May 18, 1986 |
When a former communications specialist for the National Security Agency, comes to trial on charges of espionage, the government will have to decide how much to reveal about the highly sensitive secrets he is charged with having sold to the Soviets. Ronald W. Pelton's trial may begin this week.
April 14, 1987 |
Civil rights leader Julian Bond lashed out at the news media today for publicizing his estranged wife's allegations that he has a cocaine habit and denied ever using the drug. At the same time, Bond said he will never submit to a drug test. In a two-minute statement, Bond said the allegations are "not the business of those professional scavengers and gossip mongers who have made life hell for innocent people whose only crime is that their last name is Bond.
June 2, 1998 |
In a decision that may limit the news media's use of hidden recording devices, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that newspapers and television stations can be held liable for news gathering techniques that intrude on privacy. The decision was aimed at so-called reality television shows--programs that follow emergency workers, police and fire officials to the scenes of misfortune and tape people, sometimes without their knowledge.
September 20, 1996 |
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole took his "Just Don't Do It" anti-drug campaign to the nation's newspaper editors Thursday, gently chiding the executives that "the news media are missing an important story" by not reporting the social and personal costs of increased drug use among America's youth. "In 1989, evening network television news ran 518 anti-drug stories," Dole told senior media officials at the Associated Press Managing Editors Assn. convention here.
June 15, 2000 |
Sponsors of legislation to make disclosing classified information to the news media a felony punishable by up to three years in prison agreed to take a closer look on Wednesday after strong objections were lodged by Atty. Gen. Janet Reno. But Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1993 |
The Los Angeles City Council jumped on board the "I L.A." bandwagon Wednesday, blaming the news media for a growing national impression that the city is sinking in a sea of troubles. At the request of newly elected San Fernando Valley Councilwoman Laura Chick, the council unanimously passed a resolution protesting what it called unfair media focus on the city's problems and asking for more balanced reporting.
August 19, 1991 |
Mayor Maureen O'Connor showed up Thursday at a press conference called to announce the San Diego Police Department's suspicion that one of its own was guilty of a brutal attack. She did so, she said, to express her faith in the department and to make an extremely unusual request. Calling on her long relationship with local reporters, the mayor implored the media not to use the names of the victims. She said the families had requested that she ask reporters to respect their privacy.
August 27, 1994 |
Sparked by the O.J. Simpson case, legislation prohibiting witnesses from selling their stories to the news media before or during a trial has been approved by the Senate. A 28-2 vote sent the bill (AB501) by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) back to the lower house for concurrence in Senate amendments, which would move it to Gov. Pete Wilson's desk.
December 25, 1986 |
China's news media lectured on the virtues of stability and the excesses of zeal Wednesday as a degree of normalcy returned to cities shaken by student demands for more democracy. The only report of large-scale student activity came from the port city of Tianjin east of Peking, where 3,000 students from Nankai University demonstrated in front of the city hall, according to foreign teachers.
May 29, 1986 |
For two days, Ed Davis has chatted about cappuccino in Eureka, attacked liberals and trial lawyers in Redding and held forth in Bakersfield on the need to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. The score card as Davis sees it: eight television crews, a dozen radio reporters and plenty of free coverage for his underfinanced campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.