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Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives

Sep. 27, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

“Voices from the Pandemic" by Eli Saslow (Doubleday) More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, there’s already been a bumper crop of books about COVID-19 that have focused primarily on the policy failures that allowed the virus to spread. ...

GBH News names executive editor to oversee content

Sep. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — GBH News in Boston has hired an award-winning journalist with a background in public media to oversee news content and editorial strategy across all platforms, management announced Thursday. Lee Hill will take over as executive editor in mid-November. ...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Diversity study: APSE's gender-hiring scores continue to lag

Sep. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

A diversity study found the Associated Press Sports Editors has improved in racial hiring but the independent national organization continues to lag when it comes to hiring women. The report card Wednesday from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics...

Pulitzer-winning reporter Jim Sheeler dead at 53

Sep. 22, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died. Sheeler, who was also an author, was 53. ...

Soldotna Montessori earns national Blue Ribbon School award

Sep. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — Soldotna Montessori Charter School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for2021. It was one of 325 schools to earn this award nationally, and the only in Alaska, the Peninsula Clarion reported....

Tommy Thompson on water skiing: 'I know you think I'm nuts'

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson said people may think he was “nuts" for water skiing at age 79, but the interim University of Wisconsin president said Tuesday he got on the skis earlier this month to “give it to the old college try” before summer ends. ...

Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds

Sep. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Review-Journal and Lacanlale honored at Nevada Press awards

Sep. 19, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association bestowed its top honors on reporters and photographers from the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the second year in a row Saturday while also recognizing the newspaper for general excellence in a category of urban daily publications. ...