Evidence of Adelson’s influence at the Review-Journal is starting to become visible

You might have heard: The staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal has been especially transparent in covering its own newspaper’s controversial sale to the family of billionaire Sheldon Adelson

But did you know: After former USA Today publisher Craig Moon was named as publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal last week, Rick Edmonds writes that there were plenty of signs that pointed to Adelson’s growing influence on the newspaper. While the Review-Journal relentlessly covered its own sale, a press release on the hire with a few comments added from Moon was printed. A three-page disclosure in the print edition about Adelson’s ownership has been removed. And, staff didn’t live-tweet or put out on-the-record comments about Moon’s hire, a stark difference from the transparency around Dave Butler’s visit to the paper and the appointment of Glenn Cook as interim editor.