New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is wider. That level of expansion is stunning in […]

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Pennsylvania newspaper drops syndicated cartoon over hidden Trump insult

A Pennsylvania newspaper has dropped a syndicated cartoon after it says a reader discovered a vulgar comment against President Donald Trump hidden in the corner. “A reader brought to our attention that one of the syndicated comic strips which appears in the Sunday Butler Eagle may contain a hidden message which was apparently placed there by someone in the creative […]

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In Print Since 1897, The Forward Goes Digital Only

The Forward, the 121-year-old Jewish publication that started as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper for those who had fled persecution in Europe, announced on Thursday that it planned to stop publishing print editions this spring. “Whereas our readers once went to the newsstand with a nickel to read the news of the day, today, the vast majority of our community connects […]

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‘We are not the enemy’: 16 must-read editorials that capture the spirit of a free press

“We are not the enemy; We are the people.” We are members of the community “trying to do a job,” driven by “by a set of principles that demand objectivity, independence, open-mindedness and the pursuit of the truth.” We deserve better from the man who holds the most powerful position in the world. Those sentiments could be read from coast-to-coast […]

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Coast to coast, and in between, local news is standing up to Trump’s press attacks

About 350 newspapers will all have one thing in common on Thursday: A statement supporting the free press and decrying President Trump’s attacks against the media. From The Martha’s Vineyard Times to the Dallas Morning News… from the Yankton County Observer in South Dakota to the Bangor Daily News in Maine… the papers will all run editorials as part of […]

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