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Longtime Patriot Ledger editor Chazy Dowaliby dies at 69

Dec. 10, 2019 4:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chazy Dowaliby, a longtime newspaper editor and consultant and a onetime aide to former U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, has died. She was 69. Dowaliby died Monday after a long battle with cancer, her family said. Dowaliby was executive editor of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts, from 1998 to...

Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

Dec. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8 billion loan from a private equity firm, have pledged...

Judge upholds arbitration in Las Vegas newspaper battle

Dec. 5, 2019 2:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator’s finding in an ongoing legal battle over one of the few remaining U.S. newspaper joint-operating agreements, ruling that the dominant Las Vegas Review-Journal has to submit to an audit and pay profits and expenses that its crosstown rival Las...

Organization announces funding for 250 local journalists

Dec. 2, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that is trying to bolster the struggling local news industry said Monday that it will help fund the hiring of 250 journalists across the country next year. That's a sharp increase from the 61 journalists put in the field this year by Report for America, an initiative of the...

Publisher says he’s hearing interest in nonprofit turn

Nov. 29, 2019 7:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Tribune publisher Paul...

Impeachment story illustrates news industry changes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For readers of some prominent regional newspapers, following the impeachment inquiry is a far different experience depending on whether you seek out newsprint or go digital. Copies of The Charlotte Observer, Tampa Bay Times, Indianapolis Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Idaho Statesman...

Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Alaska

Nov. 20, 2019 5:24 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Free to a good home: One newspaper. Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper. Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right person or couple who are willing to move to Skagway, Alaska, a cruise ship town that once boasted four...

Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune’s largest shareholder

Nov. 20, 2019 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Alden Global Capital is now the largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing, the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News. Alden, a hedge fund known for layoffs and slashing costs at newspapers it acquires, bought the 25% stake from former...

Partisan divide seen in how local news should be propped up

Nov. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s partisan divide is evident when Americans are asked about what should be done to help the nation’s struggling local news industry. While two-thirds of Democrats say news organizations in need should be able to receive government or private funding in order to...

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

Nov. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles. Khosrowshahi later said he regretted his comments, made during an interview with...