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Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday. He was 88.


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Another journalist slain in Mexico’s violent Veracruz state

An attacker shot a journalist to death Sunday in the Mexican state of Veracruz, adding to the toll in a region plagued by drug gang violence and allegations of government …


Jamie Tobias Neely: Trump presidency spotlights media’s vital role

Whatever the future holds, we know this: Our system of government simply can’t survive without a free, independent and courageous press.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Facebook combats fake news with new warning label

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact …


Doug Clark: The robots are coming for our jobs, even us newspeople

Columnist Doug Clark imagines what a robotic version of himself might be like.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

Imprisoned for 18 years, pro-democracy Uzbekistan newspaper editor hopes to join family in Spokane

For 18 years, Uzbek newspaper editor Muhammad Bekjanov barely survived behind bars, held captive by an authoritarian government that tortured him for writing pro-democracy articles. His family now lives in …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

Rob Curley: Dewey defeats Zags? Not really

Those of us who love newspapers and the history of newspapers, have almost certainly seen the 1948 cover of the Chicago Tribune. You know the one.


Ryan Bundy interviewer fights federal subpoena in 2nd trial

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown will hear oral arguments Friday on the government’s attempt to compel a reporter to testify in the second trial for the occupation of a national …


Rob Curley: On the lookout for liars, and the difference between beliefs and facts

How journalists fare in a world of fake news.


Sue Lani Madsen: Mistrust of the media runs high, but we all need journalists

Sue Lani Madsen: We all have to rely on media to keep us informed, even if this is a season when trust in the news media is at an all-time …


Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WW II and defied gender barriers as war correspondent, dies in Hong Kong at 105

HONG KONG – Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Reporters have earned gratitude

It seems to me, in this season of thanksgiving, that the best way to end that year is to thank my reporter colleagues for all they do to inform a …


Kathleen Parker: Without legitimate journalism, democracy fails

Distrust of legitimate journalism is no joking matter. What happens to democracy when an uninformed, misinformed, or dis-informed populace tries to make sound decisions? The simple and terrible answer is, …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …