The media strikes back as Trump is sued over stifling of free speech

The lawsuit alleges that Trump's attacks on the press violate First Amendment rights both for journalists and those who consume news.

More than 100 newspapers will condemn Trump’s attacks on the media

Newspapers across the country are preparing to defend journalism.

Did the Sam Nunberg media circus cross the line?

“What happened yesterday was the public getting to see the sausage being made. And it’s not always pretty.”
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Criminal charges against ‘Mic’ reporter dismissed

Jack Smith IV, a senior reporter at 'Mic,' had been arrested and charged with obstruction of a government function while he covered Standing Rock protests in February.
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The ‘Village Voice,’ the nation’s first alt-weekly, ends print publication

“This decision will allow us to move forward more freely in our pursuit of all of those avenues so that the 'Village Voice' brand is not just once again viable, but vital.”
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CJR media reporter David Uberti to join Fusion, which is rebranding as Splinter

Uberti will join the site a week before it rebrands from Fusion to Splinter.

After CNN, the far right is declaring open season on journalists

On 4Chan, the online alt-right is answering the call to make journalists' lives hell.
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Trump slams Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough again in early morning Twitter rant

This time he called the 'Morning Joe' co-host "dumb as a rock."

Reporter takes Sarah Huckabee Sanders to task during briefing over "inflammatory" media comments

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed "fake news" and went after CNN.

'Surpassing Certainty': Janet Mock talks race, transgender rights and her new memoir

The writer's newest book speaks to her journey of learning to love herself.
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Trump told Comey to consider jailing journalists. Here's why that's troubling.

Trump and Erdogan seem to have something in common.

Press associations are pushing back after Donald Trump's Twitter threats

Sincere or bluffing, reporting organizations are taking Trump's threat seriously.
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World Press Freedom Day: Here's a list of the worst places to be a journalist in 2017

These countries make Trump and Sean Spicer seem tame by comparison.

Donald Trump quit the White House correspondents dinner, so Samantha Bee stepped up

The celebrities are ditching the official event for Samantha Bee's potty-mouthed counter-programming.
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Mic adds three veterans of Breaking News, Spin & Politico to newsroom in news, entertainment & media

Stephanie Clary, Kyle McGovern and Kelsey Sutton will help expand news, entertainment and media coverage.
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More than a third of Republicans believe that press freedom is a bad thing

More than a third of Republicans believe the free press "does more harm than good."

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Mic raises $21 million in Series C funding

Led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with strategic investments from Time Warner Investments, kyu Collective, You & Mr. Jones to fuel growth in nine new channels and video offerings

TweetDeck Pro? Twitter considers paid version for power users. Here's what you'd pay for.

Would paying for Twitter actually be worth it?

Fox News thinks the phrase "Journalism Matters" is "anti-Trump rhetoric"

In which defending the U.S. Constitution is evidence of bias.
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China uses Trump "fake news" tactic to defend accusations of human rights violations

Trump has created the perfect defense for countries with poor human rights records.
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Russia launches "fake news" page flagging legitimate stories that make Kremlin look bad

Like President Donald Trump, the Kremlin is dismissing unflattering stories as "fake news." Great.

The Swedish cops in the Fox News story cited by Trump said it was filmed by a "madman"

They said the Fox piece was "bad journalism."

John McCain warns "suppressing free speech" is how dictators "get started"

McCain brought up the issue of dictators on 'Meet the Press' when asked about Trump's Twitter threats to the media.

CNN anchor says being called fake news is like being called the "N-word" — except it's not

The word carries with it the legacy of white supremacy and the very real threat of violence or death for African-Americans.

Dan Rather to Bannon and Trump: The press is 'not going to shut up. Now answer the damn question.'

A Rather strong message for the Trump administration.

Trump golden shower jokes are going viral on Twitter in wake of shocking unverified report

#GoldenShowers is going viral after an unverified dossier detailed an alleged Trump pee sex scandal.
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Pope Francis just condemned the sinful practice of spreading fake news

The pope actually compared the media industry to shit-eating.

Team Trump vows better cooperation after president-elect ditches press pool

Team Trump says it will cooperate with the press ... within limits.

This is the problem with the profile of internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos in 'Out'

Why is a gay magazine showering such attention on one of the culture's most toxic trolls?