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Newspaper Says It Should Have Access To Drowning Victim's Name; Public Disagrees

A newspaper company is taking Ocean City to court over the city's refusal to release the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim. The newspaper says it's a matter of governmental accountability. Many Marylanders disagree.

Business And Journalism Collide At ESPN

ESPN is the NFL's biggest business partner, but it's also a news source for objective coverage of the league. Among its reporters is Don Van Natta, formerly of The New York Times.

Fox's 'Gracepoint': An American Remake Best Viewed With Fresh Eyes

Fox's new show Gracepoint is a remake of a British murder mystery, Broadchurch. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says those who saw the original might want to watch the new series with someone who hasn't.

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.

FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.

Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.
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Gannett Sues Ocean City For Withholding Information About Drowning Victim

The city’s police department denied a reporter’s request for more information, citing the victim's family's wishes and because the boy was a minor.

Forest Service Under Fire For New Media Permit Rules

Earlier this month, it announced it would require permits for taking pictures or recording video on Forest Service land. After considerably outcry, the agency now says the rule is being misread.

Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

For Women In Sports TV, A Seat At The Table

The number of women who report on the NFL is relatively small, especially on TV— but their voices have gotten louder since the Ray Rice story broke.