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Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Publications owned by Alden Global Capital plan to stop endorsing US candidates in presidential, senate, and gubernatorial elections in their opinion pages
Angela Fu / Poynter:
About 80 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff in production and advertising went on strike after losing health insurance; NewsGuild members are withholding bylines
Chicago Sun Times:
The Chicago Sun-Times, which became a nonprofit newsroom in January 2022, drops its paywall and launches a donation-based digital membership program
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