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Wave of New Newspapers Sue Google and Facebook

Publishers of 125 newspapers in 11 states filed or announced lawsuits against Google and Facebook claiming the tech giants have unlawfully monopolized the digital advertising market and engaged in an illegal secretive deal, nicknamed “Jedi Blue,” to thwart competition.
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Fort Worth Report Set to Launch This Spring

Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas will soon have a new source for local news: a digital nonprofit news organization called the Fort Worth Report.  Publisher and CEO Chris Cobler told E&P the genesis of the Fort Worth Report started a few years ago when a coalition of civic leaders banded together after feeling there was a decline in the number of journalists and local journalism in the area.

NAM Creates Nationwide Public Notice Website

To assist the public with easily accessing legal notices nationwide, Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) has created USALegalNotice.com. The website provides direct access to 47 public notice websites from across the country, which are operated by state newspaper associations.

Hearst Invests More Resources Into Data Journalism

News publishers have discovered the value of data-based storytelling in recent years. Currently, Hearst has a Central Interactive Team (or DevHub, for short), which is operated out of the San Francisco Chronicle. The team of seven is under the leadership of Tim O’Rourke, director of product and strategy.

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Reuters Appoints Gina Chua as Executive Editor

Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, announced today that Gina Chua has been appointed executive editor. Alessandra Galloni, Reuters editor-in-chief, wrote to employees to …

Mark Walker Named Publisher in Somerset, Corbin, London

Mark Walker, a veteran newspaper executive, has been promoted from general manager to publisher of three eastern Kentucky newspapers, effective immediately.The papers are The Commonwealth Journal in …

Neeraj Khemlani, Wendy McMahon Will Lead New CBS News, Stations Unit

Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon have been named to lead a new unit that combines CBS News and CBS local stations, one of the first big recalibrations of company assets by George Cheeks, the …

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