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Media Mogul Bloomberg ” I can’t think of a ways that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get re-elected than listening to this conversation. “

The ninth Democratic primary debate. News Strong news - Las Vegas, NV: NBCNEWS reports Transcript provided by Bloomberg Government bgov. com ASC Services. HOLT: Good evening, everyone. I'm Lester Holt. Welcome to Las Vegas. Everything is on the line tonight, with just three days before the critical Nevada caucuses. Here with me on the stage tonight, NBC News political director and moderator of "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd. And NBC News chief White House correspondent and MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson. Also joining us is Telemundo senior correspondent Vanessa Hauc. And editor of the Nevada Independent Jon Ralston, who has covered…
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Transition to digital alone will not save local news

Five generations of McClatchys built parks, high schools, theatres and stopped a highway cold in its tracks — with the help of then-President John F. Kennedy. “Newspapers were a public service,” for the 30 McClatchy news organizations have entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. News Strong news - McClatchy Inc. reports The Sacramento Bee wrote about the abolition of slavery and continues to cover segregation in local schools. It chronicled the debut of the Model T and keeps readers updated on Tesla, maker of the Model S. We’ve covered some ground over 163 Share More: @McClatchyCo/the-transition-to-digital-alone-will-not-save-local-news-but-heres-what-could-7305ce41afe6
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Second Largest US Chain McClatchy Newspapers Files for Bankruptcy. Company NYSE MNI Disrupted as Pension Plan has 10 Retirees to Each Active Employee

News Strong news - McClatchy Newspaper Company reports On February 13, 2020, we announced that we are commencing a restructuring under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to provide McClatchy with immediate protection while we pursue approval of our proposed restructuring plan and work to definitively address the Company’s funded debt, strengthen our balance sheet, and address our pension obligations moving forward. We are initiating this process following active restructuring negotiations with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the federal agency that guarantees benefits under McClatchy’s qualified pension plan, and our largest secured creditor to address the future of our…
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Newspaper Returns – Apollo Global Management returns Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, and Journal-News to Cox Enterprises. FCC Does Not Permit Same Owner Daily Newspapers and TV Stations. Dayton Daily remains Daily.

News Strong news - Dayton, OH: The Dayton Daily News reports Cox Enterprises Inc. has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management, the companies announced Monday.  That decision ensures the newspapers can continue seven-day a week publication, which was at risk after the Federal Communications Commission allowed Apollo to buy Cox’s TV stations only if it stopped publishing a daily newspaper in the Dayton ;  “This is the best possible outcome for the newspapers, and it means we will continue to publish a printed newspaper seven days a week, uninterrupted,” said Jana…
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NHL Writer, Boston Herald, Trenton Times Unmatched Storyteller Journalist John McGorty Dies at 71

News Strong news - Lower Bucks County, PA: Dougherty Funeral Home Obituary. John J. McGourty, a forty year resident of Falls Township, died on Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 71. Born and raised in West Newton, Massachusetts, Mr. McGourty graduated from Newton North High School in 1966 and after graduating obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He spent his career as a journalist working for the Boston Herald, The Trenton Times and with the National Hockey League. He also wrote for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and was a member of the National Turf…
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Journalism Traders Alden Capital MNG Digital First Media MediaNews buys Red Wing 11 Minnesota community Newspapers and Websites

News Strong news - New York, NY: Alden Global Capital has been referred to as a hedge fund "vampire." Bring Me The News .com reports A hedge fund known for cutting editorial jobs at otherwise profitable newspapers has just acquired a Minnesota-based media group and its 11 community papers. Red Wing Publishing Co., also known as Big Fish Works, has been bought by MediaNews Group, a subsidiary of MNG Enterprises that is owned by the New York-based Alden Global Capital. Bring Me The News understands that the sale was officially completed on Wednesday, and comes after staff at Red Wing Publishing's various outlets…
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Rush Limbaugh receives Presidential Medal of Freedom during State of the Union

State of the Union 2020 First Lady Melania Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to gallery guest Rush Limbaugh during President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) US Strong news - Washington, DC: American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author and former television show host Rush Limbaugh receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address.
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Alden “Flesh Eaters” Fund buys $9 mil into Warren Buffett’s Dumped Newspapers buyer Lee Enterprises

News Strong news - US - Digital First Media Workers Julie Reynolds report Cash from understaffed DFM papers was used to finance stock purchase By Julie Reynolds Alden Global Capital, the New York vulture hedge fund gutting Digital First Media newspapers, has acquired a $ million stake in one of its rivals, Lee Enterprises, siphoning money from Alden’s highly profitable and understaffed papers to finance the stock purchase. Click here to read the SEC filing. MNG Enterprises, Alden’s business name for DFM, reported the acquisition in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The million shares —representing a…
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Mogul Trader Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to Sell Off 31 Daily Newspapers to Lee Enterprises for $140 million

News Strong news - DAVENPORT, Iowa: Lee Enterprises reports Lee Enterprises to buy Berkshire Hathaway newspaper operations; Berkshire Hathaway to finance all debt. Lee to finance acquisition and refinance long-term debt with Berkshire Hathaway at 9% annual rate. Deal adds 31 local daily news publications, nearly doubles Lee audience size. Immediately accretive to earnings before synergies, reduces balance sheet leverage. Annual run-rate revenue and cost synergies estimated at $20-25 million. DAVENPORT, Iowa – January 29, 2020 – Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement…
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American Journalism Project Announces First Grants with $8.5 Million to Support Civic News Organizations Across the Country

Funding will support social entrepreneurs in building sustainable nonprofit news organizations as more communities call for a new approach to local news in the face of newspaper industry decline. NEWS STRONG news AJP reports Dec. 10, 2019. Washington, — Today the American Journalism Project, a new, nonpartisan venture philanthropy organization dedicated to local news, announced its first grants to 11 nonprofit, local civic news organizations (CNOs), as well as new funding from Democracy Fund and participation in a collaborative fund focused on racial equity in journalism. These grants will give CNOs the resources to grow their business, technology, and fundraising…
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American Journalism Project invests in VTDigger as model for nonprofit news nationally

VT STRONG news - VT Digger reports oday VTDigger is publicly announcing a transformational investment from the American Journalism Project in VTDigger’s business operations as a model for nonprofit news ;  AJP will invest $900,000 in VTDigger's business operations over three years. It is the largest foundation gift VTDigger has ;  VTDigger Editor Anne Galloway says the investment will build VTDigger’s revenue capacity on the business side, yielding sustainable, ongoing returns to support newsgathering in ;  "VTDigger has an unprecedented opportunity to increase our news impact,” Galloway ; "Over the past decade, market forces have decimated the news industry. As a…
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Strong Workplace Protections – NJ Cracks Down on Labor Misclassifications

State House News – Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Legislative Package to Combat Worker Misclassification and Exploitation TRENTON – Acting on his commitment to support and uplift New Jersey workers, Governor Phil Murphy today signed a legislative package combatting worker misclassification and exploitation. The bills will crack down on employee misclassification in businesses by allowing stop-work orders against employers violating state wage, benefit, and tax law; providing assessment of penalties for violations in connection with misclassification of employees; and requiring employers to post a notice for their employees regarding employee misclassification, among day one, taking…
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New Jersey Releases Funds for Innovative Initiative to Support Civic-Minded News and Information Across the State

News Strong news - Trenton, NJ: FreePress. net reports The state of New Jersey will be releasing the remainder of the $235 million in spending Gov. Phil Murphy froze when he signed the state budget in June 2019. This includes the first $1 million of the $2 million earmarked for the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind initiative to strengthen local-news coverage and boost civic engagement across the state. This innovative nonprofit, which Free Press Action conceived of and advocated for, will help ensure the people of New Jersey have access to quality news and information about their communities. It will…
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Wave of Opioid Marketing

The Recovery Drug Commercial You Won’t See On TV Boston Institute of Non Profit Journalism presentation. Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Institute of Non Profit Journalism reports Watch Video from BINJ – The Recovery Drug Commercial You Won’t See On TV
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