ABC News crew spends year in Uvalde, documents journey of survivors, families of shooting victimsMay 18, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After most mass shootings that capture the public's attention, national news organizations will send reporters for a few days, a week maybe, before moving on. There's always another community, another tragedy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chinese police said they recently detained a ChatGPT user for allegedly using the AI-powered chatbot to create a fake news story about a nonexistent train crash.
Press group: China biggest global jailer of journalistsMay 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — China was the biggest global jailer of journalists last year with more than 100 behind bars, according to a press freedom group, as President Xi Jinping’s government tightened control over society.
Since his ouster, embarrassing reports on Carlson pile upMay 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A week after Fox News fired star host Tucker Carlson — for reasons that remain unexplained — he has been the subject of a handful of embarrassing stories about some of his private messages and statements while at the network.
Media coalition challenges gag order again in Idaho slayingsMay 2, 2023 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A coalition of 30 news organizations launched another effort Monday to get a gag order lifted in the criminal case of a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death.
Americans fault news media for dividing nation: AP-NORC pollMay 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to the news media and the impact it's having on democracy and political polarization in the United States, Americans are likelier to say it's doing more harm than good.
Past Fox firings carry lessons for network after CarlsonApril 25, 2023 GMT
Court denies request to lift gag order in Idaho killingsApril 25, 2023 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request by 30 news organizations to lift a gag order in the criminal case of a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death.
Carlson latest in string of high-profile Fox News oustingsApril 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson has been ousted by Fox News, where he hosted the conservative cable network's most popular program.
Fox’s settlement with Dominion unlikely to cost it $787.5MApril 24, 2023 GMT
Fox Corp.'s $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over defamation charges is eye-popping, but the ultimate cost to the media company is likely to be much lower.
Jimmy Carter and Playboy: How ‘the weirdo factor’ rocked ’76April 16, 2023 GMT
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Jimmy Carter already had drawn months of media scrutiny as a devout Southern Baptist running for president. Then the 1976 Democratic nominee brought up sex and sin as he explained his religious faith to Playboy magazine.
Prince Harry due to testify in phone hacking case in JuneApril 5, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry is expected to testify in a London courtroom in June in one of his phone hacking lawsuits against British tabloids, lawyers said Wednesday.
A trial in a case involving the Duke of Sussex and three others against the publisher of The Mirror is due to start May 9 in the High Court and last six to seven weeks.
Journalist’s arrest threatens reporting from RussiaMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The arrest of a Wall Street Journal reporter on espionage charges in Russia has news organizations based outside the country weighing for the second time in a year whether the risks of reporting there during wartime are too great.
Records in Fox defamation case show pressures on reportersMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't critics, political foes or their bosses that united Fox News stars Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham when they gathered via text message for a gripe session shortly after the 2020 election.
Fox libel defense at odds with top GOP presidential foesMarch 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News is on an unlikely collision course with two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination over the rights of journalists.
Defense lawyers in Idaho killings case want gag order keptMarch 4, 2023 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Defense attorneys for a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death asked the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday to keep a gag order in place, saying a challenge to the order filed by 30 news organizations is premature and that media coverage of the case has been “twisted.”
Betting on social media as a news destination for the youngMarch 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — If young people are spending so much time on social media, it stands to reason that's a good place to reach them with news.
Operators of the News Movement are betting their business on that hunch.
EMS workers punished for media interviews in NYC settle suitMarch 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City ambulance workers who said they were disciplined for speaking to the media during the harrowing, early months of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached a settlement in their free speech lawsuit against the fire department and the city, their union announced Wednesday.
Argentine fishermen find remains of missing man inside sharkFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The remains of a man who had disappeared in southern Argentina earlier this month appear to have been found inside a school shark that was captured by local fishermen.
Fox’s Kurtz says he’s disallowed from covering Dominion caseFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News media reporter Howard Kurtz says he's been barred by his company from covering Dominion Voting System's $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox and he “strongly disagrees” with the decision.
Dominion voting case exposes post-election fear at Fox NewsFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A court filing in a lawsuit against Fox News lays bare a panic at the network that it had alienated its viewers and damaged its brand by not lining up with President Donald Trump's false claims that he had won the 2020 presidential election.
Off camera, Fox hosts doubted 2020 election fraud claimsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — To millions of viewers, Fox News hosts gave allies of former President Donald Trump a platform to champion false claims that he lost the 2020 election because of voter fraud.
Fox hosts didn’t believe 2020 election fraud claimsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hosts at Fox News had serious concerns about allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election being made by guests who were allies of former President Donald Trump, according to court filings in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the network.
Study shows ‘striking’ number who believe news misinformsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Half of Americans in a recent survey indicated they believe national news organizations intend to mislead, misinform or persuade the public to adopt a particular point of view through their reporting.
Court nixes Fox News’ bid to end voting tech firm’s suitFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News lost an attempt Tuesday to shut down a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit that accuses the network of spreading lies that a voting-technology company helped “steal” the 2020 election from then-U.S.
Judge could bar comments to press after California shootingFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday barred attorneys from talking to the press about the criminal case of a farmworker accused of killing seven people last month in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms.
30 news groups ask Idaho Supreme Court to reject gag orderFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thirty news organizations have asked the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a gag order in a case against a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death.
The challenge, filed Monday evening, comes just a few days after an attorney representing the family of one of the victims filed an opposition to the gag order in state court, saying it is overly broad and places an undue burden on the families.
National Enquirer, caught in ‘catch-and-kill’ scandal, soldFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold.
Ex-ABC journalist charged in child sexual exploitation caseFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
A well-known former investigative journalist for ABC News has been arrested on a charge of “transporting” images depicting the sexual abuse of children, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
Journalist deaths jumped 50% in 2022, led by Ukraine, MexicoJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Killings of journalists around the world jumped by 50% in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven largely by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico and Haiti.
According to a report Tuesday by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 67 news media workers were killed worldwide in 2022, the highest number since 2018.
ABC News’ Cecilia Vega appointed ’60 Minutes’ correspondentJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Cecilia Vega, more recently ABC’s chief White House correspondent, is joining the CBS TV newsmagazine “60 Minutes.''
Bill Owens, executive producer of “60 Minutes," called Vega a “sensational reporter and storyteller,” in the Thursday announcement.
News outlets seek access to evidence in Paul Pelosi attackJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A coalition of news organizations, including The Associated Press, filed a court motion in San Francisco seeking access to evidence against the man charged in last year's attack on former U.S.
Dish from Harry, one of their own, could fuel royal changeJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — In public, they present a united front — always. But Prince Harry has a very different story to tell about the British royals and the way they operate.
Barbara Walters, news pioneer and ‘The View’ creator, diesDecember 31, 2022 GMT
Sedition trial begins for closed Hong Kong news site editorsOctober 31, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — A sedition trial opened in Hong Kong on Monday for two former top editors of a shuttered online media outlet who have been detained without bail for 10 months.
Review: Reporter’s murder shows cost of pursuing the truthOctober 20, 2022 GMT
“In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Coverup, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press,” by Katherine Corcoran (Bloomsbury)
The confluence of corrupt governance, poverty, drug trafficking and reporters who can be bought is a dangerous place for reporters and democracy.
Arizona Legislature won’t defend law limiting police filmingSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature will not try to defend a new law limiting up-close filming of police that has been blocked by a federal judge, a decision that essentially ends the fight over the contentious proposal.
Russian lawmakers approve bill on banning foreign mediaJune 30, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia’s parliament gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries' actions against Russian news outlets.
Duma moves forward on proposed law on banning foreign mediaJune 29, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved the critical second reading of a proposed law that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries taking actions against Russian news outlets.
US media face Russian visa denial due to US restrictionsJune 6, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry called U.S. news media to a meeting on Monday to warn that their accreditations and visas could be withdrawn if the United States does not rescind measures limiting Russian journalists there.
Lebanese general renews mediation over missing US journalistMay 25, 2022 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security chief has met U.S. officials in Washington as part of mediation between Washington and Damascus for the release of an American journalist missing in Syria, the head of a mission that assists hostages said Wednesday.
After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plansMay 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend.
Reporters sue Los Angeles police over arrests during protestMay 9, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday by two independent journalists alleges the Los Angeles Police Department violated their civil rights when the pair was arrested last year while reporting on a confrontation over the removal of a large homeless encampment at a city park.
El Salvador threatens prison for media sharing gang messagesApril 6, 2022 GMT
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress, pushing further in the government's dramatic crackdown on gangs, has authorized prison sentences of 10 to 15 years for news media that reproduce or disseminate messages from the gangs, alarming press freedom groups.
Two Fox journalists killed in Ukraine, underscoring dangersMarch 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran videographer and a 24-year-old Ukrainian journalist working for Fox News were both killed when their vehicle came under fire outside of Kyiv, the network said on Tuesday.
Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova were traveling Monday in Horenka with Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall, who remains hospitalized.
Judge denies access to rioter’s community service recordsJanuary 27, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has denied a news media coalition's request for public access to records of court-ordered community service by one of the rioters who stormed the U.S.
Jesse Watters is Fox News’ new 7 p.m. Eastern hostJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has given its 7 p.m. Eastern hour on weeknights to opinion host Jesse Watters, whose star has risen at the network with the ratings success of “The Five,” where he is one of the regular panelists.
Indiana opens doors to cameras in 5 courtroomsNovember 15, 2021 GMT
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Judges in five Indiana courtrooms will allow news media to use cameras under a pilot project announced Monday by the state Supreme Court.
Judge won’t bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selectionOctober 21, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
Footage of police chokehold released after media challengeOctober 8, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Body camera footage released Friday in the case of police officer accused of using a chokehold during an arrest shows him putting his arm around a man's neck and holding it there for about 10 seconds shortly after handcuffing him.
Judge orders body cam video release after media challengeOctober 7, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered the release of police camera footage of an incident in which a Greeley officer is accused of using a chokehold during an arrest, siding with news media that argued a new Colorado law requires disclosure of video upon request involving alleged police misconduct.
Journalist sought by Russia ordered to pay defamation damageOctober 6, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ordered an investigative journalist to pay 156,000 rubles ($2,155) in compensation to a Dutch blogger who he alleged has ties to the Russia's military intelligence agency.
Petito’s dad: Give same attention to all missing peopleSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of slain traveler Gabby Petito on Tuesday implored the public and news media to put the same energy into helping find other missing people as they did Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend.
Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartenedSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said.
Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an offense for which he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison.
Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News CorpSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday.
News Corp executive chair Rupert Murdoch said Morgan, 56, is “the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire.” Murdoch added in a statement: “Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling.”
Attorneys for school shooter want pretrial hearings closedAugust 10, 2021 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the suspect in a 2018 Florida high school massacre told a judge Tuesday that the news media and public should be barred from all pretrial hearings, saying Nikolas Cruz’s right to an impartial jury will be irrevocably harmed if certain evidence is revealed before jurors are seated.
Fox employee alleges harassment, discrimination in lawsuitAugust 2, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An associate producer on Monday filed a lawsuit against Fox News Network, saying he was discriminated against because of his gender and subjected to unwelcome attention from an on-air personality.
Lawyer: US editor jailed in Myanmar fears he has COVID-19July 16, 2021 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained in Myanmar told his lawyer he believes he has COVID-19, but prison authorities deny he is infected.
Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to board a flight to go to the Detroit area in the United States to see his family.
Study: Newspaper circulation revenue surpasses advertisingJune 30, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in 2020, the newspaper industry earned more money from circulation than advertising.
Yet like many of the other benchmarks noted this week by the Pew Research Center in the first of a series of reports on the state of the news media, that's not necessarily good news.