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Review: 'Cabin Fever’ captures the horror of COVID cruise

Jun. 21, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

“Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic” by Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin (Doubleday) Imagine stepping off a dock in Buenos Aires in early March 2020 to board a ship with 1,242 fellow passengers and 586 crew members for a cruise around...

Joe Vecchione, past NY Times sports editor, dies at age 85

Jun. 17, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph J. Vecchione, whose decade tenure as sports editor of The New York Times included columnist Dave Anderson’s Pulitzer Prize and the hiring of William C. Rhoden to become among the earliest Black columnists at a U.S. major metropolitan newspaper, died Friday. He was 85. ...

Palestinian reporter for Iranian agency beaten in West Bank

Jun. 17, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian reporter working for an Iranian news agency was briefly abducted, beaten and threatened by Palestinian gunmen after covering the violent dispersal of an Islamist student demonstration in the West Bank earlier this week. The Tasnim news agency says the...

Report: Israeli police clear officers at reporter's funeral

Jun. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police investigation has found that police engaged in misconduct during the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but those who supervised the event will not face serious punishment, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Israeli...

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...

Zimbabwe reporter fined on accreditation for New York Times

Jun. 14, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday convicted a journalist on charges of breaking the country’s immigration laws by allegedly arranging fake accreditation papers for two correspondents for the New York Times. The Bulawayo magistrates court fined Jeffrey Moyo...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 13, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 12, 2022. Editorial: McConaughey, Abbott illustrate our stark divide on guns In the 19 days since a gunman massacred 19 children and two schoolteachers in Uvalde, two of Texas’ most prominent figures stepped into the national...

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...

Search narrows, pressure mounts in Amazon disappearance

Jun. 09, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — Two men who were with a British journalist and an Indigenous official a day before they went missing in the Amazon said Thursday that they had unsuccessfully tried to get authorities to intervene after three fishermen threatened the group by brandishing guns. ...

Russia cracks down on critics of military actions in Ukraine

Jun. 08, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities kept up their crackdown against citizens who speak out about the fighting in Ukraine, extending a critic’s detention on Wednesday, confirming charges against two others and prompting Moscow’s chief rabbi to flee the country. Russia adopted a...