Latest News Briefs

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Sarah Palin heads to Fox News
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year deal with FOX News to serve as a contributor across all FOX News platforms, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Most Original News Reporting Comes From "Old Media"

As the number of sources for news proliferates on digital platforms, most original reporting still comes from newspapers, television and radio.

Monday, 11 January 2010
Rupert Hamer, left, and Philip Coburn

A British journalist was killed alongside a U.S. marine in an attack on a military ­convoy in Afghanistan in a blast that injured several other people, including a photographer.

Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Walter Cronkite

Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite's death, his voice is leaving the "CBS Evening News." His introduction of anchor Katie Couric was replaced Monday by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman.

Monday, 04 January 2010
Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang enjoys a Canadian Forces breakfast.

Calgary Herald journalist Michelle Lang never took the easy way out, whether it was holding government to account or travelling to a busy African AIDS clinic to chronicle the downside of recruiting foreign doctors.

Monday, 04 January 2010
CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon

CPJ reported that 136 reporters, editors and photojournalists, nearly half of them freelancers, were in jail worldwide December 1, an increase of 11 from 2008.

Monday, 04 January 2010
Kurt Westergaard

Armed with an ax and a knife and shouting "revenge" and "blood," a 28-year-old Somali man tried to smash through a reinforced bathroom door in the home of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard in Aarhus, Denmark shortly after 10 p.m. on January 1.

Friday, 18 December 2009
CPJ Media Deaths

At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the organization said in its year-end analysis. The record toll was driven in large part by the election-related slaughter of more than 30 media...

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Congratulations to the 2010 winners of the OPC Foundation Scholarships. About 200 applications from more than 60 different colleges were received in the most competitive year the Foundation has seen since its inception. The awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on February...

Thursday, 17 December 2009
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Three journalists for The Guardian were released unharmed on December 16, six days after they were kidnapped by an armed gang in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan.