In Sheldon Adelson’s Newsroom, Looser Purse Strings and a Tighter Leash

In late January, about a half-dozen reporters from The Las Vegas Review-Journal gathered at a colleague’s apartment after work.

An article about a long-running lawsuit against Sheldon G. Adelson, the paper’s new owner, had just been cut in half for the print edition on orders from the top editor, and the reporters were disturbed by what they considered editorial interference. With two other colleagues conferenced in, they discussed the possibility of a byline strike.

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