Black facing 30 years in prison

The Washington Post, LA Times, and Assignment Zero

The Washington Post, LA Times, and Assignment Zero

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The Washington Post launches a new "hyperlocal" news Web site catering to DC suburb Loudon County, VA, in an effort to prove that focused local journalism is a viable business

Press baron Conrad Black is found guilty of obstruction of justice and mail fraud for improper use of shareholder money and faces more than 30 years in prison

The New York Times' public editor directly addresses charges of biased reporting by News Corp., considering them carefully, but finding them largely baseless

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The LA Times plans to put ads on its front page, despite objections from its editor and other staffers, including sales, after experiencing one of its worst quarters financially

Khalid Hassan, a reporter and interpreter for The New York Times in Iraq, is shot and killed on his way to work by unidentified gunmen
 
Wired admits that its experiment in "crowdsourced" journalism, Assignment Zero, was a learning experience, but largely failed owing to crowd management problems

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