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Commentator, attorney Hugh Hewitt told not to report on Pruitt

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt leaves after testifying before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post has told columnist Hugh Hewitt not to write about Pruitt after it was revealed that Hewitt helped arrange a meeting with the EPA chief and lawyers interested in cleaning pollution in California. MSNBC on Wednesday, May 9, also said it had given Hewitt a verbal warning about the issue. Hewitt, who has a nationally syndicated radio show, also hosts a weekend show on the television news network. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The Washington Post has told columnist Hugh Hewitt not to write about Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt after it was revealed that Hewitt helped arrange a meeting with the EPA chief and lawyers interested in cleaning pollution in California.

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Md. university honors journalist for reports on solitary confinement

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Morgan State University has honored a Philadelphia journalist for his reporting on a black inmate who spent 37 years in solitary confinement. The historically black school in Baltimore said Thursday in a statement that reporter Mensah M. Dean humanized convicted ...

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Prominent black journalist, publisher George Curry has died

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 file photo, George E. Curry, editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and BlackPressUSA.com, sits in a classroom at Howard University in Washington. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States, has died. He was 69. Curry, of Laurel, Maryland, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

WASHINGTON — George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States, has died. He was 69. Curry, of Laurel, Maryland, died suddenly on Saturday at Washington ...

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Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

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Report: Obama administration brings chilling effect on journalism

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. The Committee ...

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WBAL’s Ron Smith to be honored for journalism

WBAL’s Ron Smith is being posthumously inducted into the Maryland DC Delaware Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Smith, the longtime radio station host best known as the “Voice of Reason,” died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer. He’ll be honored April ...

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Editorial: A new sense of purpose

The drive from Chicago to Maryland takes about 10 hours, if you go just a few miles over the speed limit. I did this drive twice in the past few weeks, along with a few O’Hare-BWI flights (one that routed me through Philadelphia on a seemingly pointless 20-minute jaunt), and for the past week, I’ve been sleeping on a rather uncomfortable air mattress.

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