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Atlanta/Austin Newspaper Publisher Closes DC Bureau


Cox is closing up shop in Washington:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cox Newspapers announced plans to shut its Washington, D.C., office in April.

The Washington bureau was established in 1974—the same year that Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency in disgrace. The bureau has provided national and international news to 17 Cox newspapers around the country. The closure will affect about two dozen newspaper staff members, most of whom will be offered severance packages.

Cox publishes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Austin American-Statesman, among others. Will the DC bureau be missed? That’s not a facetious question — Cox has had some great folks in DC, but political news is a high-investment, low-return business. (Which reminds me, you can help support NR’s own operation here.)


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