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Gunmen fire on TV news van in Brazil

A news van for a local television broadcaster was shot at in Aratu, an outlying neighborhood of the city of Salvador, Bahia, on Aug. 30, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. No one was hurt. Read more »


Non-television news outlets may be able to "leapfrog" TV news with creative use of video

The innovative use of video by non-television news outlets may help these organizations "leapfrog" TV news broadcasters and social media sites like Facebook, giving them an advantage in the competitive business of attracting advertising revenue, suggested Ken Doctor at the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read more »


Honduran police spokesman shot to death


A spokesman for the Honduran police was shot to death on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, according to La Prensa Gráfica. Read more »


Yahoo news bureau chief fired for racial comments about Romney

Yahoo News’ Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian is the latest journalist to lose his job after making racial remarks about Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Read more »


Two attendees ejected from Republican convention after making racist remarks to black CNN camerawoman

Two attendees were thrown out of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa Bay, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, after insulting a black camerawoman for CNN, the news network reported on its website. Read more »


Mexican criminals impersonating TV reporters arrested in Nicaragua


About 18 people impersonating Mexican reporters of the news station Televisa were arrested at the border between Nicaragua and Honduras on Friday, Aug. 24, and were accused of money laundering and organized crime, according to El Nuevo Diario. Read more »


U.S. broadcasting sees uptick in minority employment; newspapers lag behind

Radio and television stations continued to hire more minorities during the last year while minority employment declined at newspapers, according to the new 2012 Radio Television Digital News Association survey. Read more »


Center for Investigative Reporting partners with Univision to produce videos for Spanish-speaking audiences

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has partnered with Univision News to create investigative video stories aimed at Spanish speakers in the United States and Latin America, according to LA Observed. Read more »


Two Brazilian TV stations fined after broadcasting negative reports about current mayor

In the state of Mato Grosso, in central-western Brazil, two Brazilian television stations were fined by the electoral court for broadcasting unfavorable reports about the administration of Mayor Juarez Costa of the city of Sinop, reported the newspaper Diário de Cuiabá on Thursday, Aug. 9. Read more »



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