Media Insider: CNN Poaches BuzzFeed’s Political Team, Gannett Likely to Buy Tronc, Yahoo’s Quest to Go Social

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. CNN Poaches BuzzFeed’s Entire Political Research Unit (FishbowlDC) BuzzFeed’s “K-File” — made up of Andrew Kaczynski, Kyle Blaine, Nate McDermott and Christopher Massie — will be taking its talents to CNN, reports FishbowlDC. The quad, notoriously known for its…

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The Election Endorsement: Why Do News Agencies Still Bother?

The news industry takes pride in its objectivity. But picking a horse in a political race is a tradition that many of the country’s newsrooms still maintain. Whether news agencies should continue endorsing candidates is becoming as heated as this year’s presidential election. “American newspapers have a long tradition of political commentary,” said Nancy Ancrum,…