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Without walk and talks and press gaggles, Capitol Hill and statehouse reporting is looking pretty different. These beats arguably involve the most face time with sources. In addition to committee hearings and press conferences, good Capitol … more
South Africa provides a stark comparison of the government’s reaction to two deadly epidemics—HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, Mia Malan, a veteran journalist who covered both outbreaks, said in an ICFJ webinar on Thursday. In the case of HIV, government … more
In February, the state-run Golestan University of Medical Sciences filed a suit against Elahe Ramezanoour, a reporter who covers health for the Hamshahri newspaper and runs a news channel on Telegram that also focuses on health issues, according … more
As the dedicated Bernie Sanders reporter for BuzzFeed News, Ruby Cramer spent months trailing the Vermont senator around the country, flying on his campaign plane, watching him kibitz with voters, and cultivating his political advisers over meals in … more
Kayleigh McEnany, the new White House press secretary, is paid to believe in the complete and unalterable newsworthiness of the coronavirus press briefings that her boss convenes each day. News outlets that don’t heed that principle come in for … more
The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U.S. borders, and empowered foreign leaders to restrict their own media. But Trump’s most effective … more
Fox News on Tuesday asked a Washington state judge to toss a lawsuit that alleges the news outlet’s dissemination of false information about the coronavirus poses a threat to public health. In a court filing, the media outlet denied that its … more
On April 7, 2020 a new slogan began circulating on Twitter during the Wisconsin Democratic primary: “Vote and Die.” The slogan is a play on “Vote or Die,” a 2004 American voter mobilization campaign, championed by rapper Sean “P. Diddy” … more
Iraqi President Barham Salih is working with his legal team to "revoke" the suspension of Reuters' operating license and reinstate the news agency in Iraq, he told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. On April 2, Reuters was suspended for three … more
If a media writer were so inclined, he or she could write about the White House coronavirus press conferences every day. Every single day. Each day, it’s something — another testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a journalist, more … more
Iraq has suspended the licence of the Reuters news agency after it published a story saying the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country was higher than officially reported. Iraq’s media regulator said it was revoking Reuters’ licence … more
The Daily Telegraph has stopped publishing paid-for propaganda on behalf of Chinese state media, amid growing scrutiny of how Beijing is using the pandemic to grow its influence in English-language media aimed at western audiences. The … more
Three years ago, Matt DeRienzo surveyed America’s journalism landscape and issued a dire warning that most reporters didn’t want or need to hear. “The last recession was brutal for newspapers and local news,” wrote DeRienzo, who at the time … more
The coronavirus that became a global pandemic first surfaced late last year in Wuhan, China. But according to one common narrative making its way around Chinese messaging apps, an American soldier was patient zero. “Chinese netizens and … more
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's (R) general counsel allegedly reached out to the law firm who represents the Miami Herald and pressured them not to file a lawsuit from the Herald that would force the state to release the names of all senior care … more
The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is appalled by an official White House statement yesterday accusing Voice of America (VOA), the U.S. Congress-funded international broadcaster, of “speak[ing] for America’s adversaries” and … more
The Food and Drug Administration warned right-wing media personality Alex Jones to stop making false coronavirus claims about products touted and sold by his websites or face legal action and a possible order to pay back consumers. The agency late … more
Vice President Mike Pence's office reversed course on Thursday afternoon, after declining for days to allow the nation's top health officials to appear on CNN and discuss the coronavirus pandemic, in what was an attempt to pressure the network into … more
Today, four national media organizations representing thousands of local newspapers and local broadcast media outlets–the News Media Alliance, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Newspaper Association (NNA) and America’s … more
Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, said on Wednesday that arrest warrants had been issued for journalists from The New York Times and ProPublica after both outlets published articles critical of his decision to partially reopen … more
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