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Al-Jazeera Reporters Plead for Release (The Associated Press / The Big Story)
Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous. The judge denied the request for bail by Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed during the fourth hearing in the trial that opened on Feb. 20. TVNewser The judge did not accept their plea, adjourning the case until April 10. Australian Broadcasting Corp. It was Greste’s fourth appearance in court after more than 90 days in prison, and in an unusual move he was allowed to directly approach the judge and tell him why he should be freed. In words translated for the judge, Greste said that he had only been in Egypt for two weeks before his arrest and he had no connection with the Muslim Brotherhood. NYT One of the journalists even recounted drinking alcohol, which is forbidden in Islam. It was the first time the journalists were allowed to speak in court, about a hundred days after being detained. All three worked for Al Jazeera’s English-language news channel, and their case has elicited protests from human rights and free-speech groups. Mansour has said in public letters to the journalists’ families that he hoped they were soon released. And for a brief moment on Monday, the judge appeared sympathetic to the journalists’ arguments. CNN International Fahmy told the court that he and his colleagues worked in public rather than in secrecy, and covered Egypt as they would other countries. He questioned how any journalist could be labeled a terrorist. Their lawyers also took up the issue of Fahmy’s health. Fahmy injured his shoulder before his arrest in December. He has complained about not getting proper medical treatment while in prison and says that because of the lack of treatment, he no longer has full use of his right arm. The trial was adjourned until April 10.

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Atlantic Media Adds Senior Editor to Business Vertical

Atlantic Media has added Zach Seward to its global business brand as a Senior Editor. Seward reports to Kevin Delaney, who left WSJ.com in January, to become the new brand’s Editor-in-Chief. Seward comes to the site from The Wall Street Journal as well, where he was editor of outreach and social media.

Delaney said that Seward’s unique way of thinking about news and how people consume it will be beneficial to the brand. “Our goal is to be disruptive, open-minded and bold in rethinking how people get news and analysis,” Delaney said. “Zach is one of the smartest thinkers about digital opportunities for journalistic innovation and will play a lead role in shaping our efforts.”

The business brand is launching later this year.

WSJ.com Loses Top Editor to Atlantic Media Company

The Atlantic Media Company has named Kevin Delaney as its Editor-in-Chief of a global business brand, expected to launch later this year. Delaney comes to Atlantic Media from The Wall Street Journal Online (wsj.com), where he was Managing Editor since 2009. Delaney had been with Dow Jones since the mid 90s, but jumped at the chance to be a part of the new digital venture.

“This is a great moment to create a new digital service for a global readership and provide readers with news and real insights at the pace of the Web,” said Delaney. “Given its online and journalistic accomplishments, Atlantic Media is an excellent home for such an effort, and I’m proud to join.”

The business undertaking — which will be headquartered here, with offices eventually opening in Asia and Europe — will be Atlantic Media’s first global launch since the Washington-based brand 15 years ago.

Slate Founder Michael Kinsley To Lead New Digital Launch For Atlantic

Atlantic Consumer Media, which publishes The Atlantic, has brought on Slate founder Michael Kinsley as a media columnist and the editor of an upcoming digital property that will launch early next year.

“As both an editor and a columnist, Michael has long been at the vanguard of publishing’s digital transformation,” said Atlantic Consumer Media President Justin B. Smith. “We are thrilled to welcome him and his considerable talents to the Atlantic Media family.”

A well-known media figure, Kinsley has been an editor at The New Republic and Harper’s and edited the opinion pages at The Los Angeles Times. He has also previously written regular columns for The Washington Post and Time magazine.

Atlantic Media didn’t provide any more detail about the upcoming digital project, but we’ll let you know if we find out any more details. The New York Times points out that Atlantic Media is also currently building Atlantic Wire, “a real-time sampling of opinion and commentary.”