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New Media Investment Group Inc. agreed to acquire Gannett Co. in a $1.38 billion deal that unites the two biggest U.S. daily newspaper chains in an industry that’s consolidating … more
A nonprofit with deep ties to the newspaper industry is investing $50 million into research on technology's impact on democracy - from countering online disinformation to how companies such as … more
Every year since 2004, Pew Research Center has issued an assessment of the state of the news media, tracking key audience and economic indicators for a variety of sectors within the U.S. … more
Two of the country’s largest newspaper companies are in “advanced talks” to combine. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people … more
Confirming rumors that have been circulating the convention floor throughout this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, IDW Publishing has announced that it has acquired Peter Maresca’s … more
Nonprofit status has been enormously helpful for local news outlets, both those kicking off as newbies or transitioning from the commercial (and profit-losing) life. Two hundred organizations are … more
  Look at the local journalism scene of almost any metropolitan area in the U.S., and you’ll find a similar set of players facing a similar set of challenges. One remaining daily … more
The publisher of the storied African American newspaper Chicago Defender has announced it will no longer publish a print version. In announcing the move to digital-only beginning July 11, Real … more
Since the founding of the Black Press 192 years ago, African American–owned newspapers have served their communities in ways that no other publications have. Historically, … more
The U.S. newspaper publishing industry has been grappling with declining print readership and advertising revenues for quite some time now. Nevertheless, the industry participants are evolving from … more
As the journalism industry changes, what are professors telling students about their job prospects? To look for work outside the news business, find researchers. Researchers say they conducted the … more
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 against a newspaper seeking records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on stores' financial data, finding that sharing the business data could harm … more
“Fact checkers need to move from ‘publish and pray’ to ‘publish and act.'”“The idea that fact checking can work by correcting the public’s inaccurate beliefs … more
Despite the increasing prominence of women in American politics, female journalists who are covering the presidential race continue to be in the vast minority, according to a report by … more
The police chief of the state of Alaska’s largest city hurried out of his department’s glass building during a major earthquake not too long ago. Telephone communications failed to … more
Keeping a newspaper afloat in the digital economy is difficult. Leading a newspaper to quadruple its market value in the digital economy is almost unthinkable. However, this is exactly what The … more
When Twitter wants to announce a change in how it does things, how should they announce it? With a tweet, naturally: Twitter is removing the ability of its users to precisely geotag their … more
A coalition of film and television critics associations are teaming up help foster greater diversity in entertainment journalism. The new Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM) is comprised … more
In Weare, New Hampshire, a small town about 45 minutes from the state’s southern border with Massachusetts, the local newspaper is largely a one-man show. Michael Sullivan is de facto publisher … more
NPR News chief Nancy Barnes said Friday that she will build on the collaborative news projects under development among NPR and its member stations. “I want to state emphatically that I fully … more
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