AP’s Sally Buzbee Named WaPo’s Top Editor

The Washington Post has named longtime journalist Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press as its executive editor, marking the first time a woman has been appointed to lead the 143-year-old news organization. Buzbee, AP’s executive editor and senior vice president, will take over leadership of the Post’s nearly 1,000-person newsroom next month, said publisher Fred Ryan, who made the announcement to the newspaper’s staff on Tuesday.

LA Times Taps ESPN’s Kevin Merida As Top Editor

One of the biggest newspaper jobs goes to a groundbreaking journalist who spent two decades at The Washington Post.

Maryland Hotel Mogul Continues His Quest For Tribune Publishing As Time Runs Out

Stewart Bainum is making a third try to keep the newspaper chain away from the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which is poised to be the company’s next owner.

New York Post Reporter Who Wrote False Kamala Harris Story Resigns

Las Vegas Review-Journal Introduces Weekday Video News Program

N.Y. Times Retires ‘Op-Ed’ Page For Guest Essays

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is retiring its Op-Ed page and inviting guests. The newspaper said Monday it is eliminating the designation it has been using since 1970 to signal opinion columns written by outsiders. The name, meant to designate opinions that appeared on the page opposite the newspaper’s own viewpoints on […]

Tribune Publishing Cuts Off Negotiations With White Knight Investor

Tribune said it no longer thinks it likely Stewart Bainum Jr.’s effort will result in a “superior proposal” to that of Alden Global Capital and has closed the books to other potential investors.

Swiss Billionaire Said To End Bid For Tribune Publishing

Hansjörg Wyss was part of a serious offer for the major newspaper chain that could have prevented it from being sold to the hedge fund Alden Global Capital.

LA Times Enters Crowded Daily News Podcast Market With A West Coast Twist

Top Bidder For Tribune Newspapers Is An Influential Liberal Donor

New York Times Tech Workers Form A Union

Alden Clashes With Billionaire Over Future Of Tribune — And Of Local News

Why Buy A Yacht When You Can Buy A Newspaper?

Billionaires aren’t usually cast as saviors of democracy. But one way they are winning plaudits for civic-minded endeavors is by funding the Fourth Estate.

Inside The Fight For The Future Of The Wall Street Journal

A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way.

Tribune May Accept Alternative $680M Bid

A Maryland hotel magnate and a Swiss billionaire have made a bid for Tribune TPCO 0.22% Publishing Co. that the newspaper chain is expected to favor over a takeover deal it already struck with hedge fund Alden Global Capital. A special committee of Tribune’s board has determined that a roughly $680 million, $18.50-a-share bid submitted late last week by Choice Hotels International Chairman Stewart Bainum and Hansjörg Wyss is reasonably likely to lead to a proposal that is superior to Alden’s $635 million deal, people familiar with the matter said. That is legal deal-speak indicating Alden may need to raise its bid or risk losing the deal.

LA Times Billionaire’s Daughter Is Tinkering With The Paper. And Staffers Welcome It

She may not be on the masthead, but Soon-Shiong has become a regular voice in the Los Angeles Times newsroom. That might normally be cause for tension, but many staffers say it’s a welcome change.

Swiss Billionaire Joins Bidding For Tribune Publishing

The philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss has teamed with the Maryland hotel executive Stewart Bainum in a bid to upend Alden Global Capital’s plan to acquire the newspaper chain.

Kansas City Newspaper Sends A Warning With A Blank Front Page

Tribune Board Backs Alden Global’s Bid For Newspaper Chain Over Maryland Hotel Magnate’s

Stewart W. Bainum Jr., a hotel magnate, made an $18.50 per share offer for the whole company, while Alden Global Capital had offered $17.25 per share.

Los Angeles Times Receives $10M PPP Loan

Congress modified the PPP rules so that local newspapers and broadcasters could receive the money. The Times received the maximum amount.

New Suitor May Enter Fray For Tribune Publishing

A Maryland hotel magnate who had a deal to buy The Baltimore Sun is now weighing a bid for all of Tribune’s newspapers that could thwart a hedge fund’s plan.

Tucker Carlson Keeps Attacking NYT Reporter

Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted a lengthy portion of his show Tuesday night to attacking New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz over her accounts of facing online harassment, claiming that in fact she has “one of the best lives in the country.” After both she and the newspaper spoke out, with the Times calling his segment “calculated and cruel,” he returned to the airwaves on Wednesday to continue lambasting Lorenz. He labeled her a “deeply unhappy narcissist,” denied that she faces online abuse and allowed a guest to baselessly accuse her of “harassing kids and teenagers.”

Iowa Journalist Who Was Arrested At Protest Is Found Not Guilty

In a rare case, Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter, was prosecuted after she was arrested while covering a protest against racism and police violence last May.

Facebook Exec Withdraws From Race For LA Times Top Editor Post

NY Times Says It Needs Culture Change, Better Inclusion

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. The newspaper told its employees in a report Wednesday that it will take steps to be more inclusive and welcoming, saying its study of the workplace culture represents a […]

WaPo Names Interim Editor Ahead Of Baron Exit

The Washington Post has tapped Cameron Barr, one of four managing editors, to be its acting executive editor ahead of Marty Baron’s exit on Feb. 28. “The search for the next executive editor is actively underway with a broad and diverse group of exceptional journalists,” said Publisher Fred Ryan who is heading the search. “It will not be complete prior to Marty’s departure at the end of this month.”

Billionaire LA Times Owner Denies Exploring Sale Of Company

Patrick Soon-Shiong, the owner of The Los Angeles Times, is denying reports that said he was exploring selling the company. The denial on Friday came after The Wall Street Journal reported that the billionaire investor was exploring selling the company just three years after he bought the Times along with the San Diego Union- Tribune and other weeklies from Tribune Publishing in 2018 for $500 million. 

Executive Extends Baltimore Sun A Life Raft

Journalists at newspapers across the United States were despondent Tuesday when they learned their parent company would be sold to Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund notorious for gutting newsrooms. But at their sister paper, the Baltimore Sun, people were celebrating an apparent reprieve. The Sun was not bound for the hedge-fund chopping block like several other papers owned by Tribune Publishing. Instead, a Maryland business executive and philanthropist plans to buy Baltimore’s nearly 184-year-old newspaper and preserve it as a nonprofit.

Hedge Fund Buying Tribune Publishing For $630M

Hedge fund Alden Global Capital will acquire Tribune Publishing, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, in a deal worth $630 million. The companies announced on Tuesday that Alden will acquire all of the outstanding shares in Tribune that Alden doesn’t currently own for $17.25 per share in cash.

Washington Post Adding Eight News Tech News Positions

The Washington Post today announced an expansion of its technology team, adding eight positions that will grow the team to 27 reporters, editors and video journalists. The Post said its technology coverage saw a 40% growth in readership in 2020, and the added positions “will give readers even greater insight into the impact of big […]

How The Washington Post’s New Instagram Editor Will Try To Boost Its Subscription Business

The New York Times Tops 7.5 Million Subscriptions As Ads Decline

In its fourth-quarter earnings report, The New York Times Co. said 2020 was its biggest year for adding subscribers.

Washington Post, Reuters, Los Angeles Times Search For New Top Editors

In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired. Above, Martin Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, announced this week that he was stepping down after a 45-year career.

Washington Post Editor Marty Baron Retires

Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and recipient of multiple Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his career, announced his retirement today. Baron spearheaded Spotlight, the Boston Globe’s investigation into attempts by the Catholic Church to cover-up sexual abuse, and oversaw the Post’s editorial transformation under Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — turning it from a regional paper into a national brand.

An Idaho Newspaper Editor Struggled To Get Excel Access For Staff. After Tweeting About It, She Was Fired

NY Times Under Fire For Terminating Editor Following Pro-Biden Tweets

The New York Times has received criticism for canceling the contract of editor Lauren Wolfe after she tweeted last Tuesday that she got “chills” over Joe Biden arriving in Washington, D.C., ahead of his inauguration as president. Wolfe, an award-winning journalist who has reported from war zones in Syria and Congo, became a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend as people expressed outrage over her ouster, called for her reinstatement and set up a Venmo account to provide financial aid.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette To Drop Friday Print Edition, Expand Sunday Paper

New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post

As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Toledo Blade Reporters: Pro-Trump Owners ‘Manipulate’ Coverage

Reporters at the Toledo Blade and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Friday that the right-wing views of the papers’ owners are hindering their ability to accurately cover President Donald Trump and Wednesday’s Capitol riot.

How Neil Sheehan Got The Pentagon Papers

It was a story he had chosen not to tell — until 2015, when he sat for a four-hour interview, promised that this account would not be published while he was alive.