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Hunt on for British citizen involved in murder of journalist James Foley

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The hunt continues for the identity of the man who murdered US journalist James Foley.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Social Software

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Transitions Online

Investigative Journalism Attacked in Serbia, Four Arrested in Moscow Flag Stunt

A pro-government tabloid in Serbia is attacking two news organizations that conducted an embarrassing investigation into a major government contract, Balkan Insight reports .


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Wedding

Interpol urges world response to Iraq extremists

Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.



Sotloff friends praise his talent, passion

When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

York Press

BBC boss defends Sir Cliff coverage

The BBC's director general Tony Hall defended the broadcaster's handling of the police search at the home of Sir Cliff Richard Director general Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.


Related Topix: Cliff Richard, Pop/Rock


Huge pay packages at BBC have caused 'massive damage' to corporation, says Jeremy Bowen

Bumper pay packets handed out to BBC executives have caused "massive damage" to the corporation, according to its Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Report: Foley's captors wanted $132M ransom

The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros , the chief executive of a news website he worked for told The Wall Street Journal.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis

The New Zealand Herald

Australia cites reporter's killing in law reforms

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Terrorism

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Reactions to killing of journalist James Foley

James Foley was remembered on Wednesday as a journalist who was passionate, persistent, big-hearted, always pushing closer to the story.


Windsor Beacon

Rieder: How to handle the beheading images?

Dominating the cover of its print edition Wednesday, accompanied by the headline SAVAGES, was a truly disturbing picture of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley just before his beheading, with his executioner's knife at his throat.


Related Topix: Twitter

The St Paul Journal

NewsAlert:Missing Ontario journalist found dead: Police

Police have confirmed that a body found in a field in eastern Ontario is that of a journalist who went missing earlier this week.


Related Topix: Canada,

WATE-TV Knoxville

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent presidential election, the attorney general's office said in a statement.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Publishing, Media, New Times, Hamid Karzai

The Winnipeg Free Press

Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.


Related Topix: Twitter

Windsor Beacon

Rieder: Paying the ultimate price for journalism

This undated file still image from video released April 7, 2011, by GlobalPost, shows James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya.


Related Topix: Rochester, NH, World News, Africa, Libya


US officials say video shows beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants

The White House said Tuesday it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State group militants.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Press groups urge probe of Honduras reporter slay

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned Nery Soto Torres' killing and urged authorities to launch a full investigation and punish those responsible.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Central America,

KCCI-TV Des Moines

ISIS beheads journalist James Foley

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who disappeared in November 2012 in Syria.


WTOC-TV Savannah

Missing US photojournalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS

Media reports allege that ISIS beheaded Foley in a violent and graphic YouTube video called "A Message to #America ."


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News

Boing Boing

Documenting the arrests of journalists in Ferguson

Getty Images photographer Scott Olson is arrested by a highway patrol officer during a protest for the shooting death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Why constructive journalism can help engage the audience

While the belief that 'if it bleeds it leads' - that bad news sells - is still very much out there, the idea of 'solutions' or 'constructive' journalism is built on the basis that people want more from the news they consume.



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