Los Angeles Times’ Billionaire Owner’s Family Scrutinized For Reportedly Influencing Coverage

On Sunday evening, Politico published a lengthy story on turmoil inside The Los Angeles Times. Last year, the legacy newspaper got a new executive editor, Kevin Merida, a veteran journalist intent on bringing the struggling outlet into its next era. Yet it wasn’t Merida at the center of Politico’s sprawling report; it was his boss, … Read more

Trump calls for revolt in FBI over raid on his home

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday virtually called for a revolt in the FBI over the raid on his home in Florida to retrieve classified White House documents amid warning from a key political ally there would be “rioting in the streets” if he is prosecuted for the matter. In what critics termed … Read more

Inside The Washington Post’s Big Hollywood Deal

For all its associations with the khaki-ness of the nation’s capital, The Washington Post nonetheless exudes a certain sex appeal. This was the paper, after all, that inspired All the President’s Men, America’s Ultimate Political Thriller, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman Watergate’s Woodward and Bernstein. More recently, when Marty Baron retired last year after … Read more

“Call It a Self-Imposed Term Limit”: Why Media Critic Margaret Sullivan Is Exiting The Washington Post

Margaret Sullivan, one of the foremost chroniclers of the media, made headlines of her own on Wednesday after it was announced that she’d be leaving The Washington Post at the end of this month. “Call it a self-imposed term limit!” Sullivan told me over email Wednesday, shortly after the news broke that she’d be retiring … Read more

Russia to launch Iranian satellite amid Ukraine war concerns

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN: Russia is scheduled to launch an Iranian satellite into orbit on Tuesday, but Tehran brushed off fears that Moscow might use it in the war against Ukraine. Iran’s “Khayyam” satellite is scheduled to take off from the Moscow-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 0552 GMTthree weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iranian … Read more

US: Mass shooting in Washington, multiple people reported dead

WASHINTON: Multiple people were shot dead in Northeast Washingtonnot far from capitol hill on Monday night. The shooting was reported at about 8:30 pm in the 1500 block of F Street North East, The Washington Post reported citing Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the DC fire department. According to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police … Read more

How Sally Buzbee Is Putting Her Stamp on ‘The Washington Post’

On a recent July morning, roughly 250 Washington Post staffers met to discuss the state of democracy, and specifically, how the paper is covering it. The post, which proclaimed “Democracy Dies in Darkness” as its official slogan during the Trump years, and won a Pulitzer this past spring for its January 6 coverage, recently created … Read more

Joe Biden confronts Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder, expects action on energy

JEDDAH: US President Joe Biden said on Friday he told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman he held him responsible for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, shortly after exchanging a fist bump with the kingdom’s de facto ruler. On a trip to reset relations with a country he had called a … Read more

Many Americans Are Fleeing the Bad News Cycle

When Americans’ engagement with the news dropped significantly last year, the plunge was in some ways seen as inevitable. The change in news consumption habits in 2021 came after a year with no shortage of storylines—the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election and the ongoing circus of the Trump era, and nationwide reckoning … Read more

“Uber Files”: Investigation Exposes Ride-Sharing Giant’s Secret Political Influence, Driver Exploitation

More than 124,000 leaked documents known as the “Uber Files” show how the ride-sharing giant used questionable practices to force its way into cities around the world, often with help from high-level officials and in defiance of existing laws and regulations. The confidential records span Uber’s dealings across 40 countries between 2013 to 2017—when co-founder … Read more