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ThinkProgress to power down, lose staff after Center for American Progress fails to sell it

Excerpt: We're losing another newsroom at a time when we need more journalism, not less. Read NPI's founder's response to the demise of a once-leading progressive source of news and analysis.
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KPLU SAVED! Deal with KUOW is off, 88.5 FM to become an independent NPR affiliate

Excerpt: A major victory for media diversity and independent journalism has been won today with the news that Pacific Lutheran University has agreed to sell NPR affiliate KPLU to the nonprofit group Friends of 88.5 FM, which successfully raised $7 million in the span of just a few months to keep the station independent. The just-announced […]
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Congratulations, Friends of 88.5 FM! $7 million raised to buy KPLU from Pacific Lutheran

Excerpt: This is truly wonderful news: The community group hoping to preserve 88.5 FM as an independent radio station has hit its $7 million fundraising goal a month ahead of schedule. KPLU General Manager Joey Cohn announced live on the air Thursday afternoon that nearly 18,000 donors have raised enough money to make a bid for […]
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NBC’s Brian Williams suspended for six months; Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show

Excerpt: Today, something remarkable happened: The host of a fake news show made real news by announcing his departure from the program he has helmed since 1999, while the host of a real news show was suspended by his network for faking details about his experience as a war zone reporter over ten years ago. Who […]
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The printed word will continue to endure

Excerpt: Some years ago, there began a revolution which has changed the way we communicate, do business, entertain ourselves, and get our news. That revolution, the digital media revolution, is still going on today, and it has ushered in a new era of transition and uncertainty. As newspapers and bookstores close down or go online-only, we […]
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Seattle Post-Globe calls it quits

Excerpt: Two and a quarter years after the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ceased print publication, one of the Web startups that emerged in its aftermath is closing down: It’s been an eventful two years – sometimes fun, sometimes a mountain of work, but always worthwhile. And now it’s time for the PostGlobe to say goodbye and thank you. […]
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U.K. police chieftain resigns as his officers arrest Murdoch confidante Rebekah Brooks

Excerpt: Things just got worse for former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks: Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World and allegations that police officers were bribed to leak sensitive information. The Metropolitan police said a 43-year-old woman was arrested at noon on Sunday, […]
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News of the World phone hacking scandal finally claims career of Rebekah Brooks

Excerpt: Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor who was subsequently promoted to a high-ranking position within News Corporation, has belatedly announced her resignation, bowing to significant pressure from Parliament, the public, and even the company’s shareholders: Brooks announced her decision to News International staff in Wapping just before 10am on Friday, saying her […]
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FBI to investigate possible wrongdoing by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation

Excerpt: Good news: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly launching an investigation into possible wrongdoing by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, only hours after Republican Representative Peter King followed several senior Democratic senators in asking the Department of Justice to look into the matter. In response to requests from members of Congress and at least one […]
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News Corporation drops bid for BSkyB, citing overwhelming public opposition

Excerpt: Victory! Rupert Murdoch’s media group News Corporation bowed to pressure from the public and parliament on Wednesday and withdrew its bid to take full control of pay-TV company BSkyB. All three main political parties were poised to call on News Corp to abandon its offer in a vote in the House of Commons later on […]
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Senator Jay Rockefeller wants U.S. probe of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation

Excerpt: U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, who chairs the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, called today for the federal government to investigate possible wrongdoing by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (and its many subsidiaries) in the United States. Rockefeller is among the first elected leaders in the United States to weigh in on […]
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Rupert Murdoch’s empire in crisis following News of the World closure

Excerpt: Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World may have printed its final edition yesterday, but the fallout from the unethical and likely illegal activities of its former employees continues to swell. The phone-hacking scandal is beyond a headache for Rupert Murdoch – it’s become a crisis that is threatening his entire media empire. Here’s a roundup […]
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Murdochs abandon ship, announce that News of the World tabloid will shut down

Excerpt: The News of the World, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid at the center of the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the United Kingdom, will be shut down following the publication of this Sunday’s edition, News Corporation said today. The weekly tabloid is accused of hacking into the mobile phones of crime victims, celebrities and politicians. On […]
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Outrage against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp grows as phone-hacking scandal widens

Excerpt: When we hear the word “scandal” in the same sentence as “politicians” or “celebrities”, we’re used to assuming that an elected official, actor, or sports star has done something wrong and is being subjected to a harsh media spotlight. But over in the United Kingdom, there’s a widening scandal involving politicians and celebrities in which […]
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