Pulitzers honor coronavirus pandemic, US protest coverageJune 11, 2021 GMT
The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes in photography Friday for its coverage of the racial injustice protests and the coronavirus’s terrible toll on the elderly, while The New York Times received the public service award for its detailed, data-filled reporting on the pandemic.
Teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer nodJune 11, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest racial injustice.
‘The Night Watchman,’ Malcolm X biography win arts PulitzersJune 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”
The Latest: 2021 Pulitzer Prizes honor journalism, artsJune 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes:
RICHMOND — Michael Paul Williams of Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch won this year’s prize for commentary for a series of “penetrating and historically insightful columns” about the process of dismantling the state capital city's Confederate monuments.
‘Riveting’ coverage of Alaska policing wins Pulitzer PrizeMay 4, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for illuminating the sparse policing of remote Alaska villages, as a delayed awards ceremony recognized writing, photos and — for the first time — audio reporting on topics ranging from climate change to the legacy of slavery...
AP photographers named finalists for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography
Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys’ wins Pulitzer PrizeMay 4, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday...
See more about the 2023 Pulitzer winners in journalism, artsMay 8, 2023 GMT
The Pulitzer Prizes recognizing the best of journalism and the arts in 2022 were announced Monday.
Betting on social media as a news destination for the youngMarch 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — If young people are spending so much time on social media, it stands to reason that's a good place to reach them with news.
Operators of the News Movement are betting their business on that hunch.
CBS’ Gayle King to get Cronkite journalism excellence awardFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King has been chosen to receive the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University.
The honor is given every year by the university's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
California-based freelance journalists win $100,000 prizesFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two California-based freelance journalists were awarded the American Mosaic Journalism Prize, giving them $100,000 each for their work, it was announced on Wednesday.
The Heising-Simons Foundation gives the annual prize for excellence in long-form journalism about underrepresented groups in the United States.
Acting West Virginia commerce secretary gets permanent jobDecember 7, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Acting West Virginia commerce secretary James Bailey was named to the position permanently Wednesday.
Bailey has been in the interim role since July, when Ed Gaunch retired.
Facebook parent Meta threatens to remove news from platformDecember 6, 2022 GMT
Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Tuesday it will be “forced to consider” removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay news outlets for their material.
El Salvador journalists sue spyware maker in US courtDecember 1, 2022 GMT
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Journalists from an investigative news outlet in El Salvador sued NSO Group in United States federal court Wednesday after the Israeli firm’s powerful Pegasus spyware was detected on their iPhones.
Las Vegas newspaper grieves politics reporter, dead at 64November 12, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gary Martin, the Washington bureau chief for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has died.
The newspaper confirmed Martin was found dead Thursday afternoon in his room at Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
New calculator tackles inequality in missing persons storiesNovember 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — If you went missing, how much press would you be “worth”? The Columbia Journalism Review unveiled a tool on Thursday that calculates the number of stories your disappearance would net, based on demographics.
Review: Reporter’s murder shows cost of pursuing the truthOctober 20, 2022 GMT
“In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Coverup, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press,” by Katherine Corcoran (Bloomsbury)
The confluence of corrupt governance, poverty, drug trafficking and reporters who can be bought is a dangerous place for reporters and democracy.
NBCU News Group seminar highlights unusual education effortOctober 17, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Leaning into education aggressively and uncommonly so for a media organization, NBC News is making its leaders available to students this week for a one-day digital seminar on how to succeed in the news business.
Digital activists challenge Uganda’s harsh new internet lawOctober 17, 2022 GMT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan activists launched a legal challenge Monday to controversial new legislation criminalizing some internet activity in the East African country.
Their petition to the constitutional court argues that the description of computer-related crimes in the bill enacted with President Yoweri Museveni's signature last week violates the right to freedom of expression and criminalizes some digital work, including investigative journalism.
Totenberg tests tenet of journalism with source friendshipsOctober 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In the last months of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, one of the few people who knew how seriously ill the Supreme Court justice had become was her friend, National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg.
No suspension for teacher who refused to censor student newsSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have rescinded their suspension of a high school journalism advisor who had refused to censor a student's news article naming an unvaccinated campus librarian.
Q&A: Craig Newmark aims to defend democracy via philanthropySeptember 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Newmark twists a “Batman” quote to jokingly refer to himself as “not the nerd you want, but maybe now and then I’m the nerd you need.”
Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, has since retired from the pioneering website that made him ultra-rich by expanding the world of classified ads onto the internet.
Crow Tribe journalism teacher seeks stories no one tellsSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
LODGE GRASS, Mont. (AP) — Luella Brien initially wanted to be a school teacher, but never thought she’d be one after taking a different career path. Shortly after graduating high school, she pivoted from education to pursue journalism.
McGrory, Boston Globe’s top editor, says he is stepping downSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Brian McGrory, under whose leadership The Boston Globe won three newsroom Pulitzer Prizes, said Wednesday that he is stepping down after 10 years at the helm to become chair of Boston University's journalism department.
CNN hires ex-NYPD official, intelligence expert John MillerSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — John Miller, who has held major jobs in both justice agencies and journalism, is joining CNN as chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst, the network said on Tuesday.
Miller has worked at both ABC News and CBS News during his career.
Missouri attorney general seeks journalism school recordsSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed an open records request seeking correspondence between two journalism professors connected to the University of Missouri and the executive director of a fact-checking group.
Veteran Malaysian journalist Subramaniam Harihar dies at 79September 1, 2022 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Subramaniam Harihar, a longtime journalist in Malaysia who covered the country's period of extraordinary economic growth for The Associated Press, has died at age 79.
Subramaniam used the byline Hari Subramaniam for his AP stories and was known as Maniam to his friends.
Illinois AP Media Editors announces 2021 journalism awardsAugust 12, 2022 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Margaret Holt, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune, was named Friday the 2022 Lincoln League honoree during the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Awards presentations at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield.
Trump ally Kari Lake wins GOP primary for Arizona governorAugust 5, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday.
Solomon Islands takes tighter control over state broadcasterAugust 5, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The government of the Solomon Islands has taken tighter control over the nation's state-owned broadcaster — a move that opponents say is squarely aimed at controlling and censoring the news.
High-risk Colombians say GPS devices only add to dangersAugust 1, 2022 GMT
The bulletproof vehicles that Colombia’s government assigns to hundreds of high-risk individuals are supposed to make them safer. But when an investigative reporter discovered they all had GPS trackers, she only felt more vulnerable — and outraged.
Jerry Ceppos, distinguished editor, educator, dies at age 75August 1, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jerry Ceppos, a distinguished news editor, executive and educator, whose career included leading Pulitzer Prize winning teams and two journalism schools, died Friday. He was 75.
Eugenio Scalfari, revolutionized Italy’s journalism, diesJuly 14, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Eugenio Scalfari, who helped revolutionize Italian journalism with the creation of La Repubblica, a liberal daily that boldly challenged Italy's traditional newspapers, died Thursday at 98, the Senate president announced.
State lotteries transfer wealth out of needy communitiesJuly 11, 2022 GMT
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — While the growing expansion of casinos and state-sanctioned sports betting steal the spotlight, state lotteries have nearly doubled in size over the past two decades, driving a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer from low-income U.S.
US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each weekJuly 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news.
Worries aside, poll finds most journalists would do it againJune 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists face harassment, fight against misinformation and are keenly aware of the industry's financial troubles and the dim view many Americans have of them.
Despite all that, most love their jobs and wouldn't trade it for something else.
UN names Palestinian media program for slain reporterJune 1, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Tuesday that it is naming the annual training program for Palestinian broadcasters and journalists after Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead May 11 during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank.
Publisher wants to give away newspaper, travel to UkraineMay 27, 2022 GMT
LAFAYETTE, Minn. (AP) — The owner of a rural weekly newspaper in southern Minnesota is looking to give his publication away so he can travel to Ukraine.
Minnesota Public Radio reported Thursday that Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger owner and publisher Lee Zion is willing to dig trenches, teach school or fight in Ukraine.
Minnesota Public Radio drops investigative programMay 27, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio has shut down its long-running investigative program “APM Reports.”
The Star Tribune reported Friday that executives informed employees of the decision on Thursday.
Francis Quinn, longtime State House reporter, dies at 70May 25, 2022 GMT
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Francis X. Quinn, a former Associated Press reporter who covered Maine government and politics with fairness and integrity for more than a quarter century, has died. He was 70.
Hawaii governor signs student journalism protections billMay 23, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation providing freedom of speech and press protections to students publishing school-sponsored media at Hawaii public schools and the University of Hawaii.
News executive Richard Wald, who helped build ABC News, diesMay 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92.
Wald suffered a stroke either Sunday night or Monday morning and never regained consciousness before dying Friday at a hospital in New Rochelle, New York, said his son, news executive Jonathan Wald.
Journalist killed in Mexico was threatened in recent weeksMay 11, 2022 GMT
COSOLEACAQUE, Mexico (AP) — The director of an online news site in southeastern Mexico had been threatened in recent weeks over her journalism before being killed with a colleague, her brother said Tuesday.
2 journalists killed in Mexico; 10th and 11th of the yearMay 10, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just as Mexican journalists prepared to protest the killing of a journalist last week, word came Monday that two more were shot to death in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, raising to 11 the number of such killings in the country this year.
Pulitzer Prizes award Washington Post for Jan. 6 coverageMay 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attack on democracy that was a shocking start to a tumultuous year that also saw the end of the United States’ longest war, in Afghanistan.
New York Times’ top editor may speak out more on journalismApril 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has a tradition of letting its work speak for itself, rather than publicly defending its journalism from criticism.
Yet with democracy, truth, and the news business under attack, that's a luxury The Times' incoming executive editor, Joe Kahn, may not be able to afford.
Outgoing Times editor to lead fellowship for local probesApril 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Baquet, outgoing executive editor of The New York Times, will lead a fellowship program focusing on local investigative journalism projects at the Times.
Baquet and a group of veteran investigative editors will guide journalists producing the efforts, which The Times will let news organizations in the affected areas co-publish or broadcast at no cost, the newspaper said on Tuesday.
Students level the playing fields at California high schoolApril 12, 2022 GMT
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In Vista, California, heroes wear softball uniforms. Their names: Danielle Ellis and Sydney Prenatt.
Ellis and Prenatt resist such praise. But at Rancho Buena Vista High School, where the pair were teammates on the Longhorns softball team for four years before graduating in 2018, that’s how they’re remembered.
Poll: Title IX a mystery for high school students, parentsApril 12, 2022 GMT
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Title IX is 50 years old, but a poll has found that nearly three-quarters of students ages 12-17 and nearly 60% of parents said they know “nothing at all” about the landmark civil rights law meant to ensure gender equity in education, including athletics.
Acclaimed filmmaker Brent Renaud shot, killed in UkraineMarch 14, 2022 GMT
Brent Renaud, an acclaimed filmmaker who traveled to some of the darkest and most dangerous corners of the world for documentaries that transported audiences to little-known places of suffering, died Sunday after Russian forces opened fire on his vehicle in Ukraine.
Reis named new journalism school dean at UNC-Chapel HillMarch 11, 2022 GMT
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Raul Reis, dean and professor of a journalism school in Massachusetts, has been appointed dean of the journalism school at North Carolina's flagship university, the school announced Friday.
AP calls for release of Ethiopian journalist in detentionMarch 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Amir Aman Kiyaro, a freelance journalist accredited to The Associated Press, marked 100 days in detention without charge in Ethiopia this week, prompting the news organization and press freedom advocates to reiterate their calls to free him immediately.
Abolition newspaper revived for nation grappling with racismFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — America’s first newspaper dedicated to ending slavery is being resurrected and reimagined more than two centuries later as the nation continues to grapple with its legacy of racism.
The revived version of The Emancipator is a joint effort by Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and The Boston Globe’s Opinion team that’s expected to launch in the coming months.
Climate grant illustrates growth in philanthropy-funded newsFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Tuesday that it is assigning more than two dozen journalists across the world to cover climate issues, in the news organization's largest single expansion paid for through philanthropic grants.
2 win journalism award for work on underreported communitiesFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Two freelance journalists have been awarded the 2022 American Mosaic Journalism Prize for their work reporting on underrepresented or misrepresented groups in the United States, it was announced Wednesday.