Gannett CEO Robert Dickey to retire in 2019

Gannett headquarters in Tysons COrner, Va. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.

Gannett said Wednesday that its President and CEO Robert Dickey will retire from the company in May 2019, USA Today, a Gannett-owned company, reports.

Details: The company, which operates 109 media properties and the largest daily newspaper publisher in the U.S., is on the search for internal and external candidates to replace Dickey. Dickey became CEO in 2015 and was previously the president of Gannett’s local publishing division.

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University of Minnesota student jailed in China over tweets

Xi Jinping. Photo: Noel Celis - Pool/ Getty Images

A University of Minnesota student has been arrested in China and sentenced to six months in prison for tweets he posted while in the United States, according to a Chinese court document viewed by Axios. Some of the tweets contained images deemed to be unflattering portrayals of a "national leader."

Why it matters: The case represents a dramatic escalation of the Chinese government's attempts to shut down free speech abroad, and a global expansion of a Chinese police campaign a year ago to track down Twitter users in China who posted content critical of the Chinese government.

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⚖️ Live updates: Opening arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial

The second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will see a full day of opening arguments from Democratic House impeachment managers.

What to watch for: Democrats now have 24 hours — spread out over three days — to take their time to lay out their case against the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It'll also allow them to highlight gaps that could be filled out by additional witnesses and documents from the administration.

This post will be updated with new developments as the trial continues.

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