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Scott Pelley Steps In Last Minute For Lara Logan At Journalism Awards Ceremony

ScottPelleyScott Pelley stepped in as host last night for Lara Logan at the International Press Freedom Awards in Manhattan.

Logan was supposed to host for the event put on by the Committee to Protect Journalists, but dropped out over the controversy of her discredited “60 Minutes” report. Earlier in the day CBS Chairman Jeff Fager announced Logan and her producer Max McClellan were put on a leave of absence following the release of an internal report that found the Benghazi report “deficient in several respects.”

Pelley did not speak about the “60 Minutes” controversy at the awards ceremony, but TIME Inc. Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine did, defending Logan, and suggesting more of the blame should be shouldered by Logan’s editor.

“I tend to think that more often than not it is really the editor, sitting behind the desk directing the reporter, who is more at fault and more to blame than the reporter,” Pearlstine said. “It is often a very difficult task when a story gets an extraordinary head of steam to stop it, and yet that, quite often, is really the way that editors do protect journalists. “

Ecuadorean television reporter Janet Hinostroza, Egyptian television host and satirist Bassem Youssef, Turkey’s investigative journalist Nedim Sener, and Vietnam blogger Nguyen Van Hai all received awards.

 

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Bloomberg TV, The ‘More Reflective’ Business Network

Bloomberg TV gets the profile treatment from NPR’s David Folkenflik. The article, which features unusual on-the-record interviews from David Rhodes and Norman Pearlstine, focuses on how the network is trying to differentiate itself from its louder competition on CNBC and Fox Business Network.

“It’s tempting to join the food fight that sometimes passes for business news — who can scream loudest, and so forth,” says Norman Pearlstine, Bloomberg News’ chief content officer.

“We think there’s an audience that is willing and able to be more reflective, and I think our television tries to speak to it,” he says.

Instead of gimmickry or partisan programming, the plan is to become a reliable source of breaking business news on television:

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Bloomberg Buys BusinessWeek

Breaking: Bloomberg L.P. has announced it is acquiring BusinessWeek. “The BusinessWeek acquisition will yield huge benefits for users of the Bloomberg terminal, and for our television, online and mobile properties,” said Daniel Doctoroff, president of Bloomberg in a press release. “We couldn’t be more excited.”

BloombergTV, which has undergone belt tightening since the arrival of former NBC News president Andy Lack last year, will incorporate the BusinessWeek brand and its journalists on air.

Heading up the operation as Chairman is former Time and Wall Street Journal editor Norman Pearlstine who joined Bloomberg in May 2008 as Chief Content Officer.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.