Tag: Journalism

Trump Block Free Press From WH: CNN, Buzzfeed, NYT, Politico & LA Times

Several major news outlets found themselves blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing with Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, the latest sign of worsening relations between the Trump administration and the media attempting to cover it. The New York Times, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Politico were among the…

WH To FBI: Request To Knock Down Trump/Russia Stories

Trump administration officials asked intelligence officials and members of Congress to help them downplay and speak out against news reports about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russian intelligence, according to a Washington Post report. These individuals reportedly called journalists attempting to “challenge” stories in the New York Times, CNN and elsewhere about top Trump advisers’…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

John Oliver On Why Local Newspapers Are So Important [VIDEO]

John Oliver talked last night about the struggles of the newspaper industry, “A big part of the blame for this industry’s dire straits is on us and our unwillingness to pay for the work journalists produce,” Oliver said. “We’ve just grown accustomed to getting our news for free. And the longer that we get something…

U.S. Reporter ‘Guilty’ of Spying in Iran [VIDEO]

Iranian state television said late Sunday that Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has been convicted of espionage. The sentence is not yet known. “Iran has behaved unconscionably throughout this case, but never more so than with this indefensible decision by a Revolutionary Court to convict an innocent journalist of serious crimes after a proceeding that…

Egypt’s president wishes journalists weren’t tried

Egypt President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists had a “very negative” impact on the country’s reputation and he wished they were never put on trial. However, in his comments to editors of Egyptian media outlets, el-Sissi stopped short of saying whether he will issue a clemency. Photo: This…

60th anniversary of the first BBC TV daily news broadcast

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first BBC television daily news bulletin. The 20-minute bulletin was read by Richard Baker and was introduced as an “Illustrated summary of the news… Followed by the latest film of events and happenings at home and abroad,” paving the way for broadcast news as we see it today…

[VIDEO] 2 AP journalists shot in Afghanistan

Two journalists working for The Associated Press have been shot in Afghanistan, one of them fatally, the news agency said Friday. The Associated Press said the slain journalist was Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer. She was shot in the country’s eastern Khost province. The second journalist targeted by the gunman was Kathy…