Baltimore Sun looks to non-profit status to stay afloat amid coronavirus threat

Paper owned by Tribune has seen deep cuts to newsroomBaltimore-based group wants paper to become non-profitThe Baltimore Sun has just won the Pulitzer prize for local reporting, despite years of job cuts and as the coronavirus pandemic appears set to ravage the nation’s journalism sector even more. Related: FT reporter accused of listening to Zoom calls of rival outlet resigns Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-12 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Independent bookstore owners look back at a year spent trying to stay afloat. Not all of them succeeded.

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The vultures come for Tribune, as the Baltimore Sun looks to escape

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