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CHICAGO – WGN America, the erstwhile home to Bozo and Andy Griffith, is set to reinvent itself as a cable news network with the Tuesday launch of “News Nation,” a prime-time newscast that pledges to deliver unbiased reporting.
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan joined Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley on Thursday to discuss her new book, “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy,” during a livestreamed Northwest Passages Book Club forum.
Margaret Sullivan knows what it‘s like to not just love newspapers, but especially love one in particular.
In Washington and across the country, being a daily paper no longer means tossing a newspaper on a doorstep seven days a week.
Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85.
Maryland is set to award $300,000 for the construction of a memorial honoring the victims of a deadly shooting at a newspaper office.
The Spokesman-Review will join other area news outlets that have taken advantage of the government’s Paycheck Protection Program to keep employees on staff amid government stay-home orders. The loan will be used to cover payroll, rent and utilities, said W. Stacey Cowles, publisher of The Spokesman-Review, and comes with no strings from the government guiding coverage.
Cuts to the local news industry have accelerated so greatly that groups representing journalists have taken a maybe unprecedented step and asked the government to help, by keeping the industry afloat financially during the pandemic and seeding its resurgence once the economy begins to recover.
Opened in October 1891, the 10-story, 146-foot tower at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Monroe Street nearly put the publishers of the Review out of business, financially. William H. Cowles, the 24-year-old son of an executive at the Chicago Tribune, proposed a merger with his Spokesman newspaper.
Sandy Williams started the Black Lens newspaper after the release of a Justice Department report five years ago that found Spokane police were using force in disproportionate amounts against people of color. She’s since built a community of African American voices through monthly publication of a newspaper that is thriving.
Anne Cox Chambers, a newspaper heiress, diplomat and philanthropist who was one of the country’s richest women, died Friday at the age of 100.
Spokane County has restricted what recycling it accepts at transfer stations, and is now requiring people who drop off their recycling to sort it. That’s similar to changes that governments and recycling centers around the nation have had to consider, as China and other East Asian countries stopped buying American and European recyclables.
Bertha Storey of the Horace Mann School had insisted the school board uphold the dismissal of a janitor who’d been disseminating an anti-Catholic newspaper within the school to students and staff. But the school board, who had ties to the group Guardians of Liberty, reinstated him, prompting Storey’s resignation.
The publisher of the nation’s first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he’s since heard from a “few dozen” lawyers and news executives curious about whether the Salt Lake Tribune’s approach could work elsewhere.
The publisher of The Skagway News is willing to give the paper away to the right person, if they are willing to move to the southeast Alaska community and be a part of the community.
Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a central plaza which has transformed into the hub of what has become the largest grassroots protest movement in Iraq’s modern history.
The largest shareholder of the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News is now Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for layoffs and slashing costs at newspapers.
GateHouse closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far and pledging significant cost cuts at a time when print publications are in precipitous decline.
The two biggest newspaper chains in the country are on the verge of combining, after shareholders of both gave green lights to the $1.13 billion deal Thursday.