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NYT and WP Journalists Failed to Disclose Sources’ Funding From Monsanto

Monsanto connection hidden by major newspapersFollowing a Columbia Journalism Review article on whether science journalists should accept money from corporate interests, and whether there is adequate disclosure of sources’ corporate ties and conflicts of interest, U.S. Right to Know reviewed recent articles to assess how often journalists and columnists quote academic sources without stating that they are funded by the agrichemical giant Monsanto, which produces pesticides and GMOs.

Our review found 27 articles quoting (or authored by) university professors after they received Monsanto funding, but without disclosing that funding.


Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey

HUndreds protest Turkey jailing of journalistsHundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.

Cumhuriyet newspaper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar, and the paper's Ankara representative, Erdem Gul, were sent to a prison in Istanbul late on Thursday, accused of willingly aiding a terror organization and revealing state secrets.


Reporter: Trump camp requiring bathroom escorts for press

Trump demands bathroom escorts for pressDonald Trump’s campaign is requiring journalists at rallies to have bathroom escorts, according to an NBC News reporter.

“Trump campaign now requiring media to have bathroom escorts at his rallies when leaving 'the pen,' " NBC News reporter Katy Tur tweeted late Tuesday alongside the hashtag "#watchthemedia."

“Media told they aren’t allowed to leave 'the pen' while Trump is in the room,” she continued. "It’s now official policy that the secret service is enforcing.


Greenwald Goes After CNN's Coverage Of Paris Attacks While On CNN

Glenn GreenwaldHow did CNN not see this interview going south?

When CNN's "Reliable Sources" asked Glenn Greenwald, a co-founding editor of The Intercept, on Sunday to weigh in on whether the media has been perpetuating a thirst for war in the days following the Paris attacks, he blasted the network for being the biggest contributor to the problem and for encouraging Islamophobia.


Three former Vatican officials and two journalists to face trial over Vatileaks

Journalists charged for Vatican leaksThe Vatican has formally charged five people in connection with leaking and sharing documents concerning the Holy See’s finances.

Three former Vatican officials and two journalists, who wrote books based on the documents, will face trial with the first hearing due to take place on Tuesday.  Those charged include the journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi, the author of Merchants in the Temple, and Emiliano Fittipaldi, who wrote Avarice.


Anonymous says it took down 5,550 Islamic State Twitter accounts

AnonymousHacker group Anonymous said it has taken down 5,500 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State days after declaring war on the militant group.

The loose collective of hackers said "OpParis," or Operation Paris, the team that launched the digital assault on the IS, is collecting the details from the accounts, verifying them through a "trusted individual" and will be turning over the information to authorities.


The New York Times Fires Two Veteran Editors

NYT editors firedThe New York Times abruptly fired two veteran editors on Thursday, a move that’s shocked the newsroom given the journalists’ years of dedication and because layoffs aren’t currently taking place.

Kyle Massey and Vanessa Gordon, who were both assistant news editors, worked at The Times for 16 and 20 years, respectively. They were each notified on Thursday and had to leave the newsroom that day.

Massey and Gordon both separately confirmed to The Huffington Post that they no longer work at The Times. They each declined to comment further.


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