GateHouse Media owner and USA TODAY owner Gannett have agreed to merge in a deal aimed at cutting costs and enabling digital growth.
Eric LiptonGannett/Gate House Media intend to slash up to $300 million in annual cost within next two years after the merger of their massive network of newspapers--most of which already have been cut to the bone. Not good news for journalism.
The family of Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, has forged high-level political connections not only in the United States but also in China, where their shipping business has prospered.
Eric LiptonThis new detail comes following our piece last week that examined Chao and her interaction with Foremost Group, whose shipping business is centered around China. Here is a summary of the story with @PekingMike
Transportation Secretary Chao’s actions on behalf of her family’s shipping company included a private photo session with her father at the Department of Transportation as well as a speaking engagement.
Caleb Cain was a college dropout looking for direction. He turned to YouTube, where he was pulled into a world filled with conspiracy theories, misogyny and racism.
Eric LiptonSocial media has transformed society/civilization in ways we are only beginning to fully appreciate. @kevinroose takes a deep look at one important aspect of the shift, courtesy of YouTube.
Elaine Chao has boosted the profile of her family’s shipping company, which benefits from industrial policies in China that are roiling the Trump administration.
Eric LiptonJUST POSTED: State Department staff in Beijing was alarmed: a TRUMP cabinet member was headed to China & planning meetings with Chinese officials that involved her family-which has hundreds of millions of $ in business interests in China. READ THE STORY
Eric LiptonThe NYT heard way back in Oct 2017 that State Depart. officials had raised ethics concerns abt a pending trip by DOT Sec. Elaine Chao to China. After we asked abt the trip, it was cancelled. We sued State Depart to get the emails. Here is the result
Eric LiptonAnd of course, here is the story. READ AND SHARE. This took four reporters, working in NY, DC, China over a period of months, as well as NYT legal team to sue to get the documents. This is an investment in news reporting. Thank U subscribers