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UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

High school journalists were barred from a DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial.

The high school journalists were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never …


Report: Government kept tabs on journalists, ‘instigators’

A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year’s migrant caravan from Mexico


Danger to journalists is growing worldwide, press freedom group says

In a report released Tuesday, the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders cited the slayings of dozens of people working in the media worldwide in 2018.


Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

The world’s biggest journalists’ organization says that at least 81 reporters have been killed on the job this year and that violence and harassment against media staff have skyrocketed.


Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

PARIS – Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had …


Goodman: Four questions for James Comey

It would be a shame to have Comey testify under oath and leave unasked important questions about FBI misconduct – both historical and up to this very day.


Journalists must meet challenge of social and digital media

The one idea that must prevail is the notion that facts and truth will carry the day.


How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight

The 2007 bust of a Washington state hacker put an end to bomb scares and saved graduation at the Lacey, Wash., high school but would also raise a troubling question …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

Kathleen Parker: Media’s pursuit of truth is real

Though the media can be accused of vigorously pursuing such stories, even at the risk of appearing “negative,” isn’t this their job?


Trudy Rubin: Truth of Putin lost on Trump

Yet Trump’s moral equivalence between Russian and American behavior should not be quickly dismissed, because it has scary implications for Trump’s policymaking at home and abroad.


Report: At least 48 journalists killed on the job in 2016

At least 48 journalists worldwide have been killed on the job in 2016 as the year winds down, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That is down from 72 …


Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity

Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …


Egypt court recommends death for 2 Al-Jazeera employees

An Egyptian court Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network …


Spain: 3 journalists missing since July have been freed

Three Spanish journalists who went missing while working in Syria in July have been freed from captivity, the Spanish government said Saturday.


Lawyer: 4 U.S. journalists charged in Bahrain leaving country

Four U.S. journalists arrested in Bahrain while covering the anniversary of the island nation’s 2011 uprising were charged, released and heading for the airport Tuesday to fly out of the …


Rubin: Journalists killed, jailed for offending jihadists, governments

Murder of reporter’s father videoed when he refused to be silent; then reporter was assassinated.


Editorial: FBI sting erodes trust in freedom of the press

It’s against the law to impersonate federal agents, but apparently agents believe it’s fine to impersonate journalists. Unbeknownst to the Associated Press, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2007 created …


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 …


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 …


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 …


N. Korea sentences journalists to 12 years

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea convicted two American journalists and sentenced them Monday to 12 years of hard labor for crossing into its territory, intensifying the reclusive nation’s confrontation …