Journalists killed in Syria, Somalia; cartel suspect linked to journalist killings in Mexico arrested
2:55 pm Aug. 14, 2012
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It's been a bloody few days for journalists, with reports out of Syria that two were killed in Damascus amid the civil war that is unfolding there and word from Somalia that another two have been killed in the nation's capital.
But on the bright side, Mexican authorities have captured a drug cartel suspect allegedly linked to the killings of several Mexican journalists. And the NYPD gave New York Times photographer Robert Stolarik his camera back, although police are still in possession of Stolarik's press credentials after arresting him last week while he documented the arrest of a teenager in the Bronx.
In other news...
CNN's Candy Crowley on being the first woman in two decades to moderate a general-election presidential debate: "I think, first, I am a journalist, and this is just an amazing opportunity as a journalist…. And I am a girl." [LAT/Politics Now]
Also, the network says its developing "non-fiction TV," not "reality TV." [NYT/Media Decoder]
And the first Paul Ryan solo interview goes to: Fox News. [The Boston Globe]
More questions about Fareed Zakaria's print journalism. [The Washington Post]
The Obama Tumblr snarks Paul Ryan. [Adweek]
A new Woodward book is due in September. [NYT/Media Decoder]
In which Nikki Finke and her satirist's Twitter accounts are both suspended. [LA Observed]
Price tag of a HuffPost Live launch sponsorship? $5 million. [Ad Age]
NewsBeast chief: “The Daily Beast is alive and well as a digital property and will continue to expand as such." [Digiday]
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