By Jackie Spinner The part-time faculty at Columbia College Chicago, where I teach journalism, was on strike for seven weeks, protesting cost-cutting decisions that will result in fewer teaching opportunities for instructors. It was the longest adjunct strike in US history before a tentative deal was reached on Dec. 18. The student newspaper, the Columbia
By Paul Wagman A Washington, D.C. jury’s decision that former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani must pay two former Georgia poll workers $148 million for lying about their role in the 2020 election leaves the stage nearly clear for the next act in the two women’s legal battles – to be played out in St.
By Margot Susca From “Hedged: How Private Investment Funds Helped Destroy American Newspapers and Undermine Democracy” by Margot Susca. Copyright 2024 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Used with permission of the University of Illinois Press. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway had a dalliance with the chain newspaper market, acquiring in 2012
A feisty team of lawyers and tenants in Appalchian mobile home parks are fighting Alden’s owners — and sometimes, they’re winning. News analysis By Julie Reynolds In Mercer County, West Virginia, Valeria Steele is proud of her home in Elk View Estates, a community she says used to be “such a nice place to live.”
Newspapers are dying. Young people aren’t reading them. Predatory hedge funds are buying them up, laying off reporters, milking them for profits and cutting home delivery. The result is that democracy is losing its eyes and ears and maybe its conscience. That was a theme of Rick Goldsmith’s new documentary on the predatory consequences of