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Sharyl Attkisson explains her resignation; Glenn Greenwald's first interview since Pulitzer announcement; Aereo’s CEO Chet Kanojia previews Supreme Court case.
'GMA' adds another man: ESPN's Tony Reali
April 10th, 2014
12:05 PM ET

'GMA' adds another man: ESPN's Tony Reali

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent 

One week after former ESPN anchor Josh Elliott exited "Good Morning America," the ABC morning program is adding ESPN host Tony Reali as a contributor.

Reali's role was first described by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. Reali, the host of "Around the Horn" on ESPN since 2004, is expected to appear on "GMA" two or three days a week as a part of the show's social media segments.

The program named a corner of its studio the "Social Square" earlier this year in an attempt to connect social media conversations to the live broadcasts. NBC's "Today" show has a similar set-up, "The Orange Room," and Carson Daly frequently leads segments from there.

The "GMA" position is part of a new contract for Reali that also extends his time at ESPN. (Both ABC and ESPN are owned by Disney (DISFortune 500). Reali, who also appears on the ESPN show "Pardon The Interruption," will leave that program. "Around the Horn" - which is currently taped in Washington, D.C. - will move to New York.

Read more of Brian's article on CNN Money here. 

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Alaska newspaper sold to online rival
April 9th, 2014
11:45 AM ET

Alaska newspaper sold to online rival

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Five years ago, the largest newspaper in the state of Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News, published a skeptical Q&A with the editor of a startup news Web site called the Alaska Dispatch.

At the time the Dispatch was a part-time job for its founders. It was accepting donations from readers to pay for Web servers. The Anchorage Daily News editors asked if the Alaska Dispatch was "a business or a hobby?" and if "a blogging project like Alaska Dispatch is sustainable?"

It's clearly no longer a hobby. And it apparently is sustainable. On Tuesday, the Alaska Dispatch boughtthe newspaper for $34 million.

The sale is further affirmation of the rise of digital news operations. It appears that no other similarly-sized newspaper has been swallowed up by an online rival. (Amazon (AMZNFortune 500) CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post as a personal investment.)

Read more of Brian's story online here.

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Weather Channel coming back to DirecTV
April 8th, 2014
04:07 PM ET

Weather Channel coming back to DirecTV

By Brian Stelter
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - DirecTV's bitter three-month-long dispute with The Weather Channel is over.
The channel will return to DirecTV lineups on Wednesday, the two companies said in a news release Tuesday.
Big cable channels are rarely blacked out by distributors, and when they are, the disruptions tend to only last for hours or days. But this one began in mid-January and seemed without end.
Read Brian's full story here.

Filed under: DirecTV • Weather
April 6th, 2014
01:16 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Hillary Clinton and the double standard in the media

In the video above, Brian Stelter talks with CNN's newest political analyst: Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman.

"The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects the media is the principal propagator of its persistence." A powerful critique of the media from the woman who may very well be the Democratic nominee in 2016: Hillary Clinton. She spoke at the Women in the World Summit earlier this week, where her comments on sexism and gender bias had many people asking: is there still a double standard in the coverage of women in the media?

The fifth annual Women in the World Summit kicked off on Thursday, where Clinton, along with IMF managing director Christine LaGarde, participated in a conversation about their experiences as women in power. When asked what advice she would give young women who want to "rise up in the world," Clinton spoke about how to handle criticism:

"You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient to keep moving forward despite whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others, believe me this is hard-won advice...that I am now putting forth here."


Filed under: Reliable Sources
April 6th, 2014
01:15 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Malaysia Flight 370 and Miles O'Brien's personal journey

Brian Stelter talks with CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and his own personal journey covering this story.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
April 6th, 2014
12:57 PM ET

TV rocked around the clock

"Inside Edition" host Deborah Norville talks with Brian Stelter about this week's two big TV moves: Josh Elliott's abrupt departure from "Good Morning America" and David Letterman's retirement announcement.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
April 6th, 2014
12:55 PM ET

The job every reporter hates

CNN's Carol Costello talks with Brian Stelter about the ethical and emotional challenges that come with covering victims of tragedy and their relatives. Costello recently wrote this op-ed for CNN.com: "How the media deals with victims."


Filed under: Blog
April 6th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

Red news, blue news

CNN political commentators Ben Ferguson and Marc Lamont Hill throw away their talking points and join Brian Stelter for a fair and balanced discussion about how "Obamacare" has been covered on the left and the right.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
April 6th, 2014
12:36 PM ET

Show me a story

Brian Stelter looks at a collection of stories from this week that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
April 6th, 2014
10:15 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

Good morning! Today on "Reliable Sources," we'll have an update on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, then turn to the biggest media stories of the week.

I feel like I spent all week covering the revolving door of television, between Josh Elliott's defection from ABC to NBC and David Letterman's retirement announcement. So on today's show, Deborah Norville, the host of "Inside Edition," will join me to talk about both. (Here's a preview.)

I'll also bring in two CNN political analysts, Ben Ferguson and Marc Lamont Hill, to assess this week's Red News, Blue News: the Obamacare enrollment deadline.

And I'll speak with CNN's Carol Costello, who wrote this thought-provoking op-ed about how the media treats people when tragedy strikes.

At the end of today's program, I'll introduce a new segment, Show Me A Story, featuring some of the most striking news photographs of the week. Let me know what you think of it.

By the way, we've had to hold a couple of other segments we prepared - one with Maggie Haberman, another with Miles O'Brien - due to time constraints, so we'll share those on CNN.com. We'll post the links here later today.

See you at 11 a.m. Eastern time!

–Brian


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