First look: Twitter highlights women journalists in D.C.

Twitter has started a video series called #HerStory that highlights the work and lives of women journalists. It's launching its Washington, D.C., series, which includes sit down interviews with USA Today's Susan Page, American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan, PBS' Yamiche Alcindor, and the Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Seung Min Kim.

N.Y. Times defends decision to publish whistleblower ID details

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The New York Times defended its decision to publish a story identifying the whistleblower as a male CIA officer, as executive editor Dean Baquet said it reported "limited information" about his identity so readers could "make their own judgments about whether or not he is credible."

The big picture: Federal whistleblowers are protected by law. Readers and some in the national intelligence community expressed concern that revealing too much detail in media reports could put the officer's life and reputation in danger and deter future whistleblowers.