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Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.

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Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.

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Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.

All Things Considered

Suspect Kills Self After Fatally Shooting 2 Journalists On Air

A gunman shot and killed a reporter and her videographer Wednesday on live television in Virginia. The suspect, a disgruntled former station employee, then posted his own video of the shootings on social media, and later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

All Things Considered

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Removed From Trump Press Conference

Donald Trump's "blunt talk" on immigration has brought him head-to-head with Spanish-language media. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was physically removed from a Trump press conference Tuesday.

As Killings Unfold On Live TV, Media Consider The Graphic Footage

Today's shooting of two journalists during a broadcast has reopened a conversation about how (or even if) sensitive material like the TV station's video — and the gunman's video — should be shared.

2 Journalists Killed During Live Broadcast In Virginia; Suspect Has Died

Vester Lee Flanagan allegedly shot Alison Parker, 24, and photojournalist Adam Ward, 27, at a shopping plaza Wednesday morning. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.

Univision's Jorge Ramos: Journalists Must 'Denounce' Trump's 'Dangerous Words'

The anchor of Univision's nightly news was thrown out of a press conference by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ramos said he was just doing his job — asking questions of the powerful.

Morning Edition

Donald Trump Escalates His Fight With The Media

During a news conference in Iowa, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had Jorge Ramos of Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., thrown out. He was ultimately let back in.

Trump Angers Ailes With New Tweets Attacking Megyn Kelly

"I liked The Kelly File much better without" Megyn Kelly on it, Trump said in one tweet. "Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!"

Why We’re Drawn To Watching Tragic Events

August 28, 2015
Kimberly McBroom, Leo Hirsbrunner, Steve Grant, Thomas Milam

When the videos began to circulate of the Virginia shooting of two WDBJ-7 employees, the online response was immediate: don’t watch these videos.

After Katrina, New Orleans Media Didn’t Leave

August 28, 2015
Times-Picayune staff photographer Alex Brandon swims away from the paper in the flooded city of New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Brandon had swam to the building to get a memory card of photos to the paper. (Bill Haber/AP)

The hurricane shut down the Times-Picayune’s presses but that didn’t stop the staff from covering the storm around the clock.

Twitter’s Actions Over Deleted Tweets Raise Transparency Concerns

August 28, 2015
A sign is posted on the exterior of the Twitter headquarters on February 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The social networking service has shutdown Politwoops, a website that keeps track of politicians’ deleted tweets.

Week In The News: On Air Shooting, Wall Street Roller Coaster, Joe Biden’s Rationale

August 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

Murder In The Digital Age: The Evolution Of Rage And Humiliation

August 28, 2015
Janna Malamud Smith: The ability to amplify our worst transgressions is new, and, it seems to be a drug more potent and addictive than any other. In this photo, WDBJ meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday. (Steve Helber/ AP)

The ability to amplify our worst transgressions is new, and, it seems to be a drug more potent and addictive than any other.

Another Loss For The Sox: An Appreciation Of Ousted Play-By-Play Announcer Don Orsillo

August 27, 2015
What is NESN thinking? Don Orsillo, pictured in 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)

What is NESN thinking?

On TV, Katrina Has Gone Mostly Unseen

August 26, 2015
Two men paddle in high water in the Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area August 31, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Since the hurricane, there has not been a focus – in fictionalized television or in journalism – on the underlying issues uncovered.

Virginia TV Reporter, Cameraman Killed On Air

August 26, 2015
Reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were killed by a gunman Wednesday morning while broadcasting live in Moneta, Virginia. WDBJ7 paid tribute to the two journalists by sharing this image on Twitter. (WDBJ7 via Twitter)

Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton says the suspect in the shooting has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Trump Kicks Out Univision’s Jorge Ramos: The Aftermath

August 26, 2015
Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos was later taken from the room. Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Donald Trump continued making media enemies last night when he kicked out Univision’s most recognizable journalist.

Listening Back To The News Coverage Of Hurricane Katrina

August 25, 2015
New homes are mixed with old homes and vacant lots in the Lower Ninth Ward next to ships passing on the Industrial Canal on August 24, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The area was one of the most heavily devastated areas of the city following a levee breach on the Industrial Canal during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It’s been 10 years since the storm devastated the Gulf Coast and killed more than 1,800 people.

Democratic Party Looks Further Afield

August 25, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The service is for four Marines and a sailor killed as a result of attacks on a military recruiting station and a Naval operations center July 16 in Chattanooga. (AP)

The Democrats and their 2016 options. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, maybe Joe Biden. Who do Democrats want?

Shaky Stocks And A Global Correction

August 25, 2015
A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector.  (AP)

The message in global stock markets – about China, the US and the whole world economy. We’ll dive in.

Week In Review: Death Of Child In Foster Care, Boarding School Rape Case, And Red Sox Shake Up

August 21, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks during a press conference Monday on the death of a 2-year-old foster child. He's joined by, from left to right, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett. (State House News Service)

Joan Vennochi and Callum Borchers go behind the headlines in our Week In Review.

Week In The News: Hillary's Email, Trump's Wall, Carter's Cancer

August 21, 2015
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works the grill in the Iowa Pork Producers Tent with Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, right, during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.  (AP)

Iowa politics. Hillary’s email. A Bangkok blast. Protests in St. Louis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Gawker, Salon, Vice To Unionize Their Editorial Staffs

August 20, 2015
Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti speaks onstage during '“Missing Ink: The New Journalism” at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik explains why unions are making their way into new media, and why BuzzFeed is opting out.

Des Moines Makes The List

August 20, 2015
The Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park plays host to the Des Moines Arts Festival. (Dsmspence/Wikimedia Commons)

It seems like every time you log onto Facebook, someone has shared a link to one of those lists that rank cities in categories.

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