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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 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 »