In a reminder of the dire economic times still faced by the US news media, The Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia filed for bankruptcy this week. The paper earned global attention last year for its hard-hitting series on that state's opioid epidemic, revealing how the drug industry flooded the poor state with millions of illegal pills. The series won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, the latest award for a small paper that for decades has prided itself on exposing corruption, greed and incompetence. But this week its staff learned that the paper is filing for bankruptcy and its future unclear -- the latest casualty to hit a still-ailing US news media.
Source: New York Times
Posted on: February 3, 2018