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Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Jun. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas. Juan Antonio Escamilla was shot five times Tuesday night in an auto shop he ran on the side in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The motive of the attack is unknown....

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...

Journalist who exposed corruption, wouldn't name source dies

Jun. 22, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. Taricani died Friday at his home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, said his friend Dyana Koelsch. The cause was kidney failure....

Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

Jun. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media. Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday...

Man arrested for slapping reporter's hand at Trump's rally

Jun. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man was arrested outside the arena where President Donald Trump made his reelection announcement for trying to slap a cellphone out of a journalist's hand. The Orlando Police Department said Wednesday that 51-year-old Daniel Kestner is facing a battery...

UN expert: 'Credible evidence' merits probe into Saudi crown prince's possible role in killing of journalist Khashoggi

Jun. 19, 2019 6:00 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — UN expert: 'Credible evidence' merits probe into Saudi crown prince's possible role in killing of journalist Khashoggi.

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...

AP names Michael Tackett deputy Washington bureau chief

Jun. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Tuesday named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's chief of bureau in Washington. "Mike cares deeply about...

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...

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis. Organizers had official permission for Sunday's protest rally, unlike one...