Latest Journalism News

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

Feb. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are rallying across Slovakia to mark the anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21 2018. Slovak authorities believe it was a contract killing...

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

Feb. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded action following repeated complaints from parents and a former...

Correction: Obit-Peter Cosgrove story

Feb. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a Feb. 19 obituary of former Associated Press photographer Peter Cosgrove, The Associated Press reported erroneously that astronaut John Glenn was the first man to orbit Earth. Glenn was the first American to do so. A corrected version of the story is below: Former AP photographer...

Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honors

Feb. 19, 2019 5:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor. Auburn University and the University of Southern Mississippi decided Tuesday to rescind previous honors for Goodloe Sutton, editor and...

A new collection of essays by Janet Malcolm

Feb. 19, 2019 11:09 AM EST

"Nobody's Looking at You: Essays" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Janet Malcolm It would be frightening to be interviewed by Janet Malcolm. But the same qualities that make her such a fearsome interlocutor also lend her essays an uncommon clarity. Consider her profile of fashion designer Eileen Fisher, who makes...

Turkish court upholds Cumhuriyet newspaper convictions

Feb. 19, 2019 5:32 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — An appeals court in Turkey has upheld the convictions of 14 journalists and senior staff members of a prominent opposition newspaper. Cumhuriyet newspaper said six staff members were ordered to jail because their appeals are exhausted, while those with longer sentences can appeal further to...

Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

Feb. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years. The plans, announced Tuesday, will double the amount of...

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Feb. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a department statement that "the past two...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

Feb. 14, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested on a libel complaint accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent. "What we're seeing ... is a level of impunity that I frankly haven't...