By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent
(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is challenging MSNBC's decision to allow one of its hosts, Joe Scarborough, speak at a New Hampshire state GOP event.
In a letter to MSNBC president Phil Griffin on Thursday, the committee's communications director, Mo Elleithee, accused the liberal-leaning cable news channel of having a "pretty big double standard" when it comes to host participation at partisan events.
The dust-up comes amid media scrutiny about Scarborough's scheduled keynote speech at the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on May 2.
Why, some reporters and activists wondered, was Scarborough allowed to participate when another MSNBC host, liberal firebrand Ed Schultz, was barred from speaking at a local Democratic committee dinner in Florida in March? That dinner was labeled a fundraiser, which led The Huffington Post to inquire about MSNBC's policies regarding partisan events.
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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 (Fortune 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.,
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By Brian Stelter, CNN
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 (Fortune 500) CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post as a personal investment.),
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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."
Brian Stelter talks with CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and his own personal journey covering this story.
"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.
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."
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.
Brian Stelter looks at a collection of stories from this week that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.