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Culture | The New York Daily News and other newspapers are tanking, so what’s next?
by Les Sillars
Posted 7/27/18, 01:10 pm

In the latest kick in the teeth to a struggling newspaper industry, the New York Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff Monday. The paper was sold to Tronc Inc. last year for $1, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming the paper’s liabilities and debt.

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Reputation rebound

Culture | Christian and British rocker Cliff Richard wins court case
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/20/18, 03:55 pm

A court awarded British rock icon Cliff Richard damages this week in a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for coverage that Richard said ruined his reputation. In 2014, police raided Richard’s home as part of an investigation into sexual abuse. British media usually don’t give the names of people suspected of crimes until they are formally charged, but the BBC identified Richard and sent a helicopter to circle above his house as police searched it. The 77-year-old singer, one of the most popular early British rockers prior to The Beatles, was never charged.

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Rushing to retell the Thai cave rescue

Culture | Two movies and a museum are in the works
by Charissa Koh & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/13/18, 05:28 pm

Now that 12 boys and their soccer coach have made it safely out of a cave in northern Thailand, the race is on to repackage one of the year’s most compelling human interest stories into an entertainment vehicle.

God’s Not Dead producer Michael Scott hopes to make a movie about the rescue. On Tuesday, he posted a video of himself outside the cave. “I think we’re here really looking at this as a movie that could inspire millions of people across the globe,” he said. Scott is a managing partner of Pure Flix, an American film studio that makes Christian movies.

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