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RSF: Acts of aggression against Colombian journalists during recent farmer protests are worrisome

More than 20 journalists have been attacked or threatened while reporting on the national strike that has brought Colombia’s agriculture industry to a standstill since August 18, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  Read more »


Awarding-winning journalists for Univision talk about challenges in investigating controversial "Fast and Furious"

Despite difficulties in obtaining public records and information from both the U.S. and Mexican governments, reporters with Univision’s investigative unit were able to uncover numerous unknown details about the controversial gun-smuggling scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious. Read more »


New online magazine in the U.S. focused on longform journalism aims to draw interest from movie studios

Journalistic pieces have often served as the inspiration for film adaptations. One only has to look at the 2013 Academy Award winning film “Argo,” based on journalist Joshuah Bearman’s 2007 in-depth article for Wired magazine. Yet outlets for magazine reporters to showcase longer articles have become rarer, thus limiting the avenues for well-researched journalistic pieces to be published.   Read more »


Salaries, employment rates for beginner journalists in the U.S. holding steady, survey finds

A new study by the University of Georgia states that employment opportunities for recent college graduates going into journalism held steady when compared to last year, but that over a quarter of those surveyed said they regretted their career choice. Read more »


What will the future hold for The Washington Post and the Boston Globe in billionaire hands?

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of e-commerce company Amazon.com, is not the first billionaire to enter the newspaper business following his $250 million purchase of The Washington Post on Monday, August 5.

In fact, he wasn’t even the first one this month – sports mogul John W. Henry beat him to that distinction with his purchase of the Boston Globe for $70 million announced on Saturday, August 3. Read more »


Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks trial, but still faces 130 years in prison

Bradley Manning, the American soldier and former military analyst who leaked over 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was found today to be not guilty on the controversial charge of aiding the enemy for his role in the biggest breach of classified information in U.S. history. Read more »


Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas set path for female reporters, left controversial legacy

The list of words describing White House correspondent Helen Thomas is as long as her storied career, which saw her cover the administrations of ten American presidents. Thomas, who passed away last Friday at the age of 92, was called a “pioneer” by President Barack Obama. The New York Times and CNN both went into detail in their respective obituary pieces about her “trailblazing” career. Read more »


U.S. repeals ban on broadcasting Voice of America, other government-funded news for American audiences

News programming produced by government-funded outlets such as Voice of America (VoA) and TV y Radio Martí will now be broadcasted to American audiences for the first time following the repeal of a law that had prohibited such content from being widely viewed within the United States. Read more »


Why does a U.S. journalist and Anonymous activist face 105 years in jail?

When U.S. journalist Barrett Brown was slapped with a potential 105-year jail sentence stemming from his reporting relating to the hacker group Anonymous, it raised eyebrows about how exactly could he be facing such a stiff penalty for his involvement. Read more »


New rules narrow U.S. Department of Justice’s abilities to search reporters’ records

Federal prosecutors can no longer obtain a search warrant for reporter’s records unless the reporter is part of a criminal investigation, according to new guidelines announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric J. Holder on Friday, July 12. Read more »


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