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Ozy shuts down after accusations of deceit, as high-profile backers peel away

The digital media company Ozy shut down late Friday after The New York Times and other outlets documented allegations that it deceptively promoted both itself and its charismatic CEO. → Read More

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Ozy's Carlos Watson resigns from NPR corporate board after week of scandal

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson resigned from NPR's board of directors days after The New York Times revealed that an Ozy principal had impersonated a YouTube executive in a meeting with Goldman Sachs. → Read More

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Trump Sues His Niece Mary And 'The New York Times' Over Tax Return Stories

The former president has sued the newspaper, three of its reporters and Mary Trump, his niece, over a 2018 investigation of his tax returns. He accuses Mary of breaking a confidentiality agreement. → Read More

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A Right-Wing Media Outfit Powers Larry Elder's Bid For California Governor

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder's long-shot bid to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom relies on the support of Salem Media Group, the right-wing network that employs him. → Read More

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For 8 Years, A 'Wall Street Journal' Story Haunted His Career. Now He Wants It Fixed

Former U.S. Education Department official Robert Shireman is asking The Wall Street Journal to correct a story from 2013 that continues to fuel false accusations. The paper has declined his request. → Read More

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ESPN's Maria Taylor Is Leaving The Network After A Colleague's Remarks About Race

Sports anchor Maria Taylor quit ESPN after contract talks broke down and a white colleague suggested that Taylor was promoted because she is Black. → Read More

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Latina Journalists' Ousters From Denver TV Powerhouse Spark Outrage

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Denver officials are calling for the firing of KUSA 9News leaders after three Latina on-air reporters were dismissed over the course of a year. → Read More

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After Contentious Debate, UNC Grants Tenure To Nikole Hannah-Jones

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's trustees' earlier refusal to take up her case inspired a bruising national debate over race, journalism and academic freedom. → Read More

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UNC Journalism School Tried To Give Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure. A Top Donor Objected

The star New York Times reporter's bid for a tenured professorship has run aground on racial politics and an approach to journalism that runs counter to the donor whose name adorns the school. → Read More

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'Vulture' Fund Alden Global, Known For Slashing Newsrooms, Buys Tribune Papers

Hedge fund Alden Global Capital, known for making deep newsroom cuts, won approval to acquire Tribune Publishing, which includes the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News. → Read More

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Fox News Moves To Have Dominion Voting Systems Lawsuit Dismissed

The cable news outlet says it is protected by the First Amendment and alleges it sought to show both sides of the legal dispute led by former President Donald Trump over the 2020 election results. → Read More

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In Denver, Civic-Minded 'Colorado Sun' Acquires Suburban Newspaper Chain

The news site Colorado Sun was created by Denver journalists dismayed over slashing cuts by the Denver Post's hedge fund owners. Now The Sun and a new foundation are taking over 24 suburban papers. → Read More

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'Project Mayhem': Reporters Race To Save Tribune Papers From 'Vulture' Fund

The Baltimore Sun's Liz Bowie is leading reporters across Tribune properties to find civic-minded owners for the chain's newspapers before a hedge fund with a record of slashing cuts buys the company. → Read More

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Journalists Battle Against Hedge Fund Giant Alden Global

Reporters at Tribune Co. papers across the country are trying to avoid the company's purchase by Alden Global. The hedge fund is known to slash budgets and staff in the name of profits. → Read More

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Falun Gong, Steve Bannon And The Trump-Era Battle Over Internet Freedom

The Trump administration and a Democratic activist fought to win millions in federal funds for anti-censorship software tied to Falun Gong. That saga is now at the center of a criminal investigation. → Read More

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Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch Heads To Australia As Fox News Faces Headwinds

Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO and executive chairman of Fox Corp., has left Los Angeles for Sydney at a time when Fox News is reckoning with major lawsuits and questions over its direction. → Read More

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'I Was Speechless': Law Firm Investigated Its Own Ex-Client For Trump VOA Chief

As part of a contract that earned it more than $2 million in taxpayer money, McGuireWoods investigated an ex-client — a not-for-profit tech fund — for Trump's CEO at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. → Read More

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Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Trump appointee Michael Pack hoped to fire top executives who challenged him at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. When he couldn't, Pack paid a high-profile law firm millions to investigate them. → Read More

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From Cleveland To Boston, Newsrooms Revisit Old Stories To Offer A 'Fresh Start'

The Boston Globe has begun letting people ask to revisit or remove past coverage of their actions that has since damaged their reputations. Here's how a similar effort has played out in Cleveland. → Read More

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Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, A Conservative Lodestar, Dies At 70

Limbaugh entertained millions, propelled waves of Republican politicians and rebuked the media establishment as liberal. He also trampled the boundaries of acceptable political discourse. → Read More