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The New York Times Beijing based correspondent Steven Lee Myers, left, chats with other foreign journalists after attending a daily briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

US newspapers urge China not to expel their journalists

Mar. 24, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country. The letter posted online Tuesday referred to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying the expulsions...

In this December 2016 photo, journalist Dean Borg appears on the set of

Journalist Dean Borg, who hosted 'Iowa Press,' dies at 81

Mar. 23, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Broadcast journalist Dean Borg, who kept Iowans informed for decades as the host of the public affairs television program “Iowa Press,” has died at age 81, Iowa PBS announced Monday. Borg died Sunday afternoon due to complications caused by pancreatic cancer, the...

Bulgaria: Police examine if journalist's work tied to attack

Mar. 18, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria say a well-known investigative journalist has been attacked by unknown assailants near his home in Sofia. Police said Wednesday that three men wearing masks used metal bars to beat Slavi Angelov, editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper 168 Hours, and he was taken...

The New York Times Beijing based correspondent Steven Lee Myers, left, chats with other foreign journalists after attending a daily briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

At least 13 US journalists facing expulsion from China

Mar. 18, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new visa limit imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. The Chinese government announced Wednesday that Americans working at three major U.S. newspapers would...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, a member of an honor guard wears a face mask as he stands guard in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. On Wednesday, March 17, 2020, China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

Mar. 18, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. The foreign ministry said American citizens working...

This image released by CBS News shows Rome-based correspondent Seth Doane, who revealed Monday, March 16, 2020, that he was one of the network's six employees to test positive for coronavirus. Italy is one of the worst-hit countries in the world. (Jeffrey Neira/CBS via AP)

Coronavirus strikes journalists, others change way they work

Mar. 16, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six people at CBS News have tested positive for coronavirus, including a correspondent stationed in Italy, as media organizations fought Monday against the same epidemic they're charged with describing. Five employees with the virus work in CBS' New York offices, where most of its...

Longtime Kentucky reporter Ronnie Ellis dies

Mar. 16, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ronnie Ellis, a Hall of Fame reporter who was a fixture in Kentucky's statehouse press corps until his retirement, died Monday in his hometown of Glasgow. He was 68. Ellis died at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, according to Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow, which is...

Winners announced in 2019 MAPME broadcast contest

Mar. 16, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Radio and television stations in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Lansing were named the best in the state in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to WLNS-TV, Lansing, Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and WGVU-FM in Grand...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The couple have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday, March 11. The 63-year-old actor said they will be

Australian TV journalist who met with Rita Wilson has virus

Mar. 16, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian television journalist said Monday he has the new coronavirus and assumes he contracted it while meeting with actress-singer Rita Wilson in Sydney. Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks have been isolated in an Australian hospital since they were both diagnosed with...

Groups help local journalists call out misinformation

Mar. 15, 2020 3:46 AM EDT

Fact-checking organizations seek to help local journalists, news organizations and everyday citizens navigate the slippery world of online misinformation. Some tips: — Don't make the problem worse. Be aware that reporting on a false claim, or re-posting it, can amplify it. That allows misinformation to...