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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.” …


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.


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 …


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.


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, …


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 …


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. …


Vestal: Project pairs photography with social action

A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …


U-Hi administrators destroy papers carrying column

Most copies of the student newspaper at University High School in the Central Valley School District have been confiscated and destroyed by school officials after offensive remarks appeared in what …


Fenton’s gone fishing

Father of John. Grandfather of Jess. That’s how Fenton Roskelley has been identified in recent days when quoted by media about the younger men’s conquest of Mount Everest. But by …


Eye On Advertisers Cbs News Lashes Out At Its Own Reporter After She Complained About The Network’s Sensitivity To Her Investigation Of Olympics Sponsor Nike.

1. Baskin 2. The ubiquitous Nike logo is featured prominently on the cap of gold medal-winning snowboarder Gian Simmen of Switzerland. Photo by Associated Press


Minority Reporting On The Rise

Last year, for the first time in a decade, the most visible nightly-news correspondents were all male, and, with one exception, white, according to a new survey from Southern Illinois …


Newspaper: Problems In Story Linking Cia, Crack ‘We Fell Short At Every Step’ Editor Writes In Letter To Readers

The executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday admitted to shortcomings in the newspaper’s controversial series on the crack cocaine explosion in Los Angeles in the 1980s. …


Cali Newspaper Says Narcotics Traffickers Killed Editorial Chief

Narcotraffickers were behind the killing of a Cali editorial writer who had railed against Colombia’s chronic drug corruption in his columns, his newspaper colleagues said Friday. Gerardo Bedoya, 55, was …


Amc Looks At Reporters In Movies

Moviemakers haven’t done a good job of accurately portraying journalists over the years, according to American Movie Classics host Nick Clooney. Having spent some 28 years as a broadcast journalist, …


Conservatives Deserve Apologies Too

The big media wizards are in a tizzy over David Brinkley’s election-night comment that President Clinton “has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore, he’s a bore and always …


East Coast Networks Blab Again Early Presidential Projections Upset Western Voters, Election Officials

Psst! Hey lady, before you vote, wanna know who won the election? “No, I do NOT want to know!” Jacqueline Arlow said emphatically. It was 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, …


WSU Students Print Blank Newspaper Evergreen’s Student Editors Protest Alleged Censorship By Administrator

The editorial board of the Daily Evergreen, WSU’s student newspaper, prints a newsless issue, protesting they claim, censorship.


Governors Ask Networks For Restraint Western State Leaders Want TV To Wait For All Polls To Close

Republican governors from nine Western states urged the television networks Friday to refrain from declaring a winner in the presidential race until after polls close in the West. Network officials …


Media Split Over Merits Of Dole’s Charges Of Bias Many Journalists Take Attacks In Stride, But Others Say He Has A Point

As Bob Dole steps up his attacks on the media’s “liberal bias,” assailing television and The New York Times and urging voters not to “let them make up your mind …


Big Media Refuse To Be Objective

One of the reasons (there are others) Bob Dole continues to lag behind Bill Clinton is the negative slant given by big media to the Dole campaign and the largely …


Immigrants Shouldn’t Be Our Scapegoats

Last month, a couple of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Donald Barlett and James Steele of the Philadelphia Inquirer, unleashed a passionately written 10-part series, “America: Who Stole the Dream?” Their work …


Slings And Arrows Didn’t Get To Be The Main Event

Games of the XXVI Olympiad were overshadowed by media criticism from the very beginning. This was their chance to take a 17-day break from gloom-and-doom reporting and focus on the …


S-R Staff Honored In Regional Awards

Reporters, photographers and artists at The Spokesman-Review won eight first-place awards Friday in a contest sponsored by the UtahIdaho-Spokane Associated Press Association. Winners included staff writers Carla K. Johnson and …