Vegas newspaper stands up to its newly unveiled owner, casino giant Sheldon Adelson

December 24, 2015 1:40 AM

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“Get ready to write a story about this,” Las Vegas Review-Journal Deputy Editor James Wright told his two best reporters as newspaper employees gathered for a mysterious staff meeting this month.

Sitting on folding chairs in a cavernous, largely empty brick building, the journalists, ad salespeople and executives listened for nearly 40 minutes as Publisher Jason Taylor droned on about recent hires, quarterly results and the new company polo shirts he wanted everyone to start wearing.

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