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Kiichiro Sato, Foster Klug named to leadership posts in Asia

Jun. 20, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press is bolstering its coverage of Asia by naming an experienced photo editor and a seasoned foreign correspondent to key leadership posts in Tokyo. Kiichiro Sato has been named deputy news director for storytelling and photography, rounding out a leadership team directing...

MSNBC deal with S. Carolina Dems rankles other media outlets

Jun. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters. The coverage arrangement for the event, a...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

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...

MediaNews plans to cut 81 jobs at Reading Eagle

Jun. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

The new owners of the Reading Eagle plan to lay off more than a third of the staff after they assume control of the 150-year-old newspaper and the company's other assets later this month. MediaNews Group stepped forward to buy the Reading Eagle Co. for $5 million after the family-owned company filed for...

5 New York City anchorwomen allege age discrimination

Jun. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five anchorwomen at a New York City news channel sued their company Wednesday, saying they were marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger women and men. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit blamed Charter Communications and its 2016 takeover of the local news channel NY1, known as...

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...

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

Jun. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 19, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines...

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.