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Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Jun. 30, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina...

Ressa says Philippine courts to decide Rappler closure order

Jun. 29, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa said her Rappler news website was operating “business as usual” Wednesday and would let Philippine courts decide on a government order to close the outlet critical of the outgoing Duterte administration and its deadly drug...

Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

Jun. 28, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President...

Arrest of Indian Muslim journalist sparks widespread outrage

Jun. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in New Delhi have arrested a Muslim journalist for allegedly hurting religious sentiment in what many slammed as the latest example of shrinking media freedom under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair, a co-founder of...

The moments resonating from the Jan. 6 hearings (so far)

Jun. 20, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the numbers, the Jan. 6 committee hearings attracted 20 million live viewers on opening night, 11 million for the first daytime session and nearly 9 million for Thursday's third installment. Yet those traditional Nielsen company yardsticks don't begin to measure...

EU beefs up disinformation code amid Russia fake news fears

Jun. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is beefing up its code of practice on disinformation by enlisting more tech companies beyond Google, Twitter and Facebook parent Meta and adding measures to prevent online purveyors of fake news from profiting. The EU's executive Commission...

Judge declines to open Tenn. Judicial Conference to public

Jun. 14, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to order a meeting of the Tennessee Judicial Conference to be opened to the public, ruling after an attorney for the state testified the group would only engage in continuing legal education and make no policy decisions. ...

Worries aside, poll finds most journalists would do it again

Jun. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists face harassment, fight against misinformation and are keenly aware of the industry's financial troubles and the dim view many Americans have of them. Despite all that, most love their jobs and wouldn't trade it for something else. Those...

Washington Post fires reporter in center of online battle

Jun. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post has fired Felicia Sonmez, who triggered a vigorous online debate this week over social media policy and public treatment of colleagues after she criticized a fellow reporter for retweeting an offensive joke. The Post said Friday it would not...

Japan tech giant Toshiba studying going private as an option

Jun. 03, 2022 04:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba executives said Friday that privatization remains an option for the Japanese technology company, as they defended their efforts to choose the right bidder to restore what they called “a strong Toshiba.” Tokyo-based Toshiba has been trying to win over...