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How a titan of 20th-century journalism transformed the AP — and the news
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How a titan of 20th-century journalism transformed the AP — and the news
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Gannett journalists across the U.S. will strike on June 5
Gannett has around 200 newsrooms, and editorial employees at around two dozen of those will go on strike.