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Truthdig Named Best News Website at L.A. Press Club Awards

On Sunday evening, Truthdig staffers converged at the ornate Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2014 Southern California Journalism Awards.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 READ MORE



Government Has No Business Defining What ‘Reporter’ Means

Some members of Congress are trying to decide what determines a journalist’s authenticity; NSA agents are spying on their ex-lovers; meanwhile, honey was found in Egyptian tombs, perfectly preserved. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 READ MORE


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AP Photo

Wounded Journalists Smuggled Out of Syria

On Tuesday, a group of 35 Syrian volunteers—13 of whom eventually lost their lives—took part in a rescue operation to smuggle two foreign journalists, British photographer Paul Conroy and French reporter Edith Bouvier, out of the besieged city of Homs.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / Kyle Cassidy (CC-BY)

Chelsea Clinton’s Coming to a TV Near You

Because this is just what the gravely endangered journalistic profession needs, NBC has elected to pluck former first daughter Chelsea Clinton from her hardscrabble life and groom her to become a special correspondent for “NBC Nightly News.”

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 READ MORE



cbsnews.com

CBS Reporter Assaulted During Egyptian Celebration

On Tuesday, CBS News released a statement that reporter Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Logan was filming a segment for “60 Minutes” when she and her crew ...

Posted on Feb 15, 2011 READ MORE


Sadr City protest
AP photo / Karim Kadim

President Bush and the Flying Shoes: A Cautionary Tale

The shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist is now a venerated celebrity throughout the Mideast, and his words to the president—“this is the farewell kiss, you dog”—will stand as the enduring epitaph in the region on Bush’s folly, which is the reality of his claimed legacy of success in the war on terror.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008 READ MORE


Bush
AP photo / Charles Dharapa

Shoes and Boos for Outgoing Bush

It’s hard to remember the time when George W. Bush winked and swaggered his way into the White House, while rival Al Gore’s team fretted that the vice president didn’t show enough folksy warmth or wear the right earth tones to win the day. My, how times have changed.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008 READ MORE


Barney

Barney Goes Rogue

Perhaps the heightened emotion and tension of this election season got to First Dog Barney Bush on Thursday: The president’s wee Scottie, clearly out of sorts, munched down on a Reuters reporter’s finger.

Posted on Nov 6, 2008 READ MORE


WCSH McCain interview

Local Reporter Grills McCain About Palin’s Foreign Policy Experience

Politicians, take note: “Local” interviews are no longer all that local. In this interview, Rob Caldwell, anchor for WCSH in Portland, Maine, asks Republican presidential nominee John McCain about his running mate Sarah Palin’s credentials when it comes to “national security, diplomacy, foreign policy” and “the fight against Islamist extremism.”

Posted on Sep 11, 2008 READ MORE


Washington Post
onfrozenblog.com

Newsroom Carnage Continues at The Washington Post

This just in: The Washington Post is the latest major newspaper to undergo the apparently inevitable newsroom downsizing process, clearing out 100 more journalists with a “blunt instrument,” as former Post (and former New York Times) writer Sharon Waxman reports in her WaxWord blog. “The Washington Post as I know it has jumped the shark,” Waxman laments.

Posted on May 16, 2008 READ MORE



news.bbc.co.uk

Reporting From Burma: A Thriller

BBC reporter Paul Danahar had to go to great lengths in order to report from Burma. A secret identity was just one method for avoiding the military intelligence agents who scoured the country looking for the journalist who dared to report on the devastation of Cyclone Nargis, which struck May 3.

Posted on May 14, 2008 READ MORE


CNN Iraq hearing

CNN Reporter: Iraq Update ‘Frighteningly Disappointing’

The questions leveled by Senate members at Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Gen. David Petraeus during Tuesday’s update session about Iraq failed to make the grade for Michael Ware, CNN’s “Situation Room” correspondent. Ware declared the session “frighteningly disappointing,” telling host Wolf Blitzer, “I just see a lot of oxygen being wasted here.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2008 READ MORE


Obama in Texas
AP photo / Rick Bowmer

Obama Gets Grilled

Perhaps responding to accusations made by pundits and politicians that Barack Obama has been given kid-glove treatment by the media, reporters at a San Antonio, Texas, press conference made sure they didn’t invite similar criticism Monday night.

Posted on Mar 4, 2008 READ MORE


zell
chicagobusiness.com

Turbulent Times in N.Y., L.A. Newsrooms

It’s been a lively week in the newspaper world, and the excitement hasn’t exactly been of the desirable variety. Earlier in the week, Tribune Co. Chairman and CEO Sam Zell announced major cutbacks at Tribune papers across the country, and then The New York Times’ Valentine’s Day edition brought word that the Gray Lady will also be downsizing its staff.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008 READ MORE


Bill Clinton
cnn.com

Clinton Gets Negative About Negativity

On the same day that the Clinton campaign premiered a new attack ad in South Carolina, former President Bill Clinton tried to blame the Obama campaign and the media for heating up the rhetoric. Bill has been dispatched to South Carolina to hold the line against Obama while Hillary shores up support around the country.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008 READ MORE


Romney in SC

Romney, Reporter Spar in a Staples Store

Following presidential candidates from state to state as they shake hands, kiss babies (and backsides, some might say, in the figurative sense) and promise to be the Best Prez Ever! must get tiresome for reporters on the campaign trail. In this clip, it’s hard to say if the grind got to AP scribe Glen Johnson or whether Mitt Romney’s claims about eschewing lobbyists made him snap.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton in Iowa
AP photo / M. Spencer Green

The Iowa Caucus Con

Political reporters are not widely embraced, but in Iowa, they are eagerly welcomed when they show up to cover the state’s unique system of selecting presidential nominees.  The reason is simple: The media is a co-conspirator in a con, the Iowa caucuses.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007 READ MORE


Murdoch
AP photo / Richard Drew

Wall Street Journal Braces for Murdoch

Change is afoot at the Wall Street Journal.  As of Wednesday, mega-mogul Rupert Murdoch is just a day shy of officially owning The Journal (although shareholders haven’t officially signed off on the sale yet), but he’s already looming large at the paper’s Dow Jones & Co. headquarters.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007 READ MORE


BBC Reporter
news.bbc.co.uk

BBC Reporter Freed

Alan Johnston, a correspondent in Gaza for the BBC, has been released to Hamas by his captors after they held him for roughly four months. Hamas said Johnston’s release was a sign that it was restoring order to Gaza, which it recently seized from rival faction Fatah. Johnston says he stayed on top of the news of his captivity by listening to the BBC World Service on the radio.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


Alan Johnston
news.bbc.co.uk

Kidnapped BBC Reporter Spends Birthday in Captivity

BBC reporter Alan Johnston will spend his 45th birthday in captivity. He was kidnapped nine weeks ago in Gaza, where he had worked for three years. The BBC will mark his birthday with candlelight vigils in cities around the world.

Posted on May 16, 2007 READ MORE


CNN's Ed Henry
CNN

Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Henry

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the CNN White House correspondent who has doggedly exposed the contradictions between the Bush White House and the U.S. military on Iranian involvement in Iraq. 

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


Tony Snow on Iran

Reporters Press Snow to Justify Iran Claims

Remember how the White House used weasel words and half-truths to link Iraq with al-Qaida? This clip shows more of the same, but this time it’s Tony Snow dubiously linking Iraq and Iran—and reporters are having none of it.

Posted on Feb 14, 2007 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Dirty Tricks at HP

“In this political atmosphere, who could blame Hewlett-Packard for believing it could spy on reporters—or even try to intimidate them?”

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


‘I Was a PR Intern in Iraq’

A young Oxford graduate and wannabe foreign correspondent describes his summer internship working in the Green Zone of Iraq for the Lincoln Group, the company that has been paying Iraqi media to run news stories favorable to the U.S.

Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


reporter_attacked
From Fox 6 in San Diego (via YouTube)

When ‘Truthdigging’ Turns Violent

When Karl Rove became angered by an investigator who dug up damaging information, he went after the guy’s wife. The guy being investigated by this reporter, however, goes straight for the source.

Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


Jill Carroll
From the CSM

Jill Carroll Was Coached by Captors

In part three of the 11-part series, kidnapped Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll receives instruction from her captors on how to look miserable on camera.

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


Jill Carroll
From the Christian Science Monitor

Kidnapped Reporter Carroll: I Pleaded for a Quick Death

Jill Carroll, the 28-year-old Christian Science Monitor freelancer who was held captive in Iraq for almost three months earlier this year, has gone public for the first time with the story of her ordeal. She recalls beseeching one of her captors to use a gun to kill her—rather than a knife—when it seemed her execution was imminent.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


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From drooker.com

Military Checking Journos’ ‘Slant’ Before Granting Access

Newsweek’s former Baghdad bureau chief says that U.S. military personnel in Iraq have started reviewing journalists’ previous work and their “slant,” or point of view, before granting the reporters the right to embed with units. He said some reporters have been “blacklisted” for writing pieces unfriendly to the military.

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


Fox Analyst
From ThinkProgress

No Reporters Allowed in Gitmo—Except for Fox

Last week, the Pentagon kicked all reporters out of the Guantanamo Bay prison after the suicides of three detainees. But on Wednesday the Defense Dept. invited a Fox News analyst down to Cuba to tour the facility.
And what do you know? The Fox analyst described Gitmo as ?now gentle, almost child-like the way they treat the detainees.?

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and the blind reporter

Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

The president had lightly mocked a reporter for wearing sunglasses at a press conference—apparently unaware that the reporter has impaired vision. Bush later called to apologize. The reporter said he took no offense.

  • Story
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    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Karl Zinsmeister
    From aei.org

    Bush’s New Policy Advisor Wished ‘Explosion’ on Reporters in Iraq

    Karl Zinsmeister, Bush’s new chief domestic policy advisor, said this in 2003 about journalists in Iraq: “A significant number are whiny and appallingly soft. ? I almost wished there would be a very loud explosion very nearby just to shut up their rattling.”

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Lara_Logan
    From crooksandliars.com

    CBS Reporter: Feature Stories Can Get Us Killed in Iraq

    In light of the CBS crew that was just attacked (two killed, one wounded) reporting a routine feature story in Iraq, watch CBS reporter Lara Logan speak in late March about how these kinds of attacks are tragically all too common.

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    CBS journalists in deadly attack
    CBS

    CBS Crew Members Die in Baghdad Attack

    Two members of a CBS News team were killed and a correspondent was critically wounded when the unit in which they were embedded was attacked. They were reporting a routine feature story.

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Urged to Stop Paying Iraqi Reporters

    The Dept. of Defense says that the Pentagon’s practice of paying Iraqi journalists to write positive stories could damage American credibility.

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Gonzales: We May Prosecute Journalists

    Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales says that the Bush White House may go after journalists who report on national security-related matters. “There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility.”
    Funny: There are lots of FISA statutes that you don’t have to read particularly carefully to learn that spying on Americans without warrants is illegal.

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Leslie Cauley
    Images: From "The Charlie Rose Show"

    Truthdigger of the Week: Leslie Cauley

    Truthdig salutes Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who broke the blockbuster story about the NSA’s program to amass the records of every phone call made in America. Her scoop laid waste to President Bush’s assertion that his domestic spying targets only a handful of suspected terrorists living in the U.S. In the wake of her story, GOP Sen. Arlen Specter is calling for congressional hearings.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    A Capital Full of Shih Tzu Reporters

    “The president’s approval ratings are at 31%, and not a single Shih Tzu will yap at him.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Gay Talese, Back in the Mix

    Upon the publication of his first book in 14 years, the legendary reporter talks sex, plagiarism and his place in the journalistic pantheon. Check out the exclusive Truthdig interview.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘The Day I Was Shot’

    A BBC reporter recounts his harrowing tale of being shot by suspected Al Qaeda members in Iraq.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: The Great Bush Reclassification Project

    It’s nice to know that the investigative reporter Jack Anderson is still under investigation, although seriously dead.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


    UK Reporter Infiltrates Scientology Center

    The journalist posed as a potential recruit and mingled with a cavalcade of zombie-like followers, among other oddities. “I have rarely felt more fearful for my sanity,” she writes.

    Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Fake Sheikh
    From georgegalloway.com

    ‘Fake Sheikh’ Reporter Gets Taste of His Own Medicine

    Mazher Mahmood, a British reporter who dresses up as a wealthy Arab businessman to entrap high-profile victims in sting operations, has been publicly outed by a member of Parliament.

  • N.Y. Times story
  • Fake Sheikh’ home page (created by the M.P.)
  • Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    American Reporter Set Free in Iraq

    Jill Carroll, 28, was released unharmed after nearly three months of captivity. “I was treated well, but I don’t know why I was kidnapped,” she tells Iraqi TV. As yet, there is no explanation as to why she was let go.

    Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Reporter Abducted in Iraq

    Twenty-eight-year-old freelance reporter Jill Carroll is the first American female journalist to be kidnapped during the war. | story

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Troops Seize Acclaimed Iraqi Journalist

    Award-winning reporter was investigating alleged U.S. misappropriation of Iraqi funds; bullets fired into a bedroom containing his wife, children | more

    Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Tries to Clarify Apparently Misleading Remarks About Wiretaps

    The president attempts to explain how his 2004 claim that “a wiretap requires court orders” squares with his warrantless surveillance program. Times reporter Eric Licthblau calls Bush’s comments “at odds” with those of his senior aides.

    Posted on Jan 1, 2006 READ MORE


    What Are They Teaching in Journalism Schools?

    The news that a Time magazine reporter plotted with the attorney for Karl Rove is a window into the den of iniquity that is Washington journalism. As the late great Washington journalist I.F. Stone once put it, “Better to stay in your bathtub reading reports than to have that sort of corrupting access.”

     

    Posted on Dec 2, 2005 READ MORE


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