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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Report: Facebook offering ‘millions’ to publishers for news

Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

High court to decide if secret legislative records are a ‘black hole’ or a needed balance

Keeping legislative records secret called a “black hole” by news media lawyer, part of the balance between transparency and efficiency by lawmakers’ lawyer.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on local

Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Montana bill aims to restrict media’s publication of accident photos

Tears welled as Maura Gruber recounted Friday how she learned that the love of her life had perished in a traffic accident. Social media delivered her the news on that …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …