Stories tagged: journalism
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer
Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff, died on Monday of cancer, the network said.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 5:45 a.m.
100 years ago in Montana: Woman newspaper reporter “incited” by editor to shoot and kill another man
Shooting by woman reporter on the street in Thompson Falls said motivated by intra-party GOP feud.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
FBI probing cyber breach of New York Times journalists
The FBI is investigating cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart interviewed about interviewing
From our archives, 100 years ago Acclaimed mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was in Spokane, and was interviewed by a Spokane Daily Chronicle reporter on the subject of – being …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death
An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Morley Safer, CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ veteran, retiring
NEW YORK – CBS News veteran Morley Safer, who’s been a correspondent on “60 Minutes” for all but two of the show’s 48 seasons, is retiring. The network said Wednesday …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Spain: 3 journalists missing since July have been freed
Three Spanish journalists who went missing while working in Syria in July have been freed from captivity, the Spanish government said Saturday.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Venerable Spokane broadcaster Randy Shaw battling cancer, closes restaurant
Longtime news broadcaster Randy Shaw, who retired from KREM 2 news last year after 33 years on the air in Spokane, has been diagnosed with cancer. Treatment has forced Randy …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 3 p.m.
Veteran Venezuelan newspaper prints last edition amid crisis
A major regional newspaper that has survived dictatorship and hyperinflation during its 82-year run is printing its last edition as imported newsprint grows scarce in Venezuela’s crashing economy.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
Reporting assignment raised suspicions about newspaper owner
LAS VEGAS (AP) – When several reporters for the main newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed strange because …
Wed., March 25, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Consumers drive demand for bad news, study finds
There’s an old journalism cliché about the primacy of bad news: We cover crashes, not landings. The logic of this has always seemed sound to me. Crashes are unusual; landings …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Free speech, sensitivity clash in media outlets
It’s not news that free speech can offend. But in the wake of the recent killings by Islamist extremists at a satirical magazine in Paris, editors around the world have …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Vestal: Spokane sidewalk philanthropist’s tale lesson in reporting
Did some local reporters bite too hard on a heartwarming do-gooder story last week, when telling the tale of an anonymous man handing out cash in Spokane? Or did they …
Sun., July 13, 2014
Spin Control: Pot reporting isn’t as sexy as it sounds
During a quarter century-plus of living in Spokane, I regularly had to explain to friends and relatives elsewhere that it was not a suburb of Seattle and thus did not …
Fri., April 11, 2014
Amy Goodman: Journalists face death for truth
Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Three of them – Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013, 4:55 a.m.
Syria’s civil war plays out on social media
BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Gary Graham: WWII veteran’s death brings out incivility, racism
The tragic death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton this week is yet another reminder of how violent living in America can be these days. Unfortunately, the fatal beating suffered by Belton …
Sat., July 20, 2013, 7:19 a.m.
Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92
WASHINGTON — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 11:34 a.m.
Maine TV news co-anchors quit on the air
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two news co-anchors for a Maine television station surprised viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management. Cindy Michaels and …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Citizen journalist class being offered
The Spokesman-Review and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University will provide a one-day training workshop in February for qualified rural journalists and citizen bloggers in …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 6:36 p.m.
Body encased in concrete identified as Fla. man
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified the body of a man who was found entombed in concrete in the backyard of a northeast Georgia home. The man has …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012, 7:46 p.m.
Veteran AP Georgia newsman Dick Pettys dies at 66
ATLANTA (AP) — Dick Pettys, a longtime political reporter for The Associated Press who was a fixture at the Georgia state capitol for more than three decades and a well-respected …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 7:35 p.m.
Romney on ‘47 percent’: I was ‘completely wrong’
FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes as “not elegantly stated.” …
Mon., July 30, 2012, 11:52 a.m.
Author acknowledges fake Dylan quotes, resigns
NEW YORK — A staff writer for The New Yorker has resigned and his latest book has been halted after he acknowledged inventing quotes by Bob Dylan.
Tue., July 24, 2012
Blog commenter reveals identity
A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity. Linda Cook said her suggestion to ask Kootenai …
Mon., July 23, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
Commenter targeted in lawsuit identifies herself
A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2011
Kershner: Knox book author relied on ‘rules of journalism’
Amanda Knox collapsed in tears of relief when an Italian court overturned her conviction last week. Yet there was someone else in the courtroom, Spokane native and author Candace Dempsey, …
Fri., July 8, 2011
For students, news is life and death
PULLMAN – The journalism students on campus here this week aren’t preparing for careers covering things like the Casey Anthony trial. The news that Halla Khoury, Sama Zeriea and their …
Sun., March 13, 2011
David Broder was erudite, old-school … and a sweetie
Eulogies for David Broder are still tumbling from the fingertips of friends and fans. He was the dean of political journalists, a man both generous and gracious, a reporter’s reporter. …