Censorship by PIO

Ask any journalist what makes their blood pressure go up on deadline. It is being routed to a public affairs office without getting the interview, missing a deadline, or just getting a pre-screened department-organized message. Lately, the public — and even local reporters who have not covered a Washington, D.C. beat — are unaware of how restricted access has become at the federal level.
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Judi Terzotis announced as E&P’s 2021 'Publisher of the Year'

Judi Terzotis, president and publisher of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), NOLA.com and The Advocate in Baton Rouge, was announced today as "E&P's 2021 Publisher of the Year," at the America's Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The announcement was made by E&P’s Associate Publisher, Robin Blinder, where the audience was treated to a video, showing how E&P notified and surprised Judi, via ZOOM.

Trust in news

America is often described as a country constantly reinventing itself. If this is correct, then loud and often violent discourse is the forge of that reinvention. Journalists of all stripes and persuasions report on the issues feeding the forge's fire but do so according to a set of journalistic core values.

Local re-launch

During May of 2020, the fiercely independent newsweekly couldn’t generate any income, as the flow of advertising dollars stopped. Then, during June, the paper initially launched in 1997, paused publication and laid off its entire staff. Now, 15 months later, the new MauiTimes is back!

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Newspeople
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Lorraine Forte, former executive editor of The Chicago Reporter and former editor-in-chief of Catalyst Chicago, was named editorial page editor of the Sun-Times Monday.
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