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Tampa Bay Times Investigation Makes Meaningful Impact

An 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation recently exposed the lead dangers at a Florida factory owned by the Gopher Resource. At the factory, workers recycle about 50,000 old car batteries a day by extracting the lead, melting it in furnaces and reforging it into new blocks, according to the Times.
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New Nonprofit is Keeping Idahoans Informed

The Idaho Capital Sun is the latest newsroom launched by States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to create a network of independent partner news sites. Led by Christina Lords, the former editor of the Idaho Statesman, the Capital Sun includes three reporters...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Highlights Journalists in New Campaign

In April, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution launched its largest marketing campaign in years. Called Press On, the campaign focuses on the paper’s journalists and the importance of their work. The yearlong multimedia campaign will appear on digital and social media channels, as well as broadcast, print, and outdoors.

Texas Newspaper Finds Success with New Revenue Streams

In 2019, Maisie Crow and Max Kabat were the new owners of the weekly Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas. Crow, a documentary filmmaker, and Kabat, a co-founder of a brand and growth consultancy, wanted to discover how to find more money to invest back into journalism instead of depending on the traditional advertising model.

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Holly Edgell Will Lead Midwest Newsroom Collaboration as Managing Editor

KCUR is pleased to announce that longtime journalist and editor Holly Edgell will become the first managing editor of the Midwest Newsroom—a public radio collaboration among stations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Edgell will help define the editorial vision for this four-state collaboration that's focused on investigative reporting, and will develop a strategy for executing it, according to Sarah Morris, general manager of KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri.

Philip Gray Named Deputy Op-Ed Editor at The Los Angeles Times

This announcement was sent on behalf of Editorial Page Editor Sewell Chan and Op-Ed Editor Terry Tang: We’re very happy to announce that Philip Gray will be joining the Opinion department as a deputy Op-Ed editor.

USA TODAY Names Laura Trujillo as Managing Editor of Life, Entertainment

Laura Trujillo, a former editor at the USA TODAY Network’s Cincinnati Enquirer and Arizona Republic, has been named managing editor of Life and Entertainment at USA TODAY.

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