New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

U.S. 06/18/19, 23:06

The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert.The newspaper is wider, ...

Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid ‘treason’

Politics 06/16/19, 14:48

President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a "virtual act of treason" for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia's power grid. The Times reported on Saturday that the U.S. has bored into Russian utility systems in ...

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

U.S. 05/25/19, 08:23

Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, ...

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

Entertainment 05/23/19, 03:32

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a total of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages in a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.The 67-year-old Australian had sued Sydney's The Daily Telegraph's publisher and journalist ...

Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs

U.S. 05/14/19, 18:34

Illinois' capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer.Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation on Friday from The State Journal-Register in Springfield, owned by one of the ...

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:20

The Salt Lake Tribune announced plans Wednesday to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles fueled by declines in advertising and circulation revenues.The plan for the Utah newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 ...

Someone leaked 10 years of Trump’s tax info to the New York Times

Politics 05/07/19, 19:26

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Donald Trump's businesses lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994, based on tax information the newspaper acquired. The Times said it has acquired printouts from the future president's official IRS tax transcripts, including figures from his federal tax form. The newspaper said Trump ...

Paper plans hires from new acquisition; number not yet known

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:22

The publisher of The New Orleans Advocate says workers have begun adding desks to its newsroom and advertising area in anticipation of hiring staffers from the recently purchased Times-Picayune.Publisher Dan Shea says The Advocate will hire journalists and other staff from The Times-Picayune. But on Monday he said it's too ...

California school newspaper will run story on porn worker

U.S. 05/02/19, 21:00

A Central California school district has decided to allow a high school newspaper to publish a profile of an 18-year-old student who works in the porn industry.The Lodi Unified School District won't stop the story from running Friday in the Bear Creek High School paper, The Bruin Voice, the Stockton ...

Louisiana’s The Advocate purchasing The Times-Picayune

U.S. 05/02/19, 16:49

Ending a nearly seven-year New Orleans newspaper rivalry, the owners of The Advocate newspaper announced Thursday they have purchased The Times-Picayune from the Newhouse family's Advance Local Media.The owners plan to publish a daily, home-delivered product incorporating brands and features from both publications.Dathel and John Georges announced their purchase on ...

Man accused of newspaper attack changes to insanity defense

U.S. 04/29/19, 16:37

The man accused of killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.Lawyers for Jarrod Ramos said in a court filing Monday that the 39-year-old Ramos is not criminally responsible "because of a mental disorder." The filing also says he ...

NBC News chairman an unexpected figure in Mississippi news

Entertainment 04/29/19, 10:03

Born and raised in Manhattan and a national news executive for much of his career, Andrew Lack would seem an unlikely figure behind an attempt to revive the ailing local news industry in Mississippi.Quietly, NBC's news chairman has been the key person behind Mississippi Today, an online news site that ...

Top court skeptical of paper’s argument over food stamp data

Politics 04/22/19, 15:30

The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally brought by the Argus Leader newspaper, which is owned by USA Today publisher Gannett ...

Ecuador rejects claims that Assange was treated unfairly

Europe 04/15/19, 14:06

Ecuador said Monday that it was not unfairly targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it revoked his asylum last week. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia said that Assange's behavior was "undeserving, disrespectful" and pointed to a video published by El País newspaper. The short video with no audio appears to show ...

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

Entertainment 04/11/19, 01:22

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran over two stories and a poster published in late ...

Pro-KKK editor says Alabama paper is sold, but to whom?

U.S. 04/05/19, 10:02

An Alabama newspaperman who drew widespread condemnation after a recent editorial embracing the Ku Klux Klan says he has sold his little weekly paper.But the new owner's identity and maybe even the sale itself are shrouded in doubt.The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, has published two differing stories about a sale ...

Maryland newspaper shooting trial delayed until November

U.S. 04/04/19, 14:01

A judge delayed the trial of a man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office until November on Thursday. Also, a deadline for attorneys to change his plea to not criminally responsible by reason of insanity was extended again, as the defense evaluates what an attorney described ...

Apple’s news subscription service a mixed bag for publishers

Business 03/26/19, 02:05

On Monday, Apple launched what some have called a "Netflix for news" — a $10-a-month subscription service that offers access to hundreds of magazines and a handful of newspapers. But most major U.S. news publishers aren't participating. For Apple, pushing into services could help drum up money as sales of its ...

Black editor resigns from newspaper that urged KKK revival

U.S. 03/16/19, 19:25

An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to "ride again" has stepped down after a few weeks, citing interference from the newspaper's owner.Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that she stepped down ...

Judge denies defense request in newspaper shooting case

U.S. 03/11/19, 13:58

The judge in a case against a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office ruled Monday that prosecutors have provided "significantly more" information about the charges to defense attorneys than the law requires. Lawyers for Jarrod Ramos asked Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Laura Ripken last week ...

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