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Nonprofit funds lawyers to defend news media in 5 states

Jan. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit press freedom group announced on Tuesday that it would provide pro bono legal services in five states to help local news organizations defend their right to gather and report the news. The Local Legal Initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Reporters at the Capitol want more cameras in the Senate to cover the impeachment trial and fewer restrictions to talk to senators when they are not sitting in judgment of the president. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases

Jan. 21, 2020 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment saga and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial through the media will sit in obstructed seats. Both events begin in earnest this week — with Senate arguments over Trump's impeachment beginning Tuesday and...

WWII newsletters, newspapers now available online in NC

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s online archival military collection now includes installation camp newsletters and newspapers that contain little-known information about life in the state during World War II. The collection is available as part of a two-year digitization project that the State...

State of New Mexico to pay newspaper $360K for legal fees

Jan. 18, 2020 2:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a weekly newspaper in Santa Fe that accused former Gov. Susana Martinez of discrimination and violating the state's public records law. Last year's $360,000 settlement to The Santa Fe Reporter became public last week...

In this Dec. 6, 2019 photo, from left,  Zachary DiFonzo of Drexel Hill, Chris Denny of Ocean City and Jack Walsh of Broomall, get behind the controls in the studio at Haverford High School's WHHS radio station in Havertown, Pa. All graduated in 2009 and were involved with the radio station, Denny was the GM. The radio station was celebrating their 70th anniversary and is the oldest non-commercial educational FM station in the United States. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Haverford has nation’s oldest high school radio station

Jan. 18, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Deep inside Haverford High School sits WHHS (99.9) FM, a little 10-watt radio station with a 20,000-watt legacy. The impact of the tiny, student-run operation extends well beyond the mile-sized broadcast range that circles the school’s Main Line locale. It shows up in community...

This Jan. 10, 2020 photo,  Stephanie Minor looks through copies of the latest edition of the weekly Lamar Leader in Sulligent, Ala.  Minor, who started working at the paper in 1998 as a typesetter, became the newspaper's owner on Dec. 20. (Zack Plair/The Commercial Dispatch via AP)

A newspaper career with the wax burns to prove it

Jan. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SULLIGENT, Ala. (AP) — Burns from a wax machine. Tiny nicks on her hands from an exacto knife. Stephanie Minor remembers firmly, even somewhat fondly, these markers of her early years working in the small-town newspaper business. Over more than 20 years Minor, 49, has held just about every position at the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Mary Irby-Jones named editor of 2 Mississippi newspapers

Jan. 16, 2020 8:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mary Irby-Jones has been named the top editor of two Mississippi newspapers, The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson and the Hattiesburg American. Irby-Jones will begin her new role immediately, Katrice Hardy, USA TODAY’s Regional Editor for the South, announced Thursday. She will...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...