- University of Memphis journalism students to cover Olympics Updated: Apr-29-16 4:31 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The University of Memphis says 14 of its journalism students will travel to Rio De Janeiro to cover the Summer Olympics.
- Speaker invites India Prime Minister to address Congress Updated: Apr-28-16 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN'-drah MOH'-dee) of India to address a joint meeting of Congress on June 8.
- Turkish journalists sentenced over Charlie Hebdo cover Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am
ISTANBUL - A court in Istanbul on Thursday sentenced two journalists from a pro-opposition newspaper to two years in prison for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a Prophet Muhammad cartoon, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.
- New book examines gender's role in press freedom Updated: Apr-27-16 8:22 am
NEW YORK - Sexualized violence, online harassment and gender-based discrimination all play a role in inhibiting press freedom according to a new book released by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday.
- Hungarian journalists banned from Parliament Updated: Apr-26-16 4:05 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's Parliament has banned journalists from four news websites for trying to film interviews with lawmakers in areas off limits to the press.
- Turkey's Erdogan chases critics at home and abroad Updated: Apr-26-16 7:13 am
ISTANBUL - Ebru Umar was sleeping in her summer residence on Turkey's Aegean coast when police arrived at her door and took her away for questioning about two of her tweets that were deemed offensive to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: News media barred from cheetah briefing Updated: Apr-25-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Cheated out of a cheetah.
- Greek press unions expand strike against pension reforms Updated: Apr-25-16 6:06 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek press unions have expanded a strike to protest bailout creditor-demanded reforms of their taxpayer-funded pension fund, leaving the country without newspapers and news broadcasts for several days.
- Winners announced in 2016 MAPB contest Updated: Apr-23-16 10:31 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Winners of the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters contest were announced April 23 in Jackson, Mississippi. The MAPB awards recognize outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. The MAPB college competition recognizes outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism.
- Winners announced in 2015 Illinois AP Broadcasters contest Updated: Apr-23-16 9:05 pm
CHICAGO - Winners of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest were announced Saturday in Springfield.
- WSAZ-TV's Tony Cavalier honored for lifetime achievement Updated: Apr-23-16 4:16 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - Tony Cavalier, chief meteorologist at WSAZ-TV, was honored Saturday as the recipient of the West Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Roanoke anchor John Carlin wins Gallimore award Updated: Apr-23-16 4:08 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - John Carlin, who anchors four news programs each day for Roanoke station WSLS-TV, is the recipient of this year's AP Robert Gallimore Distinguished Service Award.
- Progressive era inspired Clean Air, Clean Water acts Updated: Apr-23-16 2:05 am
MISSOULA, Montana - When Leon Billings was first asked to join a Congressional subcommittee on pollution, he was not interested.
- Officials hope to refurbish, not raze, Carson City Airport Updated: Apr-22-16 2:25 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Carson City Airport Authority plans to refurbish its dilapidated airport terminal rather than demolish it, assuming a contractor agrees the building is salvageable.
- Journalist group won't help criminal probe of Panama Papers Updated: Apr-21-16 5:39 pm
NEW YORK - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists says it will not be taking part in any official investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office into the documents known as the Panama Papers.
- Hong Kong journalists question dismissal of top editor Updated: Apr-20-16 10:49 pm
HONG KONG - Journalists' unions in Hong Kong said Thursday they were troubled by the dismissal of a veteran editor of a newspaper that published a report on the Panama Papers document leak revealing offshore business dealings of the rich and powerful, exposing new concerns about press freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
- Florida publisher dies days before paper wins Pulitzer Updated: Apr-20-16 7:54 pm
VENICE, Florida - The publisher of the Charlotte Sun died just days before his paper was awarded journalism's greatest honor.
- Add another Pulitzer winner: Writer left off editorial entry Updated: Apr-20-16 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - A name has been added to this year's list of Pulitzer Prize winners.
- Feds say Panama Papers relevant to criminal probe Updated: Apr-20-16 2:50 pm
NEW YORK - Millions of leaked documents showing how the world's richest avoid tax obligations are "relevant" to a criminal investigation, a top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said in a letter to the journalism consortium that has overseen investigative reporting on the so-called Panama Papers.
- UN rights expert sees threats to press independence in Japan Updated: Apr-19-16 2:46 am
TOKYO - A U.N. rights expert warned Tuesday of "serious threats" to the independence of the press in Japan, including laws meant to protect coverage fairness and national security that he said could work as censorship.
- Foundation names 33 Andrew Carnegie Fellows winners Updated: Apr-19-16 12:04 am
NEW YORK - Carnegie Corporation of New York on Tuesday announced 33 winners of its prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellows in recognition of their proposed research on an array of topics in the social sciences and humanities.
- How 4 AP reporters got the story 'Seafood from Slaves' Updated: Apr-18-16 5:50 pm
NEW YORK - The Associated Press expose on slavery in Southeast Asia's fishing industry, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday, was born of a painstaking investigation by four reporters who documented the harsh treatment of fishermen held captive on a remote island and traced their catch to U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.
- AP wins Pulitzer for stories on enslaved fishermen in Asia Updated: Apr-18-16 5:48 pm
NEW YORK - The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for documenting the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply seafood to American tables - an investigation that spurred the release of more than 2,000 captive workers.
- The Latest: Plight of refugees among themes of prize winners Updated: Apr-18-16 4:59 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on the awarding of the 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):
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