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Freedom Communications Files Ch. 11|Infobase Buys World Almanac|Billionaire Buys Citizen Journalism Site NowPublic|Cuts Make Papers Less Relevant, Older|Online Journalism Award Nominees Announced

FishbowlDC: Freedom Communications, the publisher of a number of newspapers including The O.C. Register filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today.

GalleyCat: Today, Infobase Publishing acquired the World Almanac imprint, purchasing the imprint from Weekly Reader Publishing Group for an undisclosed sum.

Paid Content: Examiner.com, which is owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz has purchased citizen journalism Web site NowPublic.

Associated Press: A recent survey conducted by the Associated Press Managing Editors show that massive staff cuts at newspapers across the U.S. have mostly targeted staffers between the ages of 18 to 35. These cuts may make it even more difficult for the industry to adapt and remain relevant in the age of digital media.

Online News Association: The finalists for the 2009 Online Journalism Awards were announced yesterday.

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