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Yahoo news bureau chief fired for racial comments about Romney

Yahoo News’ Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian is the latest journalist to lose his job after making racial remarks about Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Read more »


Two attendees ejected from Republican convention after making racist remarks to black CNN camerawoman

Two attendees were thrown out of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa Bay, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, after insulting a black camerawoman for CNN, the news network reported on its website. Read more »


Wall Street Journal launches smartphone-powered video platform

On Monday, Aug. 27, the Wall Street Journal announced the launch of WSJ WorldStream, a new online video platform with footage shot exclusively by Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal news staff using smartphones. Read more »


New Twitter guidelines, recent censorship draw criticism from journalists

Recent changes to Twitter’s application programming interface (API) rattled some critics concerned about how journalists will use the popular social media platform to cover news in the future, according to Alfred Hermida on his blog Reportr.net. Beyond the recent API announcement, Twitter has seen a progression of censorship as the company matures that may threaten its credibility as a news source. Read more »


U.S. broadcasting sees uptick in minority employment; newspapers lag behind

Radio and television stations continued to hire more minorities during the last year while minority employment declined at newspapers, according to the new 2012 Radio Television Digital News Association survey. Read more »


YouTube expands role as news source with Election Hub channel

In its growing role as a news provider, YouTube on Wednesday, Aug. 22, announced the launch of YouTube Election Hub, a channel dedicated to covering politics through the U.S. election. Read more »


Cuba accuses U.S. of paying journalists to influence jury in 2001 trial against five agents accused of espionage


The Cuban government accused the U.S. of paying millions of dollars to Florida journalists to make a defamation campaign against five Cuban agents jailed for life in 2001 on espionage charges, according to the news agency EFE. Read more »


Ecuadorian government grants political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Ecuadorian government confirmed that it would grant political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, who had sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the United Kingdom on June 19 after being under house arrest since December of 2010 in that country for being accused by the Swedish government of sexually assaulting two women in Stockholm in August 2010, The Wall Street Journal reported. Read more »



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