Richard Stolley, Founding Editor of People Magazine, Dies at 92

He also scored a major journalistic coup by securing the rights to the Zapruder film of John F. Kennedy’s assassination for Life magazine.

#deaths-obituaries, #life-magazine, #magazines, #news-and-news-media, #people-magazine, #stolley-richard-b, #time-inc, #zapruder-film

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Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists ‘Animals.’ He’s Also Their Best Source.

His platform on Fox News made him a big player in Donald Trump’s circle. Off camera, he shapes the coverage of Trump’s world and Fox’s own internal politics.

#bender-michael-c, #carlson-tucker, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-news-channel, #hagan-joe, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #stelter-brian, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #wolff-michael-1953

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When the Local Paper Shrank, These Journalists Started an Alternative

An ambitious news site, The New Bedford Light, has sprung up in an old New England whaling town to fill a void in coverage.

#barbara-roessner, #gannett-company-inc, #jon-mitchell, #moby-dick-book, #new-bedford-mass, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #nonprofit-organizations, #standard-times, #the-new-bedford-light

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No, there is no evidence that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The term “unindicted co-conspirators” generally refers to individuals for whom there is insufficient evidence to bring charges or who have cut a deal. “Legally, it wouldn’t make sense to call informants co-conspirators,” said one legal expert.

#carlson-tucker, #informers, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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GB News Is Off to a Splashy, but Shaky, Start in Britain

Advertiser boycotts, dropped microphones and prank calls bedeviled GB News, but its evening talk show drew higher ratings than competitors on the BBC and Sky.

#gb-news, #great-britain, #neil-andrew-1949, #news-and-news-media, #television

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Janet Malcolm, Provocative Journalist With a Piercing Eye, Dies at 86

Her subjects ranged widely, but she took special aim at journalism itself, writing that every journalist “knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #libel-and-slander, #malcolm-janet, #news-and-news-media, #the-new-yorker, #writing-and-writers

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Frank Bruni: A Final Column on What it Means to Be a Columnist

As I leave this job after 10 years, I wish I’d handled many columns better.

#cruz-ted, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Executives

The editor in chief of Apple Daily was among five detained under the city’s national security law. The newspaper’s founder, Jimmy Lai, already faces charges under the sweeping law.

#apple-daily, #china, #hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #ryan-law, #search-and-seizure

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Zimbabwe Releases Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

The government said that it would not oppose bail for Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist in the capital, Harare, adding that there was evidence to show he had believed he was acting legally.

#freedom-of-the-press, #media, #moyo-jeffrey, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #zimbabwe

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Christiane Amanpour Tells Viewers She Has Cancer

The CNN anchor shared her diagnosis of ovarian cancer on her show on Monday. She said surgery had been successful and she was undergoing chemotherapy.

#amanpour-christiane, #cnn, #news-and-news-media, #ovarian-cancer

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Justice Dept. Will Toughen Rules for Seizing Lawmakers’ Data, Garland Says

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met with news media executives amid fallout over prosecutors’ seizures of records from phone and tech companies for leak inquiries.

#apple-inc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #freedom-of-the-press, #garland-merrick-b, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #subpoenas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Roman Protasevich, Jailed Belarusian Activist, Claims to Have Renounced His Views

Roman Protasevich, who recently compared the country’s autocratic leader to Hitler, is not the first dissident to renounce his views after spending time in a Belarus prison.

#belarus, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #protasevich-roman, #sapega-sofia

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Justice Dept. Official to Step Down Amid Uproar Over Leaks Inquiry

John Demers, a Trump appointee who remained in the department, would typically have been briefed on investigations like those involving the secret collection of journalists’ phone records.

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Donald Trump Is Starving

A glutton for attention is yanked away from the buffet.

#florida, #green-joshua-1972, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century.

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cnn, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #search-and-seizure, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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Garland Confronts Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century.

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cnn, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers

Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.

#apple-inc, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #enterprise-computing, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #justice-department, #news-and-news-media, #privacy, #subpoenas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

From reporting on the coronavirus pandemic to China’s internment of Uyghurs, here’s the full list of winners and finalists.

#news-and-news-media, #photography, #pulitzer-prizes, #radio

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and Buzzfeed News

The Pulitzer board recognized reporting on the murder of George Floyd, including a special citation for Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the killing. The public service prize went to The New York Times for Covid coverage.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #buzzfeed-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #morris-wesley-1975, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #pulitzer-prizes

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Natalie Edwards Exposed the Truth About ‘Dirty Money.’ Why Send Her to Prison?

If President Biden really wants to fight global financial corruption, he should pardon Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #buzzfeed-inc, #corruption-institutional, #edwards-natalie-mayflower-sours, #freedom-of-the-press, #leopold-jason-1969, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #whistle-blowers

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CNN Lawyers Gagged in Fight With Justice Dept. Over Reporter’s Emails

The disclosure of the aggressive leak investigation tactic followed a similar revelation involving The New York Times.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cnn, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #starr-barbara-journalist, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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New York Times Hires Stella Bugbee as New Styles Editor

Ms. Bugbee, who expanded The Cut into a top site for fashion and social issues, is scheduled to start later this month.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bugbee-stella, #fashion-and-apparel, #new-york-magazine, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #sicha-choire

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Cicadas Took On Biden’s Press Plane. They Won.

The omnipresent insects filled the engines of a flight set to accompany the president on his trip to Europe, forcing a delay and a new plane and pilot to be called in.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cicadas-insects, #news-and-news-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Times Requests Disclosure of Court Filings Seeking Reporters’ Email Data and Gag Order

Lawyers for the newspaper are asking how the Justice Department justified keeping the order secret since its leak inquiry was publicly known.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cnn, #freedom-of-the-press, #garland-merrick-b, #google-inc, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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Biden, Congress and the Free Press

The Biden administration should break with Trump and Obama administration practices and stop targeting journalists.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j

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A Top Editor Becomes Her ‘True Self’

Gina Chua is returning to the Reuters offices post-pandemic as one of the most senior transgender journalists in the country.

#adler-stephen-j, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #chua-gina, #content-type-personal-profile, #galloni-alessandra, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #reuters-group-plc, #thomson-reuters-corporation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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France Is Becoming More Like America. It’s Terrible.

Culture wars, fueled by Fox News-style provocation, have arrived in France.

#cnews-canal-plus-sa, #elections, #fox-news-channel, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #news-and-news-media, #television

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Why the Grand Slam Tournaments Risked Playing Hardball With Naomi Osaka

Leaders in the game noted that Osaka’s decision to bypass news conferences came as major media organizations had been cutting back on tennis coverage for years, a troubling dynamic for a sport that battles for exposure.

#australian-open-tennis, #french-open-tennis, #news-and-news-media, #osaka-naomi-1997, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Drew Pearson, the Muckraking Journalist With the Bully Pulpit

Donald A. Ritchie’s “The Columnist” describes the 37-year career of a journalist who was, in his time, one of the most powerful men in Washington.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #mccarthy-joseph-r, #news-and-news-media, #pearson-drew, #ritchie-donald-a, #the-columnist-leaks-lies-and-libel-in-drew-pearsons-washington-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Media Groupthink and the Lab-Leak Theory

Sometimes the most destructive enemies of science are those who claim to speak in its name. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china

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Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Emily Wilder’s Firing at The A.P. Reminds Us of What We Didn’t Expect

A recent firing at The Associated Press is the latest example of the way in which our digital pasts are never far from the present, despite what early internet evangelists thought.

#associated-press, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #computers-and-the-internet, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #wilder-emily-journalist

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #torture

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New York City Traffic is Back,According to Reporters

In New York City, traffic has roared back to nearly prepandemic levels; perhaps no one has a better front-row seat than traffic reporters.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorial-day, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #ny1, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #transportation-department-nyc

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Zimbabwe Authorities Arrest Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist for The Times who is based in Harare, was being held on charges of violating the country’s immigration laws. His lawyers say the accusation is spurious.

#freedom-of-the-press, #jeffrey-moyo, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #zimbabwe

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Weighs Legal Action Against U.N.C.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a creator of the 1619 Project who is scheduled to start as a professor at the university this summer, has retained lawyers to represent her in a dispute over tenure.

#1619-project, #colleges-and-universities, #hannah-jones-nikole, #journalism-schools, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tenure, #university-of-north-carolina, #writing-and-writers

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Fox News Intensifies Its Pro-Trump Politics as Dissenters Depart

Donna Brazile, a Democratic analyst, has left the Murdoch-owned network as some hosts and journalists who questioned Donald Trump have exited or been sidelined.

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Is Jake Tapper for Sale?

The CNN anchor discusses how the streaming wars might change the news business and why he won’t let liars on his show.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #social-media, #the-devil-may-dance-book, #warner-media-llc

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Juan Williams, a Liberal Outlier at Fox News, Is Leaving ‘The Five’

He will continue contributing to the cable network as a senior political analyst based in Washington.

#cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #the-five-tv-program, #williams-juan

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Every Belarusian Journalist I Know Is in Jail or Exile

What’s happening in Belarus could easily soon happen in Russia.

#belarus, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #media, #minsk-belarus, #navalny-aleksei-a, #news-and-news-media, #protasevich-roman, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

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Associated Press Begins Review of Social Media Policy After Emily Wilder Firing

The news agency known for unbiased journalism faces criticism from its own staff after a young news associate was dismissed.

#associated-press, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #stanford-university, #wilder-emily

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Eurovision-Winning Damiano David Did Not Use Drugs, Broadcaster Says

Damiano David of the Italian rock band Maneskin hunched over a table in a sniffing motion during the show’s finale, fueling speculation of drug use.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #contests-and-prizes, #damiano-david, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #european-broadcasting-union, #eurovision-song-contest, #maneskin, #music, #news-and-news-media, #pop-and-rock-music, #television, #tests-drug-use

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White House Supports Ban on Phone Data Seizures of Reporters

But the Justice Department is not commenting on whether a seemingly off-the-cuff remark by President Biden is now a policy directive.

#attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #obama-barack, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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It’s the Media’s ‘Mean-Too’ Moment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.

In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask.

#on-the-mediaradio-program, #bullies, #cooper-audrey-1977, #garfield-bob, #gladstone-brooke, #hiring-and-promotion, #news-and-news-media, #public-broadcasting, #race-and-ethnicity, #radio, #sexual-harassment, #sheikholeslami-goli, #the-takeaway-radio-program, #vega-tanzina, #wnyc

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Belarus Scrambles Ryanair Jet to Force Down Plane Carrying Dissident

The dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #belarus, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #news-and-news-media, #ryanair-holdings-plc

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Belarus Scrambles Jet to Force Down Plane Carrying Dissident

The dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #belarus, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #news-and-news-media, #ryanair-holdings-plc

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CNN Drops Rick Santorum After Dismissive Comments About Native Americans

Mr. Santorum, a former Republican presidential candidate, said at a conservative political event last month that “we birthed a nation from nothing — I mean, there was nothing here.”

#cnn, #native-americans, #news-and-news-media, #santorum-rick

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Bashir’s Interview with Princess Diana Thrusts BBC Into a Storm

A report that found that Martin Bashir of the BBC used deceit to secure the sit-down has set off a storm of criticism of the British broadcaster.

#bashir-martin, #british-broadcasting-corp, #davie-tim-1967, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #royal-families, #television

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Sale of Tribune Newspaper Chain to Hedge Fund Faces One Last Challenge

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing will vote on the company’s sale to Alden Global Capital. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a billionaire who owns The Los Angeles Times, could determine the outcome.

#alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #tribune-publishing-company, #wyss-hansjorg

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