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The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Jul. 16, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending July 14, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Under Currents by Nora Roberts - 9781250213273 - (St. Martin's Publishing Group) 2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. Backlash by Brad Thor - 9781982104054 -...

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

Jul. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer has any role with The...

Epstein story shows investigative journalism is thriving

Jul. 9, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald's stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as the news media industry struggles. In announcing new charges against Epstein 11 years after the financier...

Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

Jul. 8, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Religious publishers say President Donald Trump's most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage. That's because millions of Bibles — some estimates put it at 150 million or more — are printed in China each year. Critics of a proposed...

Storied African-American newspaper becoming digital only

Jul. 5, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The publisher of the storied African American newspaper Chicago Defender has announced it will no longer publish a print version. In announcing the move to digital-only beginning July 11, Real Times Media CEO Hiram E. Jackson said Friday the newspaper has made significant investment in...

Youngstown Vindicator to cease publication after 150 years

Jun. 29, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The only daily newspaper in Ohio's ninth largest city announced Saturday it will permanently cease publication after 150 years of covering a once proud industrial powerhouse hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs decades ago. The Vindicator, of Youngstown, had marked that...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Jun. 25, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending June 23, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher Apple Books US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316419994 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group)...

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...

Lakeway Publishers: No plans to close papers in bankruptcy

Jun. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Lakeway Publishers says it does not plan to close any newspapers as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring. The company owns community newspapers and websites in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia. They include the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, Tennessee. Lakeway filed...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...