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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...

AP Admits It Mishandled Firing of Young Reporter
AP Admits It Mishandled
Firing of Young Reporter
the rundown

AP Admits It Mishandled Firing of Young Reporter

Emily Wilder's dismissal over social media posts forces a reckoning on policy

(Newser) - The Associated Press hired a young journalist out of Stanford at the beginning of this month, then fired her about two weeks later. But this was no ordinary personnel issue, and the dismissal of 22-year-old Emily Wilder is forcing a heated discussion in the industry about how news organizations handle...

WaPo Reporters Get Surprise Letter From DOJ

During Trump administration, DOJ got phone records for 3 probing Russian election interference

(Newser) - Three current and former reporters for the Washington Post received an alarming notification this week, in the form of a May 3 letter from the Department of Justice that informed them their phone records had been secretly seized by the DOJ over reporting they'd done in the early days...

Press Freedom Takes 'Dramatic' Hit in Pandemic

Reporters Without Borders says there's been a 'dramatic deterioration' worldwide

(Newser) - There's been a "dramatic deterioration" of press freedom since the pandemic started to tear across the world, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report published Tuesday. The group's new World Press Freedom Index, which evaluated the press situations in 180 countries, painted a stark picture and...

Journalists Say Police Ignore Judge's Order at Protests

Photographer reports being beaten by officers

(Newser) - Some journalists covering protests over the police fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone. US District Judge Wilhelmina Wright issued a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting police at the protests...

COVID-19 Cancels Correspondents' Dinner

Event would have been the first of the Biden administration

(Newser) - For the second year in a row, the White House Correspondents’ Association has called off its annual dinner. COVID-19 was given as the reason, as it was last year. Hundreds of journalists and people in the reigning administrations usually attend the dressy event, which includes speeches, the awarding of scholarships,...

How He Got the Pentagon Papers: 'Monumental Duplicity'
Neil Sheehan Revealed All
Before He Died. It's Amazing
in case you missed it

Neil Sheehan Revealed All Before He Died. It's Amazing

'NYT' reporter revealed exactly how he got his hands on the Pentagon Papers

(Newser) - The intimate details on how New York Times journalist Neil Sheehan broke the story on the Pentagon Papers have never been revealed—until now. In 2015, Sheehan explained exactly what happened to a reporter, on the condition the story not be published until after his death , which happened Thursday. The...

Citizen Journo Accused of 'Picking Quarrels' Gets 4 Years

Zhang Zhan sentenced in China after reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan

(Newser) - Trying to keep a tight rein on news about COVID within its borders, the Chinese government has detained citizen journalists who've tried to push back on its propaganda regarding the virus. Now, what's believed to be the first sentencing of its kind: that of Zhang Zhan, a former...

Ex-Journo Has More to Say About Her Shkreli Relationship

Christie Smythe follows up on viral story in 'Elle' about falling in love with 'Pharma Bro'

(Newser) - Former Bloomberg journalist Christie Smythe's "jaw-dropping" story about falling in love with Martin Shkreli had the internet buzzing on Sunday and Monday, and now she's following up with Elle , where her tale first appeared. Smythe once more spoke with interviewer Stephanie Clifford, who notes it's been...

Insults Fly Between GOP Senator, Chinese Journalist

Chen Weihua calls Marsha Blackburn 'lifetime b----,' 'lowlife' after her tweet on China

(Newser) - John Ratcliffe isn't the only Republican going after China these days. The Hill lays out the chronology of a tiff this week between Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and a Chinese journalist, starting with Blackburn's Thursday morning tweet thanking President Trump for banning cotton produced by forced Uighur labor....

Shep's Back, on a New Channel
Shep's Back,
on a New
Channel

Shep's Back, on a New Channel

Former Fox anchor debuts his new CNBC show on Wednesday

(Newser) - Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that "truth will always matter," Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home. He begins a general interest nightly newscast Wednesday at 7pm on the financial network CNBC, putting...

Newspaper Company 'Out-Evils Itself' With Fake Bonus Offer

That's according to Vice's headline on the story

(Newser) - Journalists are bristling with outrage after receiving an apparent bonus offer that turned out to be a hoax—sent by their boss, the Daily Beast reports. Tribune Publishing, which owns major papers like the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, sent the email offering congratulations and saying bonuses of...

Things Are Getting Ugly for Reporters in Belarus

Many journalists are losing accreditation

(Newser) - Belarus, shaken by three weeks of massive protests against its authoritarian president, on Saturday cracked down hard on the news media, deporting some foreign journalists reporting in the country and revoking the accreditation of many Belarusian journalists, the AP reports. Two Moscow-based Associated Press journalists who were covering the recent...

DHS Made 'Incredibly Dumb' Move on Protest Journalists

'Intelligence reports' were shared with law enforcement agencies

(Newser) - In what former Department of Homeland Security general counsel John Sandweg calls an "incredibly dumb" move, the department compiled "intelligence reports" on journalists covering the Portland protests—and shared them with state and local law enforcement agencies. The reports, which usually deal with security threats, noted that the...

3 Journalists Hit With Rubber Bullets, and Cop Is Charged

Detroit Cpl. Daniel Debono faces felony assault charges in May 31 incident

(Newser) - A Detroit police corporal is charged with felony assault after allegedly shooting three journalists with rubber bullets. Nicole Hester of MLive and two photojournalists, Seth Herald for AFP and Matt Hatcher for Getty Images, encountered Cpl. Daniel Debono and two other officers while leaving a protest over the death of...

CBS NY Colleagues Mourn 'True Angel on Earth'

Reporter Nina Kapur, 26, dies after moped accident Saturday in New York City

(Newser) - Fellow journalists are mourning a young reporter for CBS New York who died over the weekend after a moped accident in New York City. "We are heartbroken here at CBS2 tonight as a member of our news family ... has passed away," a reporter announced in a Sunday evening...

Reporters Suing Brazil Leader Over His COVID Briefing

Jair Bolsonaro took off his mask after announcing he tested positive

(Newser) - A group of journalists in Brazil plans to sue President Jair Bolsonaro after he removed his mask during a Tuesday press conference in which he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 . Several masked reporters held microphones close to Bolsonaro's chest as he spoke from behind a mask. Bolsonaro...

Secret Service Boots Media From White House Grounds

Claims move was 'for their own safety' amid ongoing demonstrations

(Newser) - The Secret Service says it "misdirected" members of the White House press corps to immediately leave the White House grounds on Monday amid a demonstration in Lafayette Square. Two of the four journalists were from CNN , which describes the move as "highly unusual" since the press corps is...

Journalists Face Prison Time After Punctuation Change

They were prosecuted under Philippines law that took effect after story was published

(Newser) - Two journalists in the Philippines could face stiff prison sentences under a law that didn't come into force until months after their story was published. Rappler news site co-founder Maria Ressa—one of an international group of journalists collectively named as Time's "Person of the Year" in...

Australia Wants Investigation After Its Journalists Assaulted

Police seen punching cameraman, hitting reporter with baton near White House

(Newser) - Bellingcat senior investigator Nick Waters documented 100 cases of police attacks on journalists in four days of protests before describing the 101st case as coming outside the White House on Monday. Two Australian journalists, 7News correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers, were reporting live around 6:25pm local time...

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