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Disagreements between the LA Times and its Guild over seniority protections ended in more than 60 journalists of color being laid off.
Thanks to a $10 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies announced Thursday, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY will cover full tuition for half of its class starting in August 2025.
Emerging journalists across Europe, North America, and Latin America tell similar stories.
This month, City Cast published guest demographic data for podcasts in its 11 cities and analyzed how that data compared to each local community.
The “wall to wall” union would represent 50 staffers in departments across the nonprofit newsroom.
“We are not in turmoil. We have a real plan,” the paper’s owner, billionaire businessman Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said.
The tech giant wants to let some app developers make money on the web — but take 27% of the revenue they generate along the way. But publishers should still have access to a better deal.
“We’re taking the opportunity to remind people that we are an independent, trustworthy news source in the Baltimore region — and they are responding.”
Roughly one-third of all digital reader revenue at The Guardian now comes from the United States.
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