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Pentagon Proposal to Defund Stars and Stripes Sparks Uproar
Military
Pentagon Proposal to Defund Stars and Stripes Sparks Uproar
2020-02-18 13:25:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Pentagon proposal to cut funding for Stars and Stripes is causing an uproar among media organizations and reporters covering the Defense Department who contend the independent newspaper remains a vital source of information for military personnel stationed... Read More

Actor Patrick Dempsey to Fix Political Gridlock in New CBS Pilot
Television
Actor Patrick Dempsey to Fix Political Gridlock in New CBS Pilot
2020-02-11 21:48:27
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — News around Capitol Hill last week was that actor Patrick Dempsey would be starring in a new political drama.   The CBS pilot plot, originally named “The Whip” has since had a title change to “Ways & Means,” but... Read More

Amid Irregularities, AP Unable to Declare Winner in Iowa
2020 Elections
Amid Irregularities, AP Unable to Declare Winner in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa's Democratic caucuses. Following the Iowa Democratic Party's release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete... Read More

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor and Fixture at Presidential Debates, Dies at 85
2020 Elections
Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor and Fixture at Presidential Debates, Dies at 85
2020-01-23 19:26:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour and moderator of 12 presidential debates -- more than anyone in broadcast history -- died on Thursday at his home in Washington, D.C. His death was announced by PBS, for... Read More

United Nations Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Saudi Hacking of Bezos' iPhone
In The News
United Nations Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Saudi Hacking of Bezos' iPhone
2020-01-22 15:50:37
by Dan McCue

The United Nations called for an immediate investigation Wednesday into the alleged involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ iPhone in 2018. “The information we have received suggests the possible... Read More

Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
Media
Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
2020-01-17 18:40:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It has been a tough, some would say strange, few weeks for the press in Washington, D.C. Symbolically, it began with the shuttering of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and freedom of speech, which closed December... Read More

‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial
In The News
‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Tuesday that there will be restrictions to public and press access during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, including periods when the Senate chamber is cleared of reporters. The bulk of the trial will... Read More

Saudis Sentence 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Killing
Crime
Saudis Sentence 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose grisly slaying in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew international... Read More

Pelosi Rebukes Reporter Who Asked If She and Democrats ‘Hate’ Trump
In The News
Pelosi Rebukes Reporter Who Asked If She and Democrats ‘Hate’ Trump

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been unshakable as she’s guided her caucus toward the decision she announced Thursday that the House will vote on articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. But when a reporter questioned whether she was doing... Read More

House Considers National Memorial for Fallen Journalists
In The News
House Considers National Memorial for Fallen Journalists

Washington, D.C., is home to numerous memorials and monuments honoring Americans who have sacrificed their lives for the country. But the U.S. capital lacks a permanent memorial dedicated to those who were killed while working to advance a free press.... Read More

Why TV Networks May Be Afraid of Investigative Stories
Media
Why TV Networks May Be Afraid of Investigative Stories

LOS ANGELES — This has been the autumn of discontent for investigative TV journalists. Ronan Farrow’s best-selling book “Catch and Kill” detailed his frustration with former bosses at NBC News over his failed attempt to break the story on the... Read More

An Estimated 13.8 Million People Tuned In to Televised Coverage of Day One of Impeachment Inquiry
Media
An Estimated 13.8 Million People Tuned In to Televised Coverage of Day One of Impeachment Inquiry
2019-11-15 22:33:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - An estimated 13.8 million people tuned in to watch diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent testify at the first public hearing of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to Nielsen. Millions more streamed the day-long... Read More

Decline of Local Journalism is Likely Increasing Voter Polarization
Media
Decline of Local Journalism is Likely Increasing Voter Polarization

WASHINGTON — In May 2017, former Republican Rep. Leonard Lance crossed party lines and voted against the GOP health care repeal, a proposal deeply unpopular with voters in New Jersey’s 7th District, which he had represented in Washington for nearly... Read More

Katie Hill Says She’s Leaving Congress ‘Because of a Misogynistic Culture’
In The News
Katie Hill Says She’s Leaving Congress ‘Because of a Misogynistic Culture’

WASHINGTON — In a blistering, emotional final House speech, Rep. Katie Hill, a freshman Democrat from California, told colleagues Thursday that she is leaving Congress because of a double standard for female politicians, a ruthless political climate and a misogynistic... Read More

Four Female Journalists Will Moderate Next Democratic Debate
2020 Elections
Four Female Journalists Will Moderate Next Democratic Debate
2019-10-24 19:59:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Four women journalists will moderate the next Democratic presidential candidate debate, MSNBC announced Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show"; Andrea Mitchell, host of "Andrea Mitchell Reports"; Kristen Welker, the NBC News White House correspondent; and... Read More

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads
Social Media
Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads
2019-10-18 14:47:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Mark Zuckerberg allowed himself only a brief smile Thursday afternoon as he approached the podium awaiting him on stage in Georgetown University's Gaston Hall. After weeks of criticism over Facebook's decision not to moderate political speech or fact-check... Read More

Los Angeles Times Reaches Historic Agreement With Newsroom Union
Social Media
Los Angeles Times Reaches Historic Agreement With Newsroom Union

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday reached a tentative labor agreement with the guild that represents about 475 members of its newsroom, a milestone for a newspaper that for generations was known as a bastion of anti-unionism.... Read More

Want to Interview Cartel Hit Men or Human Smugglers? These Men and Women Can Make It Happen
Social Media
Want to Interview Cartel Hit Men or Human Smugglers? These Men and Women Can Make It Happen

TIJUANA, Mexico — Margarito Martinez spent 10 nights sleeping inside his white minivan parked outside a Tijuana makeshift shelter last year when a caravan of Central American migrants reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Inside the shelter, thousands of men, women and... Read More

Nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2020 Debate Details
2020 Elections
Nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2020 Debate Details
2019-10-11 18:38:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday announced the sites, dates and qualification details for three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate leading up to the 2020 general election. The sites and dates are as follows:... Read More

Defense Intel Agency Employee Accused of Leaking Secrets to Journo Girlfriend
Law
Defense Intel Agency Employee Accused of Leaking Secrets to Journo Girlfriend
2019-10-09 21:27:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria, Virginia was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly leaking classified information to his journalist girlfriend and a second journalist. Henry Kyle Frese, who is identified in court documents as a counterterrorism analyst,... Read More

Journalists Urge House Panel to Open Door to Greater Transparency In Federal Courts
Media
Journalists Urge House Panel to Open Door to Greater Transparency In Federal Courts
2019-10-01 21:02:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Fifty-four years after the U.S. Supreme Court heard its first case dealing with the televising and broadcasting of a trial, meaningful electronic coverage of federal courts remains an aspiration, this despite the exponential advances in technology to disseminate... Read More

FCC's Media Deregulation Plan Can't Go Forward, 3rd Circuit Says
Law
FCC's Media Deregulation Plan Can't Go Forward, 3rd Circuit Says
2019-09-23 20:48:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission must redo and better justify an order that eased restrictions on media companies wanting to consolidate their holdings in a single market, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The highly anticipated... Read More

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75
Media
Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75
2019-09-17 19:03:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Cokie Roberts, who grew up immersed in politics and spent several decades in Washington covering it, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. “Cokie’s career as a journalist at National Public Radio and ABC News... Read More

Reporter’s White House Press Pass Reinstated by Judge After Altercation
Media
Reporter’s White House Press Pass Reinstated by Judge After Altercation
2019-09-06 14:27:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A federal judge reinstated the White House press pass of Playboy magazine reporter Brian Karem Tuesday after it was taken away by the Trump administration’s press secretary. Karem lost his press pass in July after a loud altercation... Read More

US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation
In The News
US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation

LONDON — Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the... Read More

Joe Biden Takes Fire From All Sides in Democratic Debate
2020 Elections
Joe Biden Takes Fire From All Sides in Democratic Debate

DETROIT — The attacks on front-runner Joe Biden were unrelenting and, at times, personal in a contentious Democratic debate Wednesday night during which the former vice president delivered pointed retorts as he sought to persuade voters that he is not... Read More

Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy
2020 Elections
Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy
2019-07-22 20:34:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday it is committing $50 million for research to better understand how social media and technology are impacting democracy. The nonprofit foundation, which focuses on journalism and fostering "informed... Read More

Newsroom Employment Continues to Decline, Led by Newspapers, Study Finds
Media
Newsroom Employment Continues to Decline, Led by Newspapers, Study Finds
2019-07-17 20:22:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Newsroom employment continues to decline across the United States, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers, a new study says. For a report released Wednesday, the Pew Research Center analyzed 10 years of occupational employment data compiled by... Read More

EPA to Allow Political Appointees to Block FOIA Document Disclosures
FOIA
EPA to Allow Political Appointees to Block FOIA Document Disclosures
2019-06-27 13:59:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A new EPA rule published Wednesday in the Federal Register would allow political appointees to review and withhold documents requested by the public under the Freedom of Information Act. The rule was signed by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler... Read More

News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
FOIA
News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
2019-06-14 14:49:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social media firms Tuesday by focusing on the role the companies have played in reducing the news media to a mere... Read More

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