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Robert Gehrke: Losing the daily newspaper hurts, but it was always about the news first

As a kid I remember sprawling The Salt Lake Tribune on my parents’ floor, back when the pages were a lot bigger and I was a lot smaller, and crawling across it — the comics, the sports, the news — until my elbows were black with newsprint.

My parents had an old typewriter where I’d write stories about my Little League games or Atari games I played — breaking news for sure. I’d draw cartoons in my own homemade newspaper. My goal was to take Pat Bagley’s job, and in eighth grade I won Bagley’s editorial cartoon contest and got to tour The Tribune newsroom. It was a nerdy thrill.

For a while I thought I had newsprint in my veins, but my doctor assured me that, if true, it would be fatal.

I remember in college, I was news editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle when my boss, Marco,

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UK’s duchess Meghan seeks to delay court battle with newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has asked a London court to delay the trial of her privacy action against a British tabloid after a judge ruled the paper could amend its case to include details from a recently published biography.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is suing Associated Newspapers over articles in the Mail on Sunday that included parts of a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

Last month, the Mail successfully applied for permission to amend its case, arguing that the couple had cooperated with a biography about them, “Finding Freedom”, which was published in August.

A hearing to consider costs and case-management issues was due to take place on Thursday ahead of a trial in January.

But Meghan’s lawyers have submitted an application for the trial to be put back to a later date. A

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Trump deserves 2nd term even though he’s a ‘wretched human being,’ newspaper says

In an endorsement published this week, a Washington state newspaper said it agrees with President Trump’s critics that the commander-in-chief has numerous faults – but that doesn’t mean Trump doesn’t deserve a second term.

“We recommend voting for him anyway,” the Spokesman-Review of Spokane wrote Sunday about the president, “because the policies that Joe Biden and his progressive supporters would impose on the nation would be worse.”

The editorial described the 2020 presidential election as a choice between “a wretched human being [Trump] whose policies and instincts for helping America thrive are generally correct,” and a “doddering, doting uncle [Biden] who would hand out gifts the nation can’t afford in order to win people’s love.”

“Given that choice,” the endorsement, written by publisher William Stacy Cowles, concluded, “economic policy and principle should prevail. Vote for Donald Trump.”

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Jaime Harrison gets endorsement for U.S. Senate from South Carolina’s oldest newspaper

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s battle to hold onto the Senate seat he’s kept warm for 17-years suffered another setback Monday when The State — South Carolina’s oldest paper — endorsed his Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison.

“We started as a 17-point underdog. Today, I’m honored to accept the endorsement of the oldest newspaper in South Carolina,” Harrison tweeted Monday. “Change is coming, folks.”

In addition to being the Palmetto State’s oldest newspaper, The State is also one of its largest. While stating Harrison “isn’t a perfect candidate” and that voting for him over a powerful senator like Graham is a leap of faith, the paper pulled the trigger.

“By running a Senate campaign that has been moored by sensible positions and a level-headed temperament, Harrison has proven himself worthy of that leap by South Carolina’s voters,” the editorial board argued.



Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison are posing for a picture: Sen. Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison


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Duchess Meghan wins bid to delay court battle with UK newspaper

By Andrew MacAskill

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, won her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed until next Autumn after a judge heard a confidential reason from her lawyers for seeking a delay.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and a former actress, is suing Associated Newspapers over articles in the Mail on Sunday that included parts of a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

Judge Mark Warby said on Thursday he had granted the delay for the trial, which was due to have started in London on Jan. 11, until the autumn of 2021. The exact date will be decided later.

“The primary basis for the application is a confidential ground, the merits of which have been examined in the course of a private hearing,” he said. “My conclusion is that the

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Meghan Markle lawsuit against newspaper to be delayed until fall 2021

A British judge ruled in favor of delaying a trial for the invasion of privacy lawsuit that Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry filed against a British tabloid in early October, according to The Associated Press.



Meghan Markle holding a wine glass: Meghan Markle lawsuit against newspaper to be delayed until fall 2021


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Meghan Markle lawsuit against newspaper to be delayed until fall 2021

Judge Mark Warby granted the delay, which would shift the trial date by about nine months to the fall of 2021. The exact date has not yet been set, according to The Associated Press.

“My conclusion is that the right decision in all the circumstances is to grant the application,” Warby said, according to Reuters. “That means that the trial date of January 11, 2021 will be vacated and the trial will be refixed for a new date in the autumn.”

Warby said at a private hearing that the reason for the delay will remain confidential, Reuters reported.

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Kansas Newspaper That Endorsed Trump in 2016 Backs Joe Biden

One of the few newspapers to endorse President Donald Trump in 2016 has thrown its weight behind former Vice President Joe Biden as the 2020 election enters the home stretch.



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes off his face mask to speak during a drive-in campaign rally at Bucks County Community College on October 24, 2020 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Biden made two campaign stops in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday. He's recently won endorsements from conservative-leaning newspapers.


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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes off his face mask to speak during a drive-in campaign rally at Bucks County Community College on October 24, 2020 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Biden made two campaign stops in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday. He’s recently won endorsements from conservative-leaning newspapers.

Kansas’ Topeka Capital-Journal formally endorsed the Democratic nominee over the weekend, breaking from the president after giving him its strong support against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton four years ago.

The newspaper’s editorial board wrote that Biden “should be the next president of the United States” because “he is caring, trustworthy and experienced. He should be the next president of the United States because he has

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Donald Trump’s College Newspaper in Pennsylvania Endorses Joe Biden for President

The college newspaper at President Donald Trump’s alma mater will formally endorse former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election in an editorial to be published later today.



a close up of a man: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures as he arrives onstage for a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on October 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Biden made two campaign stops in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday. President Donald Trump's college newspaper has endorsed him.


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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures as he arrives onstage for a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on October 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Biden made two campaign stops in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday. President Donald Trump’s college newspaper has endorsed him.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Daily Pennsylvanian will back a Democrat against Trump for the second time. In 2016, their opinion board endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton alongside her college newspaper, the Wellesley News.

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The paper’s editor-in-chief Max Cohen and opinion editor Grant Bianco spoke to Newsweek about

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Nearly 2,800 newspaper companies received PPP loans, most under $150K

Nearly 2,800 U.S. newspaper companies received PPP loans, with these companies employing an estimated 40,000 people

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on an already struggling newspaper industry and talks about further economic stimulus continue to stall, nearly 2,800 newspaper companies received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the U.S. government as of this past August, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Small Business Administration (SBA) data.

This is a sliver of the roughly 5.2 million PPP loans that have been lent out to small businesses – but represents a large segment of newspaper companies. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics of U.S. Businesses, there were 4,166 U.S. companies in the newspaper publishing industry in 2016, and these companies collectively employed nearly 180,000 people.

This analysis is based on publicly released data published by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and includes all approved Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans issued to companies in the newspaper publishing

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Jaime Harrison Endorsed By Oldest Newspaper in South Carolina as Polls Show Him Leading Lindsey Graham

Jaime Harrison, the Democratic congressional nominee challenging South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham in the upcoming general election, confirmed his campaign received an official endorsement from The State on Monday morning.



a person wearing a suit and tie holding a glass of wine: Jaime Harrison, the Democratic candidate campaigning to unseat South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, speaks to reporters in Columbia on October 19. As polls show Harrison gaining increased support from voters, his campaign received an endorsement from South Carolina's oldest newspaper on Monday.


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Jaime Harrison, the Democratic candidate campaigning to unseat South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, speaks to reporters in Columbia on October 19. As polls show Harrison gaining increased support from voters, his campaign received an endorsement from South Carolina’s oldest newspaper on Monday.

The State is a daily newspaper based in Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city. Initially established in 1891, it is the state’s oldest newspaper and it’s second-largest by circulation after the Post and Courier.

“We started as a 17-point underdog. Today, I’m honored to accept the endorsement of the oldest newspaper in South Carolina, @thestate. Change is coming, folks,” Harrison wrote on Twitter alongside a link to The State‘s endorsement, written by members of

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