Sarah Ellison, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who penned the definitive book on Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the paper, is responsible for the story on WikiLeaks. It will be "the twisted inside story of how Julian Assange spilled the government's biggest secrets," the cover promises, and is sure to be an addition to our collection of some of the best writing and thinking on the subject.
In the second story, William D. Cohan, who has previously written for Vanity Fair about investment banker Bruce Wasserstein and Larry Summers, goes inside the $350 million Huffington Post scandal. It's unclear from the coverline which direction the story will go in, but it's probably referencing a lawsuit filed a couple of months ago by two Democratic consultants who allege that Arianna Huffington stole the idea for her website from them several years ago. "Huffington called the charge of stolen ideas and broken deals 'a completely absurd, ludicrous supposition' from men whom she'd turned down for jobs on the site," Politico reported at the time.