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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...

Salt Lake Tribune gets IRS approval to convert to nonprofit

Nov. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune hopes its new status as a nonprofit will ensure its long-term viability in an industry in crisis — and other newspapers suffering amid the same declines in advertising and circulation revenues are expected to be watching closely. The newspaper will be...

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

Nov. 4, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore. The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now prints three issues per week. Editor-in-chief Haley Robertson wonders where she'll find advertisers, worries about firing...

Facebook launches a news section - and will pay publishers

Oct. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely cut their stories out of its newsfeeds . Now it plans to pay them for news headlines — reportedly...

Bed Bath & Beyond taps former Target exec to be new CEO

Oct. 9, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling home goods chain Bed Bath & Beyond has named Target's former chief merchandising officer to be its new CEO and president. The Union, New Jersey-based chain says that Mark J. Tritton, a 30-year-retail industry veteran, will assume the top role on Nov. 4. Tritton succeeds...

GateHouse-Gannett newspaper deal clears US antitrust review

Sep. 26, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — GateHouse and Gannett say their newspaper deal has cleared U.S. antitrust review. It still needs approval from European regulators and stockholders of both companies. The two say they expect the deal to close this year. USA Today owner Gannett and GateHouse argue that combining will help...

NY Times says it turned to Ireland to rescue journalist

Sep. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said it turned to the Irish government to rescue a reporter threatened with arrest in Egypt two years ago out of concern that the Trump administration wouldn't help. Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger revealed the incident during a speech at Brown University and in an op-ed...