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Brian Stelter Joins CNN as Reliable Sources Host, Senior Media Correspondent (TVNewser)
New York Times media reporter — and founder of TVNewser — Brian Stelter is joining CNN as a senior media correspondent and host of Reliable Sources, the network announced Tuesday morning. “Brian has a keen understanding of this field — as both a journalist covering the industry and as an innovator,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in as statement. “I’m thrilled to welcome him to CNN to this newly broadened role.” Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The hire comes after a months-long trial period during which the network tested several different hosts to replace Howard Kurtz, who left the network earlier this year and now hosts a media criticism show at Fox News. NPR media reporter David Folkenflik and former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno were among the finalists. FishbowlDC In addition to his weekend hosting duties, Stelter will bid adieu to the Grey Lady to become CNN’s senior media correspondent, reporting daily across all the network’s platforms including CNN.com and CNNMoney.com. His first day at CNN will be Nov. 25, and his first show will air Dec. 1. FishbowlNY Stelter is often cited as one of the most talented journalists working the media beat, so this is quite a hire by CNN. Capital New York With Stelter heading to CNN, who will take over the New York Times‘ TV news beat? “No successor yet,” media editor Bruce Headlam told Capital. The move is the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the Times, which has been shedding top talent as the prestige gap narrows between establishment print media and disruptive competitors on digital and television platforms. HuffPost / The Backstory The Times has long enjoyed a position atop the media pecking order and the cachet of working at the “Paper of Record” remains both a draw for recruiting talent and keeping it. But it’s no longer the case that the Times can rely on prestige alone as talent fields competitive offers from both TV networks and also online sites that can pay significantly more money, provide greater journalistic freedom and offer multi-platform visibility — or some combination of the three. Politico The departures have brought the Times face-to-face with a harsh reality: In the new media landscape, some journalists have become their own brands with followings and reputations that are not dependent on the “aura” of the “Paper of Record.”

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Brian Stelter to Guest Host Reliable Sources (The Washington Post / Erik Wemple)
Brian Stelter, a New York Times reporter covering television and digital media, will guest-host an edition of CNN’s Sunday program Reliable Sources, the media-watchdog show that longtime host Howard Kurtz recently left for a job with Fox News. In doing so, Stelter will join the likes of NPR’s David Folkenflik, CNN contributor John Avlon and others in CNN’s Reliable Sources bake-off. TVNewser Stelter will host Aug. 11. In the meantime, he will avoid covering CNN, as well as Fox News and MSNBC. Mediaite Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren is not taking the news well that Stelter will be guest-hosting Reliable Sources in August. In a blog post Tuesday, Van Susteren called Stelter’s move a “conflict of interest” and labeled him a “hypocrite” for his paper’s criticism of her husband’s ties to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Gretawire Van Susteren: “Stelter writes about CNN (and MSNBC and Fox News) and is now either hustling CNN or the other way around… there is no clearer conflict of interest. Stelter now knows where his bread is buttered (and where is the New York Times public editor?)”

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Whoopi Goldberg Hearts Reliable Sources

Whoopi Goldberg was on Reliable Sources this weekend talking about her role as moderator on The View, how she thinks the press behaved during the campaign, and…remember that Bush joke?

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Targeted Tribune Writer Talks Blago on CNN

In case you missed it on Sunday, John McCormick, the Chicago Tribune columnist who was targeted by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss his national prominence due to the case. In response to Kurtz’s question as to whether he had ever felt any pressure from the Tribune to “cool it” McCormick said: “None, zero. And that’s categorical. I want no wiggle room there.”

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Tina Brown on The Daily Beast: ‘I Spend a Hell of a Lot of Time in My Pajamas’

brownkurtzg.pngOne sometimes wonders if Tina Brown‘s The Daily Beast would have had such an easy time defining itself if not for the sprawling presence of the Huffington Post — it seems Brown never misses the chance to subtly point the differences. This Sunday Brown was a guest on Howie Kurtz’s Reliable Sources where she defended the Beast a “completely bipartisan” site: “we’ve have as many Republican pieces — perhaps more, actually — than we’ve had Democratic pieces. As for the Daily Beast’s niche in a seemingly swamped market? “There are so many sites out there that what I thought that the intelligent reader needed was a kind of pilot fish [Portfolio fishes out a definition here] that would take them through this absolute sort of mass of data and Web sites and material and links and everything that’s hurled at people morning, noon and night and give them like 10 smart things that they should read every day that are interesting and provocative…we’re sort of like the smart friends.” She also tells Kurtz the difference between editing a major magazine (she’s previously headed-up Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Talk) and a website is that she spends “a hell of a lot of time in my pajamas” also, she’s having the most fun she’s had since she was 25! Full video including Brown’s thoughts on whether the coverage of the election was sexist after the jump.

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Christopher Buckley on Reliable Sources: ‘The Discourse has Become a Little Calcified and Sclerotic’

buckleysource.pngOn this weekend’s Reliable Sources former National Review columnist (and son of its founder) Christopher Buckley discussed his decision to endorse Barack Obama in Tina Brown‘s newly launched The Daily Beast (a decision that resulted in his resignation): “How could I not write an endorsement in a publication called The Daily Beast? But the fact of the matter is I have a new column in The Daily Beast. I went to some pains in that endorsement to point out that I was not writing it for National Review so as to create — well, to use a rather right-wing word, some lebensraum, a little breathing space for National Review.

He also discusses what his father, William F. Buckley‘s reaction might have been were he alive: “My dad was a tower of tolerance. What pup, as I used to call him, would have done in this situation was he would have devoted six pages in the next issue of “National Review” to denouncing me, and it would have made for some pretty lively discourse and good journalism.”

Buckley also got some ink devoted to him on the front page of the Times venerable Style section where he described the past year as “annus horribilis.” Watch his CNN segment after the jump.

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