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New York Times media columnist Ben Smith argues Ronan Farrow stretches his claims beyond the facts. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Farrow says his critics are missing the larger picture. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Chicago Tribune as well as the New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun and other newspapers, is cutting pay and asking journalists to take furloughs at many of these newsrooms. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Fresh Newsroom Cuts At Tribune Stir Mistrust As 'Vulture' Investor Looms

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Wendy Schmidt, with husband Eric at a 2016 event, said of the gift to the NPR regional newsrooms: "Now more than ever, we depend on high-quality journalism for timely and critical information." Todd Williamson/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Attorney General Investigates Sexual Misconduct Allegations At NBC News

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NBC News chief Andy Lack is out following a corporate restructuring announced Monday that places Telemundo executive Cesar Conde in charge of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Athena Torri/NBC via AP hide caption

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Newspapers Are Reassigning Sports Journalists As Pro Seasons Are Put Off

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People gather outside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Monday to protest the state's stay-at-home order, which is in effect until May 1. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Fox News Executive Tries To Rein In Stars As They Cheer On Anti-Lockdown Rallies

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'Chicago Tribune' Reporters Face Tumultuous Times During Pandemic

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As mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg officially had relinquished control of his company. In reality, his former executives say, Bloomberg was in frequent contact and shared his aspirations for growth in China. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife

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The Voice Of America defended itself on Friday against criticism from the Trump White House over its coverage of China. The federally funded news agency's headquarters are shown here in Washington, D.C. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images hide caption

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The White House's new chief spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, has a flair for confrontational and sometimes untrue assertions on cable news — much like her boss, the president. Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Talking To Just About Anyone About The Coronavirus

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Facebook says it's dedicating $100 million to prop up news organizations pummeled by the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

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