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Madonna says she feels 'raped' by 'New York Times' profile

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Pop icon Madonna claims the article 'Madonna at Sixty' focused too much on her age, arguing it would haven't done so if she were a man

Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims

Mar 01, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Huawei responds to recent concern about the company by coming out in public to state its case with a directness unusual for a major Chinese company

U.S. media in court showdown over White House access

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:44 AM

In the emergency hearing, CNN's lawyer Ted Boutrous asks the judge for a temporary order allowing Jim Acosta to get his White House pass back ahead of a full hearing

LEGAL BATTLE. CNN attorney Ted Boutrous delivers remarks outside US District Court following a hearing on CNN's case against the White House regarding White House correspondent Jim Acosta November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

U.S. media counters Trump with #EnemyOfNone campaign

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:53 AM

More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media

Trump file photo by Jim Watson/AFP

[OPINION] Whoppers vs 'truth sandwiches'

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Avoid retelling the lies. That's how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.

TRUMP AND TRUTH SANDWICHES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Putin: U.S. pressure on RT an 'attack', will get 'proper response'

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Meanwhile, RT says it would comply with USA's demand to register its American operations as a 'foreign agent,' but would also go to court to challenge the measure

PUTIN IN VIETNAM. Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Russia to make U.S. media register as 'foreign agents'

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:11 AM

Russian lawmakers are drafting such measures after state-controlled Russia Today (RT) television was ordered by Washington to register as a 'foreign agent'

KREMLIN. A file photo shows the Kremlin's towers and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour at sunset in Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

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Jul 17, 2017 - 9:40 PM

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Trump tweets out against CNN, NBC, 'dumb as a rock' journalist

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:55 PM

UPDATED Journalist Mika Brzezinski and her fiancé and co host Joe Scarborough pen a Washington Post opinion piece titled Donald Trump is not well

PERSONAL ATTACK. This file photo taken on January 6, 2012 shows (L-R) Host Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski speaking onstage during the 'Morning Joe' panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California.  File photo by Frederick M. Brown/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP

White House restrictions on media trigger outcry

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED By restricting the access of certain media Donald Trump s White House takes things one step further triggering an outcry

BARRED. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in the Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump blasts FBI for not stopping leaks to media

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:03 PM

This comes with his administration on the defensive against allegations of improper links to Russia with several investigations into the matter underway

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson was sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Feb 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people'

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Many US presidents have criticized the press but Donald Trump s language has more closely echoed criticism leveled by authoritarian leaders around the world

Trump file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Oct 17, 2016 - 12:44 PM

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Egypt court ruling on Al-Jazeera reporters condemned

Aug 30, 2015 - 7:23 AM

We urge the government of Egypt to take all available measures to redress this verdict which undermines the very freedom of expression necessary for stability and development

Two US TV journalists killed in on-air attack

Aug 26, 2015 - 9:18 PM

8th UPDATE Vester Lee Flanagan II a former reporter and suspect in the shooting kills himself after a high speed chase with state police

Investments heat up online news sector

Aug 23, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Money is flowing into digital news ventures at an unprecedented pace

Threats, ethics fail to deter US media on Sony emails

Dec 16, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Sony s lawyer says media outlets that continue to publish news about the hacked Sony emails may face a lawsuit

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:41 AM

The publication says Congress ban on marijuana inflicted great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol

Diane Sawyer to step down from 'ABC World News'

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Journalist David Muir will anchor the show starting September

NY Times sees losses, drop in ad revenues

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:37 PM

The New York Times reports a third quarter loss amid declines in advertising revenues

Media magnate Murdoch divorces 3rd wife

Jun 14, 2013 - 8:17 AM

A source close to News Corp said the couple had a pre nuptial agreement but did not elaborate

'BROKEN DOWN IRRETRIEVABLY.' Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng at the 85th Academy Awards last February 24

Al-Jazeera buys Current TV, launches push into US

Jan 03, 2013 - 1:37 PM

UPDATED The purchase of Current will coincide with Al Jazeera launching a US based channel heralding a push for vastly broader visibility in American homes

Washington Post to erect 'paywall' – report

Dec 07, 2012 - 9:47 AM

A Wall Street Journal reports The Washington Post will put up a metered paywall next year

Simon Cowell victim of hoax

Nov 27, 2012 - 12:54 PM

He is one of the victims of swatting hoaxes in Hollywood

NO DISTURBANCE AT ALL. Simon Cowell (right) with fellow X-Factor US judges LA Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. Image from the Simon Cowell Facebook page

'Variety' gets new owner

Oct 11, 2012 - 7:00 AM

The entertainment newspaper finds a new home after more than 100 years

'VARIETY' IS THE PREMIERE source of entertainment news. Image from Variety's Facebook page

Mobile devices reshaping news

Oct 02, 2012 - 11:48 AM

The news industry is receiving a tweaking in the advent of mobile devices and the new ways people choose to get their news

THANKS TO MOBILE DEVICES, people are consuming more news. Image from the Samsung Galaxy S3 Facebook page

Mobile devices reshaping media, news consumers

Oct 02, 2012 - 7:50 AM

In the US many American adults use their smartphones to access news a new study says

Time, CNN suspend Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism

Aug 11, 2012 - 8:50 AM

Time and CNN suspend renowned foreign affairs journalist Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism

'SERIOUS LAPSE.' Journalist Fareed Zakaria apologizes for plagiarizing an article on the New Yorker. Photo from

Leaks caused 'damage' to US security - lawmakers

Jul 20, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Top US military officials believe recent high profile leaks of classified information to the US media have caused damage to national security

Fake byline flap rattles US news industry

Jul 05, 2012 - 7:44 AM

Journatic which gathers news for client publications and whose staff includes those from the Philippines used a handful of pseudonyms in its articles