NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's summer journalism workshop for high school students will use a health and wellness theme to look at opioid recovery efforts in the region.
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Tiger Woods' win at the Masters is still a hot topic.
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg look back at the memorable moment that transcended the sports world. Litke and...
2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists:
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger has won a Pulitzer Prize for his series of columns about debtors' prisons in Missouri.
Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously worked as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive editor at...
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — Cindy Blanc, 57, and her 61-year-old husband, Peter Minucci, are freelance musicians who moved to 5 acres in the countryside in south central Wisconsin for the scenic views...
Winners announced in Kentucky AP broadcasters contest
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Winners were announced Saturday in the annual Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition to honor the best in college and professional broadcast journalism in...
NEW YORK (AP) — After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who seek...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana newspaper editor will direct a new journalism center at the University of Maryland.
The Missoulian reports that its editor, Kathy Best, will become the first...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gary Storck has been here before.
For decades, Storck, a longtime medical marijuana advocate from Madison, has been pushing the state Legislature to legalize his...
Broadcasters honor Dashiell with Gallimore Award
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joe Dashiell, longtime reporter at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, was named Saturday as the recipient of The Associated Press Robert Gallimore Distinguished...
PHOENIX (AP) — Indian Country Today, an online publication billed as the largest news site covering tribes and indigenous people across North America, announced Wednesday it is relocating its...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Lorraine Branham, dean of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has died at 66.
Chancellor Kent Syverud said Branham died Tuesday after a...
ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker has filed legislation that would create a state ethics board for journalists in Georgia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the measure...
NEW YORK (AP) — News industry leaders are fighting back against the charge by President Donald Trump and his supporters that the administration's summation of special counsel Robert Mueller's...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Borna Riazi, 19, said his parents and teachers "never really" pushed him to vote. Riazi did not see voting as something that had a direct impact on his life. Plus, he...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Winners in the North Carolina Associated Press News Excellence Awards were announced Thursday at the North Carolina Press Association awards ceremony.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Journalism training and careers at the University of Michigan will get a boost through a $300,000 gift named after a Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Late columnist Matthew Tully of The Indianapolis Star heads a class of five inductees this year onto the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.
By paper cuts, journalism is dying in plain sight
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A Bluefield native is taking Hollywood by storm after years of work and practice.
Brian T. Arnold was raised in Bluefield, W.Va., attended Bluefield High School and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Given the dramatic downsizing in local journalism, efforts are sprouting to match reporters with towns and topics left uncovered. Time will tell if they are the first signs of a...
Longtime Kentucky journalist Balltrip dead at 68
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Longtime Kentucky journalist Ewell Balltrip, who also was active in education and community development, has died.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home said the 68-year-old Harlan...
Wagster to receive University’s Silver EM
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Associated Press reporter Emily Wagster Pettus has been named the latest recipient of the University of Mississippi's highest journalism award, the Silver Em.
PHOENIX (AP) — The "PBS NewsHour" is expanding its West Coast presence in a new partnership with Arizona State University.
The nightly news broadcast announced Wednesday it will open a...
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2018 Texas APME awards list
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presented its 2018 journalism awards at its annual convention over the weekend at the AT&T Convention Center in Austin. Winners...
California AG tries to take back details on police crimes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is demanding that a university journalism program return a state list that includes law enforcement officers convicted of crimes in the past...
Frederick Douglass biography among Lukas prize nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — David W. Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" are among the nominees for awards celebrating nonfiction books of social consciousness and literary...
AP’s Tim Talley named to Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Associated Press reporter Tim Talley is among nine journalists and two educators who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.
Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news
NEW YORK (AP) — The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years.
The plans, announced Tuesday, will double the amount of spending the foundation started by newspaper publisher brothers John S. and James L. Knight has been making in this area over the past few years.
Marshall seeking nominations to journalism hall of fame
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking nominations to its Hall of Fame.
The university says in a news release that nominations will be accepted through March 15 for this year's class.
Candidates must either have made contributions to Marshall University, the journalism school, or to journalism and mass communications as a profession. There are currently 63 people enshrined in the hall.
UK report urges regulator for tech giants to fight fake news
LONDON (AP) — A British government-commissioned report is calling for a regulator to oversee online platforms such as Facebook and Google to help weed out "fake news."
Academic Frances Cairncross says tech firms should be obliged to help users understand the origin of news articles and the trustworthiness of their sources. She says a regulator is needed because "this task is too important to leave entirely to the judgment of commercial entities."
Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism.
Kiplinger journalism program completes move to university
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A long-time journalism program that has trained thousands of reporters over the years has completed its move from Ohio State University to Ohio University.
The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism was established in 1972 at Ohio State University in Columbus in honor of W. M. Kiplinger, who founded the Washington publisher of business forecasts and personal-finance periodicals.
Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two parents who lost daughters in last year's Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for their local newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize, saying the South Florida Sun Sentinel has stayed on the story to demand accountability long after the national media left.
The parents, Ryan Petty and Andrew Pollack, wrote an open letter to judges who decide the Pulitzer that was posted on the website Real Clear Education in recent days.
Adam Smeltz named top editor at Centre Daily Times
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Adam Smeltz, a reporter who got his start in journalism at the Centre Daily Times, is set to become the newspaper's executive editor.
The newspaper announced Smeltz will take over as top editor Feb. 18.
Since 2015 he has been a reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He also had worked for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and earlier spent about 10 years in State College as a reporter.
2019 William Allen White award goes to AP’s Sally Buzbee
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sally Buzbee, the executive editor of The Associated Press, is this year's recipient of the William Allen White Foundation award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding journalistic service.
The foundation announced Tuesday that Buzbee, a Kansas native and 1988 graduate of the University of Kansas journalism school, will receive the award April 11 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Buzbee became the news agency's executive editor in January 2017.
Johns Hopkins buying Newseum building in DC for $372 million
BALTIMORE (AP) — The founder and main funder of the Newseum, a Washington museum devoted to journalism and the First Amendment, has reached a deal to sell its sleek steel-and-glass building on a prime stretch of real estate in the nation's capital.
Film on Breslin and Hamill shows perils of local journalism
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's new film on newspaper columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill romanticizes an era in New York and journalism that feels like a long, long time ago.
The fact that it's very recent history makes "Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists" partly a tragedy.
Dutch magazine cuts ties with reporter over suspect stories
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Media in the Netherlands and Belgium said Tuesday and Wednesday that they have cut ties with a freelance reporter amid allegations he plagiarized other media and cited sources in stories who could not be traced.
The scandal was another blow to the reputation of journalism in Western Europe, following a high profile case in Germany last month.
Poor jailed while rich go free: Rethinking bail in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — On a summer night in 2017, a police officer conducting a drunken-driving sweep in northeast Wisconsin tried to pull over an SUV after a check showed the owner had a revoked driver's license. The driver fled. As the officer gave chase, siren blaring, the vehicle blew through multiple stop signs in a residential area.
The officer stopped the pursuit for public safety reasons. When police found the vehicle parked later, the driver was nowhere to be found.
Frances R. Mears, longtime AP reporter and manager, dies
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Frances R. Mears, an Associated Press reporter, editor and bureau chief during a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday. She was 66.
Mears had been ill with cancer, said her husband, Walter R. Mears, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political writer and retired AP vice president.
The Latest: Trump: ‘Great day’ for US after report disputed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local):
President Donald Trump says it's "a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!" after the special counsel's office disputed the accuracy of a BuzzFeed News story about the president.
Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.
His employers said he was assassinated.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police.
Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow ‘absurd’
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's interests, dismissing them Wednesday as "absurd" and "stupid."
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a news conference that U.S. newspaper reports about Trump withholding details of his meetings with Russia's president and an FBI investigation of whether he was working on Moscow's behalf reflected a plunge in journalism standards.
Legislators introduce journalist protections
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two delegates, both former journalists, introduced legislation Monday to protect student journalists from censorship and shield reporters from having to disclose confidential sources.
Dels. Chris Hurst, D-Montgomery, and Danica Roem, D-Prince William, urged the General Assembly to pass such legislation.
"Journalism matters. Facts matter," Roem said. "We have to get this right."