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For Filming Protest, They Get 2 Years in Prison

2 journalists jailed in Belarus

(Newser) - Two journalists in Belarus were convicted Thursday of violating public order and sentenced to two years in prison after they covered a protest against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko , per the AP . Katsiaryna Bakhvalava, 27, and Daria Chultsova, 23, both of the Polish-funded Belsat TV channel, were arrested in November after...

TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed &#39;Anomalies&#39;
TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job.
Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
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TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'

Nidhi Razdan of NDTV says she fell victim to a 'sophisticated and coordinated phishing attack'

(Newser) - Nidhi Razdan spent 21 years as the lead anchor of India's NDTV, which one might think would give her the chops to take on a position as an associate professor of journalism at Harvard. In fact, in June she said she was giving up her job to do that...

Saudi Crown Prince Sued in US Court Over 2018 Murder

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee says he saw the journalist as an 'existential threat'

(Newser) - Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee has sued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in US federal court over the death of the Saudi journalist. Hatice Cengiz, along with the human rights organization founded by Khashoggi, allege in the suit that Khashoggi's torture, death, and dismemberment came at the "directive of...

Woody Allen Takes a Swing at His Son's Work

The filmmaker calls Farrow's reporting 'shoddy'

(Newser) - With Ronan Farrow on the ropes, his dad is taking a shot of his own. "People are beginning to realize that it isn't just in relation to me that his journalism has been kind of shoddy," Woody Allen tells the Telegraph . "And I'm not so...

Looks Like Businessman Paid $500K to Kill Journo

The Daphne Caruana Galizia case is heating up in Malta

(Newser) - A probe into the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has led investigators all the way to the halls of power in Malta, the Guardian reports. Last week, prominent Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech was arrested after trying to flee the country on his yacht, and told authorities that Keith Schembri—...

Shep Smith Just Opened His Wallet to Fight 'Garbage and Lies'

Former Fox News host donates $500K to Committee to Protect Journalists

(Newser) - Shepard Smith has been lying low since he abruptly left Fox News last month, but he reemerged Thursday in New York with quite a bang, and lots of bucks. The New York Times reports Smith served as the emcee of the International Press Freedom Awards, the annual black-tie fundraiser for...

Journalist: CBP Officer Held My Passport Until I Said 'Yes'

Ben Watson says it happened at Dulles International Airport

(Newser) - "You write propaganda, right?" That's what a Customs and Border Protection official apparently asked a journalist while keeping a tight grip on his passport, the Washington Post reports. Ben Watson, the news editor at Defense One, says it happened during a seemingly ordinary border check Thursday at Virginia'...

Billionaire Threatens Netflix Over Documentary

Arron Banks issues warning as his lawyers pursue UK journalist

(Newser) - A Brexit-loving British billionaire has threatened to sue Netflix over a documentary he hasn't seen yet, the Guardian reports. Arron Banks, who donated a stunning $10 million to Leave.EU, made the legal threat over the upcoming documentary The Great Hack. The film looks at how Cambridge Analytica mined...

Disgraced Tech CEO Plans Unusual Legal Strategy

Elizabeth Holmes will go after journalist who torpedoed company, reports Bloomberg

(Newser) - Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial next year on charges of criminal fraud, and Bloomberg reports that her legal team is working on an unexpected legal strategy. They're going after reporter John Carreyrou, whose investigative pieces in the Wall Street Journal led to the unraveling of Holmes' blood-testing company, Theranos....

He Had a New Scoop on R. Kelly. One Problem
He Had a New Scoop
on R. Kelly. One Problem

He Had a New Scoop on R. Kelly. One Problem

Jim DeRogatis describes the long and winding path to BuzzFeed

(Newser) - When it comes to major scoops, Jim DeRogatis has had a few. The music critic famously received a fax in November 2000 that made a detailed but anonymous allegation: "Robert’s problem is young girls." Robert, in this case, was R. Kelly, and the story the Chicago Sun-Times...

Public Figure's Death Turns Into San Francisco Flash Point

Cops raid reporter's home after he won't give up source about late public defender Jeff Adachi

(Newser) - A tangled case in San Francisco revolves around the death of a popular public defender and a reporter's refusal to give up a source who leaked unsavory details about that death. All of this came to a head Friday, when the police and FBI raided the home-office of freelance...

Reporters Urged to Use 2 Words They Often Avoid

The Associated Press Stylebook takes a stand on 'racism'

(Newser) - Reporters often avoid two words, but that era may be ending. This after the Associated Press Stylebook, a style manual used by many US journalists, gave them the official go-ahead to use "racist" and "racism," Poynter reports. "Do not use racially charged or similar terms as...

Marshal Told Kid Reporter She Couldn't Tape Him. She Stayed Firm

12-year-old Hilde Lysiak taped her encounter with Arizona's Joseph Patterson

(Newser) - A crack reporter in Pennsylvania has covered everything from vandalism to a skunk shooting in her small town, but it's her interaction with a marshal in an Arizona town near the Mexican border that's now making headlines, with her age being a contributing factor to the buzz. Hilde...

Over 1K Media Workers Get the Axe
For 1K in Media, It's Bad News

For 1K in Media, It's Bad News

Layoffs hit BuzzFeed, HuffPo, and others

(Newser) - For many reporters, it's been a hard week. Roughly 1,000 editors, writers, and other media employees were laid off, and more cuts may be coming, the Cut reports. It began Wednesday when Verizon—the owner of AOL, Yahoo, and the Huffington Post—said 7% of its staff was...

US Ambassador Blames Bias for German News Scandal

Disgraced reporter Claas Relotius could face charges

(Newser) - The American ambassador to Germany is blaming anti-American bias for a "fake news" scandal that has shaken the country's leading news magazine. In a letter to Der Spiegel, Richard Grenell accused the magazine, and the media in general, of "institutional bias" when reporting on the US, the...

'An Act of Senseless Hate' Is AP's Top Story of 2018

Parkland school shooting leads annual AP survey

(Newser) - It's been challenging to keep up with the seemingly never-ceasing news cycle of late, but some stories drew more eyes than others in 2018. Since 1936, the Associated Press has conducted an annual poll of US editors and news directors to see which were the top news stories of...

He Was a CNN Journo of Year. He Made Stuff Up

Claas Relotius has resigned from 'Der Spiegel' in disgrace

(Newser) - An award-winning journalist has left Europe's top-selling news magazine in disgrace after admitting that much of his work was fiction, not fact. Reporter and editor Claas Relotius, 33, resigned from Der Spiegel after the deception was uncovered and he confessed, the Guardian reports. The German magazine says Relotius "...

After 63 Years, the Village Voice Is No More
'Today Is Kind of a Sucky Day'

'Today Is Kind of a Sucky Day'

'Village Voice' closes after 63-year run

(Newser) - "Today is kind of a sucky day." So said Village Voice owner Peter Barbey on Friday in announcing to the staff that the alternative weekly will be shutting down, reports Gothamist . Barbey purchased the 63-year-old New York City paper three years ago, and in a statement cited the...

More Than 340 Papers Publish Anti-Trump Editorials
More Than 340 Papers
Publish Anti-Trump Editorials

More Than 340 Papers Publish Anti-Trump Editorials

'We’re not the enemy of the people. We are the people'

(Newser) - The Boston Globe decided it was time for an organized response to President Trump's attacks on the media as an "enemy of the people"—and hundreds of newspapers responded. At least 343 publications agreed to publish editorials Thursday against what the Globe calls Trump's "dirty...

This NYDN Reporter Got Laid Off, and She&#39;s Far From Alone
New York Daily News
Staff Is Gutted

New York Daily News Staff Is Gutted

Tronc announces editorial staff will be cut by roughly 50%

(Newser) - The New York Daily News will this week become half of what it once was, at least in terms of staff. Parent company Tronc, which acquired the paper in September for $1, on Monday announced in a memo that it would be cutting its editorial staff by roughly 50% to...

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