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The Buffalo News and its new parent company, Lee Enterprises, have announced Tuesday morning that it will lay off or furlough an unspecified number of employees.

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Political cartooning has been impacted by many things over the past decade. The advent of social media. The change in how consumers receive their news. And more recently, President Donald Trump. Buffalo News’ Pultizer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about what makes a great cartoonist in 2019.

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Have you gotten up and on your feet at work today? Many in the downtown Buffalo area who did took part in National Walk at Lunch Day. WBFO’s Avery Schneider joined them for a stroll.

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Stanford Lipsey, who served as publisher of the Buffalo News for nearly three decades, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Lipsey is being remembered as a community leader, a preservationist and a philanthropist.

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Citing the use of "strong images to connect with readers while conveying layers of meaning in a few words," Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's standing among likely primary voters shows him riding a strong wave of support.

Buffalo News publisher Stan Lipsey stepping down

Dec 21, 2012

The longtime publisher of The Buffalo News is stepping down.  Stanford Lipsey, who has been with The News for 32 years, will leave his post on January 1. 

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The Buffalo News has selected Mike Connelly of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to become editor and vice president, taking over for Margaret Sullivan who left for the New York Times earlier this month. 

Connelly takes over in a challenging time for newspapers across the U.S. 

WBFO and AM 970's Jim Ranney talked with Lee Coppola, former dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University, about the challenges the new editor faces.

Lee Coppola will be inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Thursday evening. 

Connelly named Buffalo News editor

Sep 19, 2012

The Buffalo News has moved quickly to fill the top news post vacated when former Editor Margaret Sullivan took a job with The New York Times.

Mike Connelly has been around the news business for 31 years with stints at The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, The Baltimore Sun and the St. Paul Pioneer Press before becoming executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Now, he's joining The News as editor starting in late October.

County denies Freedom of Information request

Jun 5, 2012

The Poloncarz Administration is at odds with The Buffalo News over a Freedom of Information request.

Despite the request, officials have not released the dollar figures associated with the stadium lease talks with the Buffalo Bills conducted by a private law firm retained by the county.

The Nixon Peabody law firm considers its hourly rate for its legal work to be a "trade secret," and has requested the information not be released.

The Buffalo News has filed an appeal in the case.