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Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

Epstein story shows investigative journalism is thriving

Jul. 9, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald's stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as the news media industry struggles. In announcing new charges against Epstein 11 years after the financier...

NBC's Lester Holt to get Walter Cronkite journalism award

Jul. 9, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University is awarding its 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Lester Holt, news anchor for NBC. Holt has anchored NBC's flagship "Nightly News" broadcast since 2015, following eight years as anchor of the newscast's weekend edition and 12 years as...

A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city

Jun. 26, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as "the enemy of the people," staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper are feeling the embrace of a grateful community, one year after a gunman went on a newsroom...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

Nashville Public Radio reporter wins national award

Jun. 19, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville Public Radio reporter has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Senior health care reporter Blake Farmer of WPLN-FM won the Excellence in Writing category in the large market radio division. The Radio Television Digital News Association has administered the awards for...

2019 APME awards honor AP journalists for powerful stories

Jun. 17, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Accounts of perseverance in the wake of disaster, deep investigative looks into cyber threats against American democracy, and images that highlighted the human side of controversial political issues are among the stories that have won the 2019 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP...

The Latest: 'The Ferryman' wins best play at Tony Awards

Jun. 9, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" has been crowned best play at the Tony Awards. The play is a vigorous family epic set in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the Troubles. It requires a 21-person cast, plus a baby and...

AP source: Keuchel, Braves reach 1-year deal for about $13M

Jun. 7, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night...

Joe Horrigan wins PFWA award named for his father

Jun. 6, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

Football historian Joe Horrigan, who retired on June 1 as executive director after 42 years on the Pro Football Hall of Fame's staff, has been selected as the 2019 Jack Horrigan Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Joe, son of the late Jack Horrigan, is the 47th award winner. He's the...