Today's Top Stories

Journalists arrested in Occupy Wall Street sweeps

Journalists have been detained by police while covering Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. Associated Press writer Karen Matthews was taken into custody Tuesday along with AP photographer Seth Wenig and Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak. When they were detained, they were covering protests at a property in lower Manhattan hours after police cleared a park of the main Occupy encampment.

Documentary 'Under Fire' Shows That War Is Hell for Journalists

"Only two journalists were killed covering World War I. Almost 900 have been killed in the past two decades." That staggering statistic is highlighted in "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat," a documentary that opened on Veteran's Day that explores the increasing dangers and psychological costs of covering war. "We're like prophets of destruction, of death, of suffering," cinematographer Jon Steele says during the film. "And like most prophets, we don't end up too well."

'No guarantees' that hacking stopped after arrests

News International said this morning that it could give "no guarantees" that phone hacking did not take place at the News of the World after the tabloid's royal correspondent Clive Goodman was jailed in 2007 along with private investigator Glenn Mulcaire. The inquiry heard yesterday from its counsel Robert Jay QC that police believe hacking may have occurred at the title as late as 2009 and begun in 2001. Jay called the practice a "thriving cottage industry" at the tabloid.

Editors betray their unhappiness with owners in anonymous survey

The clash between the aspirations of British editors and the gloomy reality of their situation was highlighted in a survey released today. The editors pleaded for more and better targeted investment, a return to local rather than corporate ownership and a chance to improve editorial quality. Indeed, there is a whole section of the survey that reads as if it had been filled in by the National Union of Journalists.

Companies grapple with policies on social media

The recent suspension of three U.S. Steel employees for posting pictures from a company coke plant on Facebook highlights a growing issue for employers: regulating the online conduct of workers. Generally, workers can use social media to discuss wages, hours and other conditions of employment. Employers stand on firmer ground when disciplining a worker who gripes online about his or her personal grievance. But the distinction can be hard to make.

Labor unions, Occupy Wall Street plan ‘day of action’ urging lawmakers to invest

Unions and Occupy Wall Street protesters will be joining forces this week for a “day of action” to pressure lawmakers on jobs. The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union and the Laborers’ International Union of North America will partner with Occupy Wall Street for “We are the 99 percent” rallies on Thursday. Liberal groups like MoveOn.org and the American Dream Movement plan to participate.

Walker recall effort kicks off with midnight pajama party

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin launched its recall campaign against Gov. Walker at midnight Monday with a variety of themed events to celebrate the effort’s kickoff. A local recall party took place at Hawk’s Grill and Bar on State Street. United Wisconsin, an independent grassroots organization, held a pajama-themed social event at the bar to commemorate “the beginning of a historic journey,” according to spokesperson Erik Kirkstein.

NYC Un-Occupies Wall Street, Manages the Media

New York City police in riot gear raided and cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park around 1 a.m. Tuesday. As it happened -- coincidentally or not -- this was past press time for local papers. Timing was only one element of the apparent effort to keep the crackdown as quiet as possible; there were several reports that reporters trying to cover the raid were kept away, cordoned off, and in some cases physically pushed and restrained.

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