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UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

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, 9:08 p.m.

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, 4:54 p.m.

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, 12:15 p.m.

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, 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 …