post, where she had worked since 2010; most recently as its technical director. Jeffers will succeed David Talbot, the site’s founder.

“Over the past year, David helped lead Salon through a period of strong growth and reinvigorated Salon’s reputation as a leading destination for political and cultural news,” writes Salon’s communications director, Liam O’Donoghue. “Now, with Cindy’s experience building the Huffington Post from a scrappy start-up to a media juggernaut, we’re excited to continue expanding our reach and social engagement with innovative new features, functions and strategies.”

“I’m extremely excited to be working with Cindy,” said Salon’s editor-in-chief, Kerry Lauerman. “Her ideas are going to help sharpen and expand Salon into new frontiers.”

Salon Nabs TV Critic from New York

Salon has named Willa Paskin its new TV Critic. Paskin comes to the site from New York, where she served as Deputy Entertainment Editor for Vulture. Kerry Lauerman, Salon’s Executive Editor, told The New York Observer that sometimes — just sometimes — internships pay off.

“Willa was actually a star intern for us in 2006-2007, and I’ve followed her writing ever since, especially her terrific work at Vulture,” Laureman said via email to the Observer. “When the position opened up, she was a natural person to approach, and I was thrilled when she accepted.”

Salon Names Kerry Lauerman Editor In Chief

Salon has named Kerry Lauerman as its new editor in chief now that Joan Walsh, who held the position since 2005, is stepping down to pen a book, The New York Times is reporting.

Walsh will continue to contribute to Salon as she writes her book.

Lauerman formerly worked at The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones.