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Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

Sep. 22, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of...

Longtime publisher of Arizona Daily Sun to retire

Sep. 19, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The longtime publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun is retiring, marking the second major shift in leadership at the newspaper since July. Don Rowley led the Flagstaff paper for 23 years, overseeing changes that included the addition of a Saturday newspaper in 1992 and a move to the...

Times' publisher defends op-ed in meeting of US news leaders

Sep. 11, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times said Tuesday that the newspaper's decision to run an anonymous opinion piece criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership "added to the public understanding of this administration and the actions and beliefs of the people within it." Publisher...

Report: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire

Sep. 7, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The New York Times is reporting that Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, is retiring. The Times said that in an interview, Ma said he planned to step down as executive chairman on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education. He...

Waynesville Daily Guide in Missouri ends publication

Sep. 7, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Waynesville Daily Guide in south-central Missouri has been shut down, the second Missouri newspaper to close in the past two weeks. GateHouse Media says the final edition of the Daily Guide was Friday. GateHouse says the Rolla Daily News will cover Waynesville news. Subscribers...

Report: Head of Verizon's AOL, Yahoo in talks to depart

Sep. 7, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon's media and advertising chief, Tim Armstrong, is in talks to leave. Armstrong came to Verizon as part of its purchase of AOL in 2015 and began overseeing Yahoo as well after Verizon bought it in 2017. He was tasked with growing Verizon's ad...

Report: CBS CEO in exit talks amid sexual misconduct probe

Sep. 6, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that CBS chief Les Moonves is negotiating with independent directors of CBS' board for a possible exit. CBS has appointed two law firms to investigate Moonves for sexual misconduct allegations stemming from a July New Yorker article. CBS didn't return a...

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

Sep. 6, 2018 1:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the cover of anonymity to avoid being fired. The Times...

Reporters at Tronc-owned papers in Virginia plan to unionize

Sep. 4, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Journalists at two daily newspapers in Virginia announced plans Tuesday to form a union, a move that reflects a trend in an industry that continues to face declining profits, ownership changes and layoffs. Plans to unionize the Daily Press in Newport News and The Virginian-Pilot in...

Today in History

Sep. 4, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2018. There are 118 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast....