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AP Admits It Mishandled Firing of Young Reporter
AP Admits It Mishandled
Firing of Young Reporter
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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...

Day After Dissident's 'Confession,' GF Makes Her Own

Sofia Sapega and Roman Protasevich are being held in Belarus after their plane was forced down

(Newser) - The girlfriend of Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich has also been detained after their Ryanair plane was forced down Sunday by Belarus on its way to Lithuania from Athens. Per Sky News , 23-year-old Sofia Sapega, a Russian national, has now emerged in a "confessional" video , apparently filmed at a...

Iowa Journalist Arrested at BLM Protest Hears Her Fate

The case has been condemned as an attack on the freedom of the press

(Newser) - An Iowa journalist who was pepper sprayed, zip tied, and arrested at a Black Lives Matter demonstration last year has been found not guilty on charges of failure to disperse and interfering with police, CNN reports. Following the verdict, Des Moines Register reporter Andrea May Sahouri tweeted : “Acquitted,”...

NYT Drops Editor Criticized for Biden Tweet

Lauren Wolfe said he had 'chills' when his plane landed

(Newser) - "All I ever wanted to do was write. Not be written about," says journalist Lauren Wolfe—but she has been written about extensively since a Jan. 19 tweet in which she said she had "chills" seeing President Biden's plane land at Joint Base Andrews the day...

TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job.
Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
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TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'

Nidhi Razdan of NDTV says she fell victim to a 'sophisticated and coordinated phishing attack'

(Newser) - Nidhi Razdan spent 21 years as the lead anchor of India's NDTV, which one might think would give her the chops to take on a position as an associate professor of journalism at Harvard. In fact, in June she said she was giving up her job to do that...

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

She Broke News of Shkreli's Arrest, Left Husband for Him
Nobody Saw This Story
Coming About Martin Shkreli
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Nobody Saw This Story Coming About Martin Shkreli

Reporter covering him left her job and her husband after falling in love with 'Pharma Bro'

(Newser) - A story about "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is making the rounds on Monday, and it's a doozy. It's an interview in Elle with former Bloomberg journalist Christie Smythe, who broke the news of his arrest in 2015 and then began corresponding and meeting with Shkreli. Things, as...

Connie Chung Gets Super Candid About Time at ABC

Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer tried to 'put me down back in my little hole'

(Newser) - Retired news anchor Connie Chung is opening up about her years at ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN—not all of which were apparently enjoyable. Competition was fierce, Chung recalled on Thursday's episode of Los Angeles Magazine's "The Originals" podcast. Chung said she had to be on guard...

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....

The Ax Falls on Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin Gets the Ax

Jeffrey Toobin Gets the Ax

The New Yorker shows him the door for exposing himself during Zoom meeting

(Newser) - Looks like Jeffrey Toobin's days of exposing himself at the New Yorker are done. The magazine fired him Wednesday after investigating his behavior during a Zoom meeting last month with staffers of the New Yorker and WNYC radio, Deadline reports. "I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27...

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

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...

Pastor Admits He Wrote Scathing Email to Journalist

Rev. Dave Muns says he 'just caved,' but Sarah Jeong isn't accepting his apology

(Newser) - A Michigan pastor admits he crossed the line by unloading on a journalist from his church email account, the Detroit Metro Times reports. "How about if we took all the little bitter Asian woman and had a lottery and cut their [explicit] like the Muslims do," Rev. Dave...

Viewer Spots Reporter's Cancerous Neck Lump
Viewer Spots
Neck Lump
on Reporter
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Viewer Spots Suspicious Neck Lump on Reporter

It turned out to be cancerous, and WFLA's Victoria Price 'couldn't be more grateful'

(Newser) - Victoria Price's own health was "the farthest thing from my mind" as the Florida journalist began covering the coronavirus pandemic, "the most important health story in a century," this year. But that changed when an eagle-eyed TV viewer spotted a lump on Price's neck during...

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...

Court: 4 Men Jailed in Murder of WSJ Reporter Are Innocent

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, 3 others could go free in Pakistan

(Newser) - The four men jailed in Pakistan for the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are set to walk free. British national Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has been awaiting the outcome of an appeal since he was sentenced to death for murder, terrorism, and kidnapping for...

Trump Has Testy Exchange With Journalist
Trump Has Testy
Exchange With Journalist

Trump Has Testy Exchange With Journalist

'You're a terrible reporter,' says president after question about what he should say to scared Americans

(Newser) - President Trump's Friday news briefing about the coronavirus got seriously testy during an exchange between the president and a reporter for NBC News, reports Deadline . As Mediaite reports, the animosity began when Peter Alexander questioned Trump about whether he was giving Americans "a false sense of hope" with...

Jim Carrey Takes Flak for 'Sleazy' Remark to Reporter

He said she was the only thing on his bucket list

(Newser) - The title character in Sonic the Hedgehog got a redesign last year after fans decided his appearance was unsettling. But it's now Jim Carrey—villain Dr. Robotnik in the film—who seems like the creepy one, Page Six reports. Carrey is being called a "sleazeball" because of a...

NPR Host: 'Stakes Are Too High' to Not Ask Tough Questions
Here's What
NPR Host 
Has to Say
About Pompeo

Here's What NPR Host Has to Say About Pompeo

Mary Louise Kelly defends press freedom after spat with secretary of state

(Newser) - NPR journalist Mary Louise Kelly says she was just doing her job when she asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Ukraine , only to be accused of violating "the basic rules of journalism and decency." "Journalists don't sit down with senior government officials in the service...

Journo Wins Big #MeToo Case Against Powerful TV Anchor

Judge: Account of Japan's Shiori Ito, who accused Noriyuki Yamaguchi of rape, 'trustworthy'

(Newser) - A 30-year-old freelance journalist in Japan who accused a high-powered TV journalist of rape won about $30,000 in damages in a Tokyo court Wednesday, in what she calls a "milestone" for Japan, per the New York Times . Judge Akihiro Suzuki said he found Shiori Ito's account, laid...

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