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Isabella Simonetti / New York Times:
Research: the rate of US newspaper closures, about two per week, did not change during the pandemic; 360+ US newspapers closed between late 2019 and May 2022
Adam Piore / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at DC-based Punchbowl, which had 3,000+ subscribers paying $300 per year in late 2021, as critics question the ethics of hosting events with lobbyists
Nathan Bomey / Axios:
Maria Ressa says the Philippines' SEC told Rappler to shut down; Ressa: Rappler will fight the order affirming an earlier decision revoking incorporation papers
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