NEW YORK (AP) — Several independent websites are joining forces to create a network for news about rural America, hoping to fill a void created in areas hit hard by the shrinking media industry of the past two decades.
CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The Portland Press Herald, the Portland Phoenix, The Camden Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram have won top honors in their divisions in the Maine Press Association annual contest.
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday.
A coalition of philanthropies announced plans Tuesday to launch a nonprofit newsroom that will provide coverage of Cleveland, kicking off an effort to help fill a void left by the shrinking of news organizations in Ohio.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Robin Reed, news anchor at WDBJ-TV, was honored on Saturday with The Associated Press Robert Gallimore Distinguished Service Award during the presentation of the 2020 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board of trustees at North Carolina’s flagship university has given itself new power over highly paid faculty appointments in the aftermath of controversy over tenure for a Black journalism professor.
The decision to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists no doubt brought satisfaction to many of us hacks around the world.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after George Floyd's killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive.
The News Leaders Association, a journalism trade group, extended the deadline for responses to its survey about employment practices at news organizations for two months, after expressing disappointment about how few are willing to reveal the diversity of their staffs.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project investigation into malware from Israel-based NSO Group that provided further evidence that it was used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, won the top European Union journalism prize Thursday.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Daily Star and the Navajo Times have won top honors in the Arizona Newspapers Association's annual Better Newspapers Contest announced Saturday.
The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson earned Arizona Newspaper of the Year in the daily category.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize sometimes recognizes groundbreaking efforts to resolve seemingly intractable conflicts, such as once-sworn enemies who sat down and brokered an end to war. In other years, the recipient is someone who promoted human rights at great personal cost.
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Coll is stepping down as dean of the Columbia University Journalism School next June, saying that he will continue teaching there after nine years leading one of the nation's top training grounds for reporters.
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is heading into a parliamentary election this week hit by yet another scandal that links him and hundreds of other wealthy people to offshore accounts.
PHOENIX (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning Arizona photojournalist Nick Oza, who documented the lives of disaster victims and immigrants, has died after being hospitalized more than three weeks with serious injuries from a traffic accident.
BOSTON (AP) — GBH News in Boston has hired an award-winning journalist with a background in public media to oversee news content and editorial strategy across all platforms, management announced Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died.
PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday.
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Ron Jenkins, who served as editor of The Gleaner newspaper for more than 30 years and was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007, has died. He was 83.
Jenkins died Monday at The Heartford House hospice facility in Owensboro, The Gleaner reported.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board announced a special citation Friday for people in Afghanistan who risked their safety to help produce news stories and images from their war-torn country.
“From staff and freelance correspondents to interpreters to drivers to hosts, courageous Afghan residents helped produce Pulitzer-winning and Pulitzer-worthy images and stories that have contributed to a wider understanding of profoundly tragic and complicated circumstances,” the board said.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A radio journalist was shot and killed in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz Thursday, according to his station and state authorities.
Jacinto Romero Flores was gunned down in the community of Potrerillo, in the township of Ixtaczoquitlán, according to Hugo Gutiérrez Maldonado, the head of Veracruz state security agency, via Twitter.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The dean of the school of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who led the effort to bring award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to her faculty in the face of resistance from the school's trustees, announced Tuesday she is stepping down.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scholarship funds in Maine have provided $335,000 in scholarships to 16 Maine students who want to pursue careers in journalism.
The money is from the Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund and the Agnes Freyer Gibbs Scholarship Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
HOUSTON (AP) — Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted to editor of the Houston Chronicle after serving as managing editor of the daily for about 20 months, owner Hearst Corp.
PARIS (AP) — The cellphones of French President Emmanuel Macron and 15 members of the French government may have been among potential targets in 2019 of surveillance by spyware made by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Forrest “Frosty” Landon, longtime editor of the Roanoke Times & World-News who was described as a “born newsman” in a career that spanned 40 years, died Monday. He was 87.
BOSTON (AP) — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents.
NEW YORK (AP) — Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones used major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina.
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — When Nellie Bly completed her globe-circling journey in 1890, the New York World hailed the intrepid journalist as “the best-known and most widely talked-of young woman on earth today.”
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has told the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a letter that she will not join the faculty at its journalism school without tenure, a report said Tuesday.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Press has named Teddy Feinberg as its new managing editor.
Feinberg, who has been a news editor at The Bakersfield Californian for 2 1/2 years, was selected after a nationwide search, the Idaho Press announced Monday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes in photography Friday for its coverage of the racial injustice protests and the coronavirus’s terrible toll on the elderly, while The New York Times received the public service award for its detailed, data-filled reporting on the pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes:
RICHMOND — Michael Paul Williams of Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch won this year’s prize for commentary for a series of “penetrating and historically insightful columns” about the process of dismantling the state capital city's Confederate monuments.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich really are different from you and me: They’re better at dodging the tax collector.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount Friday as a major funding partner joined the call to change her status and a sought-after chemistry professor decided not to join the faculty over the dispute.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A major University of North Carolina donor said Wednesday that he sent emails to university officials questioning the hiring of Nikole Hannah-Jones after he became concerned about how much research went into the selection of the investigative journalist, whose award-winning work on slavery he called “highly contentious and highly controversial."
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A major University of North Carolina donor whose name is on its journalism school voiced concerns about the school's hiring of investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in the weeks before her application for tenure was halted.
ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball great Michael Jordan and Nike's Jordan Brand are giving $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta to boost journalism and sports-related studies.
The gift announced Friday will help enrich its journalism and sports program that was originally launched with a donation from director and actor Spike Lee.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The offer of a tenured teaching position to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has been resubmitted to the board of trustees at a North Carolina university that faced an uproar last week when her tenure application was halted.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five Marshall University graduates have been selected for induction into the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame.
They include Marshall athletics play-by-play radio voice Steve Cotton; HQ Publishing founder Jack Houvouras; Food & Environment Reporting Network.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones’ tenure application at the University of North Carolina was halted because she didn’t come from a “traditional academic-type background," and a trustee who vets the lifetime appointments wanted more time to consider her qualifications, university leaders said Thursday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Faculty members of a North Carolina university want an explanation for the school's reported decision to back away from offering a tenured teaching position to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, whose work on the country’s history of slavery has drawn the ire of conservatives.
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation on Wednesday awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to U.S. writer and activist Gloria Steinem.
The jury that decides the Princess of Asturias Awards announced that Steinem has won its annual prize for communication and humanities.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Klobuchar, a longtime Minnesota newspaper reporter and columnist and the father of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Klobuchar died Wednesday at the Emerald Crest care facility in Burnsville, a Twin Cities suburb, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
FISHING CREEK, Md. (AP) — For thousands of miles and over two days in April, 59 workers from Mexico traveled together on a bus — despite the pandemic — to their legal, seasonal jobs as crabmeat pickers and seafood processors in Maryland’s rural islands.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during the pandemic, said her sister, Paula Spellman.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reenergized under owner Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post named Associated Press veteran Sally Buzbee as its executive editor Tuesday, making her the first woman in the paper's 144-year history to lead the newsroom.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Sun, a Denver-based online news operation created three years ago by journalists who left The Denver Post, has partnered with a national nonprofit to buy 24 community newspapers in a unique venture that seeks to preserve local journalism.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s journalism school in July as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism.