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Source: Swiss billionaire drops bid for Tribune Publishing

Apr. 18, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

A Maryland hotel executive is trying to assemble new financing for a $680 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing after his partner, a Swiss billionaire, pulled out of the bidding for the newspaper chain. Stewart Bainum is talking to other potential investors after...

Chicago video tests newsroom handling of graphic footage

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard. This week's release of Chicago body camera footage of the March...

Post Hill Press goes on with book by officer in Taylor raid

Apr. 16, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it would “not be involved." ...

Facebook panel's Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Friday it will take longer than expected to decide on whether or not the suspension of former president Donald Trump should be upheld, because it needs more time to go through the deluge of public comments. ...

CBS names two executives to lead news, local stations

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it is combining its network news division and troubled group of 28 owned stations across the country into one unit, hiring two outside executives to run the expanded operation. Neeraj Khemlani, a former journalist who has worked at Hearst...

BBC coverage of Philip's death draws record complaints

Apr. 15, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The BBC’s coverage of the death of Prince Philip has drawn almost 110,000 complaints from the public, making it the most complained-about piece of television programming ever in the U.K. The broadcaster cleared its normal schedules across two TV...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Deseret News names Robin Ritch as new publisher

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Deseret News newspaper in Salt Lake City has chosen Robin Ritch as its new president and publisher. Ritch moves into the role from her current position as senior vice president of operations, the newspaper said in a news release Wednesday. ...

Arizona Daily Sun to outsource printing for newspaper

Apr. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Daily Sun is shutting down its printing press and outsourcing the work to a facility in metropolitan Phoenix, the newspaper announced Wednesday. The move will take place in mid-May, and the 20,000 square-foot building that also houses...

Users could soon hide 'like' counts on Instagram, Facebook

Apr. 14, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

The tiny red hearts that appear under Instagram photos of kids, kittens and sandwiches can be a source of stress for many users, an insidious way of measuring self worth and popularity. Now Facebook says it's going to test out — again — an option for users to hide...