Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

Entertainment 05/22/19, 00:55

Anita Hill, Bob Woodward and three Saudi Arabian dissidents were among those honored at the annual gala hosted by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.Hill, best known for testifying in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, was celebrated Tuesday night as an inspiration ...

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

U.S. 05/21/19, 20:10

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 joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report. Chief William Scott addressed reporters hours after police agreed in court to return ...

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

Europe 05/18/19, 11:13

Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news.In an audience with the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Francis ...

Update: WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight extradition to US

Europe 05/02/19, 05:23

The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):11:20 a.m.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will fight extradition to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack a government computer.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping ...

NBC News chairman an unexpected figure in Mississippi news

Entertainment 04/29/19, 10:03

Born and raised in Manhattan and a national news executive for much of his career, Andrew Lack would seem an unlikely figure behind an attempt to revive the ailing local news industry in Mississippi.Quietly, NBC's news chairman has been the key person behind Mississippi Today, an online news site that ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Asia & Pacific 04/22/19, 22:53

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism's ...

The sports world is abuzz about Tiger Woods’ victory

Sports 04/16/19, 12:06

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 Dahlberg also discuss what Woods may do next for his career and the sport with AP Golf Writer ...

Capital Gazette’s Pulitzer citation: ‘rollercoaster moments’

U.S. 04/15/19, 15:34

The editor of the Capital Gazette of Maryland said Monday that his staff experienced some "rollercoaster moments" as it won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its own newsroom.The Gazette, based in the Maryland state capital of Annapolis, published ...

Journalism or not? WikiLeaks’ status in media world complex

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:12

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 to uncover secrets. But was it quite that clear? Does WikiLeaks do journalism, or is it something else? The answer wasn't ...

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

Entertainment 04/11/19, 01:22

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran over two stories and a poster published in late ...

Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight

U.S. 03/10/19, 05:08

Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket. He wears a tie; ...

Frederick Douglass biography among Lukas prize nominees

Entertainment 02/26/19, 06:11

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 merit.On Tuesday, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University announced shortlists for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the ...

Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

Entertainment 02/06/19, 04:04

The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism.The announcement on Wednesday establishes Craig Newmark in the forefront of philanthropists focused on journalism, a cause he's supported with some $85 million in the past few ...

Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper

Entertainment 02/02/19, 13:24

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 ...

Johns Hopkins buying Newseum building in DC for $372 million

Business 01/25/19, 17:35

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.In a Friday announcement, the Freedom Forum said Johns Hopkins University will buy ...

Film on Breslin and Hamill shows perils of local journalism

New York 01/25/19, 12:13

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 isn't makes the documentary partly a tragedy.The two men embodied a time when New York was a rollicking and complicated ...

Poisoning claims, divorce spat in Arizona journalism saga

U.S. 12/13/18, 02:25

An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the allegations in one of the ...

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