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Ogden Newspapers to buy Ohio papers in Findlay, Fostoria

Nov. 15, 2019 5:22 AM EST

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ogden Newspapers will purchase The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria in Ohio from the Findlay Publishing Co. The Courier reports the two companies announced the purchase Wednesday. Findlay Publishing says it will continue to operate three radio stations in Findlay and...

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...

New York Times adds subscribers, digital ad revenue slides

Nov. 6, 2019 11:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. continued to add new subscribers in the third quarter, but advertising revenue slid as the company noted "turbulence" in the digital-ad market. Profit fell overall. The newspaper publisher has successfully reoriented itself toward digital subscriptions, with a goal of...

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...

New Mexico agencies compete with private sector for workers

Nov. 3, 2019 10:58 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Many New Mexico lawmakers say they want to build up the state government workforce, but the vacancy rate in the state's executive branch has clung to about 22% even after pay raises and increased recruitment efforts. The Albuquerque Journal reports that state agencies are competing...

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...

The Providence Journal owners ask for overtime pay exemption

Oct. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's labor department is considering a request from the owners of The Providence Journal to exempt the daily newspaper industry from state laws requiring overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work. The Providence Journal reports union leaders urged the department Thursday to...

California prison agency spent $12K on retirement party

Oct. 16, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper investigation finds a California prison agency spent $12,000 in public money on a retirement party with 300 guests for a longtime manager. The Sacramento Bee on Wednesday cites records that show the Prison Industry Authority paid for food, equipment, supplies and...

Top PG&E executive in ill-timed winery retreat out of job

Oct. 16, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executive who was among a group of employees who wined and dined top customers just before the utility's widespread power outage last week is no longer with the company. Mel Christopher, who until recently was the top PG&E gas executive, was gone...