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Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

Jun. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up. Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday in the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan. He was accused...

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...

New owners revive a newspaper as industry fights to survive

Jun. 19, 2019 11:27 AM 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...

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...

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

Jun. 19, 2019 12:22 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...

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

Jun. 18, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran...

AP names Michael Tackett deputy Washington bureau chief

Jun. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Tuesday named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's chief of bureau in Washington. "Mike cares deeply about...

Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner

Jun. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith last month. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine and the SI.com...

Small weekly newspaper praised for standing with immigrants

Jun. 17, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A small weekly newspaper in western Minnesota is receiving praise for a column that took a tongue-in-cheek approach to stand up for diversity. Last month, the Pelican Rapids Press posted high school graduation pictures on its Facebook page, including pictures of Somali...

Ohio luminaries mark death of veteran Statehouse journalist

Jun. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and legislative leaders of both parties are lining up to pay tribute to a veteran Statehouse journalist who died suddenly last week. A memorial service for Jim Siegel (SEE'-guhl), of The Columbus Dispatch, was planned in the Statehouse Atrium Monday...