Providence Journal publisher Janet Hasson is retiring
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The publisher of The Providence Journal in Rhode Island announced her retirement Tuesday during a gathering at the paper.
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles man will plead guilty to threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe over the newspaper's criticism of President Donald Trump, his lawyer said on...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte pleaded not guilty Wednesday to tax violation charges, among the legal...
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...
Journalist critical of Philippine leader arrested again
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested Friday for the second time in two months, this time over a ban...
SC Senate honors retiring AP journalist Jack Jones
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate has honored retiring Associated Press journalist Jack Jones for his more than 40 years in news media.
READING, Pa. (AP) — The family-owned company that has published the Reading Eagle newspaper for more than 150 years is filing for bankruptcy protection and seeking a buyer.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with news media organizations Monday in ruling that Alabama can't keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor expressed support Friday for ensuring that the news media have access to state documents and other information that must be available to the public by...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine appeals court has upheld a decision that an online news site critical of President Rodrigo Duterte violated a constitutional ban on foreign ownership of...
Denver Police plan to encrypt radio traffic this spring
DENVER (AP) — Denver Police plan to encrypt the department's radio traffic, blocking public access.
The Denver Post reports that the department will require news media to sign an agreement before gaining access to the radio traffic, which journalists use to report on breaking news and police activity.
Belarus editor on trial, faces possible 5-year sentence
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The editor of the largest independent news website in Belarus is on trial for professional malfeasance in a case that could bring her a five-year prison sentence if convicted.
Tut.by editor Marina Zolatava's trial began on Tuesday. She is charged in connection with other Tut journalists' obtaining the password of the state news agency Belta and using it to get unauthorized access to subscriber-only material.
Adams Publishing Group to launch new Idaho newspaper
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The publishing company that owns newspapers in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Nampa and other Idaho cities is launching a new newspaper in Bingham County.
The five-day-per-week Bingham County Chronicle will serve Aberdeen, Shelley, Firth, Fort Hall, Blackfoot and other towns, Adams Publishing Group said. It will be published in print Tuesday through Friday and Sunday.
AP, News Media Guild reach new tentative 3 ½ year agreement
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and the News Media Guild on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on a new three-and-a-half-year contract that includes pay raises each year of the agreement and health care revisions.
The agreement comes after more than 17 months of negotiations and is subject to ratification of the union membership.
Editorials from around Oregon
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The Bend Bulletin, Jan. 15, on improving Oregon's public records law:
People seeking public records in Oregon get all kinds of abuse. Public agencies ignore them. Agencies overcharge them. Sometimes, agencies even sue requesters to stop from having to fulfill a request.
Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media staff in 2018
BRUSSELS (AP) — An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years.
The International Federation of Journalists said in an annual report set for release Monday that 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and conflict crossfire this year, 12 more than in 2017.
Report: 53 journalist deaths tied to work so far in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of journalists killed in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
- The Spokesman-ReviewPew Research Center study says despite value in local journalism, readers lack awareness of revenue challengesMarch 31, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceNews Media Should ApologizeMarch 30, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsTrump is president but not presidentialMarch 20, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewSpin Control: Why legislators have a responsibility to reveal sources the news media don’tFebruary 17, 2019
Ohio media trade group names new president
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio media trade association has named its next president and executive director.
The Columbus-based Ohio News Media Association recently announced Monica Nieporte (NEE'-port) will succeed Dennis Hetzel in those leadership roles. Earlier this year, Hetzel announced that he was stepping down and moving to North Carolina.
Task force: Legislature should be more transparent
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A task force created after Washington lawmakers attempted to exempt themselves from the state's Public Records Act says the Legislature should be more transparent about its workings.
The group, which includes lawmakers and news media representatives, approved several guidelines for how the Legislature should handle the issue of public records at its final meeting Friday.
Canada to offer tax credits and incentives to media
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's federal government said Wednesday it is stepping in to help the struggling Canadian media industry with new tax credits and incentives.
Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that the package is worth nearly $600 million Canadian (US$453 million) over the next five years. Details of the program won't be available until the next federal budget.
Ron Chernow to speak at White House correspondents’ dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer following the pushback over comedian Michelle Wolf's sharply anti-Trump performance last time.
Christian TV network enters world of 24-hour news
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Christian TV network is entering the crowded world of 24-hour news broadcasting at a time when the mainstream news media is under increasing attack by President Donald Trump and some of his supporters, many of them evangelicals.
The Christian Broadcasting Network's news channel will provide a religious perspective that other channels lack, CEO Gordon Robertson told The Associated Press in an interview in advance of the network's formal launch Monday.
Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill the newspaper's journalists, who he called an "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said.
News media hesitate to use ‘lie’ for Trump’s misstatements
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has been accused of dishonesty, spreading falsehoods, misrepresenting facts, distorting news, passing on inaccuracies and being loose with the truth. But does he lie?
It's a loaded word, and some Trump critics believe major news organizations are too timid to use it. The Washington Post, which has documented more than 4,000 false or misleading claims by the president, declared for the first time last week that a Trump misstatement was a "lie."
Google denies Trump charge it rigs “Trump News” searches
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" — and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation.
Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't true: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates his job performance ratings
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the numbers when citing his overall job approval ratings.
In a tweet Sunday, Trump boasted of poll numbers that showed 52 percent of all Americans approved of his performance in office, in spite of the "fake news media."
Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation.
Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't so: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates his job performance ratings
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't getting his facts straight when citing his overall job approval ratings.
In a tweet, Trump boasts of poll numbers that show 52 percent of all Americans approved of his performance in office, in spite of the "fake news media."
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Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media.
Editorials from around New England
Editorials from around New England:
The profound social and political divisions that are tearing at the fabric of our nation were played out Monday in a most unlikely place, a volunteer firehouse in the bucolic village of Haddam, nestled close by the Connecticut River.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's assertions that the news media is the "enemy" of the American people (all times local):
President Donald Trump is downplaying his daughter's refusal to label the news media the "enemy of the people."
Trump tweeted Thursday: "They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!"
UN expert criticizes Trump over his attacks on the media
BERLIN (AP) — Experts appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are condemning what they describe as "strategic" attacks on the press by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Trump has broadly labeled news media the "enemy of the people" and regularly accuses reporters of spreading "fake news."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man who was fired last year as administrator of the West Virginia Supreme Court has denied making threats to the justices at the time.
Editorials from around New York
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
The Albany Times Union on President Donald Trump blaming the media following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland newspaper where five people were killed by a gunman last week said it received death threats and emails celebrating the shootings following the attack.
The Capital Gazette said in a Sunday editorial that it would not forget being called "an enemy of the people." President Donald Trump has used identical language to describe the news media.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The 4-month-old Honduran had just entered the United States illegally with a man who first claimed to be her father, then said he was her uncle, and presented what appeared to be a false birth certificate.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two Syrian nationals were indicted Thursday in a computer hacking scheme that targeted the White House, Harvard University, U.S. Marine Corps and news media outlets, including The Associated Press.
A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Ahmad 'Umar Agha and Firas Dardar with conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The judge weighing whether to publicly identify members of the jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault tore into the news media at a hearing on Tuesday, accusing reporters of stalking jurors at their homes and bombarding them with phone calls since last week's verdict.
There it was, rising up like a mighty refrain from thousands of enthusiastic people: "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel!" The spontaneous, rhythmic chant from a crowd at President Trump's campaign-style rally just 48 hours ago has put the news media on edge.
A growing number of significant folk are backing the idea that Mr. Trump should receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his steadfast finesse in brokering a peace between North and South Korea after decades of war between the two nations.
AP employees ask about any complaints against former exec
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 employees of The Associated Press petitioned the company's management on Friday, asking if any sexual harassment complaints had been made against former news executive Michael Oreskes while he was employed there.