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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Spokesman-Review wins grant for public health reporting

The Spokesman-Review received one of 50 grants awarded to news organizations nationwide by the nonprofit Report for America.

Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media staff in 2018

An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years.

Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof talks journalism in speech at Gonzaga

“All New York was up in arms about these two homeless red-tailed hawks, and I couldn’t generate the same outrage about hundreds of thousands of people being slaughtered,” Kristof said. …

Jamal Khashoggi spent the last years of his life looking over his shoulder

Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder at the hands of his native Saudi Arabia has caused an international outcry that threatens to undermine the kingdom’s powerful young leader, knew he was a …

Editorial: The Spokesman-Review isn’t ‘the enemy of the people’

No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the …

Dead Russian reporters researched mercenaries, mining in CAR

Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday.

Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain

The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-bred rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom.

Pravda: Elon Musk’s solution for punishing journalists

For months now, Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor trying to colonize Mars, tunnel under Los Angeles and make electric vehicles mainstream, has been seemingly preoccupied with another obsession: the media.

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – an image he snapped …

USA Wrestling requiring media to go through background check

USA Wrestling will require media members seeking to cover federation-sponsored events to undergo a background check, which is believed to be the first such requirement of its kind for a …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Ecuador president says journalists likely killed

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno returned home early from a regional summit Thursday amid unconfirmed reports that three press workers kidnapped along the increasingly conflictive border with Colombia have been slain.

Forget Harry Potter. In D.C., people lined up at midnight for Michael Wolff’s Trump exposi.

The wind chill hit minus-3 degrees the night “Fire and Fury” came to town. But neither polar vortex nor “bomb cyclone” nor gloom of night could keep Washington’s political gossipmongers …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Gary Crooks: I’m leaving the paper, but I hope you stay

It’s been a privileged perch, and I am grateful. However, politics has changed – and not for the better – and the impact on journalism is profound.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Walmart pulls “Rope. Tree. Journalist.” T-shirt from site

Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.

Sullivan: Real journalism bags fake-news hunters

News people used to joke that readers should never be allowed to see how the sausage is made. Now we need to show that messy process as clearly as possible. …

Anne Applebaum: Storm highlights need for local news

As the water recedes and the cleanup begins, national journalists will inevitably drift away.

Editor Kim Crompton retires after 28 years at the Spokane Journal of Business

This week, Kim Crompton’s career comes to an end. He’s retiring as editor of the Journal of Business.

Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware, report says

Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel’s NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group’s investigation published Monday.

Television reporters told to stop filming in Senate hallways, prompting outcry

Television reporters covering the Capitol were told Tuesday to stop filming interviews in Senate hallways, a dramatic break with tradition as lawmakers face pressure to respond to journalists’ inquiries about …

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died at 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year …

Dan Heyman: My arrest as a reporter struck a chord

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – For someone like me who is constantly checking email on my phone, one odd thing about getting put in jail is how suddenly you’re almost totally …

Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany

The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …

Analysis: Why CNN can – and did – refuse to air Trump’s new ad targeting ‘fake news’

In a self-congratulatory ad marking his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump labels major television networks “fake news.” So CNN is refusing to sell the president airtime to …

Committee rejects Breitbart application for congressional press credentials

Breitbart News Network, a conservative media organization once headed by Stephen K. Bannon, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, isn’t qualified to hold a congressional press pass.

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

Earnings at the Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Investigation of Trump’s charity wins Pulitzer Prize

The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 – the tumultuous presidential campaign – yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about …

Kansas principal resigns after high school journalists investigate her credentials

group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as …

A $100 million goal to boost journalism, fight for facts

The philanthropy established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar will contribute $100 million to support investigative journalism, fight misinformation and counteract hate speech around the world.

Fox News faces another sexual harassment claim against network leadership

The sexual harassment scandal at Fox News Channel continued on Monday, with a contributor alleging that the network’s co-founder pressured her for sex and its current co-president retaliated against her.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists

A newspaper in the Mexican border city of Juarez announced Sunday that it is shutting down due to the climate of insecurity and impunity for killings of journalists in one …