Democratic federal lawmakers seek journalist protection act
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he and fellow lawmakers want to impose criminal penalties against those who threaten or attack journalists doing their...
Court rejects news media bid for gunman’s school records
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio appellate court ruled Wednesday that news media organizations are not entitled to the school records of a gunman who killed nine people in Dayton.
Colorado governor’s staff urges newspapers to remove story
DENVER (AP) — The press office for Colorado's liberal Democratic governor, Jared Polis, is facing criticism after asking two small-town newspapers to take down an online news story reported by...
Saudi Arabia takes journalists to site of missile-and-drone attack on facility at heart of kingdom’s oil industry
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia takes journalists to site of missile-and-drone attack on facility at heart of kingdom's oil industry.
Changing the channel on the bad rerun of shooting coverage
NEW YORK (AP) — Revulsion over the weekend's twin mass shootings and the nagging sense that it's all an inconclusive rerun has frustrated the news media and those who rely upon it — and triggered...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian journalists, artists, politicians and others gathered to show support for American editor Glenn Greenwald, who was threatened with the possibility of jail by...
San Francisco PD omitted that raid target was a journalist
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators seeking a court order to search a man's cellphone records to find out who leaked a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender failed to clearly tell...
Epstein story shows investigative journalism is thriving
NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald's stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as...
Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — After 122 years of family ownership, the Bakersfield Californian has been sold to a Canadian publisher, the newspaper announced.
US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act...
San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco reporter whose home and office were raided by police (all times local):
APNewsBreak: Defense say Navy SEAL prosecutors spied on them
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors in the case of a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 installed tracking software in emails sent to defense lawyers and...
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.
Man to plead guilty to threatening Boston Globe journalists
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...
News industry leaders fighting back against claims by Trump
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.
Court: Alabama can’t keep its lethal injection method secret
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.
Wyoming governor asks media for ideas to ensure transparency
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.
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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.
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!"
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.
Trump tweets mock video of him beating CNN, sparks criticism
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by the CNN logo — outside a wrestling ring.