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Robin Roberts, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper on the OUT Power 50

OUT50Several TV news anchors and hosts have made this year’s OUT Power 50 list. It’s the brand’s annual ranking of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture. ABC’s Robin Roberts, who publicly came out late last year, is the first woman of color in the top 10. Here are some TV notables:

35. Suze Orman
27. Don Lemon
14. Anderson Cooper
10. Robin Roberts
3. Rachel Maddow

Ellen DeGeneres, who was number 2 last year, returned to the top spot on the list. Also on the list Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald at #5, Bravo’s Andy Cohen at #8, and Gawker CEO Nick Denton at #45.

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Edward Snowden Reporting Wins Pulitzer Prize For Washington Post, Guardian

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian have won the top award in journalism — the Pulitzer Prize. They will share the Public Service award for their series of stories on NSA surveillance, as revealed by Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor who gave the top-secret information to the news organizations. The Pulitzer committee said the journalism was “marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.”

Barton Gellman led the Post’s coverage, while Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill led the Guardian’s coverage.

KurtzSnowdenGreenwald became the public face of the reporting, appearing on two Sunday shows last June 9 just hours before the Guardian posted a video interview with Snowden detailing NSA tactics. As an international chase began for Snowden — he eventually made it to Moscow, where he remains — Greenwald kept up his U.S. TV news appearances, often from Rio de Janeiro where he lives, including on “Meet the Press” where journalism itself, became the topic of debate. Greenwald and Poitras returned to the U.S. last Friday, to accept a Polk Award, also for their Snowden reporting.

Data, Data Everywhere

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Data. It’s all the rage these days: good rage and bad rage.

Some are packaging it nicely into new data-driven sites, like FiveThirtyEight and Vox.com to help us better understand the news.

Others are making money off of data — your data — data brokers, they’re called. (Here’s “60 Minutes” reporting on them earlier this month).

Then there are overreaching intelligence agencies, whose collected data, later leaked, led to an international incident, followed by the creation of even more new Websites, most notably The Intercept from Glenn Greenwald.

Data can help us. Data can hurt us. For people who work in news, all this data and the changing nature of privacy impacts how you do your jobs. We’ll be talking about all this next month at the TVNewser Show, April 29 in New York City. Among the guests is Trevor Timm, the co-founder of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is dedicated to transparency and accountability in government.

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Glenn Greenwald: Defending Snowden Same As MSNBC’s Defense of Pres. Obama

GreenwaldAppearing on MSNBC, former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald compared his defense of NSA leaker Edward Snowden to MSNBC “promoting” President Obama’s agenda “24 hours a day.”

“That’s ludicrous,” Greenwald said. “Where on MSNBC now were close to 24 hours a day, the agenda of President Obama and the Democratic Party are promoted, defended, glorified…the agenda of the Republican Party is undermined.”

“The point is not so much about MSNBC and what happens here,” host Kristen Welker responded, asking Greenwald if he crosses the line by defending Snowden. Read more

Critics Review ‘Conventional,’ ‘Credible,’ And ‘Skillfully Packaged’ Al Jazeera America

Day one of Al Jazeera America is in the books, and veteran TV critics are weighing in on the programming from the launch. While there are still plenty of kinks to work out, day one of a channel often sets the tone, even if changes do — and they will — come down the line.

The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik was pleased with the channel’s primetime coverage, calling it “solidly-reported and skillfully packaged”: ”The newscast feels more like the BBC than any of the major American networks or cable channels — and I mean that in a good way. Only, the visuals are a lot better on Al Jazeera. Some of the camera work almost takes your breath away.”

The Washington Post‘s Paul Farhi said the channel sometimes looked conventional: “The other stories also were presented without gimmickry. If anything, AJA was behind the curve. The detention of reporter Glenn Greenwald’s partner by anti-terrorism authorities in London aired more than 24 hours after the news broke; a story on Kodak’s retrenchment missed some breaking news about the company winning court approval for its plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection.”

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The PM Ticker: Raddatz, Cooper, Fusion

  • ABC’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz got the first interview with Egypt’s new leader since the overthrow of its last leader, Mohammed Morsi. Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi warns that any decision by Washington to cut military aid “will be a bad sign and will badly affect the military for some time.” Online now, and more on “World News.”

  • Anderson Cooper interviews Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda tonight on on AC360, Miranda was held for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport this weekend on his way home to Brazil. CNN 8pmET.

  • Fusion, the joint ABC-Univision network set to launch in October, has staffed up its sales department. The team will be led by Mark Olsen who joins from ABC where he worked across SOAPNet, Daytime, Latenight, News and Primetime.

As Al Jazeera America Prepares For Launch, Dissent Inside The Company

Al Jazeera America’s launch is a month away, and as Joe Pompeo notes in NY Mag, it represents an extremely unusual event in the world of television: a totally new TV channel, not just a half-baked re-branding of an old one.

That said, the channel is already experiencing growing pains, well before it has launched. In The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald writes about internal strife at the channel, from Al Jazeera veterans concerned that the new venture will be nothing but a clone of CNN, or too obsequious to the U.S. government.

He also quotes from a long email from one of Al Jazeera’s most prominent journalists, Marwan Bishara, the host of “Empire,” sent to executives at the cable channel. You can read the entire email here.

It’s truly insulting to the greater majority of the Americans who I suspect want to watch us and support us that AJAM communicates with them through empty gimmicks and poor marketing theatrics. If we fail America around the launch time, it will be ever more difficult to salvage a tarnished image and compromised credibility.

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Here’s the Guest List for the Final ‘Reliable Sources’ With Howard Kurtz

Howard Kurtz hosts his final “Reliable Sources” tomorrow morning. On Monday, Kurtz, who has moderated the CNN show since 1998, joins Fox News Channel where he’ll host their media criticism show.

Starting next Sunday a rotating cast of hosts will be in the “Reliable Sources” chair. Here’s the guest list for tomorrow’s show, 11amET on CNN:

  • Topics: Glenn Greenwald Fires Back at the Media; Coverage of SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage; Paula Deen on the Today Show

Guest: Steve Roberts, professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
Guest: Terence Smith, former reporter, PBS, CBS News, New York Times
Guest: Jane Hall, associate professor, American University’s School of Communications
Guest: Eric Deggans, TV critic, Tampa Bay Times

  • Topic: Media Reports Extensively on the Murder Trial of George Zimmerman

Guest: Eric Deggans, TV critic, Tampa Bay Times

  • Topic: Gender Gap in Reporting in Men’s versus Women’s Magazines?

Guest: Janet Reitman, contributing editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
Guest: Robbie Myers, editor-in-chief, Elle Magazine

Andrew Ross Sorkin Apologizes To Glenn Greenwald

CNBC “Squawk Box” co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin apologized to The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald this morning, for saying yesterday that he would “almost arrest” him for publishing stories based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

“I put my foot in my mouth, and I’m sorry about this, when I veered into hyperbole and suggested that he almost be arrested, that was the quote, and I have to say it didn’t come out right and I misspoke. I’m sorry I said it that way, and I’m sorry I said it.”

“Let me be clear about a couple of things here, I believe in the first amendment and transparency and of course investigative journalism like the reports about he NSA programs,” he added. “And I think there are fair and important questions to be asked about the government and our privacy on this ongoing story. But I also think there are fair questions to be asked about Snowden himself, and the role of the media, but on my comment on Greenwald, I regret it.”

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On Twitter, Greenwald accepted Sorkin’s apology.

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The David Gregory/Glenn Greenwald Showdown Continues To Make News (POLL)

The spat between the “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory and The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald continues this morning, with media critics, observers and fellow journalists all chiming in on the matter.

So now, we ask you, our dear readers, to weigh in with your opinion on the issue:

Below, what some of the more prominent pundits had to say.
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