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Crocodile Kills British Journalist

Paul McClean was reportedly washing his hands in a Sri Lankan river

(Newser) - A British journalist was fatally attacked by a crocodile while vacationing with friends in Sri Lanka. Financial Times journalist and Oxford graduate Paul McClean, 24, was washing his hands in a river near a popular surfing spot when a crocodile attacked, dragging him from shore, witnesses say. Fishermen rushed to... More »

Sub Owner Gives Account of How Journalist Died

Peter Madsen appears in court, blames hatch cover

(Newser) - Submarine owner Peter Madsen was in court for a detention hearing on Tuesday, and provided an account of how he says Swedish journalist Kim Wall lost her life. Madsen framed it as an accident involving what Reuters describes as a "heavy hatch cover," saying, "I lose my... More »

US Journalist Dead in South Sudan

Freelancer Christopher Allen is killed in fighting

(Newser) - A brutal civil war in the world's youngest country has claimed the life of an American journalist. Freelancer Christopher Allen, who had been embedded with rebel troops, was killed during a battle with government soldiers in the South Sudan town of Kaya, reports Reuters . The State Department has confirmed... More »

Police: Missing Journalist's Torso Was Attached to Metal

Police say someone tried to make sure Kim Wall's body never rose to surface

(Newser) - Police in Sweden have made a grisly confirmation: The torso of a woman found near the shore in Copenhagen is indeed that of missing journalist Kim Wall, reports the BBC . And it appears that somebody tried to make sure her body sank to the ocean bottom and stayed there. Police... More »

Cops: Sub Owner Confesses Journalist Died in 'Accident'

Peter Madsen also reportedly admitted he 'buried [Kim Wall] at sea'

(Newser) - The mystery of what happened to a Swedish journalist who vanished after a ride on a Danish inventor's submarine is slowly becoming clearer. Though details are still scarce, Copenhagen police say Peter Madsen, after changing his story , has confessed that Kim Wall died in "an accident" on board... More »

She Vanished After Boarding His Sub. Now, His Story Changes

The whereabouts of Kim Wall remain unknown

(Newser) - There are far more questions than answers in the disappearance of journalist Kim Wall, who hasn't been heard from since she boarded Peter Madsen's now-sunken submarine Thursday night on Denmark's Refshaleoen island. The sub has since been raised, and Wall's body wasn't in it . Madsen... More »

5 Worst Jobs in America

Sorry, Lois Lane: Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America

(Newser) - "Love what you do" is standard career-counselor advice, but it might be difficult to find the love for low-paying jobs in dangerous situations and with poor prospects for the future. 24/7 Wall St. analyzed CareerCast's own data set for best and worst US jobs, which used relatively objective... More »

Iraqi Journalist Kidnapped Hours After Criticizing Gov't Official

8 gunmen reportedly took her from Baghdad home

(Newser) - Armed men posing as members of security forces have kidnapped an Iraqi journalist from her home in Baghdad. Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi, also identified as Afrah Shawqi Hammudi, was seized around 10pm Monday in the Saidiya neighborhood, say security officials. "Eight armed men burst into her house in Saidiya dressed... More »

Riot Charges Dropped Against Reporter at Pipeline Protest

Amy Goodman was accused of trespassing and rioting after her coverage

(Newser) - Another arrest related to protests over a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota is making headlines. In this one, journalist Amy Goodman was accused of participating in a riot while covering a protest that turned violent last month, but a judge rejected the charge on Monday, reports Gothamist . Goodman works... More »

The Most Shocking TV Moment Barely Anyone Has Seen

2 movies take on the on-air 1974 suicide of journalist Christine Chubbuck

(Newser) - It was one of the most shocking moments on TV, but because it happened before everyone had DVRs (or even VCRs), barely anyone has seen it. Now, USA Today reports, two movies are hitting theaters based around the incident: the suicide of Florida journalist Christine Chubbuck, who killed herself on... More »

NJ GOP Candidate Reportedly Calls for Journalist's Rape

Mike Krawitz claims his account was hacked

(Newser) - A Republican running for office in New Jersey allegedly told a Daily Beast journalist he hoped she'd be raped. After she shared a story about Donald Trump's ex-wife, Marla Maples, reporter Olivia Nuzzi says Mike Krawitz sent her threatening messages reading , "I. Hope. Somebody. Rapes. You. Today.... More »

US Journo Escaped 'Crazy' Kidnapping, Lands in New Mess

Lindsey Snell has been detained by Turkey on charges of violating military zone

(Newser) - On Aug. 5, American freelance journalist Lindsey Snell posted hints of a "crazy story" on Facebook , noting she'd been kidnapped by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria and had escaped "with the help of an incredible, selfless badass." She promised to share more details, but that never... More »

Message in Photo: 'Please Help Me. This Is Last Chance'

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda vanished last June while near the Syrian border

(Newser) - Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda vanished last June while near the Syrian border. Now a Syrian man connected to his alleged captors on Sunday released a photo that Japan's foreign minister says the country believes "is of Mr. Yasuda himself." In the photo, a man with long hair... More »

Marijuana Reporter Gig Comes With a Catch

You have to pass a drug test

(Newser) - The Denver Post is looking for a journalist to cover the marijuana scene, including legalization battles, in the US and Canada for its website the Cannabist —or as Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham puts it , "DREAM JOB SIREN." But don't get too excited, stoner scribes. "... More »

Former New York Times Journalist Found Dead

Sarah Kershaw, 49, was found in her Dominican Republic apartment

(Newser) - A journalist who spent more than a decade working for the New York Times has been found dead in her Dominican Republic apartment. Sarah Kershaw, 49, moved to Sosua with husband William Norton in 2014, and while a local prosecutor says Norton is being questioned about her death, little is... More »

Mystery Surrounds Journalist's Airport Death

Friends say story of Jacqueline Sutton's alleged suicide in Turkey 'doesn't stick'

(Newser) - British journalist Jacqueline Sutton was appointed director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq under tragic circumstances. She got the post when her predecessor at the nonprofit—which aims to train local journalists in conflict zones—was killed by a car bomb in May. Now, just a... More »

Journalist Admits Sending Death Threat to Himself

Colombian didn't want his state protection to expire

(Newser) - Being a crime reporter in Colombia is a dangerous occupation, for sure, but a journalist there went a little too far in trying to protect himself. Yesid Toro went public with a death threat made against him, only to admit later that he had sent the threat to himself, reports... More »

Slain Journalist's Tweet Against Hate Makes Waves

Kenji Goto reflected on what he'd learned in Syria, Iraq

(Newser) - More than four years ago, journalist Kenji Goto tweeted a message whose power has only grown after he was apparently killed as an ISIS hostage. The tweet, the AP reports, has gone viral both in Japanese and in English. A translation of the Sept. 7, 2010 message: "Closing my... More »

Fox News Reporter Found Dead

Dominic Di-Natale was a globetrotting reporter with serious health issues

(Newser) - A Fox News journalist known for covering high-profile international stories was found dead this week in an apparent suicide, Fox News reports. Officials found the body of Dominic Di-Natale, 43, on Wednesday in Jefferson County, Colo., where he owned property. A friend had alerted the officials, saying Di-Natale was in... More »

New Gig for Amanda Knox: Freelance Reporter

She's writing stories for small Seattle paper

(Newser) - Amanda Knox may yet be extradited , but for now, the 27-year-old has a new gig: writing for a small Seattle newspaper. Patrick Robinson, web editor for the West Seattle Herald, tells the Daily Beast that Knox has been freelancing for a "few months," covering human interest stories and... More »

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