Note to billionaires: buying a newspaper doesn’t mean buying the souls of its journalists

The staff of one prominent Nevada paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has been vexed by its new owner, Sheldon Adelson. At first, Adelson bought the paper but refused to disclose his identity, leading the staff to tweet out the Society of Professional Journalists ethics code about “transparency.” Adelson’s motives for the acquisition — and the secrecy — remained obscure until the journalists started digging

Their continued investigation into the motives behind the paper’s mysterious sale to a billionaire casino magnate has led them to a clue that was in their notes all along: their own assignments. Read more…

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Nevada reporters blow the whistle on billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson