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Nobel Winner Sells Medal for Ukraine, Gets Huge Price

Journalist Dmitry Muratov's gold prize went for a staggering $103.5M; proceeds will go to UNICEF

(Newser) - Ukrainian children and their families who've been uprooted from their homes due to the Russian-led invasion are about to get a boost from a benevolent benefactor. Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper, announced earlier this year that he was selling the gold Nobel Peace Prize...

Ted Cruz Interview on Uvalde Doesn't Go Too Well

Texas senator storms off after UK reporter asks him why America has so many mass shootings

(Newser) - Politicians are making the rounds to express their thoughts on Tuesday's mass shooting in Texas that left 21 dead, but Ted Cruz's most recent interview didn't go exactly as planned, at least not from his perspective. After a vigil for the victims on Wednesday, the GOP senator,...

Israel Begins Investigation of Police Actions at Funeral

Officers beat mourners during procession for Al Jazeera journalist

(Newser) - Update: Israeli police announced Saturday they're investigating the actions of officers during a journalist's funeral that became violent. International criticism of the officers, who attacked pallbearers trying to reach a church in Jerusalem, has been widespread since the confrontation Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Biden is...

Al Jazeera, Israel Clash Over Death of Reporter

Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a US citizen, was killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

(Newser) - A female journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces, while Israel claimed there was evidence the two were hit by...

Fox Journalist Reveals Serious Injuries in Ukraine

Benjamin Hall says he lost half a leg and a foot in since-deleted tweet

(Newser) - Last month, a journalist working for Fox News survived a shelling attack by Russian forces in Ukraine. Now, Benjamin Hall has revealed just how close he came to not surviving the assault:
  • “To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on
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Nobel Winner Selling Medal for Noble Reasons

Russia's Dmitry Muratov, who won peace prize last year, wants funds raised to assist Ukraine refugees

(Newser) - People from all over the world are donating where they can to help the millions of refugees streaming out of Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion there—but very few have Nobel Peace Prize gold they can hawk to free up some funds. Russia's Dmitry Muratov is one of...

Fox News Correspondent Who Survived Attack Is 'Alert'

Benjamin Hall has been removed from Ukraine

(Newser) - Update: "It's been a couple of heavy days around here," Fox News' Bill Hemmer told viewers Wednesday, before providing "a dose of good news": Correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was injured in Ukraine on Monday, has been safely removed from the country. "Ben is alert and...

2 Members of Fox News' Team Are Killed in Ukraine

Pierre Zakrzewski, Oleksandra Kuvshinova were killed near Kyiv

(Newser) - This story has been updated with news of Kuvshinova's death. Fox News said Tuesday that one of its camera operators was killed in Ukraine, reports Axios . Pierre Zakrzewski was in a vehicle that came under fire on Monday outside Kyiv, wrote Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott in a company...

This Reporter's News Coverage Prompted Marriage Proposals

Philip Crowther's 6-language fluency while reporting on Russia-Ukraine crisis impressed many

(Newser) - You'd think a person would be tripping over their words with six different languages bouncing around in their head. Not so for journalist Philip Crowther, who showed the world Monday just how eloquent he could be while covering the Russia-Ukraine crisis in English, Luxembourgish, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German....

Journo: My Interview With Peng Shuai Was 'Propaganda'

Marc Ventouillac says China let him talk to tennis star, but he has doubts that she's speaking freely

(Newser) - It was the interview many sports journalists wanted: A sit-down with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, prepped and ready to talk for the first time with Western media about allegations she made of forced sex with a former top-ranked Communist Party official that triggered a global outpouring of fears for...

Victim of Harvard Jobs Scam: 'How Could I Be So Stupid?'

'NYT' digs in to the fraudsters who targeted Nidhi Razdan, others

(Newser) - "How could I be so stupid?" It's the question that repeats in Nidhi Razdan's brain. She's the former NDTV news anchor who in January revealed she had been the victim of a sophisticated scam: one in which she quit her high-profile job to take a position...

Anti-Terrorism Database Was Used Against Journalists

Federal watchdog finds unit called up records of congressional staff members, as well

(Newser) - A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 US-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning AP reporter, according to a federal watchdog. Yahoo News, which published an extensive report on the investigation, also found that the unit, the...

China's Press Tactics Are 'Unprecedented' and 'Terrifying'

Reporters Without Borders report details journalist arrests, surveillance

(Newser) - China is committing an "unprecedented campaign of repression" against journalists, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders. The report finds at least 127 journalists are detained in the country—including 71 Uighurs—making China "the world's biggest captor of journalists." The journalism advocacy group...

Jailed for COVID Reporting, Zhang Zhan 'May Not Survive'

Family of Chinese citizen journalist say she's near death behind bars after hunger strike

(Newser) - Update: Hints that things had deteriorated for the Chinese citizen journalist put in prison for reporting on the coronavirus in Wuhan in early 2020 came over the summer . Now, more sobering news: Zhang Zhan's family says she is not far from dying after going on a hunger strike behind...

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Journalist's Skateboarding Report Goes Viral

Detroit's Victor Williams gives it a personal touch

(Newser) - A new skate park in Detroit is offering free lessons, and suddenly a lot of people know about it. The reason? WDIV journalist Victor Williams' report from the skate park has gone viral—because he delivered it live while showing off his own skateboarding skills, reports the Detroit News . In...

Katie Couric Memoir Opens Up Can of Worms on RBG Interview

Journalist admits she edited out controversial remark on athletes who kneel to 'protect' Ginsburg

(Newser) - Katie Couric's memoir Going There is due out Oct. 26, though where she went within its pages has started a journalistic ethics firestorm. The controversy centers on a 2016 interview Couric had with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in which the Supreme Court justice, who died in September 2020, made some...

2 Journalists Win Nobel Peace Prize

Prize goes to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

(Newser) - This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia. The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace,...

In Just 90 Minutes, Hope for NYT Journos in Afghanistan

The paper details the rapid help it got from Mexico

(Newser) - The New York Times on Wednesday reported that it managed to safely get a group of Afghans who worked for the paper and their relatives—24 families in all—out of Afghanistan in a "harrowing escape" that wasn't aided by the US government. Rather, the credit goes to...

Murdered Journalist Aided in Alleged Gang Leader's Trial

Family announces death of Peter R. de Vries, adviser to a witness in the trial of Ridouan Taghi

(Newser) - Peter R. de Vries, the renowned Dutch crime reporter shot last week in a brazen attack in Amsterdam , has died, Dutch media reported Thursday. "Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle," RTL, the Dutch network that de Vries regularly worked for, cited a...

One of Reporters' Best Sources Is Their Biggest Critic

Tucker Carlson loves giving the inside scoop to journalists, writes Ben Smith

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is always going after journalists, the group he has described as "cringing animals who are not worthy of respect." But in his latest media column for the New York Times , Ben Smith writes about what he calls one of DC's "open secrets"—Carlson...

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