To deal with that, the paper is now adding italicized "disclaimers" to the bottom of bowl stories, the Phoenix Business Journal says today.
From a Republic story today:
"John Zidich, CEO and publisher of The Arizona Republic, has been on the Fiesta Bowl's 25-member board of directors since 2005. He joined the bowl's five-member executive committee in 2010. The Arizona Republic is a Fiesta Bowl sponsor."