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Pulitzer Prize announcement to be postponed due to pandemic

Apr. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board will postpone the announcement of this year's winners because some board members have been busy covering the global coronavirus outbreak, the organization announced Tuesday. The announcement of Pulitzer winners in journalism and the arts will be postponed from April...

St. Louis weekly newspaper stops publication during pandemic

Apr. 6, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekly St. Louis newspaper with a strong focus on crime is temporarily halting publication due to the coronavirus pandemic. The St. Louis Evening Whirl has been in circulation for more than 80 years. St. Louis Public Radio reported that a spokesman for the newspaper said it was no...

North Dakota's 2 largest newspapers make moves to trim costs

Apr. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s two largest newspapers are taking steps to trim costs amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Bismarck Tribune, along with all other newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises Inc., announced Saturday it will furlough employees or cut pay in response to a drop in advertising...

FILE - This Nov. 1, 1978 file photo shows Patricia Bosworth in New York. Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died, Thursday, April 2, 2020, due to the coronavirus. She was 86. Bosworth’s stepdaughter, Fia Hatsav, told The New York Times that pneumonia brought on by the virus was the cause of death for the actress-author.  (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal, FILE)

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Apr. 4, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86. Bosworth’s stepdaughter, Fia Hatsav, told The New York Times that...

In this April 1, 2020, photo, a news crew wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns reports outside the Chase Center that will become a makeshift hospital at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York. People desperate for information are more reliant than ever on local media as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S.  But newspapers, magazines and digital publishers are feeling the pressure as advertising craters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis

Apr. 3, 2020 5:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge. Readers desperate for information are more reliant than ever on local media as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S. They want to know about cases in their area,...

Two South Dakota weeklies fold under virus downturn

Apr. 2, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

DeSMET, S.D. (AP) — Two longtime South Dakota weekly newspapers have folded under pressure from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Lake Preston Times and The DeSmet News both printed their final editions Wednesday after over 100 years of continuous publication. Publisher Dale...

Newspaper apologizes after April Fools' prank causes panic

Apr. 2, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma newspaper has apologized and retracted a story intended as an April Fools' prank that claimed all students in one Tulsa-area school district must repeat their current grade level. All schools in Oklahoma have been ordered closed until the end of the school year to curb the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2007, file photo, Dr. Judea Pearl, father of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was killed by terrorists in 2002, speaks in Miami Beach, Fla. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 2, 2020, overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

Apr. 2, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and...

Wearing a mask amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19 a woman pushes a basket full of groceries out of a store in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Virus spreads and car sales, energy prices, markets tumble

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________ THINGS WE VALUED: The outbreak has reshuffled the pecking order of what holds value and...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 1, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ March 29 The Miami Herald on Gov. Ron DeSantis denying a reporter access to his coronavirus press conference: Gov. Ron DeSantis denied Mary Ellen Klas, a Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times reporter in Tallahassee, access to his coronavirus press conference on Saturday. It...