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Posts Tagged ‘Marty Baron’

Mark Ruffalo Embeds at the Boston Globe

ShutterstockMarkRuffaloHa ha. Check out the tail end of the first few sentences of this Boston Globe item written by the tandem of Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein:

Actor Mark Ruffalo was at the Globe on Monday to do research for his new movie Spotlight, in which he’ll play Globe investigative reporter Michael Rezendes, a member of the Pulitzer-winning team that broke the Catholic sex abuse scandal. Ruffalo was seen in the newsroom, the cafeteria and the library — not that we were following him.

There’s also a nice shot of Ruffalo and Rezendes, powwowing in front of a computer.

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Two Journalists Assaulted and Arrested in Ferguson

Two journalists — Ryan Reilly (pictured) of The Huffington Post and Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post — were assaulted and arrested last night while covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to Lowery’s Twitter account, the two men were working in a McDonald’s when a SWAT team burst in and demanded that everyone leave. The SWAT team grew upset that Reilly and Lowery were recording the events (which is completely legal) and so they decided to slam Reilly’s head against a window and shove Lowery into a soda machine. Both were eventually arrested, booked, and then suddenly released. All without any record of the incident or explanation from the cops.

The behavior of the police was naturally met with outrage. Marty Baron, WaPo’s editor, and Ryan Grim, HuffPost’s Washington bureau chief, both issued statements denouncing the incident. The National Association of Black Journalists demanded a full investigation.

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Right Now, Pierre Omidyar Knows Three Things About First Look Media

In the shadow of the Seahawks vs. the Broncos, another 2014 Super Battle is taking shape: Jeff Bezos vs. Pierre Omidyar.

Today’s memo to Washington Post staff from the paper’s executive editor Marty Baron is one of the best things you’ll read from within the guts of a print media outlet anywhere, anytime this year. It hints at the promise and potential we all envisioned upon first hearing about the most surprising and flush U.S. media acquisition of 2013.

Then there’s Omidyar’s heartening, hand-drawn-animation teaser for First Look Media. Released at the beginning of the week, it attaches to the Glenn Greenwald operation a comforting voice of patronage and – again – suggests that the money is going to be put where the media mouths should rightly belong.

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Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory: ‘A City, A Nation Turned to Us, And We Delivered’

Sound the bugles — Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory just sent out his Gen. Patton-like email to his ink-stained wretches in the trenches.

“Please be very proud of what this great news organization did yesterday — and will continue to do in the coming days,” he wrote in the memo, obtained by FishbowlNY. “A city, a nation turned to us, and we delivered.”

McGrory’s gift of gab is not far off from that of his predecessor, Marty Baron, who left five months ago to become executive editor of the Washington Post.

Baron was known for his eloquent praise whenever the Globe‘s staff was called to arms for special coverage of storms, disasters and breaking news.

Read the full memo after the jump:

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Marcus Brauchli to Step Down from Washington Post

Marcus Brauchli, the executive editor of The Washington Post, is stepping down. Brauchli is leaving his post on December 31 to become vice president of The Washington Post Company, a new role.

“After nearly four and a half years as executive editor, I will step down at year’s end,” said Brauchli, in a memo to staffers, via Jim Romenesko. “It has been a privilege and honor to work with you. What we’ve accomplished in this time, and what you accomplish every day, is a tribute to your ambition, discipline and personal dedication.”

For more on Marty Baron, Brauchli’s successor, head over to our sister site FishbowlDC.