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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Al Jazeera is jumping into an intensely competitive cable market, dominated by Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, not to mention broadcast-television newscasts. Its distribution, acquired through the purchase of Al Gore's Current TV in January for several hundred million dollars, is about half that of its...

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The New York Times and Associated Press said Wednesday that they will not attend a meeting this week between Attorney General Eric Holder and the Washington bureau chiefs of several media outlets to discuss guidelines for journalists in leak investigations.

Friday, 17 May 2013
Heidi Vogt

For four years, foreign correspondent Heidi Vogt was always one of the first people to file when a bomb went off in Afghanistan. But as U.S. troops begin to draw down, there is also a corresponding press drawdown that will prevent Americans from hearing the full story.

Thursday, 16 May 2013
Freepress.net

The story of how the Justice Department secretly obtained journalists’ phone records is developing quickly. FreePress.net has an overview of the issues.

Monday, 13 May 2013

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

Friday, 10 May 2013
Left to Right:  Director Rama Burshtein, the actress Hadas Yaron who plays Shira

At the end of the film “Fill the Void” both the Director Rama Burshtein and the young lead actress Hadas Yaron came to the SONY screening room to talk about the film.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013
NBC colleagues Richard Engel, left, and Tom Brokaw at the OPC Awards April 24, 2

Five months after his kidnapping in Syria, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel returns to Syria.

Monday, 06 May 2013
Ben Smith, the editor in chief of BuzzFeed.
BuzzFeed, the swiftly growing social news site, has decided it is time to move beyond top 10 lists, animal videos and political coverage. It is going foreign.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
The supposed Syrian Electronic Army logo as it appears on their Facebook page.

CBS has confirmed on Twitter that several of its accounts were compromised earlier today, including those for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and a local Denver affiliate.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
From left: Charles Koch and David Koch

Other than financing a few fringe libertarian publications, the Koch brothers -- Charles and David -- have mostly avoided media investments. Now, Koch Industries, the sprawling private company of which Charles G. Koch serves as chairman and chief executive, is exploring a bid to buy the Tribune...