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Journalist and Author Michael Hastings Dead at 33 (June 18, 2013): Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed journalist and author Michael Hastings died in a car accident today at the age of 33.

American Library Association, ABFFE, and Tor Join Coalition to Stop NSA Surveillance Program (June 13, 2013): A group of freedom of speech activists, journalists, publishers, internet companies and civil rights groups are demanding that Congress outlaw the NSA surveillance program

Orwell Prize Shortlist Includes Late War Reporter (April 20, 2013): The finalists for The Orwell Prize, an annual Brisih prize for political writing, have been announced.

Dennis Lehane Pens Op-Ed About Boston Marathon Bombing (April 17, 2013): Bestselling author Dennis Lehane penned an impassioned Op-Ed piece for The New York Times today dealing with the Boston Marathon bombing.

Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70 (April 4, 2013): The Chicago Sun Times reports that film critic Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70.

Reuters' Social Media Editor Indicted on Hacking Charges (March 14, 2013): A Reuters social media editor has been charged with assisting in the hack of the website of L.

SNL Cold Open: Paula Broadwell's Author Tour for All In: The Education of General David Petraeus (November 18, 2012): Saturday Night Live's cold open this past weekend recreated Paula Broadwell's author tour for her now infamous biography of General David Petraeus, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.

Biographer Paula Broadwell's Affair with David Petraeus Leads to His Resignation as Head of CIA (November 10, 2012): The Washington Post reports today that the FBI investigation of CIA Director and four star general David Petraeus was triggered when an unidentified female who knew Petraeus (colleague? Mrs.

NY Times and WSJ Suspend Paywall for Duration of Hurricane Sandy (October 28, 2012): Poynter is reporting that The New York Times has confirmed that it is lifting its paywall this afternoon due to Hurricane Sandy.

Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90 (August 13, 2012): Legendary journalist, magazine editor and author Helen Gurley Brown has died at the age of 90 after a brief illness.

Fareed Zakaria Suspended From CNN For Plagiarism (August 12, 2012): Writer and television host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by CNN and Time magazine after he admitted to plagiarism.

The Writer Magazine to Go On Hiatus as Publisher Seeks Buyer (July 30, 2012): The Writer magazine is going on hiatus after 125 years.

The New Yorker Acquires Andy Borowitz's Column (July 18, 2012): The New Yorker has acquired Andy Borowitz's humor blog, which will move to The New Yorker's website.

Nora Ephron Dies at 71 (June 26, 2012): Writer, director and author Nora Ephron has died at the age of 71.

Aaron Sorkin on New HBO Show: I'm a Writer So I Don't Have to Live in the Real World (June 23, 2012): Creator and executive producer of Newsroom Aaron Sorkin talked to CNN's Piers Morgan about how he approached the writing for the new HBO drama.

New Orleans Becomes Biggest City Without a Daily Newspaper (May 24, 2012): The Wall Street Journal reports that New Orleans has just become the biggest city not to have a daily newspaper.

Aaron Sorkin to Write Screenplay for Steve Jobs Movie (May 16, 2012): Sony Pictures has tapped Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay for a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Val Kilmer to Play Mark Twain in One Man Citizen Twain Play (March 17, 2012): A report in Playbill says Val Kilmer will play Mark Twain in a one man play, Citizen Twain.

Forbes Goes to the Dark Side: Uses Artificial Intelligence Software to Write Earnings Previews (February 25, 2012): Forbes magazine has gone to the dark side.

ESPN Fires Writer Over Jeremy Lin Headline (February 20, 2012): EPSN has fired the writer behind the "chink in the armor" headline about rising New York Knicks' star Jeremy Lin.