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Tue October 30, 2012
Media

'Seattle Times' Under Fire For Free Political Ads

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 5:21 pm

Staffers at The Seattle Times are protesting the newspaper's decision to run free political ads for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and for the state's referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage. The company says the ads are part of a pilot project to prove that political advertising in newspapers can work. But journalists at the paper say giving away the space diminishes their journalistic integrity.