Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a former Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter and Marine Corps veteran whose 1995 book "The Nightingale's Song" about five Naval Academy graduates who served in the Vietnam War earned him wide acclaim, died Tuesday from respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 76.
With the recent uptick of demonstrations and activism on college campuses — in Baltimore especially, but also nationwide as issues surrounding Black Lives Matter and Title IX come to the forefront — student newspapers have a vital, yet delicate, role to play. As Cody Boteler, editor-in-chief of The Towson Towerlight, says: "Often, if something truly significant happens on campus — like when a couple of students occupied the president's office, for example — nobody is
Dissent and protest, my fellow Americans, is in the very DNA of this country. Colin Kaepernick is therefore the ultimate patriot, caring enough about his very flawed nation to call it out for its failings and shaming the rest of us into engaging with the issues he raises.
James L. Bradley, an influential and beloved English teacher who taught at Owings Mills High School for more than 30 years, died Saturday at Carroll Hospital Center of complications from Lyme disease. He was 67.
After a week of cable and network news providing most of the best TV coverage of protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the national outlets were mainly missing in action tonight when things got ugly.
Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin George on April 21 was named a Public Service Journalism fellow at Marquette University and will spend the 2015-16 academic year in Milwaukee leading a team of student journalists to produce stories "with the potential to change policies and lives," the school said.
The sad truth is that, for all its power to foster commerce and connect us socially, the Internet is also home to repulsive and menacing forms of intimidation directed at both sexes. Its shadowy corners are safe havens for misogynists and other vile people.
The confession of NBC news anchor Brian Williams that he lied — or as he put it "conflated" — about being aboard an Army helicopter shot down in Iraq in 2003 has revived the issue of a prominent television journalist's credibility, especially one sitting almost as an icon in one of today's coveted network anchor chairs.
There are some who think of the events in Ferguson as isolated, as simply a moment in time. To me it seemed like part of the continuum in the struggle for progress in our country. When I interviewed King's aides, they were always quick to mention that the civil rights movement didn't die with King. And we still have far to go before we achieve full equality among America's citizens.
Saudi Arabia is not our ally in the war on terror. Their inhumane treatment of their own people enables, facilitates and inspires jihadists like the ones whose most recent targets were the journalists in Paris and the innocent clientele of a kosher grocery store on the outskirts of the French capital.
Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter, who made international headlines after threatening a local news reporter with a lawsuit over using his name in articles "without authorization," apologized Wednesday for his comments.
56-year-old Ellicott City resident Bill Vanko is a wildlife photographer, training the lens of his Canon 7D on varied landscapes to capture and illuminate strikingly intricate images. His inquisitiveness, he notes, dovetails perfectly with his full-time job as a news anchor and reporter for WBAL radio.