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Group Honors Journalists for Las Vegas Newspaper Sale Story

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A team of journalists that broke the story that Nevada’s largest newspaper had been purchased by the family of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson is receiving a national ethics award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Former Las Vegas Review-Journal reporters James DeHaven, Eric Hartley, Jennifer Robison and Howard Stutz, former editors Mike Hengel and James G. Wright, former columnist John L. Smith, and the newspaper’s current managing editor, Glenn Cook, were named for the honor on Wednesday.

Steve Majerus-Collins, a former reporter at the Bristol Press in Connecticut, was honored with them.

The Bristol Press was linked to the Review-Journal through a company set up during the Adelson purchase.

The society said the team “didn’t waver in their exposé and related coverage” despite “obfuscation and obstacles from their new bosses.”

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