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ABC News Asking Center for Public Integrity to Share Pulitzer Prize (TVNewser)
ABC News is calling on the Center for Public Integrity to share its Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism, awarded to CPI’s Chris Hamby, taking issue with CPI’s Pulitzer submission that depicts ABC News as a minor partner in a year-long coal-mining industry investigation instead of equal partners. HuffPost Network president Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to CPI’s executive director Bill Buzenberg affirming that ABC News was CPI’s partner in the investigation. He argued that reporters Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk made “significant contributions” without which CPI would not have won the Pulitzer. He added that while the prizes are only awarded to print organizations, he hoped the Pulitzer committee would recognize Ross and Mosk. Mediaite In the letter, Sherwood said Buzenberg “omitted the names of ABC News reporters and sought to parse and diminish their contributions, even though their bylines appropriately appear on four of the eight articles submitted by the Center to the committee.” Poynter In response, Buzenberg provided a point-by-point rebuttal saying CPI reporter Chris Hamby was the engine behind the story for months before ABC entered the investigation and in long stretches when ABC was working on other things. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media CPI and ABC News have shared recognition for the black lung benefits story in the past. In March, the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting was awarded to Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Jim Morris and Chris Zubak-Skees of CPI and Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC News. Next month, the White House Correspondents’ Association will honor “The Center for Public Integrity, in partnership with ABC News.” On Wednesday, they received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Television news organizations are excluded from the Pulitzer Prizes, which honor newspaper and digital reporting.

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Meaghan Murphy Named Exec Editor of Good Housekeeping

Meaghan Murphy has been named the new executive editor of Good Housekeeping. Murphy comes to the magazine from Self, where she most recently served as deputy editor. She had been with Self since 2006.

The appointment marks Murphy’s return to Hearst. Prior to her time at Self, Murphy was a senior editor at Cosmo and a lifestyle editor at Lifetime magazine.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Meaghan to the Good Housekeeping team,” said Jane Francisco, Good Housekeeping’s editor, in a statement. “As we look to expand the GH footprint and introduce the next generation to our promise of curating the best of the best — Meaghan’s experience and excitement for all aspects of women’s lifestyle will help us build and inspire our audience with entertaining, compelling, useful and need-to-know editorial.”

Moves at Self

Nicole Catanese has been named Fitness Director for Self. She succeeds Meaghan Murphy, who was promoted to Deputy Editor at the magazine. Catanese, who has been with Self since 2008, was most recently Senior Beauty Features Editor.

I have always believed that beauty and fitness are connected, and Self drives home that message in every issue,” said Catanese. “I can’t wait to start my new assignment.”

Former Little House Star Picks Up Where Corey Feldman Left Off

As we reported in August, an interview given by Corey Feldman to Nightline alleging that pedophilia is rampant in Hollywood begs for a more thorough journalistic investigation. That hasn’t quite happened, yet, but with the recent LA Times revelations about casting associate Jason James Murphy and last week’s indictment of LA personal manager Marty Weiss, the issue is front and center once again.

Most notably via a December 5 FoxNews.com report by Meaghan Murphy. Among those the reporter spoke to was 49-year-old former Little House on the Prairie star Alison Arngrim (pictured), who detailed her own personal experiences with sexual abuse in the 2010 book Confessions of a Prairie Bitch. On the heels of Feldman’s August allegations, she shares some equally shocking recollections:

“This has been going on for a very long time,” concurs Arngrim. “It was the gossip back in the ‘80s. People said, ‘Oh yeah, the Coreys [Feldman, Haim], everyone’s had them.’ People talked about it like it was not a big deal…”

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