Journalism

June 15, 2020 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As journalists grapple with massive protests and sweeping changes in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, U.S. newsrooms are debating an important style change: whether to capitalize the “b” in black when describing people. The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and NBC News last week...
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June 15, 2020 - 7:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist Monday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government's latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken by plainclothes security officers from his apartment in Giza, his family said in a...
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June 15, 2020 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of U.S.-funded Voice of America and her deputy resigned Monday following recent clashes with the Trump administration that have sparked fears for its independence. Amanda Bennett and Deputy Director Sandy Sugawara announced they were leaving the organization as Trump...
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Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa gestures during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020. Ressa, an award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president, her online news site Rappler Inc. and Santos were convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 15, 2020 - 1:45 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy. The Manila court found Maria Ressa of the online news site Rappler Inc...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the Court of Tax Appeals in metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Ressa, who has aggressively covered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, is bracing for a verdict in a libel case and says she sees the upcoming decision as “an existential moment” for democracy in the Philippines. A Manila court is expected to rule in the case Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 10, 2020 - 4:15 pm
VIENNA (AP) — An award-winning journalist who has aggressively covered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is bracing for a verdict in a libel case and says she sees the upcoming decision as “an existential moment" for democracy in the Philippines. Maria Ressa, the head of the...
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June 07, 2020 - 10:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University rescinded a job offer to the newly hired dean of its prestigious journalism school following allegations of racism and mistreatment of students. University Provost Mark Searle said in an email Sunday that Sonya Forte Duhé would not lead the Walter Cronkite...
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A police officer shouts at Associated Press videojournalist Robert Bumsted, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions of the incident were captured on video by Bumsted, who was working with photographer Wong Maye-E to document the protests in lower Manhattan over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 03, 2020 - 12:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions of the incident were captured on video by...
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Police in riot gear walk through a cloud of blue smoke as they advance on protesters near the Minneapolis 5th Precinct, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 31, 2020 - 2:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time officers shot rubber bullets at MSNBC host Ali Velshi and his crew Saturday night in Minneapolis, he was willing to believe that the officials didn’t know they were press. The second time, Velshi said, they knew and shot anyway. “We put our hands up and yelled, ‘We...
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Raleigh Police block Fayetteville Street at Hargett Street as they work to return order after a night of violent demonstrations early Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C., as people nationwide protested the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
May 31, 2020 - 6:22 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday...
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May 30, 2020 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn...
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