Media outlets recall country's unity after Sept. 11 attacks
Media outlets that often spend hours each day exploring the country's differences paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by recalling almost wistfully the sense of common purpose that united Americans in the aftermath.
Times' tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold
One questioned the report's timing and another wondered why the paper would run The New York Times' account without other sources. It was the most-engaged story that The New York Times has had this year, with 4.2 million reposts or reactions on social media through early Monday afternoon, according to NewsWhip. Seven of the 10 most-engaged stories concerned Trump's taxes, either the Times' pieces or those of other news organizations. The story ran under a large photo of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort shrouded in palm trees, itself a provocative news decision contrasting Trump's tax records with his wealth. The Orlando Sentinel's story ran under the headline, “Report releases Trump tax info.” Somewhat bland, the headline could be seen as a way of mollifying both sides.
Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks
New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. One organization has logged more than 230 incidents targeting journalists since Floyd's death. The lawsuit documents charges by more than 30 people who were set upon by authorities despite clearly identifying themselves as working journalists. The committee sent a letter to Minnesota officials urging immediate steps be taken to let the journalists work safely. Lighter, more mobile equipment gives journalists the chance to move swiftly around the scenes of protests.
More journalists injured covering George Floyd protests
Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. They responded, We dont care! and they opened fire a second time.Velshi, who said he was hit in the leg by a rubber bullet, is just one of many journalists across the country who sustained injuries from police or protesters while covering the George Floyd protests this weekend. They started deliberately attacking journalists who were clearly identifiable and identifying themselves as journalists, Shelley said. Detroit Free Press news director Jim Schaefer said several of their journalists showing their media badges were pepper-sprayed by Detroit police. Three have been hit by rubber bullets, one was punched, another was knocked down and others fell.
Democratic U.S. Representative Ryan of Ohio ends presidential bid
FILE PHOTO: 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and MSNBC's Ali Velshi participate in the "Climate Forum 2020," at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Tim Ryan on Thursday said he was abandoning his bid for the Democratic Partys 2020 presidential nomination and would instead seek re-election representing his district in Ohio. A moderate Ohio Democrat from a blue-collar district, Ryan had positioned himself as a candidate who could appeal to the working-class voters who fled the party in 2016 to vote for Trump. On Thursday, he said he would instead focus on winning re-election in his northeastern Ohio district, which has lost manufacturing jobs in recent years. He follows one-time candidates New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and others.feeds.reuters.com