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Amid Conspiracy Controversy, Hannity Takes A Vacation ? And Vows To Return
"Uh oh My ANNUAL Memorial Day long weekend starts NOW," the Fox News pundit tweeted, predicting "breathless" speculation about his departure after he drew backlash for pushing a baseless story.
Source : www.npr.org | 26-May-2017 18:52

'Dallas Morning News' Apologizes For 40-Year-Old 'Star Wars' Error
In its 1977 review, the Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. The correct spelling is "Wookiee."
Source : www.npr.org | 26-May-2017 13:02

40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community
In its 1977 review, The Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We, too, have something to confess.
Source : www.npr.org | 25-May-2017 21:01

Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive
Fox News retracted a story about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer that was based on a groundless conspiracy theory. But host Sean Hannity, who pushed the theory, stood by it.
Source : www.npr.org | 24-May-2017 16:49

DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.
Source : www.npr.org | 22-May-2017 22:35

Ad War Means Local TV Stations Win Big In Georgia's Special Election
The special election in the Atlanta suburbs has become the most expensive U.S. House race in history. Although voters won't weigh in until next month, there's already one clear winner: TV stations.
Source : www.npr.org | 21-May-2017 13:00

Journalism Is Deadly In Mexico
Respected Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was murdered this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mexican journalist Javier Garza about the dangers of reporting on gang violence in Mexico.
Source : www.npr.org | 20-May-2017 14:02

Why Do Journalists Love Reporting On The Everglades?
The Florida Everglades is known for its beauty, and recently for its pythons. Efforts are accelerating to rid the ecosystem of the pesky invasive species. It's a huge story ... for journalists.
Source : www.npr.org | 20-May-2017 14:02

The New TV Drama: As The White House Turns
White House press briefings — carried live by most cable news channels — are garnering the outlets unprecedented ratings. It's like a daytime soap opera, some say.
Source : www.npr.org | 20-May-2017 14:02

Roger Ailes, Founder Of 'Fox News,' Dies At 77
Roger Ailes, the founding visionary of Fox News who propelled it to great profits and ratings but resigned in disgrace last summer, has died at 77.
Source : www.npr.org | 18-May-2017 22:48

Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder, Dies
Roger Ailes, former head of Fox News, has died at 77. This follows a long and often controversial career in the world of media.
Source : www.npr.org | 18-May-2017 16:09

Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77
Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.
Source : www.npr.org | 18-May-2017 14:50

Unproved Claims Re-Emerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know
Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.
Source : www.npr.org | 17-May-2017 23:01

From Watergate To "This Russia Thing": Comparing Nixon To Trump
Critics often compare today's events to Watergate ... but is the ghost of Richard Nixon really haunting Donald Trump?
Source : the1a.org | 17-May-2017 16:06

Journalist Killings Continue In Mexico
Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez was the sixth journalist killed in Mexico since the beginning of March. Valdez founded and edited the online media outlet Riodoce.
Source : www.npr.org | 17-May-2017 11:02

A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks
Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.
Source : www.npr.org | 17-May-2017 11:02

Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History
Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.
Source : www.npr.org | 16-May-2017 23:17

Bit By Bit, Trump Is Shredding Credibility Of White House Officials
President Trump's careening public statements and tweets have damaged the credibility of those sent out to speak on his behalf — from press aides to senior officials with constitutional offices.
Source : www.npr.org | 16-May-2017 22:30

'Chicago Tribune' Parent Company Is Trying To Buy The 'Chicago Sun-Times'
Both newspapers have stressed that Chicago will remain a two-newspaper city, with the Sun-Times maintaining a separate newsroom that would operate independently.
Source : www.npr.org | 16-May-2017 18:52

In 'Lola's Story,' A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon died suddenly at 57 soon after he finished his story about Lola, writing "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."
Source : www.npr.org | 16-May-2017 10:59

Mexican Journalist Who Covered Drug Trade Gunned Down In Sinaloa
Javier Valdez was one of Mexico's most respected journalists. A correspondent for the national newspaper La Jornada, he reported on drug trafficking, from a state controlled by cartels.
Source : www.npr.org | 16-May-2017 00:36

What's The White House's Word Worth?
The president says that with so much going on, we can't expect his spokespeople to be on the same page. So whom do we believe?
Source : the1a.org | 15-May-2017 16:06

'Rolling Stone' Founder Jann Wenner On 50 Years Of Rock And Roll History
When Wenner started Rolling Stone , he says, other publications weren't taking rock and roll seriously. Since then, the magazine has documented five decades of music, politics and culture.
Source : www.npr.org | 12-May-2017 00:01

Fox News Harassment Claims Threaten Murdochs' Sky Takeover Bid
The Murdochs and 21st Century Fox have made a $14 billion bid for the 60 percent of the European broadcasting giant Sky that they do not already own. Some of their adversaries in the Fox News lawsuits are working to oppose them at Ofcom, the British regulator that has a big say in the decision.
Source : www.npr.org | 11-May-2017 22:36

Arizona Radio Station Stops Airing Advice On Hiding Child Pornography
"In many cases, the penalty for possession of pictures is worse than the penalty for murder," the owner of a country music station stated in a PSA that ran for around two years.
Source : www.npr.org | 11-May-2017 19:07

Anne Morrissy Merick, Who Fought For Women In Journalism During Vietnam, Dies
Merick was a pioneer in the world of journalism. She fought for women's rights in her field, persuading the Pentagon to overturn a rule preventing women from covering combat during the Vietnam War.
Source : www.npr.org | 10-May-2017 22:35

West Virginia Reporter Arrested For Yelling Question At HHS Secretary
Dan Heyman of the Public News Service was attempting to question Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about pre-existing conditions. Heyman was handcuffed and charged with a misdemeanor.
Source : www.npr.org | 10-May-2017 18:30

NATO Takes Aim At Disinformation Campaigns
The NATO alliance is dealing with a new perceived threat: disinformation. Steve Inskeep talks with Janis Sarts of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence about countermeasures.
Source : www.npr.org | 10-May-2017 10:53

Sinclair Broadcast Group Has Deal To Buy Tribune Media's TV Stations
Sinclair's holdings are already vast and the deal, which needs federal approval, would give it stations in seven of the top 10 markets. It would further propel consolidation in the industry.
Source : www.npr.org | 08-May-2017 23:21

After Decades Covering It, Tech Still Amazes Walt Mossberg
He began covering personal technology in the 1990s, when he says tech columns were written "by geeks for geeks." As he retires, Mossberg reflects on how tech has evolved, often in unexpected ways.
Source : www.npr.org | 08-May-2017 23:08

Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports
The long-time sports commentator announced his retirement from NPR this week. His success was often measured by just how much the audience loved, or hated, what he had to say.
Source : www.npr.org | 05-May-2017 10:30

Colbert Addresses #FireColbert Campaign, But Doesn't Apologize
Stephen Colbert had some choice words for the president on Monday's Late Show . Despite calls from some for a boycott, Colbert said Wednesday, "I would do it again, [but] I would change a few words."
Source : www.npr.org | 04-May-2017 18:00

'The Forward': A Small Publication With An Outsized Influence
The Forward is a small publication with a Jewish-American audience. Its reporting has done more than anyone to undermine the position of White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka.
Source : www.npr.org | 04-May-2017 11:05

NPR's Eyder Peralta Released After Brief Detainment In South Sudan
The East Africa correspondent and his South Sudanese assistant were placed in custody on Friday for reasons that remain unclear. He was released Monday morning, while his assistant remains detained.
Source : www.npr.org | 02-May-2017 00:33

Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Resigns
Shine's departure is part of the aftershocks of the sexual harassment scandal that has gripped the network since last summer, leading to the exit of former Chairman Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.
Source : www.npr.org | 01-May-2017 21:24

The Modern Newsroom Is Stuck Behind The Gender And Color Line
As newsgathering and reporting intensify, diversity, inclusion and representation appear to have flatlined in the last decade.
Source : www.npr.org | 01-May-2017 20:42

Barbershop: Trump's Contentious, Yet Symbiotic Relationship With The Media
Washington Examiner political columnist Salena Zito, Obama administration communications director Corey Ealons and the National Review's Rich Lowry discuss the weekend's political news.
Source : www.npr.org | 30-Apr-2017 23:27

ESPN Continues To Struggle As Spectators Cut The Cord On Cable
Bloomberg reporter Max Chafkin talks about the future of ESPN as the network behemoth sees lower profits. This past week the sports media hub let approximately 100 employees go, including big names.
Source : www.npr.org | 30-Apr-2017 23:27

Reporters Gather For White House Correspondents' Dinner
President Trump was the first president in 36 years to skip the White House correspondents' dinner, but the show went on without him.
Source : www.npr.org | 30-Apr-2017 13:56

The Los Angeles Riots, Race And Journalism
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with reporter Amy Alexander about covering the LA riots, and Errin Whack of The Associated Press about how the media covers race now and what's changed in 25 years.
Source : www.npr.org | 30-Apr-2017 13:56

Trump's Absence Loomed Large At Annual White House Correspondents' Dinner
The gathering of D.C. journalists, which had been a top draw for Hollywood celebrities during the Obama administration, took on a different air this year as the new president decided not to attend.
Source : www.npr.org | 30-Apr-2017 08:15

Journalists Reflect On What They've Learned During Trump's First 100 Days
NPR's Mara Liasson and The Washington Post's Robert Costa speak about covering the Trump administration during President Trump's first 100 days.
Source : www.npr.org | 29-Apr-2017 23:35

'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History
A documentarian spent six days filming The New York Times obit desk at work. One staffer describes the process of writing an obituary as "equal parts exhilaration and terror."
Source : www.npr.org | 29-Apr-2017 13:54

Journalists Reconsider Purpose Of The White House Correspondents' Dinner
The White House Correspondents' Dinner will go on as planned this weekend, but for the first time since 1981, the president won't be there. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to James Warren of Poynter and Vanity Fair about why some journalists are second guessing the purpose of the event.
Source : www.npr.org | 28-Apr-2017 22:31

The Journalists Who Wring Life Out Of Death: 'Obit'
Critic Andrew Lapin says this documentary about the New York Times ' Obituaries desk is "a touching inquiry on the nature of public legacy amid the ceaseless march of time."
Source : www.npr.org | 27-Apr-2017 23:00

For 'New York Times' Obit Writers, 'Death Is Never Solicitous Of A Deadline'
Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary Obit .
Source : www.npr.org | 27-Apr-2017 19:52

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