In August 2007, journalist Chauncey Bailey was gunned down in broad daylight, in downtown Oakland, Calif., by a masked man armed with a shotgun.Bailey was an editor at the Oakland Post, a newspaper that primarily serves Oakland's black community.
Over the years, conservatives have often tried to eliminate money for public broadcasting — without succeeding.In 1995, for instance, congressional Republicans tried to zero out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
A report Monday on the conflict in Libya by Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin sparked a brief spat between two leading cable news channels, but it also revealed the tricky choices involved in reporting on armed rebellion and authoritarian regimes.On Sunday, missiles launched on Tripoli from U.
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is turning to fiction writing more than three years after publishing a memoir about her career.The New York Times reports that Wilson has a book deal with Penguin Group USA for a series of international suspense novels.
Thursday morning, executives at The New York Times announced they believe they have found the right formula and the right moment to do the seemingly impossible: to get people to pay for online news.The Times is unveiling a metered system under which the paper's most loyal readers w
Hollywood is often accused of whitewashing when it comes to its casting choices. Offenses range from the mundane - sitcoms with all white casts and the token “best-friend–character-of-color” - to the brazen. Take for example the movie 21.
Monitor Group, a consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., is struggling to explain a multimillion-dollar contract with the Libyan government. The biggest part of the job was giving Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi an image makeover.In 2007, TV interviewer David Frost and two academics from the U.S.
Creditors of the Chicago-based Tribune Company began battling it out in bankruptcy court in Delaware today. The bankruptcy judge will decide between two competing reorganization plans submitted by creditors.