Stories tagged: newspapers
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Newspapers’ bad news in U.S. gets worse, courtesy of trade spat
As if the U.S. newspaper business didn’t have enough trouble coping with decades of lost readers and advertising dollars, an escalating trade dispute with Canada is poised to make every …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Gary Crooks: I’m leaving the paper, but I hope you stay
It’s been a privileged perch, and I am grateful. However, politics has changed – and not for the better – and the impact on journalism is profound.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
FCC weakens limits on owning newspapers, TV stations
Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11 a.m.
Google drops ‘first click free,’ loathed by many publishers
Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
Anne Applebaum: Storm highlights need for local news
As the water recedes and the cleanup begins, national journalists will inevitably drift away.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Huckleberries: Smile when you say ‘Socialist-Review,’ partner
Most of us have catty nicknames for the town newspaper. Socialist Review. Coeur d’Alene Mess. Lewiston Trombone. Huckleberries asked readers for the nickname of their hometown newspaper. Owner Trish Gannon …
Sun., July 23, 2017
Michael Cavna: Texas newspaper fires Nick Anderson, the state’s last political cartoonist
It’s come to this: Texas, the second largest state in the union – and the home of so many historically colorful political voices – lacks a single staff editorial cartoonist. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Pay for news? More than half of Americans say they do
A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.
Mon., March 20, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Explaining journalism to Fox News – again
What does it say about that network, about Trump, about how upside down our world has become, when being pro-truth is decoded as being anti-Trump?
Mon., March 6, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr: Newspapers last line of defense between 2017 and ‘1984’
Readers found renewed appreciation for newspapers as we trudge through the Valley of the Shadow of Trump. They see them as the last line of defense between 2017 and “1984.”
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Rob Curley: On the lookout for liars, and the difference between beliefs and facts
How journalists fare in a world of fake news.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Newspapers, the answer to fake news
There is, in fact, a news platform that specializes in gathering and disseminating non-fake news. So committed are its people to this mission that some have been known to risk, …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Gannett gives up on Tronc
NEW YORK – Gannett on Tuesday walked away from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. Gannett’s target was …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
FBI probing cyber breach of New York Times journalists
The FBI is investigating cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
Gary Crooks: Newspapers’ decline has a price
The movie “Spotlight” packed an emotional wallop with ink-stained journalists because of its expert depiction of how we think, work and even dress (too quickly). To most moviegoers, it was …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Gannett urges Tribune holders to reject nominees for board
Five days after boosting its unsolicited takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by 22 percent, USA Today owner Gannett is urging Tribune shareholders to reject the company’s slate of nominees …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Gannett raises Tribune Publishing offer by 22 percent
USA Today owner Gannett has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22 percent one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and …
Sun., May 15, 2016
Gary Crooks: To endorse or not to endorse?
“Who are you to tell me how to vote?” That’s not a new complaint, but it has gained momentum in this hyperpartisan era where the distinction between reliable information sources …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s ‘opportunistic’ bid
Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it’s too little for the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Tribune calls Gannett ‘erratic,’ but still reviewing purchase offer
Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was “erratic” and “unreliable” as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune
Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Editor of Missoulian, Ravalli Republic resigns
The editor of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic newspapers has resigned after about seven months on the job.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Campaign notebook: Trump attacks newspapers; Rubio attacks Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, American newspapers should watch out.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
Reporting assignment raised suspicions about newspaper owner
LAS VEGAS (AP) – When several reporters for the main newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed strange because …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to “degrade and …
Sat., April 26, 2014
Robert J. Samuelson: Media outlets cater to their consumers’ tastes
Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013, 11:45 a.m.
Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013, 8:19 a.m.
Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks …
Sat., July 20, 2013, 7:19 a.m.
Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92
WASHINGTON — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …