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Veteran Former CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw Dies At 82

Variety reports: Bernard Shaw, who was CNN’s lead anchor for 20 years and distinguished the network’s coverage of such landmark events as the Gulf War, died Wednesday, the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed outlet disclosed. He was 82, and had contracted pneumonia that was not related to the coronavirus pandemic. “Bernie was a CNN original and was our Washington Anchor when we …

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Russia Bans One Of Its Last Independent News Outlets

Reuters reports: Novaya Gazeta, one of Russia’s last independent news outlets, was stripped of its media licence on Monday, and in effect banned from operating. Russia’s media watchdog Rozkomnadzor had accused the publication of failing to provide documents related to a change of ownership in 2006. Speaking outside court, editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov, a Nobel Peace laureate for his efforts to …

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Washington Post Wins Top Pulitzer For Riot Coverage

The Washington Post reports: The Washington Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath. The prize, considered American journalism’s highest honor, recognizes the work of more than 100 journalists across the Post’s newsroom, many of whom contributed reporting from the Capitol …

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Multiple Journos Test COVID+ After WH Nerd Prom

CNN Business reports: Trevor Noah joked about the event becoming a superspreader — and now the cases are rolling in. The annual White House Correspondents Dinner, along with the festivities held in the days before and after it, have led to the inevitable spread of Covid. In the days since WHCD weekend, reporters and staffers from CNN, ABC News, NBC …

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Veteran Liberal Journalist Eric Boehlert Dies In Accident

NorthJersey.com reports: A Montclair bicyclist who was killed by a New Jersey Transit train near the town’s Watchung Avenue station Monday night was writer Eric Boehlert, founder and editor of Press Run, a blog about the media, according to his wife, Tracy Breslin. Boehlert, 57, was a veteran writer and media analyst and a frequent television and radio guest discussing …

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Russia’s Last Major Independent News Outlet Shutters

The New York Times reports: Novaya Gazeta, the Russian newspaper that helped define fearless journalism in the post-Soviet era and whose editor shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year, suspended publication on Monday, leaving Russia without any major media outlets critical of the Kremlin as it wages war in Ukraine. The newspaper, led by Dmitri A. Muratov, the Nobel-winning editor, …

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American Journalist Killed By Russian Forces In Ukraine

CBS News reports: An American journalist was killed and another journalist was wounded by Russian forces in the town of Irpin outside the capital of Kyiv on Sunday, Ukrainian police said. Brent Renaud, a 50-year-old filmmaker, was killed when Russian troops opened fire, according to Andriy Nebytov, the head of Kyiv’s regional police force. Nebytov posted a graphic photo purportedly …

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Russia Criminalizes “Fake News” About War In Ukraine

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill introducing a prison sentence of up to 15 years for those spreading information that goes against the Russian government’s narrative on the war in Ukraine. The bill criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be “fake” reports about the war was quickly rubber-stamped by both …

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Trevor Noah To Host Return Of WH Press Dinner

Just in via press release: The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce that Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will entertain at the association’s annual dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2022. “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner celebrates Americans’ freedoms and the working people who bring the news to the world,” said Steven Portnoy …

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Rachel Maddow To Announce Hiatus From Show

Variety reports: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow plans to take a hiatus in order to focus on other projects she is working on as part of a broader content deal with NBCUniversal, according to two people familiar with the matter. The anchor, who is the linchpin of the cable news outlet’s primetime schedule, is expected to tell viewers about her planned absence, …

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Fashion Critic Andre Leon Talley Dies At Age 73

USA Today reports: André Leon Talley, the visionary former creative director of Vogue magazine, died Tuesday. He was 73. Talley’s Instagram account also issued confirmation early Wednesday, noting that over five decades the “international icon was a close confidant of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso and he had a penchant for discovering, nurturing and celebrating young designers.” Talley …

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Politico Retracts Sighting Of Sotomayor With Schumer

The Daily Beast reports: Politico’s Playbook newsletter issued a correction on Saturday morning after misidentifying Democratic leader Chuck Schumer’s wife, Iris Weinshall, as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The publication claimed that the case of mistaken identity was sparked by a photo sent in by a tipster allegedly taken at the hip D.C. eatery Le Diplomate on Friday night. In …

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First LGBTQ Paper Awarded Seat In WH Briefing Room

The Washington Blade reports: The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest LGBTQ newspaper, has secured an officially designated seat in the White House James S. Brady briefing room, marking the first time an LGBTQ publication has been afforded the honor. The White House Correspondents Association, which is responsible for the seating assignment in the briefing room, made the announcement Friday as …

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Journalists Share 2021 Nobel Peace Prize [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitri A. Muratov of Russia were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which the Nobel Committee described as a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. The two were recognized for “their courageous fight for freedom of expression in …

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DOJ Bans Seizure Of Reporters’ Records In Leak Probes

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy. The new policy largely codifies the commitment Garland made in June, when he said the Justice Department would abandon the practice of seizing reporters’ records in leak investigations. It …

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20% Of TV Crews Have Faced Violence Over Past Year

The Washington Post reports: One in five TV news directors surveyed by the Radio Television Digital News Directors Association said their crews had been attacked at some point last year. Station managers who responded to the industry survey said their journalists had been verbally harassed, punched, slapped, shoved, spat on, robbed at gunpoint, and hit with rocks and water bottles. …

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Israeli Strike Destroys Offices Of Multiple Media Outlets

The Associated Press reports: An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by the military to silence reporting from the territory amid its battle with the militant group Hamas. The strike came nearly an hour after the military ordered people to evacuate …

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“Failing” New York Times Adds 669K Subscribers In Q2

The New York Times reports: Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products than to the print newspaper. As much of its staff worked remotely, The Times brought in $185.5 million in revenue for digital subscriptions …

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Reporters Gassed, Hit With Rubber Bullets, Arrested

The Hollywood Reporter reports: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, CNN commentator Keith Boykin were among journalists recounting being hit by rubber bullets, attacked, and in some cases arrested while covering protests. As tensions escalated across the United States during protests over the death of George Floyd, many journalists found themselves in the crosshairs of covering an unprecedented moment with some getting hit …

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Trump Cultists Hurl Abuse At Local Reporter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: A local news correspondent was subjected to verbal abuse, threats, and was even stalked while trying to report from a demonstration protesting the lockdown in New York State Thursday. Kevin Vesey, a reporter for News 12 Long Island, posted the footage to his Twitter feed Thursday evening. It depicted an unruly group of protesters, in the Commack section …

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