Latest Journalists News

Meeting on proposal to prosecute journalists back on

Nov. 11, 2019 9:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Wisconsin are going ahead with a meeting on a resolution that calls for prosecuting journalists who edit an upcoming news release on a water quality study. The Lafayette County Land Conservation Committee was set to vote on the resolution Tuesday. But county...

Slain journalist's widow to sign posthumously published book

Nov. 11, 2019 10:16 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The widow of a journalist who died in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper will be signing copies of her husband's posthumously published book. The Capital Gazette reports Andrea Chamblee will be hosting the signing at an Annapolis Barnes and Noble on Saturday in honor of her late...

County resolution threatens journalists with prosecution

Nov. 8, 2019 5:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least one Wisconsin county official wants to warn any journalists who cover the upcoming release of a regional water quality study: Publish the county's news release summarizing the findings in its entirety without any alterations or risk criminal prosecution. The Lafayette County...

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

Nov. 4, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore. The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now prints three issues per week. Editor-in-chief Haley Robertson wonders where she'll find advertisers, worries about firing...

Congolese journalist helping with Ebola crisis slain

Nov. 4, 2019 7:45 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities in eastern Congo say a journalist who was working to spread awareness about the Ebola crisis has been killed. Papy Mahamba Mumbere, who worked at a radio station in Congo's Ituri province, also had been serving as a community health worker in the village of Lwemba. The attack...

Ugandan forces are accused of targeting journalists at work

Nov. 4, 2019 7:04 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired tear gas on Monday to break up a demonstration by journalists protesting alleged abuse by the police, highlighting what some see as an attack on press freedom in the East African country. The placard-bearing journalists were stopped by armed police while trying...

South Sudan expels AP journalist Sam Mednick

Oct. 31, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan's Media Authority has revoked the press accreditation of Canadian journalist Sam Mednick in response to a recent story she wrote for The Associated Press. The AP stands by Mednick and her story. The South Sudanese officials withdrew Mednick's accreditation for six months,...

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ray Jenkins dies at 89

Oct. 26, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ray Jenkins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who worked as a special assistant for press affairs in President Jimmy Carter's administration, has died. He was 89. Jenkins' son Mark Jenkins says his father died Thursday at his home in Baltimore from congestive heart failure. Ray Jenkins...

4 Burundi reporters charged with undermining state security

Oct. 26, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Four journalists in Burundi and their driver were charged Saturday with undermining state security, according to their newspaper and Human Rights Watch. The journalists for Iwacu, one of the few remaining private media organizations in the East African nation, were arrested earlier this...

Services set for former AP civil rights journalist

Oct. 24, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral services have been set for Kathryn Johnson, a pioneering reporter for The Associated Press during the civil rights movement. Johnson died Wednesday at 93. She was known for developing close sources, and was the only journalist allowed inside Martin Luther King Jr.'s home the day he...