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Charlotte Observer editorial board slams GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn as ‘an embarrassment’

The Charlotte Observer’s editorial board slammed Rep. Madison Cawthorn as “an embarrassment.” The board asked, “Can someone please keep Madison Cawthorn away from the cameras?” Cawthorn was rebuked for building his Washington staff around communications instead of policy. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Charlotte Observer’s editorial board […]
Charlotte Observer editorial board slams GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn as ‘an embarrassment’
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Obama says the death of local newspapers makes it difficult for politicians’ ideas to ‘break through’ and that there’s no longer a ‘common baseline of fact’

Former president Barack Obama said in an interview with The Atlantic published on Monday that the death of local media across the US makes it difficult for politicians to overcome negative filters. In 2008, Obama said that he “could go into culturally conservative, rural or small-town, disproportionately white working-class communities” […]
Obama says the death of local newspapers makes it difficult for politicians’ ideas to ‘break through’ and that there’s no longer a ‘common baseline of fact’
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The Philadelphia Inquirer published a column titled ‘Buildings Matter, Too,’ and journalists of colour penned an open letter ‘calling in sick and tired’

After The Philadelphia Inquirer published a column under the print headline “Buildings Matter, Too,” 44 journalists of colour at the daily newspaper signed an open letter to management condemning the decision and calling in sick. One day after the controversial headline caused criticism online, the newspaper apologised for its wording […]
The Philadelphia Inquirer published a column titled ‘Buildings Matter, Too,’ and journalists of colour penned an open letter ‘calling in sick and tired’
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A newspaper editor furloughed himself rather than lay off his reporters

Anthony Cook, executive editor for Alabama newspaper company Consolidated Publishing, eliminated his own job rather than furlough staff reporters and editors. The company’s flagship paper, The Anniston Star, has faced dwindling circulation and revenue numbers, and the pandemic has made matters worse. “We need the newspaper, or as much of […]
A newspaper editor furloughed himself rather than lay off his reporters
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Conservative officials in Florida refused to pay for a library’s subscription to The New York Times, calling it ‘fake news.’ Experts say they may have violated the First Amendment.

Library officials in Florida’s Citrus County asked their local representatives to approve a $US2,657 pending measure that would give all library cardholders digital access to The New York Times. The commissioners rejected the measure and called The Times “fake news.” In a meeting first reported on by the Citrus County […]
Conservative officials in Florida refused to pay for a library’s subscription to The New York Times, calling it ‘fake news.’ Experts say they may have violated the First Amendment.