CPJ CONDEMNS JOURNO DEATHS IN SYRIA
The Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a statement condemning the killing of journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik who were killed in Syria during the shelling by government forces of the city of Homs.
“Our colleagues Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik gave their lives to report a story of grave importance, a story the Syrian government has sought to choke off from rest of the world,” said CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney, CPJ’s deputy director. “The killing of these journalists, who were observers in a conflict zone, represents an unacceptable escalation in the price that local and international journalists are being forced to pay.”
Colvin, an American, reported for Britain’s The Sunday Times of London, which is owned by News Corp. Ochlik was a French photojournalist.
Two other reporters were injured in the blasts. They are Paul Conroy, photographer for the Sunday Times, and Edith Bouvier, reporter for Le Figaro.
New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died this month from an asthma attack while covering the Syrian conflict.
GOOGLE FINDS MOLINARI
Former Congresswoman Susan Molinari has joined Google as VP-public policy and government relations in North/South America and Washington office chief, according to Politico.
She replaces Alan Davidson, who late last year announced his plan to leave the search giant. Her mission is to educate lawmakers about the technology of Google’s business and how the company affects the economy and culture.
Republican Molinari represented Staten Island and a slice of Brooklyn in Congress from 1990 to 1997.
She had been running Susan Molinari Strategies, a government affairs shop. Earlier, she was senior principal at ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Bracewell & Giuliani, president of Ketchum Public Affairs and CEO of its Washington Group lobbying unit.
CNN's LANE TO CBS
CNN’s Nancy Lane has joined CBSNews.com as executive producer based in New York.
As senior VP/editorial for CNN/U.S., Lane directed news gathering and was responsible for affiliate desks, domestic bureau chief, guest booking and deployment of news teams.
She now oversees editorial responsibility for CBS' digital properties, social media and mobile apps.
Mark Larking, GM of CBS Interactive, expects the addition of Lane will "expand our news coverage across all digital platforms with original reporting that complements the broadcast and drives new levels of audience and engagement for CBS News online."
Lane joined CNN in 1981 as an intern. She rose to assignment editor, field/line producer, senior political producer, New York/Washington executive producer before rising to senior VP/editorial.