FINAL CUTS: Shuster launching investigative site; another leaked Fox memo

Joe Pompeo
February 1, 2011

Some media headlines that managed to evade the full-on blog treatment today:

• Ex-MSNBC host David Shuster is launching an investigative website. (Washington Post)

• Media Matters fired off another leaked Fox News memo today -- this one purportedly showing Washington managing editor Bill Sammon trying to paint President Obama as a Marxist. (Media Matters)

• Meet the Al Jazeera correspondents who are "putting American coverage" of Egypt to "shame." (Business Insider/The Wire)

• The New Yorker scooped the New York Times by putting recently-departed Times reporter Dexter Filkin's first piece for the magazine online Sunday ahead of its print run next week. (Women's Wear Daily/Memo Pad)

• White House reporters don't expect Jay Carney to have the same insider clout as his predecessor, Robert Gibbs. (Daily Beast)

• Will Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff get into tomorrow's launch of The Daily. (Twitter)

• Business Insider is launching a politics vertical helmed by NBC and Fox News analyst John Ellis. (Business Insider)

• Gawker's much-anticipated redesign launched on three of its sites today. (New York Observer Tech)

• In defense of small-town reporting: I wax nostalgia about my days as a community news reporter and the value of covering those tedious school board meetings. (Tumblr)