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UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Univision unloads Gizmodo, The Onion to private equity firm

Univision sells Gizmodo, The Onion and other English-language blogs to the private equity firm Great Hill Partners.


Seattle Times to sell Bothell printing plant to help fund news operations

The Seattle Times plans to sell its printing-press property in Bothell to fund news operations, and will shift to printing the paper at its Rotary Offset Press in Kent next …


Bill introduced to help publishers bargain with tech giants

Legislation introduced in Congress would give financially struggling news publishers the right to bargain collectively with tech giants Facebook and Google.


Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight

Newspapers in more than 1,400 cities and towns across the U.S. have closed over the past 15 years, often leaving residents without a reliable source of local news.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

What the national media is saying about Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential bid, climate platform

Most national pundits questioned Friday whether the Democratic governor’s singular focus on combating global climate change would be enough to make waves in an already-crowded field.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Gannett turns down hedge fund-backed Digital First Media

USA Today publisher Gannett rejects $1.36B buyout offer from MNG Enterprises, saying it undervalued the company and isn’t in the best interests of the company or its shareholders.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

White House suspends CNN’s Acosta after Trump confrontation

The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.


State Dept. calls for journalist safety as Trump lashes out

The State Department said Friday that it will continue to seek a full investigation into the slaying of U.S.-based Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as it marked International Day to End …


Trump, media get almost equal share of blame for politically motivated violence in new poll

Both President Donald Trump and the news media are seen by nearly half of American voters as encouraging politically motivated violence, with partisans taking predictable sides in the wake of …


Margaret Sullivan: A user’s guide to the media maelstrom ahead

With the Brett Kavanaugh hearings – and possibly a collective nervous breakdown – approaching like a Category 4 hurricane, I humbly offer a media user’s guide to the week ahead.


Ivanka Trump says she doesn’t consider the media ‘the enemy of the people,’ disagrees with immigrant family separations

Ivanka Trump said Thursday that she does not agree with her father’s characterization of the media as “the enemy of the people” and that she was “vehemently against” separating children …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

There’s substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a …


Pravda: Elon Musk’s solution for punishing journalists

For months now, Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor trying to colonize Mars, tunnel under Los Angeles and make electric vehicles mainstream, has been seemingly preoccupied with another obsession: the media.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: Japanese media devour every scrap from Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura

On Tuesday, crews from Japan’s six national television channels – 20 people in all – descended on McCarthey Athletic Center to explore Ruiworld.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Visiting Japanese media have plenty of questions for Gonzaga coaches Mark Few, Tommy Lloyd

Rui Hachimura wasn’t the only one getting grilled by Japanese television crews Tuesday. Bulldogs head coach Mark Few and assistant Tommy Lloyd had to parry some questions about their star …


Trump suggests revoking reporters’ credentials

In his latest volley against the free press, President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that reporters have their credentials revoked for reporting negative news about him, calling such reporting “fake.”


Sue Lani Madsen: The media’s different takes on a dam bill

After passage in Congress of HR 3144 on April 25, Rep. Dan Newhouse and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held an open media call. It was interesting as an apprentice journalist …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

At Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium, longtime security reporter defends Fourth Estate

In an era when the credibility of news reporting is regularly called into question – including by the president of the United States – Adam Goldman Thursday told a nearly …


Israeli police question Netanyahu again in telecom case

Israeli police on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as his wife and son, in a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant, one of a slew of …


Rally shows free-wheeling, media-bashing Trump here to stay

If it wasn’t crystal clear already, President Donald Trump’s roaring rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night underscored the fact that, more than a year into the job, Trump has no …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Mimicking Trump, local officials use ‘fake news’ as a weapon

An Idaho lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a …


Egypt’s chief prosecutor wants close monitoring of the media

Egypt’s chief prosecutor told his staff Wednesday to closely monitor the media and move against any they consider to be “hurting national interests,” the latest move by authorities to suppress …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: What’s going on with 42 percent of Republicans?

This is a column about 42 percent of Republicans. It is also a column about trust.


NBC exceeds expectations five days into Winter Olympics

While gold medals aren’t awarded a quarter of the way into a race, NBC says it is encouraged by how the viewing public has responded to the Winter Olympics from …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

A year into Donald Trump’s fact-bending, media-bashing presidency, Americans are increasingly confused about who can be trusted to tell them reliably what their government and their commander in chief are …


Media face challenges in rush to sexual misconduct reckoning

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley isn’t just upset with PBS for firing him on sexual misconduct charges. He’s upset about his depiction in the media.


Judge weighs arguments in legislative records case

Whether or not individual lawmakers in Washington state fall under statutory definitions that would require their records to be subject to more stringent public disclosure was at the heart of …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Man detained by ICE after speaking with news reporters

A man who recounted his longtime girlfriend’s arrest in a Seattle Times story about ramped-up immigration enforcement in Pacific County last month has now been detained, and says U.S. Immigration …


Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with U.S.

The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.