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News groups ask appeals court to protect American’s Freedom of Information Act rights

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Accusing the FBI of years of dishonesty in handling Freedom of Information Act requests, a legion of news organizations and support groups asked a federal appeals court Monday to protect Americans’ rights under the law.
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Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies.
Gannett’s target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett since April because it said it preferred to go it alone and focus on tech-driven initiatives involving artificial intelligence and global expansion in entertainment news and video.
Shares of Tronc Inc. plunged nearly 16 percent.
Gannett is the largest newspaper company in the U.S. by paid circulation,

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Tom O’Hara: Floridians lose when struggling newspapers reduce staff

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Many of Florida’s public officials must be enjoying the slow death of the state’s once powerful newspapers. In the 1990s, a skeptical reporter would be asking exasperating questions every time a politician or bureaucrat made a controversial decision.
The painful shrinking of Florida’s papers continues, though. Last week Tribune Publishing offered another round of buyouts. That will mean smaller newsrooms at the Orlando Sentinel and the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale.
The Miami Herald was once the state’s largest paper and considered one of the nation’s premier newspapers; now it’s the fourth largest in Florida. Even the Tampa Bay Times, owned

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