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June 27, 2020 - 5:01 am
Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81. Webb died June 16 in Eastbourne, England, of a blood condition, said his friend Jack...
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June 26, 2020 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Penelope Muse Abernathy can take any solace in her grim work of counting how many newspapers across America have closed, it’s that more people are becoming aware of the problem. The North Carolina journalism professor’s latest report out this week details the industry’s decline...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun asked a judge on Thursday, June 25, 2020 to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher News Group Newspapers and executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming he was violent and abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
June 25, 2020 - 9:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun urged a U.K. judge on Thursday to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and...
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June 24, 2020 - 3:00 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Seven journalists went on trial on Wednesday, accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya. The journalists from Odatv news website, the pro-Kurdish newspaper Yeni Yasam and the nationalist daily Yenicag have...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, David Stilwell speaks to media as he arrives at the Narita International Airport in Narita, north of Tokyo. The Trump administration is designating the U.S. operations of four major Chinese media outlets as “foreign missions” in an action that could force some of their journalists to leave the country. “The Communist Party does not just exercise operational control over these propaganda entities but has full editorial control over their content," said Stilwell. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 23, 2020 - 3:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Tuesday it will take countermeasures after the U.S. added four more Chinese media outlets to a list of organizations that should be considered “foreign missions” in the United States because of their ties to the government and ruling Communist Party. Foreign ministry...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, David Stilwell speaks to media as he arrives at the Narita International Airport in Narita, north of Tokyo. The Trump administration is designating the U.S. operations of four major Chinese media outlets as “foreign missions” in an action that could force some of their journalists to leave the country. “The Communist Party does not just exercise operational control over these propaganda entities but has full editorial control over their content," said Stilwell. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 22, 2020 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration added four Chinese media outlets Monday to a list of organizations that should be considered “foreign missions” because of their ties to the government and the Communist Party, a move that could force some to cut staff in the U.S. and is likely to further...
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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo shows the One Franklin Square Building, home of The Washington Post newspaper, in downtown Washington. The New York Times and Washington Post both outlined new measures on Thursday, June 18, 2020, aimed at improving diversity in their newsrooms and coverage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 18, 2020 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times and The Washington Post both outlined new measures on Thursday aimed at improving diversity in their newsrooms and coverage. It's the latest action taken by media organizations to address employees protesting racial inequities in hiring as well as in coverage —...
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This Nov. 23, 2019 photo shows Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Alexis Johnson in Pittsburgh. Johnson, who was prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet, sued the paper on Tuesday. Johnson, who is black, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania alleging the Post-Gazette was engaging in racial discrimination and retaliation. (Shantale Davis/@ShanShoots2 via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 5:33 pm
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday. Alexis Johnson, who is black, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania alleging the Post-Gazette was engaging in racial discrimination and...
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June 15, 2020 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As journalists grapple with massive protests and sweeping changes in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, U.S. newsrooms are debating an important style change: whether to capitalize the “b” in black when describing people. The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and NBC News last week...
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June 15, 2020 - 5:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist Monday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government's latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken by plainclothes security officers from his apartment in Giza, his family said in a...
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