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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 »

4 Journalists Vanish in Syria

3 Spanish men were last seen in Aleppo

(Newser) - Three Spanish freelance journalists who traveled to Syria to report amid the country's long-running civil war have gone missing around the embattled northern city of Aleppo, a Spanish journalism association says, the latest ensnared in the world's most dangerous assignment for reporters. The disappearance of Antonio Pampliega, Jose... 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 »

Japanese Journalist Apparently Beheaded in New ISIS Video

Militant with British accent shown killing hostage Kenji Goto

(Newser) - An online video released today purported to show an Islamic State militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto , ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by militant sympathizers on social media sites, bore the symbol of the Islamic State group'... 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 »

Journo Offers Stunning Account of Kidnapping, Torture

American Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, tells of 22 months with al-Nusra Front

(Newser) - The world was shocked and elated when American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released this summer after 22 months of being held in captivity in Syria by the militant al-Nusra Front group. Now Curtis, who writes under the name Theo Padnos, has penned an extraordinary account for the New York ... More »

NBC Journalist Free of Ebola

Ashoka Mukpo of Rhode Island will be released from hospital soon

(Newser) - A little more good news on Ebola, at least in the US: NBC journalist Ashoka Mukpo is free of the disease and will be released from a hospital in Omaha, reports AP . The Rhode Island native contracted the disease in Liberia while working as a freelance camera operator for the... More »

James Foley's Mom Rips US Over Son's Death

Says government threatened to prosecute if family paid a ransom

(Newser) - James Foley's mother has some blistering words for the US government in how it handled her son's abduction . In an interview with Anderson Cooper that airs tonight on CNN , Diane Foley says she is "embarrassed and appalled" at how American officials acted. Officials threatened family members with... More »

Sotloff Execution Video Is Real: US

'We will not be intimidated,' Obama says

(Newser) - The US has confirmed the authenticity of an ISIS video featuring journalist Steven Sotloff's beheading , with President Obama asserting that the recent executions only "stiffen our resolve" against the militant group. After intelligence officials analyzed the clip, Obama discussed it today in Estonia, the New York Times reports.... More »

ISIS Claims to Execute US Journalist Sotloff

Video emerges with apparent beheading, threatens British captive next

(Newser) - The captors of American journalist Steven Sotloff appear to have carried out their threat to execute him as they did James Foley , reports the AP . A new video posted online by the Islamic State, or ISIS, claims to show his beheading. A global terrorism monitor, SITE Intelligence Group, says the... More »

Mother of US Hostage Pleads to Leader of ISIS

'Please release my child,' says Shirley Sotloff

(Newser) - Shirley Sotloff isn't relying on intermediaries to appeal for her son's release from ISIS—she released a video today appealing directly to the group's leader, reports the New York Times . “You, the caliph, can grant amnesty," Sotloff says after addressing her message to Islamic State... More »

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