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Posts Tagged ‘Will Oremus’

Et Tu, Journalists Who Wrote That Bogus George Clooney Item?

As we reported Wednesday, George Clooney rarely calls out the media. But when he does, be it over a 2013 item about the delayed release of Monuments Men or a 2014 item about his future wife, it’s duly noted.

With criticism of the Daily Mail continuing for a piece that has since been deleted (a Slate op-ed by Will Oremus for example is headlined “George Clooney is Right About the Daily Mail“), we wondered about the reporters caught in the middle.

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The single source for the article is a “Lebanese friend of the [Alamuddin] family in London” (also later identified by the Mail as a “reputable and trusted freelance journalist”). The byline lists as authors Hannah Roberts, a freelance journalist in Rome, and Sara Nathan, New York-geo-tagged showbiz editor-at-large for MailOnline US. Although there is no sign of an apology on either writer’s Twitter feed, Roberts has been silent there since this Clooney business broke. Nathan, at her end, has moved on to other topics like the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.

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Slate Adds to Team

Slate.com has added two members to its team. Laura Helmuth has joined as the site’s new science editor. Helmuth comes to Slate from Smithsonian, where she worked as a senior editor. Prior to that she worked in the news department at Science magazine. At Slate, Helmuth will be oversee health content and the site’s Explainer section.

Will Oremus is also coming aboard as a tech blogger for Slate. Oremus has written for publications like the Wall Street JournalNewsweek, and the New Yorker. At Slate Oremus will be featured in its Future Tense section.