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Aspen’s tangled summer saga: The rich developer vs. the local paper

The corporate owners of The Aspen Times did not allow it to cover a libel lawsuit against the paper, demoralizing the newsroom, former staff members say.

With Gannett on fire, CEO buys $1.22 million of stock for himself

Mike Reed purchased 500,000 shares on Monday, days after Gannett earnings report led to huge drop in stock price.

Media outlets file motion to unseal entirety of DOJ’s records to search Mar-a-Lago

A group of four major media companies filed a motion on Thursday to unseal all court documents related to the search warrant that the FBI executed at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property on Monday.

Twitter plan to fight midterm misinformation falls short, voting rights experts say

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Thursday set out a plan to combat the spread of election misinformation that revives previous strategies, but civil and voting rights experts said it would fall short of what is needed to prepare for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.

RTDNA announces 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners

The Radio Television Digital News Association today announced the national winners of the 2022 Edward R. Murrow Awards. These awards recognize more than 100 outlets for outstanding work in digital, radio and television journalism in technical and editorial categories.
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Ad industry prepares to fight potential FTC privacy rules

Almost one year ago, the watchdog Accountable Tech urged the Federal Trade Commission to issue rules that could outlaw “surveillance advertising,” loosely defined as serving ads to people based on their activities across websites and apps.

Record state spending pushes U.S. political advertising to all-time high

Record spending for offices in many politically-contested states, has pushed 2022 political ad cycle spending to a record $9.7 billion, according to ad tracking service AdImpact.

New report: Afghanistan press freedom is in crisis as local journalists fight for survival

One year after the Taliban takeover, Afghan news organizations challenge restrictions and assaults.

Twitter rolls out election misinformation enforcement ahead of midterms

Twitter on Thursday said it was rolling out plans to combat misinformation on the platform ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

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The federal judge who temporarily blocked North Carolina’s criminal libel statute has reversed course and now says the law is constitutional.
August 10 is The Seattle Times’ 126-year anniversary under independent family stewardship. The paper is the nation’s second-oldest major regional print/digital metro newspaper. Read Publisher Frank Blethen's message to readers.
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