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New WaPo Publisher Was Part of 'Operation Save Big Dog'

Sources say Will Lewis, allies tried to save Boris Johnson's premiership; Jeff Bezos also weighs in

(Newser) - Commotion at the Washington Post over its new publisher continues. Sources now say that Will Lewis suggested to former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other bigwigs at 10 Downing Street that they "clean up" their phones as those officials were investigated for the "Partygate" scandal during...

Washington Post Leadership Mess Takes Another Turn
Washington Post
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Washington Post Mess Takes Another Turn

Publisher Will Lewis, incoming top editor implicated further in British media scandals

(Newser) - It's probably not a good sign when a newspaper publisher declines to comment in an investigative story on the front page of his own publication. Such is the state of affairs at the Washington Post , where publisher Will Lewis—along with incoming editor and fellow Brit Robert Winnett—is...

After 133 Years, Newspaper Closes Due to Lack of Staff

'We simply cannot get anybody to work there,' says publisher of 'Moundsville Daily Echo'

(Newser) - The Moundsville Daily Echo, a small, independent daily newspaper in northern West Virginia, has stopped publication after 133 years. Publisher Charlie M. Walton said this week he was "exploring options." Walton told the AP the newspaper published its last edition last Thursday and he locked the doors Friday...

You Won't See This Newspaper for 4 More Years

France's satirical 'La Bougie du Sapeur' only comes out on leap year

(Newser) - There have only been 11 issues of La Bougie du Sapeur since Valery d'Estaing was the French president, and on Thursday, locals welcome the 12th. What the BBC calls "the world's only quadrennial" satirical newspaper is out again this week in France, making its once-every-four-years appearance on...

TV Mogul Buys Baltimore Sun
TV Mogul Buys Baltimore Sun

TV Mogul Buys Baltimore Sun

David D. Smith, executive chair of Sinclair Inc., has scooped up Maryland's biggest newspaper

(Newser) - The Baltimore Sun newspaper has been purchased by David D. Smith, the executive chairman of the media conglomerate Sinclair Inc. Smith told the newspaper he acquired Baltimore Sun Media from the investment firm Alden Global Capital in a private deal reached on Friday. He didn't disclose how much he...

After Embezzlement, Indie Paper Has to Lay Off Everyone

Oregon's 'Eugene Weekly' has to cease printing after finding out ex-worker embezzled $90K

(Newser) - "Where's the Damn Paper?" reads the bold headline from a Thursday editorial in the Eugene Weekly, a local alternative newspaper that's served Oregon's second-largest city for more than four decades. The question was posed after the free publication ceased its print edition, following the discovery of...

Newspaper Is Victim of Hate Campaign Over Bogus Reason

Online critics falsely accuse 'Las Vegas Review-Journal,' issue threats to reporter

(Newser) - A Las Vegas newspaper is being viciously attacked online for its coverage of an alleged murder of a retired police chief, with critics guilty of either a misunderstanding or a deliberate attempt to mislead, per the AP . The "firehose of hatred" has led the Las Vegas Review-Journal to sift...

WSJ Drops Honorifics Like 'Mr.' and 'Mrs.'

The paper already stopped using honorifics in other publications and sports reporting

(Newser) - In an evolution of journalism standards, high-profile news publications are modifying their editorial style when it comes to the use of honorifics. Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Emma Tucker announced Tuesday that from now on, the paper will only use honorifics in direct quotes and certain other exceptions, moving away from...

Newspapers Cancel Dilbert Over Racial Commentary

Response follows Scott Adams' remarks on podcast

(Newser) - Newspapers around the country are telling readers they're dropping the long-running Dilbert cartoon strip in response to racial comments made by its creator, with one saying, "This is not a difficult decision." Scott Adams made the comments on his podcast and online video program, Deadline reports. White...

Boris Johnson Defends Female Lawmaker After Paper's Slam

I 'deplore the misogyny directed at her anonymously today,' PM says of Angela Rayner

(Newser) - Boris Johnson is trying to distance himself from a new controversy in British politics, one revolving around a newspaper article condemned as misogynistic. Over the weekend, the Mail on Sunday quoted anonymous lawmakers from Johnson's Conservative Party who accused opposition lawmaker Angela Rayner of trying to distract Johnson in...

Newspaper Chain Fends Off Bid by Hedge Fund, for Now

Lee Enterprises says Alden's $141M bid undervalues the company

(Newser) - Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises has rejected a takeover attempt by the Alden Global Capital hedge fund that is one of the largest newspaper owners in the country, with a reputation for intense cost cuts and layoffs. But the fight over the company's future is likely far from over, the...

Newspaper's Point Is Made in Blank Front Page

Small 'Northeast News' of Kansas City gets some financial help

(Newser) - Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City’s Northeast News this week after the newspaper printed a blank front page to show community members what they'd miss if the newspaper folded, per the AP . In the past week, the 89-year-old newspaper has received more than $3,000...

Newspaper Offers to Erase Embarrassing Pasts

Boston Globe to review stories on minor crimes that live online forever

(Newser) - The Boston Globe has decided to let people it has covered in the past request a review of stories about them—with an eye toward possibly updating the stories, taking the names out, or ensuring they no longer show up in Google search results. Other publications have reconsidered old coverage,...

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...

Newspaper Company 'Out-Evils Itself' With Fake Bonus Offer

That's according to Vice's headline on the story

(Newser) - Journalists are bristling with outrage after receiving an apparent bonus offer that turned out to be a hoax—sent by their boss, the Daily Beast reports. Tribune Publishing, which owns major papers like the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, sent the email offering congratulations and saying bonuses of...

Over 70 Arrested for Blocking Newspaper Plants

The group is called Extinction Rebellion

(Newser) - Police arrested more than 70 environmental activists who blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday, the AP reports. The group Extinction Rebellion said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England, that are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s...

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...

Daughters Take Stand After Racist Cartoon in Family Paper

Now their dad, publisher of local Missouri publication, has resigned for his 'poor judgment'

(Newser) - The publisher of a family-owned Missouri newspaper has resigned after publishing a racist syndicated cartoon depicting a black man stealing a white woman's purse while hailing funding cuts to police. Bill Miller Sr. on Thursday told the AP he has stepped down as publisher of the Washington Missourian but...

3-Year-Old's 'Keen Observation' Saves Elderly Neighbor

Boy noticed papers piling up on porch of NH woman who was trapped in her basement

(Newser) - An elderly New Hampshire woman who was trapped in her basement is doing well after being saved by the most unlikely of rescuers. Per KWTX , police were called to a home in Hampton on Wednesday after a boy noticed something unusual on a neighbor's doorstep. CBS Boston identifies the...

Owner Will Give Newspaper to the Right Applicant

Knowledge of small-town Alaska is a plus

(Newser) - After eight months as owner of the financially embattled Skagway News, Larry Persily has decided the Alaska newspaper needs a new owner. Finding the right person to make a go of the enterprise is more important to him than a check, so he's set the price for the News...

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