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40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:01:00 -0400

In its 1977 review, The Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We, too, have something to confess.

Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:49:00 -0400

Fox News retracted a story about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer that was based on a groundless conspiracy theory. But host Sean Hannity, who pushed the theory, stood by it.

DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.

Ad War Means Local TV Stations Win Big In Georgia's Special Election

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The special election in the Atlanta suburbs has become the most expensive U.S. House race in history. Although voters won't weigh in until next month, there's already one clear winner: TV stations.

Why Do Journalists Love Reporting On The Everglades?

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

The Florida Everglades is known for its beauty, and recently for its pythons. Efforts are accelerating to rid the ecosystem of the pesky invasive species. It's a huge story ... for journalists.

Journalism Is Deadly In Mexico

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

Respected Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was murdered this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mexican journalist Javier Garza about the dangers of reporting on gang violence in Mexico.

The New TV Drama: As The White House Turns

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

White House press briefings — carried live by most cable news channels — are garnering the outlets unprecedented ratings. It's like a daytime soap opera, some say.

Roger Ailes, Founder Of 'Fox News,' Dies At 77

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:48:00 -0400

Roger Ailes, the founding visionary of Fox News who propelled it to great profits and ratings but resigned in disgrace last summer, has died at 77.

Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder, Dies

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:09:00 -0400

Roger Ailes, former head of Fox News, has died at 77. This follows a long and often controversial career in the world of media.

Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:50:00 -0400

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.

Unproved Claims Re-Emerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:01:00 -0400

Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.

From Watergate To "This Russia Thing": Comparing Nixon To Trump

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:06:30 -0400

Critics often compare today's events to Watergate ... but is the ghost of Richard Nixon really haunting Donald Trump?

A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.

Journalist Killings Continue In Mexico

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez was the sixth journalist killed in Mexico since the beginning of March. Valdez founded and edited the online media outlet Riodoce.

Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.