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The Chicago Sun-Times, which became a nonprofit newsroom in January 2022, drops its paywall and launches a donation-based digital membership program
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
Sources: the Kremlin told some state media to start admitting failings in the Ukraine invasion, worried that its upbeat propaganda was fueling people's doubts
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