New curated news site hopes to break partisan fever

December 19, 2018 - 4:51 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News executive is launching a curated news website that he says is designed to counter the hyper-partisanship that he feels has hurt the reputation of journalists in recent years.

The entrepreneur, Ken LaCorte, is also drawing attention for hiring two journalists who lost their jobs due to misconduct scandals. He'll work with Mike Oreskes, a former top news executive at The Associated Press and NPR who left the public radio post amid accusations of inappropriate sexual advances, and John Moody, who left Fox News after writing a column that said the U.S. Winter Olympics team was "darker, gayer, different" than in the past.

LaCorte says he believes in second chances but, more importantly, wanted to work with two respected journalists.

He says his site will curate news for viewers based more on journalistic quality than opinion.

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