Alaska’s largest news site (which previously bought Alaska’s largest newspaper) is going bankrupt, but also getting new owners

Alaska Dispatch News — Alaska’s largest news site, which in 2014 acquired Alaska’s largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, from McClatchy — is filing for bankruptcy but also getting new owners, publisher Alice Rogoff announced over the weekend. “Like newspapers everywhere, the struggle to make ends meet financially eventually caught up with us. I simply…

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There is a darker side of Westerners writing about foreign fake news factories

“The unflattering light of conventional eastern European stereotypes.” Let’s not pretend we’re being completely neutral when we write about foreign fake news factories like those in Macedonia, writes Lalage Harris in The Calvert Journal (h/t Adrian Chen). By spotlighting the experience of disenchanted teenage boys, the media cast the whole city in the unflattering light…

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