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Past articles by Maxwell:

Politico Editor Leaving to Help Run NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

Carrie Budoff Brown will take over the expansion of the iconic Sunday political roundtable show’s brand. → Read More

WNYC Staffers Terrified of Editor-in-Chief’s ‘Vendettas’

Sources allege management has engaged in bullying and retaliation at the top public radio outlet. “I can’t remember a time when newsroom morale has been lower,” one staffer said. → Read More

Shamed DOJ Says It Will Stop Snooping on Reporters in Leak Hunts

The agency is reversing its policy of seizing email and phone records from journalists to smoke out sources. → Read More

Inside the Drama Shaking Up the New York Times’ Styles Section

Under Choire Sicha, the section became a must-read. Why isn’t he still running it? → Read More

Staff in The Appeal’s Crusading Newsroom Spent Years Fighting Its ‘Cruel’ Culture

"The place is a dumpster fire,” one staffer at The Appeal said. "We are squandering a collection of unbelievably talented and dedicated people." → Read More

Staffers at Three Condé Nast Outlets Threaten to Strike Over Labor Dispute

More than a hundred employees across The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica are prepped to strike amid an ongoing labor battle. → Read More

HuffPost Set to Announce Danielle Belton as New Editor in Chief After Yearlong Vacancy

The left-leaning digital media pioneer is tapping The Root EIC Danielle Belton to take its top editor role, The Daily Beast has learned. → Read More

Teen Vogue Staff Rail Against New Editor-in-Chief’s Past Tweets Mocking Asians

The digital outlet’s editorial staffers on Monday said they sent a letter to Condé Nast bosses expressing multiple concerns with their newly hired editor. → Read More

White House Reporters: Biden Team Asked Us for Questions in Advance

“It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it” for the White House Correspondents’ Association, one of The Daily Beast’s sources said. → Read More

NY Times Assistant Who Edited Cotton’s ‘Send in the Troops’ Column Resigns

Six months after the inflammatory column and opinions editor James Bennet’s subsequent resignation, the editorial assistant who edited the piece has left the Times. → Read More

Trump and Fox News Are at War and Democrats Can't Decide What to Do About It

The rift between Trump and his favorite cable network has Biden allies and former White House aides debating whether it’s time for Democrats to engage Fox. → Read More

Ezra Klein Leaving Vox for The New York Times

Six years after co-founding the digital news website, Klein is taking his talents back to a print publication. → Read More

Al Franken Is Mounting a Comeback From #MeToo Exile

Nearly three years after sexual misconduct allegations got him pushed out of the Senate, Al Franken has quietly made his return to cable and radio airwaves. → Read More

Network Insiders Shudder at Idea of Hiring MAGA Mouthpieces

Staffers at the major news networks not named Fox News have a message for the soon-to-be former Trump White House officials looking for paid on-air gigs: Not so fast. → Read More

The New Yorker Fires Jeffrey Toobin After Investigation Into Zoom Masturbation Incident

The New Yorker has fired staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after a weeks-long investigation into an incident in which he exposed himself during a video call with colleagues last month.“I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer → Read More

Fox News Stars Keep Undermining the Network’s Arizona Call for Biden

Nearly 24 hours after the Fox News Decision Desk ruled that former Vice President Joe Biden has won Arizona—a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election—it’s unclear how many of their own colleagues at the network are ready to accept those results.On Tuesday, Fox News projected that Biden → Read More

Fox News COVID Infection Sends Election Plans Into ‘Chaos’

Fox News has been planning its election night coverage for weeks, prepping staff and on-air talent for the biggest news night of the year. But now Fox faces uncertainty after the network’s president and many of its key on-air stars may have been exposed to COVID-19.“Everyone is in a panic about election → Read More

Wall Street Journal’s News Side Releases A Piece Debunking Opinion Side’s Hunter Biden Screed

Just hours after a pro-Trump WSJ columnist accused Hunter of trying to rope his dad into a business deal, the outlet’s reporters said documents revealed “no role for Joe Biden.” → Read More

Inside the Right-Wing Media Echo Chamber’s Smear of NBC’s Kristen Welker

A New York Post story ignored basic facts in an attempt to paint tonight’s debate moderator as a liberal partisan. Nevertheless, the smear made its way through the Trumpist bubble. → Read More

Inside the Right-Wing Media Echo Chamber’s Smear of NBC’s Kristen Welker

The smear campaign against Kristen Welker—who is moderating Thursday’s second and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden—began last Saturday with a hit piece by Trump-friendly New York Post reporter Jon Levine.“Kristen Welker, upcoming presidential debate moderator, has deep Democrat → Read More