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Changed by Newsroom Killings, Editor Leaves Maryland Paper

Capital Gazette won a Pulitzer citation for its courage in managing to keep publishing

(Newser) - The editor of the Capital Gazette, which won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom, is leaving the Maryland newspaper. Rick Hutzell, who worked at the Annapolis paper for more than three decades, authored a farewell column that...

Hong Kong Arrests Editors of Pro-Democracy Newspaper

500 officers raided Apple Daily offices

(Newser) - Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law against a pro-democracy newspaper for the first time Thursday, arresting five editors and executives on charges of collusion with foreign powers. Police said they had strong evidence that more than 30 articles published by Apple Daily played a "crucial part"...

After Review, NYT Says It Will 'Transform' Its Workplace Culture

Paper acknowledges it has a long way to go before it becomes truly inclusive

(Newser) - The New York Times says it plans to transform its workplace culture as sweepingly as it shifted to becoming a digital-first operation. The promise follows an eight-month review of workplace issues, especially those affecting Black and Latino employees, reports CNN . The newspaper shared a report Wednesday from Amber Guild, Carolyn...

City's Longtime Newspaper Offers an Apology

Kansas City Star says Black people were long depicted as 'criminals living in a crime-laden world'

(Newser) - The Kansas City Star has apologized for decades of coverage in which the city's Black residents were treated as "invisible"—unless they were involved in crimes. In an essay, " The Truth in Black and White ," editor Mike Fannin acknowledges that for much of its 140-year...

Newspaper Apologizes for Endorsement

'Orlando Sentinel' rips Fla. GOP Rep. Michael Waltz for signing on to Texas election suit

(Newser) - More than 100 House Republicans have signed on to a Texas lawsuit trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win, and a local paper that endorsed one of them is now offering a public mea culpa. "We apologize for endorsing US Rep. Michael Waltz, who wants to overturn the...

Amid 'Uncertainty' Over New HK Law, a Big Move for NYT

Newspaper to relocate portion of its international staff in Hong Kong to Seoul

(Newser) - With low taxes and a location close to China's mainland, Hong Kong has long been seen as an ideal site in which media outlets can set up shop for their international teams. The New York Times, however, has announced that, due to Hong Kong's new security law against...

Oops: State's Biggest Paper Publishes Full-Page Anti-Islam Ad

'Tennessean' investigating how ad got through approval process

(Newser) - Somehow, a full-page ad claiming "Islam" would be detonating a bomb in Nashville appeared in the Tennessean newspaper Sunday. The paper, Tennessee's largest , is now apologizing, and saying it will probe how the ad came to be published, the New York Times reports. "Clearly there was a...

Tulsa Newspaper: Please Don't Come, Mr. President

Editorial says a campaign rally makes no sense right now

(Newser) - President Trump is scheduled to host a campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday, but he's receiving anything but a warm welcome from the local newspaper and the top local health official. In an editorial, the Tulsa World argues that "a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together...

Layoff Leaves Newspaper's Senior Editor Homeless

Rich Jackson says apartment came with the job

(Newser) - Newsroom employees at Gannett newspapers around the country recently lost their jobs in a major round of layoffs. Rich Jackson, senior executive editor of the Bloomington, Indiana, Herald-Times lost his home as well—and started the Homeless Editor blog in response. Jackson says that when he took the Herald-Times job...

Amanda Knox Is Ready for Your Questions

She's to write an advice column for 'Westside Seattle'

(Newser) - Have a question for Amanda Knox? Now's a good time to ask. The 32-year-old Seattle native is getting her own advice column in the weekly newspaper Westside Seattle, which the Guardian reports is published by family of her husband. Already listed as a contributing writer and photographer with the...

Major Ukraine Story Broken by a Pretty Unlikely Person

Andrew Howard of Arizona State University revealed Kurt Volker's resignation

(Newser) - Just another day on the job? Not so for Andrew Howard, the college journalist who broke one of the biggest stories of the week. The 20-year-old Arizona State University junior was first to report that Kurt Volker, the State Department's special envoy for Ukraine, was stepping down amid tensions...

Paper's Pulitzer Prize Money Goes to Perfect Cause

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives the $15K to Tree of Life synagogue, site of shooting it covered

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won't see any of the prize money from its breaking news Pulitzer , awarded for its coverage of the October shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. That's because the $15,000 will go directly to the synagogue itself, based on a suggestion by publisher...

Editor Backs KKK, Gives His Job to a Black Woman

Goodloe Sutton is apparently trying to sell his newspaper

(Newser) - Last week, he wanted the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again." Friday, he gave up his job to a black woman. Welcome to the strange month of Goodloe Sutton, who will retain ownership of the Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, but apparently gave editorial control to employee Elecia...

Newspaper Editor Calls for Return of KKK

He wants 'the Klan go up there and clean out DC'

(Newser) - Alabama lawmakers are calling for the resignation of a small-town newspaper editor who published an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to return and "night ride again." The Feb. 14 editorial in the weekly Democrat-Reporter in the west Alabama town of Linden called for the KKK to...

Staffers: 'Intoxicated' Publisher Went on a Tirade

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's John Robinson Block reportedly upset over poster slamming his family

(Newser) - Contract talks between journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the newspaper have been stalled for two years, and an ugly incident over the weekend probably won't help matters. Staffers have filed a federal labor complaint after they say publisher John Robinson Block came to the newsroom Saturday night, saw...

Newspaper Drops Cartoon Over Vulgar Message to Trump

'Non Sequitur' had 'little Easter egg'

(Newser) - At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Trump appeared in it. The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot at President Donald Trump" will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the Eagle'...

UK Paper: 'Unreservedly' Sorry for Article on Melania Trump

'Telegraph' pays damages on story it now concedes had many false statements

(Newser) - Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologized and paid damages to US first lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements. The newspaper said Saturday it apologizes "unreservedly" to Trump and her family for any embarrassment caused by the content of a cover story published...

Newspaper Folds, Blaming Judgmental People

Farewell, 'Uranus Examiner'

(Newser) - The Uranus Examiner, a small Missouri newspaper whose name inspired chuckles and groans when it launched a few months ago, is closing. The paper's editors announced the end of publication Friday, after publishing just five editions since September. In statements posted on Facebook, Managing Editor Natalie Sanders and Louie...

Note on Napkin Will Cost Woman $850K

Jury rules against former owner of the 'Anchorage Daily News'

(Newser) - An Alaska jury has ordered the buyer of a news website to make good on a payment promise she had scrawled on a cocktail napkin, the AP reports. The Anchorage Daily News reports that jurors on Thursday ordered Alice Rogoff to pay more than $850,000 to Tony Hopfinger. Rogoff...

Houston Chronicle: We're Investigating Our Own Reporter

Mike Ward resigned after he was accused of inventing sources

(Newser) - The Houston Chronicle says it is investigating allegations of actual fake news—from one of its own journalists. "I want to be completely transparent with readers and tell you that we have launched an investigation into the work of one of our own reporters," executive editor Nancy Barnes...

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