On Jan. 29, HD Media Co., LLC filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google and Facebook in the Southern District of West Virginia.

HD Media Co., LLC, is the West Virginia-based publisher of seven titles, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Herald-Dispatch, a historically significant newspaper that dates back to 1871.

Google and Facebook aren’t strangers to antitrust litigation and Congressional scrutiny, but in a first-of-its-kind case, the two companies have been named as defendants in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed by a newspaper publisher.

E&P was the first to break the news about the historic lawsuit on Friday, Jan. 29. Their exclusive story features interviews with lawyers and HD Media.

This Wednesday, Feb. 3, E&P publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with attorney Paul T. Farrell, Jr. and HD Media VP of news and executive editor Lee Wolverton on the E&P Reports podcast.

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