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NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams announced on Saturday that he will be taking a brief hiatus from the television news program amid controversy surrounding a false story he told about being aboard a helicopter that was downed by RPG fire during the Iraq War in 2003.

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NBC News anchor Brian Williams has taken himself off the “Nightly News” desk for the next “several days” after being criticized this week for allegedly misremembering a story about his reporting during the Iraq War in 2003

And now, other bits of his past reporting are being questioned, too

Williams’ Iraq story—in which he once claimed to have been in a helicopter downed by RPG fire— and his reporting from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina are being examined as part of an internal fact-checking investigation at NBC. The fact-checkers will also take a look at any other questionable incidents that come up during the process Read more…

The newsonomics of mixing old and new

Each morning, 135,000 people get Wall Street Journal editor Gerry Baker’s The 10 Point, his one-year-old touts email on the best of the Journal that day. Around the same hour, 600,000 people get The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet, up from just 182,000 a year ago. About 110,000 get Quartz’s The Brief and 83,000 get the millennials-centric Mic Check.

Newsletters and briefings are flying across the globe, growing exponentially. They fill our email inboxes and flash across our smartphones; even when the screen is locked, notifications push right through the blank screen into our enervated consciousness.

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