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UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

From journalism to Spokane City Hall: Leaders say free press is ‘vital’ during a pandemic

Mayor Nadine Woodward and City Councilwomen Candace Mumm and Lori Kinnear have all worked in newsrooms, and say that while the press can be imperfect, it’s a necessary outlet for …

UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

Coronavirus brings quiet to The S-R newsroom: Plants, vending machines, supplies left behind as journalists work from home

Since adopting social distancing and remote working measures, the coronavirus has led to COVID-19 quietness in workplaces across downtown Spokane. Unfortunately, we can’t go into those buildings and note the …

Rob Curley: Coronavirus not only makes communities sick, it has infected local journalism, too

In the era of the coronavirus, journalism has never felt more important. That’s what makes what is currently happening to local newspapers across the country, both dailies and weeklies, so …

Editorial: Don’t let local news become a victim of coronavirus

Without local journalism, social distancing becomes social isolation. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to local news sources. Never have newspapers and their readers needed each other …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lashed out in anger at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she had asked him in an interview …

Rob Curley: Cynicism, trusting your mother’s love and peaches on Christmas

Romantic stories get to me. They always have. And that trait sometimes puts a journalist in an awkward position with others in this particular profession.

The Spokesman-Review receives Report for America grants to cover state and national politics, rural health care

The newspaper is one of four organizations in Washington, and the only one on the East Side, to receive a portion of the nonprofit’s $5 million to support local newsrooms. …

Couch Slouch: NFL gurus come with ulterior motives and can’t be trusted

Couch Slouch: In the hypercompetitive world of NFL inside information, the big boys – ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, NBC’s Peter King and Mike Florio, Fox’s Jay Glazer – …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Legendary reporter Bob Woodward talks Trump, impeachment, journalistic ethics with Whitworth students

Bob Woodward told a large crowd that journalists need to work harder to verify information before reporting it and that Trump’s actions have not yet reached the lengths of Watergate, …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Russian journalist freed after police abruptly drop charges

In a surprising turnaround, Russia’s interior ministry dropped drug-dealing charges against a prominent investigative reporter Tuesday and promised to go after police officers who allegedly tried to frame him.

Margaret Sullivan: How should journalists report on data hacks?

Note to journalists: Don’t publish weaponized gossip. Verify relentlessly. Nail down, and emphasize, the source of the hack and its motivation. And be transparent with news consumers.

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Two arrested in connection with shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight

Newspapers in more than 1,400 cities and towns across the U.S. have closed over the past 15 years, often leaving residents without a reliable source of local news.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Rob Curley: Why America needs journalists – and the T-shirts to prove it

I like Facebook. Even with all of its problems. It’s where I keep up with my friends and the people I care the most about. The people I grew up …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

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

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

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

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.