Voice of Politics in Nevada Media Starts a News Website

In the months after Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate and prominent Republican donor, purchased The Las Vegas Review-Journal in late 2015, one local journalist was particularly relentless in criticizing the new ownership.

In blog posts and postings on Twitter, Jon Ralston, perhaps the state’s most prominent political reporter and columnist, referred to The Review-Journal as “The Adelson News,” suggesting Mr. Adelson was unduly influencing Nevada’s largest newspaper. In one post in May, titled “The End of Vegas Journalism, Chapter 5,091” Mr. Ralston shared his opinions about the “journalism bankruptcy” of the city’s papers.

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