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John Oliver

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I was interviewed by 'Last Week Tonight.' Here's why the show is journalism

John Oliver's 19-minute homage last night to local newspaper journalism managed to be witty, profane and at the same time dead serious, as his longform segments consistently are. I spoke to "Last Week Tonight" researcher Laura Griffin for more than an hour in late April as work began on the piece and twice again on Saturday when she was … Read More
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Newspaper association dings John Oliver for journalism segment

When John Oliver skewered the economic realities of local journalism Sunday night, there was at least one person who wasn't laughing: David Chavern, the president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America. The nonprofit (which represents nearly 2,000 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada) published a curt rebuttal Monday to the "Last Week Tonight" host, who … Read More
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