CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2013
Raul Ramirez Award-winning investigative journalist Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco radio station KQED, where he was executive director of news and public affairs. The cause was esophageal cancer, the station said. Ramirez joined KQED in 1991 after working as a reporter and editor at several newspapers, including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald and San Francisco Examiner.
November 13, 2013 |
CBS News is conducting a journalistic review of a discredited "60 Minutes" report on the attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. "The moment we confirmed there was an issue in our story we began a journalistic review that is ongoing," said a "60 Minutes" spokesman, who did not provide details of the review or its scope. The confirmation of an ongoing review into the botched story by correspondent Lara Logan, first reported by McClatchy's Nancy Youssef , comes after days of mounting criticism of CBS' response to the incident.
November 9, 2013 |
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A Miami Herald reporter detained Thursday by authorities in western Venezuela on suspicion of working in the country without permission has been released and is expected to return to the United States on Sunday. Jim Wyss , the Herald's Bogota-based Andean bureau chief, was detained in San Cristobal in Tachira province as he was reporting on several stories in connection with December local elections and Venezuela's troubled economy. Nadja Drost , a freelance journalist on the board of the Foreign Journalists Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Stephen R. Glass, a former journalist whose fabrications for major magazines sparked a national furor, bent his head at times and reddened as he listened to members of the California Supreme Court suggest he was morally unfit to practice law. When he was in his 20s, Glass fabricated 42 articles for the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other magazines, concocting people, quotations and events in blistering stories that won him rave reviews...
November 3, 2013 |
Call it "Shattered Glass: The Sequel. " At a hearing this week, the California Supreme Court will be asked by the state Committee of Bar Examiners to deny a law license to Stephen Glass, the serial fabricator who as a twentysomething aspiring journalist disgraced the New Republic magazine and inspired a film. The court should grant Glass the license and allow him to hang up his shingle. A review panel found "overwhelming evidence" that the Georgetown law graduate, who passed bar examinations in California and New York and who is now in his 40s, has rehabilitated himself.
November 2, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa--Two French journalists were kidnapped and killed in northern Mali on Saturday, just days after four French hostages were freed in Niger. The French Foreign Ministry confirmed the deaths of Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, who authorities said were kidnapped by four armed men Saturday afternoon in the town of Kidal. The two journalists from Radio France International had just interviewed Ambeiry Ag Rhissa, a leader with the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, known as MNLA, a Tuareg separatist group.