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Illinois AP Media Editors announces 2021 journalism awards

Aug. 12, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Margaret Holt, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune, was named Friday the 2022 Lincoln League honoree during the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Awards presentations at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield. Holt finished her career...

Indiana Rep. Walorski's work called "mission" during funeral

Aug. 11, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Political leaders on Thursday honored Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana as a determined advocate for her beliefs during a funeral after she and three other people were killed in a highway crash last week. Numerous members of Congress were among...

Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75

Aug. 06, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He was 75. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, developed pneumonia...

Student’s tribute to slain reporter stepsister wins award

Aug. 06, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Quinay Gatling wanted to do something to remember her stepsister, so she wrote a song, “Granby Street,” as a tribute. “I created the song just trying to cope with things,” she said. Sierra Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot...

Trump ally Kari Lake wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Aug. 05, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday. Lake's victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up...

Solomon Islands takes tighter control over state broadcaster

Aug. 04, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The government of the Solomon Islands has taken tighter control over the nation's state-owned broadcaster — a move that opponents say is squarely aimed at controlling and censoring the news. The government said Friday that the Solomon Islands...

Titans safety Kevin Byard's alma mater retiring his number

Aug. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byard notched the first interception off Ryan Tannehill in the Tennessee Titans'training camp Thursday, joking he had to end the streak with everyone writing about the quarterback off to a turnover-free start. Then his alma...

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

Aug. 04, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country’s military government announced Thursday. Toru Kubota, a...

Friends of Japanese journalist demand his release in Myanmar

Aug. 03, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Friends of Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar while covering a protest, called for his immediate release Wednesday and an online petition has collected more than 41,000 signatures. The documentary filmmaker was arrested Saturday in...

'His heart was in it': Reporter covered Navajo for 5 decades

Aug. 02, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bill Donovan, a prolific journalist who covered the Navajo Nation for five decades at newspapers in New Mexico and Arizona, has died. He was 76. Donovan recently was hospitalized with pneumonia and died Saturday night at his home in Torrance, California,...