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  • 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, …


  • Oregonian Media Group to be led by Nevada media company president

    The president of Nevada company RGJ Media has accepted a position at the helm of Oregonian Media Group, the parent company of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon. John F. …


  • Facebook drops news outlet input in ‘trending topics’ review

    Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network, a move adopted after a …


  • Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to “degrade and …


  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks …


  • 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 …


  • Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England’s blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. …


  • 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 …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • NY-based group: 232 journalists jailed worldwide

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday that a record-number 232 journalists are imprisoned worldwide and that Turkey has the highest number with …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …


  • Homeless man charged in NY subway rider’s death

    NEW YORK (AP) — While New York City straphangers pondered what they would do in a similar nightmare situation, authorities charged a homeless man in the death of a Queens …


  • Controversy grows over photo of NY subway push

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a subway rider pushed onto the tracks and photographed while he was still alive — an image …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:43 A.M.

    NYPD officer’s kindness sparks online sensation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist’s snapshot of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation. …


  • 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 …


  • Petraeus news hit Feinstein like ‘lightning bolt’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The career of David Petraeus, the CIA director and renowned general, was derailed by allegedly vicious emails his paramour sent to another woman. Now the CIA, FBI …


  • He called it, and now Silver’s a pop-culture star

    NEW YORK (AP) — The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012. The 34-year-old statistician, unabashed numbers …


  • Newspaper: 3 shot at Fresno, Calif., workplace

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three people were shot Tuesday at a workplace in Fresno, Calif., a newspaper reported. The shooting occurred at the Apple Valley Farms plant in the central …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 11:25 A.M.

    Dizzying array of media streams spotlight election

    NEW YORK (AP) — The days of watching Election Night coverage on a single television set may soon be a quaint anachronism. Americans have an array of alternatives for following …


  • With offices out, NY Daily News keeps publishing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Daily News got its Plan A and its Plan B eviscerated by Hurricane Sandy. The storm knocked out of commission the newspaper’s Manhattan main office …


  • Edwin Q. White, former AP Saigon chief, dies

    HONOLULU (AP) — Edwin Q. White, who served as Saigon bureau chief for The Associated Press as the U.S. committed massive numbers of combat troops to Vietnam, died before dawn …


  • Brothers accused of killing NJ girl remain held

    WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers accused of killing a 12-year-old New Jersey girl were ordered Friday to remain in a juvenile detention center, while the girl’s parents backed …


  • NYT defends incoming chief amid BBC scandal

    LONDON (AP) — The New York Times stood by its incoming chief Wednesday, even as questions about a BBC child sex abuse scandal followed him from one of Britain’s most …


  • 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 …


  • MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 ‘genius grants’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should …


  • Newspaper: Malvo felt like ‘worst piece of scum’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like “the worst …


  • Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether …


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