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USA Today Gives Biden Its First-Ever Endorsment

From the editorial board of USA Today: Four years ago, the Editorial Board — an ideologically and demographically diverse group of journalists that is separate from the news staff and operates by consensus — broke with tradition and took sides in the presidential race for the first time since USA TODAY was founded in 1982. We urged readers not to …

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NYT CEO Doubts Print Edition Will Exist In 20 Years

The Hill reports: Outgoing New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said he would be “surprised” in the newspaper still offered a print edition in 20 years, adding that he’s skeptical if advertising will ever return at pre-pandemic levels. “I believe the Times will definitely be printed for another 10 years and quite possibly another 15 years — maybe even slightly …

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“Failing” New York Times Adds 669K Subscribers In Q2

The New York Times reports: Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products than to the print newspaper. As much of its staff worked remotely, The Times brought in $185.5 million in revenue for digital subscriptions …

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Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Against NYT Gets Hearing

Courthouse News reports: Some three years after Sarah Palin sued The New York Times over an editorial about toxic political rhetoric, the paper’s attorney told a federal judge that the former Alaska governor’s hunt for evidence has turned up empty. “Governor Palin does not have one iota of evidence that the allegations are true,” Time attorney Jay Brown told a …

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NYT Regrets Tom Cotton’s “Send In The Troops” Op-Ed

Axios reports: A New York Times spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the paper will be changing its editorial board processes after a Wednesday op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for President Trump to “send in the troops” in order to quell violent protests, failed to meet its standards. The shift comes after Times employees began a …

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NYT Staffers Rebel Over Decision To Run Cotton Op-Ed

The Washington Post reports: Staffers at the New York Times are publicly rebuking their own newspaper for publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for military intervention into American cities where protests over George Floyd’s death have led to further unrest. The backlash, which spilled out on Twitter, came from dozens across the organization and included opinion …

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NYT Fills Front Page With 1000 COVID Obituaries

The New York Times reports: Instead of the articles, photographs or graphics that normally appear on the front page of The New York Times, on Sunday, there is just a list: a long, solemn list of people whose lives were lost to the coronavirus pandemic. As the death toll from Covid-19 in the United States approaches 100,000, a number expected …

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Pentagon Moves To Completely Defund Stars & Stripes

Stars & Stripes reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended the Pentagon’s effort to strip Stars and Stripes of all of its federal funding as part of its fiscal year 2021 budget request, telling reporters in Brussels that the independent news organization is not a priority. “So, we trimmed the support for Stars and Stripes because we need to …

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Second-Largest Newspaper Group Files For Bankruptcy

McClatchy reports on itself: McClatchy Co. filed for bankruptcy Thursday, a move that will end family control of America’s second largest local news company and hand it to creditors who have expressed support for independent journalism. The Chapter 11 filing will allow McClatchy to restructure its debts and, it hopes, shed much of its pension obligations. Under a plan outlined …

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Salt Lake Tribune Wins Approval To Run As Non-Profit

A groundbreaking move for a major newspaper: The Salt Lake Tribune is now a nonprofit, an unprecedented transformation for a legacy U.S. daily that is intended to bolster its financial prospects during a troubling time for journalism nationwide. The IRS approved the shift in a letter dated Oct. 29, deeming The Tribune a 501(c)(3) public charity. That means supporters can …

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USA Today HQ Evacuated After Report Of Gunman

USA Today reports: USA TODAY’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia was being evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence after police reported a man with a weapon at the suburban Washington building. Alarms sounded at the building as police squad cars converged on the scene. Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered …

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Google To Fund Dozens Of New Local News Websites

Axios reports: Google is launching the Local Experiments Project, an effort to fund dozens of new local news websites around the country and eventually around the world. The tech giant says it will have no editorial control over the sites, which will be built by partners it selects with local news expertise. Big tech companies like Google and Facebook are …

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Alabama Paper Calls For “Ku Klux Klan To Ride Again”

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: The editor of a small-town Alabama newspaper published an editorial calling for “the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again” against “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats [who] are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.” Goodloe Sutton — who is also the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama — confirmed to the Montgomery …

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Shares In “Failing” New York Times Hit 13-Year High

Fortune reports: President Donald Trump has repeatedly described the New York Times as “failing,” but its latest results tell a different story. Online subscriptions accelerated for a fourth quarter, prompting New York Times Co. to set an ambitious new goal: hitting 10 million subscriptions by 2025. That helped send the shares to a 13-year high on Wednesday. The company is …

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BRITAIN: Telegraph Newspaper To Pay Melania Trump “Substantial Damages” For False Statements In Article

From a statement by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published. Mrs Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs Trump …

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Cyberattack By “Foreign Entity” Cripples Newspapers

The Associated Press reports: A computer virus hit newspaper printing plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country. Tribune Publishing said a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Tribune Publishing also reported the attack to the FBI on Friday, the Chicago Tribune said. The virus that …

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New York City’s Legendary Village Voice Shutters

Gothamist reports: Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. “Today is kind of a sucky day,” Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. “Due to, basically, business …

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The Boston Globe Calls On All Newspapers: Denounce Trump’s “Dirty War” On The Free Press On August 16th

The Associated Press reports: A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media. The Boston Globe has appealed to newspapers across the U.S. to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a “dirty war against the free press.” The Globe says it’s appealing to editorial boards to …

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NY Daily News Slashes Half Of Its Newsroom Staff

NBC News reports: The New York Daily News announced on Monday plans to eliminate half of its newsroom as part of a broader effort to refocus the newspaper. Daily News staff was notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department that also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on …

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Scottish Newspaper: Donald Trump Is A Racist Liar

From today’s full-page editorial in The Scotsman: Donald Trump is a racist, a serial liar, and either a sex abuser or someone who falsely brags about being one in the apparent belief that this will impress other men in a metaphorical “locker room”. To take each of these charges in turn, when black American football players protested against police shootings …

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