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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

White House suspends CNN’s Acosta after Trump confrontation

The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.


State Dept. calls for journalist safety as Trump lashes out

The State Department said Friday that it will continue to seek a full investigation into the slaying of U.S.-based Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as it marked International Day to End …


Trump, media get almost equal share of blame for politically motivated violence in new poll

Both President Donald Trump and the news media are seen by nearly half of American voters as encouraging politically motivated violence, with partisans taking predictable sides in the wake of …


Margaret Sullivan: A user’s guide to the media maelstrom ahead

With the Brett Kavanaugh hearings – and possibly a collective nervous breakdown – approaching like a Category 4 hurricane, I humbly offer a media user’s guide to the week ahead.


Ivanka Trump says she doesn’t consider the media ‘the enemy of the people,’ disagrees with immigrant family separations

Ivanka Trump said Thursday that she does not agree with her father’s characterization of the media as “the enemy of the people” and that she was “vehemently against” separating children …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

There’s substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a …


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.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: Japanese media devour every scrap from Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura

On Tuesday, crews from Japan’s six national television channels – 20 people in all – descended on McCarthey Athletic Center to explore Ruiworld.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Visiting Japanese media have plenty of questions for Gonzaga coaches Mark Few, Tommy Lloyd

Rui Hachimura wasn’t the only one getting grilled by Japanese television crews Tuesday. Bulldogs head coach Mark Few and assistant Tommy Lloyd had to parry some questions about their star …


Trump suggests revoking reporters’ credentials

In his latest volley against the free press, President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that reporters have their credentials revoked for reporting negative news about him, calling such reporting “fake.”


Sue Lani Madsen: The media’s different takes on a dam bill

After passage in Congress of HR 3144 on April 25, Rep. Dan Newhouse and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held an open media call. It was interesting as an apprentice journalist …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

At Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium, longtime security reporter defends Fourth Estate

In an era when the credibility of news reporting is regularly called into question – including by the president of the United States – Adam Goldman Thursday told a nearly …


Israeli police question Netanyahu again in telecom case

Israeli police on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as his wife and son, in a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant, one of a slew of …


Rally shows free-wheeling, media-bashing Trump here to stay

If it wasn’t crystal clear already, President Donald Trump’s roaring rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night underscored the fact that, more than a year into the job, Trump has no …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Mimicking Trump, local officials use ‘fake news’ as a weapon

An Idaho lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a …


Egypt’s chief prosecutor wants close monitoring of the media

Egypt’s chief prosecutor told his staff Wednesday to closely monitor the media and move against any they consider to be “hurting national interests,” the latest move by authorities to suppress …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: What’s going on with 42 percent of Republicans?

This is a column about 42 percent of Republicans. It is also a column about trust.


NBC exceeds expectations five days into Winter Olympics

While gold medals aren’t awarded a quarter of the way into a race, NBC says it is encouraged by how the viewing public has responded to the Winter Olympics from …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

A year into Donald Trump’s fact-bending, media-bashing presidency, Americans are increasingly confused about who can be trusted to tell them reliably what their government and their commander in chief are …


Media face challenges in rush to sexual misconduct reckoning

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley isn’t just upset with PBS for firing him on sexual misconduct charges. He’s upset about his depiction in the media.


Judge weighs arguments in legislative records case

Whether or not individual lawmakers in Washington state fall under statutory definitions that would require their records to be subject to more stringent public disclosure was at the heart of …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Man detained by ICE after speaking with news reporters

A man who recounted his longtime girlfriend’s arrest in a Seattle Times story about ramped-up immigration enforcement in Pacific County last month has now been detained, and says U.S. Immigration …


Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with U.S.

The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Franken ashamed amid groping claims, will return to work

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels “embarrassed and ashamed” amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to returning to work on Monday and gradually …


Suddenly, Zimbabwe’s biggest newspaper can print anything. It’s harder than it sounds.

For 37 years, it was the official newspaper of Robert Mugabe. Then, this month, the staff of the Zimbabwe Herald got an impossible assignment: They would have to cover the …


Russian president signs bill targeting foreign media

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a …


Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a car bombing at a military school, Ramirez was released as part of Colombia’s peace agreement with leftist rebels and …


Russia warns U.S. media of possible foreign agent status

Russia’s Justice Ministry has warned several U.S. government-funded news outlets they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill that has yet to be fully approved.


Russia drafts legislation targeting foreign media

Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the U.S. made to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura at the center of Japanese media’s attention

Rui Hachimura’s locker sits in between and space was limited with the spillover from a dozen Japanese media interviewing the Zags’ sophomore forward. A year ago, two Japanese reporters chronicled …