Fair housing group settles with news chain over discriminatory ads

February 25, 1998
Journal Newspapers Inc., which publishes six newspapers in Washington, D.C., suburbs, has agreed to prohibit customers from placing classified ads that violate federal fair-housing laws by soliciting renters who are white, Christian or single women, a practice that has occurred in the past two years.
     The company said earlier this month it would monitor the advertising as part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought against the company by the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington.