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Newsweek drops its paywall

The storied newsweekly announced Wednesday that it's lifting its paywall as part of an effort to build its audience.

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Oregon prosecutor threatens 'legal action' when reporter tries to get in touch

Les Zaitz, a reporter for The Oregonian, was warned by the district attorney of Oregon's Grant County to stop contacting a local sheriff, who is apparently considering "legal action." Zaitz' offense? Emailing and calling the sheriff for comment.

The New York Times Pui-Wing Tam

New York Times shutters Bits blog

In keeping with its recent shift away from blogging, The New York Times announced Wednesday that it's closing Bits, its tech-focused blog. The Bits newsletter will continue, as will its timely tech journalism.

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Does Sheldon Adelson own Israeli daily?

An attorney for Sheldon Adelson said in an Israeli court Monday that the casino magnate is not the owner of the daily newspaper Israel Hayom. Adelson's stake in the news business has been met with heightened scrutiny since his secret purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Digiday Lucia Moses

How digital newsrooms are keeping millennials happy

Collaborative workspaces, training, flexibility and constant feedback are all incentives that digital newsrooms have instituted to lure and retain millennials.

The New York Times Mike McPhate

Student newspaper covers university president critically, adviser gets fired

After the student newspaper at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland quoted university president Simon Newman advising a professor to "put a Glock" against the heads of reluctant students, the adviser of the paper was fired. It's "a move seen by many on the campus in Emmitsburg as a retaliatory strike."

Elle Mattie Kahn

Women are dominating NBC News' campaign coverage

It's not just "The Boys on the Bus" anymore. Andrea Mitchell, Chris Jansing, Kelly O'Donnell and Kristen Welker are just a few of the women covering the 2016 election for NBC News.

CNN Brian Stelter

Big media stocks are taking a hit

Parent companies of major news organizations are among the casualties of a recent slump in stock prices for media giants. Disney, which owns ABC, and Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, have both taken hits.

Nieman Lab Shan Wang

BBC tests out mobile-friendly website aimed at young Africans

The BBC and Ongair, a Kenyan startup, are piloting a mobile-first site (just Android for now) intended for youthful audiences in Africa.

The New York Times Margaret Sullivan

Transactional journalism? Not for The New York Times

After Gawker exposed a quid pro quo agreement between a former scribe for The Atlantic and a Hillary Clinton flack, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan checked in with a Times reporter who covered the same speech. "I would NEVER cut a deal like that," he says.

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Adage Jeremy Barr

Newsweek drops its paywall

The storied newsweekly announced Wednesday that it's lifting its paywall as part of an effort to build its audience.

Facebook Les Zaitz

Oregon prosecutor threatens 'legal action' when reporter tries to get in touch

Les Zaitz, a reporter for The Oregonian, was warned by the district attorney of Oregon's Grant County to stop contacting a local sheriff, who is apparently considering "legal action." Zaitz' offense? Emailing and calling the sheriff for comment.

The New York Times Pui-Wing Tam

New York Times shutters Bits blog

In keeping with its recent shift away from blogging, The New York Times announced Wednesday that it's closing Bits, its tech-focused blog. The Bits newsletter will continue, as will its timely tech journalism.

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