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Legendary Journalist and Writer Pete Hamill Dead at 85
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Legendary Journalist and Writer Pete Hamill Dead at 85

NEW YORK — Pete Hamill, the Brooklyn-born bard of the five boroughs and eloquent voice of his beloved hometown as both newspaper columnist and best-selling author, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill fell on Saturday, fracturing his right hip,... Read More

'Sobering' Report Shows Hardening Attitudes Against Media
Opinion Polls
'Sobering' Report Shows Hardening Attitudes Against Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The distrust many Americans feel toward the news media, caught up like much of the nation's problems in the partisan divide, only seems to be getting worse. That was the conclusion of a “sobering” study of... Read More

Chatham Announces Plan to Buy Newspaper Publisher McClatchy
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Chatham Announces Plan to Buy Newspaper Publisher McClatchy

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday. The agreement... Read More

Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
Entertainment
Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
2020-07-10 19:25:48
by Sara Wilkerson

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor sports and entertainment events, the United Kingdom is moving ahead with plans to restart this segment of its economy. If... Read More

Florida’s Coronavirus Outbreak Complicates GOP Convention, Trump’s Reelection Bid
2020 Elections
Florida’s Coronavirus Outbreak Complicates GOP Convention, Trump’s Reelection Bid

MIAMI — When Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, returns to Florida Thursday, he’ll find a much different situation than when he last visited in late May. Florida at the time was reopening... Read More

Bolton Book Says Trump Sought Xi’s 2020 Help, Roiling Race Anew
Political News
Bolton Book Says Trump Sought Xi’s 2020 Help, Roiling Race Anew

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a new book that President Donald Trump asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help him win reelection by buying more U.S. farm products, according to an excerpt published by The... Read More

Trump Administration Seeks Restraining Order to Block Bolton Book
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Trump Administration Seeks Restraining Order to Block Bolton Book

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to criminally charge John Bolton with disclosing classified information in his upcoming White House memoir, and the Justice Department late Wednesday ramped up its legal campaign by seeking a temporary restraining order to... Read More

Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
Opinion Polls
Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
2020-06-11 15:20:32
by Sara Wilkerson

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in February, Americans have struggled to find information they believe they can trust on the rate of infection, the death rate and what they should be doing to protect themselves, a new Gallup/Knight... Read More

Comcast Pledges $100 Million to Fight ‘Injustice and Inequality’
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Comcast Pledges $100 Million to Fight ‘Injustice and Inequality’
2020-06-08 19:58:05
by Dan McCue

Comcast is allocating $100 million toward fighting injustice and inequality faced by African-Americans and other communities. The new initiative will encompass social-justice programs aimed at inequality against “any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability,” chairman/CEO Brian Roberts announced... Read More

New York Times Says Senator’s Op-Ed Didn’t Meet Standards
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New York Times Says Senator’s Op-Ed Didn’t Meet Standards

NEW YORK (AP) — In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell nationwide protests about police mistreatment of black... Read More

CBS News, National Press Club Celebrate a Century of Radio Broadcasting
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CBS News, National Press Club Celebrate a Century of Radio Broadcasting
2020-06-01 20:22:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Radio, it has been said, is both the most intimate of all media and part of the fabric of the American experience. Whether it was through "Make Believe Ballroom" or presenting harrowing tales from the front lines during... Read More

This Newspaper Has Never Forgotten the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — and Its Fight Continues
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This Newspaper Has Never Forgotten the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — and Its Fight Continues

TULSA, Okla. — Jim Goodwin ran his thumb over the screen of his iPhone, reading a rough draft of a newspaper editorial. In 300 words, the author recounted one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history and... Read More

National Press Club, SPJ Condemn Arrest of CNN Crew, Live, On Air in Minneapolis
In The News
National Press Club, SPJ Condemn Arrest of CNN Crew, Live, On Air in Minneapolis
2020-05-29 14:35:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemned the early morning arrests on Friday of a CNN correspondent and his production team, as they were covering ongoing protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the death... Read More

Biden Limits Media Access to Virtual Wall Street Fundraiser
Political News
Biden Limits Media Access to Virtual Wall Street Fundraiser

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign limited media access to a fundraiser with Wall Street donors on Thursday night, the first time reporters were unable to join the video portion of a virtual fundraiser or hear the presumptive Democratic nominee answer... Read More

FCC Slaps Sinclair Broadcast Group With Record $48 Million Fine
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FCC Slaps Sinclair Broadcast Group With Record $48 Million Fine
2020-05-07 13:45:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group agreed on Wednesday to pay a record $48 million fine to the Federal Communications Commission to resolve allegations it failed to disclose the sponsor of paid content and misled the agency during its failed merger... Read More

Covering Congress Amid Coronavirus Means Masks, Hallway Contortions and Apologies for the Crying Baby
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Covering Congress Amid Coronavirus Means Masks, Hallway Contortions and Apologies for the Crying Baby

WASHINGTON — Phone interviews with lawmakers all start with the same disclaimer now: I apologize in advance for the screaming child. He’s fine, he’s supervised. We learned quickly when the Los Angeles Times closed its Washington bureau because of the... Read More

FCC Asks Supreme Court to Allow TV Stations to Own Newspapers
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FCC Asks Supreme Court to Allow TV Stations to Own Newspapers
2020-04-27 14:00:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission is asking the Supreme Court to review media ownership rules to allow broadcast stations to own newspapers. The FCC, along with the Justice Department, says the current regulations that prevent media companies from owning... Read More

Senators Make Bipartisan Push for Local News Media Support
Economy
Senators Make Bipartisan Push for Local News Media Support
2020-04-20 19:25:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan quartet of Senators is urging the chamber's leadership to support aid to local newspaper, radio and television stations in the next iteration of the federal Paycheck Protection Program. In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader... Read More

Trump Shakes Up Press Team As White House Deals With Virus
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Trump Shakes Up Press Team As White House Deals With Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding new staffers as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Stephanie Grisham, who had held the titles of press secretary and White... Read More

Willingness to Pay for News and Other Media On the Rise, Study Finds
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Willingness to Pay for News and Other Media On the Rise, Study Finds
2020-04-02 17:22:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - While less than 16% of consumers currently pay for news and another 44% pay for entertainment, a willingness to pay for content they really want to see is on the rise, according to new research from the World... Read More

Trump Campaign Threatens TV Stations Airing Ads Criticizing President’s Coronavirus Actions
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Trump Campaign Threatens TV Stations Airing Ads Criticizing President’s Coronavirus Actions

WASHINGTON — The Trump reelection campaign told TV stations they could lose their operating licenses for airing an ad criticizing the president’s actions in the coronavirus crisis — a challenge that may be more bluster than actual threat. President Donald... Read More

Supreme Court Holds States Immune From Copyright Suits
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Supreme Court Holds States Immune From Copyright Suits
2020-03-23 19:19:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that state governments cannot be sued for copyright infringement, rejecting a case filed against North Carolina over footage of a pirate shipwreck. In a unanimous ruling, the justices held North Carolina is shielded... Read More

China to Expel US Newspaper Journalists
Foreign Affairs
China to Expel US Newspaper Journalists

WASHINGTON — Political skirmishing between Washington and Beijing escalated Tuesday when China announced it was expelling U.S. journalists working for three American news outlets in response to Trump administration restrictions on Chinese media here. U.S. Secretary of State Michael R.... Read More

Reporters Get New Guidelines as Capitol Hill Coronavirus Cases Grow
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Reporters Get New Guidelines as Capitol Hill Coronavirus Cases Grow

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill’s exposure to the coronavirus is growing, and reporters were asked to do their part as measures to combat the virus that causes COVID-19 escalated significantly around the Capitol on Monday. At least three current and one... Read More

Chris Matthews Announces Retirement from MSNBC After Controversial Comments
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Chris Matthews Announces Retirement from MSNBC After Controversial Comments

NEW YORK — Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC’s political show “Hardball,” announced he is retiring from the broadcast effective Monday after coming under fire over controversial remarks he made to a guest. Matthews told viewers of his resignation... Read More

In Tit for Tat, Trump Limits Number of Chinese Journalists in US
Geopolitics
In Tit for Tat, Trump Limits Number of Chinese Journalists in US

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday ordered several Chinese media organizations to dismiss 60 U.S.-based Chinese nationals in retaliation for a “long-standing trend” of actions by Beijing against journalists, including the expulsion last month of three Wall Street Journal... Read More

Arizona's Largest Newspaper Quits Candidate Endorsements
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Arizona's Largest Newspaper Quits Candidate Endorsements
2020-02-27 21:43:06
by Dan McCue

The Arizona Republic, which drew global attention in 2016 for endorsing a Democrat for president for the first time in its 126-year history, announced Wednesday that it will stop endorsing candidates for public office. In a lengthy column, Executive Editor... Read More

Nicaragua’s Last Newspaper Dared Criticize The Government. Then It Lost Its Ink and Paper
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Nicaragua’s Last Newspaper Dared Criticize The Government. Then It Lost Its Ink and Paper

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The board of directors of Nicaragua’s oldest newspaper sat down in January to discuss the future. It looked bleak. Like many print publications in the digital age, La Prensa had been struggling for years amid declining advertising... Read More

China, US Media Dispute Heats Up As Beijing Expels Three Reporters
Geopolitics
China, US Media Dispute Heats Up As Beijing Expels Three Reporters
2020-02-19 19:24:21
by Dan McCue

China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters Wednesday saying it was revoking their credentials due to a headline that appeared above an opinion column two weeks ago. The expulsions came less than 24 hours after the Trump administration designated five... Read More

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Concerned 'Fake' News Will Impact 2020 Election
In The News
Overwhelming Majority of Americans Concerned 'Fake' News Will Impact 2020 Election
2020-02-19 19:17:06
by Dan McCue

An overwhelming majority of Americans -- 82% -- fear made-up news and other false reports about the candidates will undermine the 2020 presidential election, a new Pew Center study finds. The report, released Wednesday, said nearly half of those survey... Read More

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