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Department of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

Source: Lauren Hodges, NPR. Posted Aug 28, 2015

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ related to a 2007 sting operation in which the FBI created a fake AP news story and an agent impersonated a journalist. The FBI was trying to apprehend . . .

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Chinese Journalist Reporting on Stock Market Held By Police

Source: cpj.org. Posted Aug 27, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists has asked the Chinese government to release journalist Wang Xiaolu, who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information. . . .

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Jorge Ramos: Part Journalist, Part Activist, and Now Full-on Trump Combatant

Source: Janell Ross, Washington Post. Posted Aug 26, 2015

Ramos's in-your-face, 'I will not back down' approach to reporting took center stage at a Donald Trump press conference in Iowa. . . .

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Suspect in Killing of TV News Crew Fatally Shoots Self in Va.

Source: Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Hermann, Washington Post. Posted Aug 26, 2015

Vester L. Flanagan, 41, a former employee of the Roanoke CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV, posted videos online showing him shooting a reporter and news photographer. . . .

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Will The Washington Post’s Talent Network Become the Uber of Freelancing?

Source: Dillon Baker, PBS MediaShift. Posted Aug 25, 2015

The Post's new service, which went live in June, connects freelancers to editors throughout the paper’s 600-person newsroom in Washington D.C. . . .

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The Atlantic Is Returning to Blogging

Source: JOSEPH LICHTERMAN, niemanlab.org. Posted Aug 27, 2015

Blogging is back at The Atlantic. Last night, the magazine launched Notes, a new section that harkens back to the site’s earliest days. . . .

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