December 18, 2010 |
When we last checked in on Patch.com , the fastest-growing news outfit in America was staffing up and making the most robust media foray into suburbia in years. Patch this week opened its 600th hyper-local website, in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead. The sites, which provide basic news coverage and ask readers to bolster reportage on their towns, have opened in 105 California communities, with more launching every day. The remarkable thing about Patch, besides its explosive growth in recent weeks (it had 565 sites just one week ago)
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January 9, 2013 |
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, whose narrative nonfiction spanned presidential politics and the game of baseball, has died. He was 62. Cramer died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from lung cancer, said his agent, Philippa Brophy. He won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from the Middle East while working as a foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Cramer's other notable work included a bestselling biography of New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio, an influential magazine profile of another baseball star, Ted Williams, and a critically acclaimed, behind-the-scenes account of the 1988 U.S. presidential race, "What It Takes: The Way to the White House.
March 26, 2011 |
The headliners were four New York Times journalists who survived nearly a week of beatings, threats and the unknown. They wrote an account about the savage and terrifying ordeal they endured as captives of the ragtag irregulars who now make up the Libyan army. The story landed on The Times' front page this week, and it had to take your breath away ? for the mad courage of journalists who plunge into war zones and for the sheer luck and resilience that delivered them out the other end of a dark wormhole.
May 5, 1985 |
The International Federation of Journalists has cabled Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to protest what it called the "continued harassment" of Associated Press correspondent Brahma Chellaney. Authorities have impounded Chellaney's passport and have not renewed his 1985 journalist's accreditation.
August 17, 2004
In your Aug. 13 editorial "All Leaks Are Not Alike," you note that sometimes journalists may be too "promiscuous" with offers of anonymity to their sources. The issue here is not really about the shield law, it is that a crime has been committed, and whether a reporter who knowingly publishes information that violates the national security laws has crossed the line. After all, if the journalists did not publish this information (which violates national security), the crime would have been moot.
April 17, 1986 |
Veteran newsman Walter Cronkite and 99 other journalists were named Wednesday as semifinalists in the race to become the first reporter to ride the space shuttle. The journalists, selected from a field of 1,703 applicants, include 37 from newspapers, 36 from radio and television, 12 from magazines, four from wire services and 11 free-lancers, including Geraldo Rivera, project officials said.
March 3, 2005 |
From the day the news broke of BTK's existence more than 30 years ago, the media have played a key role in the investigation. Journalists passed on communications from the serial killer to authorities, often honoring police requests to suppress information. They served as a mouthpiece for BTK. Now that a suspect has been charged, some of those journalists are examining the choices they made. "I have regrets for holding things back," said Hurst Laviana, a staff writer at the Wichita Eagle.
March 13, 2002 |
Israeli forces fired for 10 to 15 minutes from tank-mounted machine guns on a hotel where journalists were photographing armor targeting the Al Amari refugee camp early Tuesday. No one was injured in the shooting, which sprayed the glass-enclosed stairwell and nearby rooms where about 40 journalists were working. An ABC television camera left running on a tripod when the journalists took cover was hit by seven bullets--one directly in the lens.
February 25, 1992 |
National Public Radio legal affairs reporter Nina Totenberg on Monday joined other journalists in refusing to reveal news sources to a special counsel empowered by the Senate to investigate leaks about its deliberations. None of the half-dozen reporters and editors who have been asked under subpoena to disclose sources have done so, setting the stage for a confrontation over First Amendment rights if the Senate decides to try to compel testimony by the journalists. The special counsel, Peter E.
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November 12, 1987 |
When Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Chile's dictator, inaugurates the general assembly of the annual Inter-American Press Assn. in Santiago next week, the members who are gathered there may find themselves somewhat embarrassed. They will, after all, be addressed by a man whose first action, upon seizing power in the 1973 coup that killed democracy, was to raid the newspapers and bomb the radio stations that had been loyal to the deposed constitutional president, Salvador Allende.