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The Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit investigative news organization, has entered into an agreement providing exclusive content to Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Newsweek’s February 7th issue, on sale today, includes a feature on the shortfalls in digital mammography. The piece reports the dubious expectations among experts that the high-tech devices can detect breast cancer in women older than 65 any better that old-fashioned film machines. Meanwhile, Medicare continues to pay for millions of questionable digital mammograms.

“Tina Brown and her team are putting the news back inNewsweek,” said John Solomon, executive editor of the Center. “We are excited to contribute some of our deep, exclusive investigative reporting to the effort.”

Added Tina Brown, editor in chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, “We have great admiration for John and his team at the Center for Public Integrity and are pleased to be working with them both at The Daily Beast andNewsweek. A sharp study of the effectiveness of mammogram technology is featured in today’s issue of Newsweek.”

Said Center Executive Director William E. Buzenberg: “The value of incisive investigative reporting is going up. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to provide quality journalism to a new audience and to get paid for our work.”

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