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Publisher says he’s hearing interest in nonprofit turn

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 …


Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Alaska

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune’s largest shareholder

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest U.S. newspaper chain

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Newspaper publisher McClatchy teeters near bankruptcy

The McClatchy Co., the storied news publisher weighed down by pension obligations and debt, could file for bankruptcy within the next year, according to analysts.


Partisan divide apparent in how local news should be propped up

While two-thirds of Democrats say news organizations in need should be able to receive government or private funding in order to survive, only 17 percent of Republicans feel the same …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Why does so much news seem negative? Human attention may be to blame

The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hint that this human bias toward negative news might be a large part of what drives …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett, GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees …


Investigation of reporter’s weekend inquiries stokes ire

Journalists are defending a small Oregon newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying to get comments from a government …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Newspaper chain GateHouse buying Gannett, USA Today owner

GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. for $12.06 a share in cash and stock, or about $1.4 billion.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

The Salt Lake Tribune has announced plans to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Warren Buffett sees most newspapers as ‘toast’ after ad decline

Warren Buffett, the man behind a print-media empire that includes the Buffalo News and Omaha World-Herald, doesn’t think most newspapers can be saved.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”