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Report: Newspaper chains Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks

Jul. 18, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine. That's according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter. The Journal says that Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today, and GateHouse Media, the owner of the...

Judge in newspaper shooting case rules on evidence sharing

Jul. 17, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to hire their own psychiatrist to conduct a second mental health evaluation for a man accused of killing five people at a newspaper last year, but the judge granted their requests for his tax returns, as well as records...

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...

Iran spy TV show glorifies hard-liners imprisoning reporter

Jul. 14, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Farsi caption has unfurled across the black screen of a channel of Iranian state television every night for days now, promising viewers that what they are about to witness is "based on a real case." But the slick graphics, chase scenes and gunfights of "Gando" serve a far different...

Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate

Jul. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted...

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

Jul. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer has any role with The...

Amal Clooney faults 'collective shrug' over slain journalist

Jul. 10, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with "a collective shrug" over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government's envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom that...

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...

H. Ross Perot rose from poverty to self-made billionaire

Jul. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to America's problems. His 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in...

Storied African-American newspaper becoming digital only

Jul. 5, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The publisher of the storied African American newspaper Chicago Defender has announced it will no longer publish a print version. In announcing the move to digital-only beginning July 11, Real Times Media CEO Hiram E. Jackson said Friday the newspaper has made significant investment in...