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Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds

Sep. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The...

Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

Sep. 21, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about. “I start every conversation about books with 'What's the weirdest things you've read this year? What's...

2021 Nevada Press Association Award Winners

Sep. 19, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association recognized more than 100 awardees on Saturday at a ceremony in Reno. Here's a list of winners announced at the newspaper organization’s annual convention. The press association convention, which was canceled last year because of COVID-19,...

Chattanooga newspaper moving to digital publishing

Sep. 11, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press is investing millions of dollars in a plan to move the newspaper’s print edition subscribers to a mostly digital format. The plan will cease delivery of the print edition of the newspaper by...

Mississippi author David Magee has found his calling

Sep. 11, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — David Magee has found his calling. After reinventing himself multiple times over the last three decades, the former journalist turned author is set to release his memoir, “Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss”...

Memoir by Philip Roth biographer to be reissued next week

Sep. 10, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey will be reissued this fall after publisher W.W. Norton and Company dropped it amid multiple allegations against Bailey of sexual assault and harassment. Skyhorse Publishing announced Friday that Bailey's...

Australian court rules media liable for Facebook comments

Sep. 08, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Wednesday made a landmark ruling that media outlets are “publishers” of allegedly defamatory comments posted by third parties on their official Facebook pages. The High Court dismissed an argument by some of...

AP Was There: Covering the Battle for Blair Mountain in 1921

Sep. 04, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — When a mine industry conflict a hundred years ago sparked the largest armed uprising in the United States since the Civil War, The Associated Press was there, sending multiple bulletins each day to update the nation’s newspapers on each development. ...

Apple eases App Store rules again, to allow outside signups

Sep. 02, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Apple is relaxing rules to allow some app developers such as Spotify, Netflix and digital publishers to include an outside link so users can sign up for paid subscription accounts. The iPhone maker said late Wednesday that it's making a small adjustment...

Arizona publisher drops poisoning claims against ex-wife

Sep. 01, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona newspaper publisher who repeatedly claimed that his ex-wife poisoned him has dropped lawsuits against her ahead of a trial that was scheduled to start this week. Joseph Soldwedel sued Felice Aspiranti amid a bitter divorce after police...