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Who Bought This Influential Newspaper? Its Own Journalists Don’t Even Know

(COMMON DREAMS) Lauren McCauley, December 16, 2015 — A scandal with potentially national implications has erupted at a Las Vegas newspaper. Someone bought the publication, said to be Nevada’s largest and most influential news source, and nobody will say who.

In fact, according to reports, the buyer’s anonymity was a stipulation of the $140 million cash sale. That secrecy is being challenged by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s own staff, who on Monday launched a concerted Twitter effort and investigation to unmask the mysterious backer.

“At 4 p.m. EST on Monday, around two dozen Review-Journal staffers began tweeting links to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics, which includes a section on being ‘accountable and transparent,'” the Huffington Post reports.

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