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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Newspapers find new revenue streams : News from warc.com

Newspapers find new revenue streams : News from warc.com

Here's the e-edition of the Los Angeles Register


The Los Angeles Register has launched their e-edition which can accessed by clicking on this link via your mobile device.

Boston Globe explores sale of headquarters

Boston Globe explores sale of headquarters

Los Angeles Times Press-room Breakfast - May 6th

From left - Liz Mercado, Roger Van Steenis, John Martin, and Bob Lampher

From the left - Emmett Jaime, John Kerns, and Tony Ramirez

Emmett Jamie has created another breakfast for us next month, please let Emmett or myself know if you plan on attending. I highly recommend that you arrive early as seating is limited to about forty-five. This event is not limited to press room employers, but everyone from the Los Angeles Times, so feel to join in the fun and have breakfast or just a coffee.

WHEN: May 6th, 2014
WHERE: Carrow's  Restaurant
TIME: 9:30 AM

ADDRESS: 101 S.Azusa Ave.,West Covina,91791

Times adds a veteran reporter in the Valley - LA Observed

Times adds a veteran reporter in the Valley - LA Observed

Robert Whaples Rest in Peace - Retired Pressman Los Angeles Times

 Bob Whaples on the right.
Just received word that retired Los Angeles Times pressman Bob Whaples passed away on July 25, 2013 in Los Osos, California at the age of 79. Bob was always fun to work with and made printing the daily newspaper fun. His tribute web page doesn't say much, you can visit it here, and if you would like to share your thoughts or memories feel free to leave a comment or send an email to me, thank you.
Bob at top left in both photos.










Pressmen apprentice class, early 1960's?

Journalists tweet while running Boston Marathon

Journalists tweet while running Boston Marathon

Launch of LA Register bucks trend for online news

Los Angeles residents who could still find a newsstand to pass on their way to work on Wednesday saw an unusual sight there: a new daily print newspaper.


Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

My daughter Joanna meets Dallas Raines



Wrong Rooney, TV Newsreaders! - Romenesko

Five Apps That Could Save Tons of Paper - Re/code

Yelp reviews newspapers: ‘mediocre’ journalism - Poynter

Newspapers continue to sink - Columbia Journalism Review

New deal protects Tribune independence - Salt Lake Tribune

Print's new pioneers: paper and ink in the digital age - Editors Weblog

Beijing weekly to print final edition on Friday - South China Morning Post

Media's Gender Problem Is Even Worse Than We Thought - Huffington Post

Newspaper digital and circulation revenue grew last year - Talking New Media

Former LA Times editor and reporter Ken Bunting passed away - Star-Telegram


OC Register strikes content-sharing deal with news nonprofit

OC Register strikes content-sharing deal with news nonprofit

Today in Labor History

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April 22 - Union Communications Services, Inc.

Songwriter, musician and activist Hazel Dickens dies at age 75. Among her songs: “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” and “Working Girl Blues.” Cultural blogger John Pietaro: "Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them. Her place on many a picket line, staring down gunfire and goon squads, embedded her into the cause" - 2011
April 21
New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller signs Taylor Law, permitting union organization and bargaining by public employees, but outlawing the right to strike - 1967
Some 12,500 Goodyear Tire workers strike nine plants in what was to become a 3-week walkout over job security, wage and benefit issues - 1997

Calling in sick

It's great to feel well, after spending the last four days in bed with a fever and belly ache. Many events were missed over the weekend, but there are always more things on the calendar to keep me busy.

So be thankful if your in good health today, now to see what I've missed while away from the Internet.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Star Tribune owner: Paper will be less liberal when current reporters retire

New Star Tribune owner: Paper will be less liberal when current reporters retire

Today in Labor History

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The Supreme Court holds that a maximum-hours law for New York bakery workers is unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th amendment - 1905
In 1897, the state of New York passed the Bakeshop Act -- a so-called "labor law" -- one section of which provided that "no employee shall be ... permitted to work in a biscuit, bread, or cake bakery or confectionery establishment more than sixty hours in any one week." Joseph Lochner, who owned Lochner's Home Bakery in Utica, was fined $50 for allowing an employee to work more than 60 hours in a week. Lochner was sentenced to incarceration in a county jail until he paid the fine or, if he didn't pay, for 50 days. Lochner appealed his conviction up to the New York Court of Appeals (New York State's highest court), which affirmed his sentence. Claiming the labor law was unconstitutional, Lochner appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Lochner v. New York (1905), the Supreme Court ruled that a New York law setting maximum working hours for bakers was unconstitutional. The Court held that the Constitution prohibits states from interfering with most employment contracts because the right to buy and sell labor is a fundamental freedom protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision, and the resulting "Lochner era" it ushered in, led to the abrogation of many progressive era and Great Depression laws regulating working conditions. In 1937, the Supreme Court overturned Lochner in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/capitalism/landmark_lochner.html

PHOTO-Joseph Lochner, standing, right, was fined $50 for allowing an employee to work more than 60 hours in a week in his bakery. Lochner in the yard behind his bakery with his wife, a neighborhood child, his son and three bakery employees.

Photo Credit: Mrs. John J. Brady

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Los Angeles Register Newspaper Launched Today!

Eric Spitz, Ron Sylvester, Rob Curley and Michelle Nicolosi gather with staff to witness the printing of the LA Register's first issue.


Kushner: ‘Only in the newspaper business’ would L.A. Register’s launch draw criticism

Kushner: ‘Only in the newspaper business’ would L.A. Register’s launch draw criticism

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Los Angeles Register hits the streets of Los Angeles today



What now for news? Relationships - Jeff Jarvis

Can Livefyre’s annotations tool fix commenting? - Poynter

Los Angeles Gets New Daily Print Newspaper - Huffington Post

LA Register newspaper embraces print in a digital world - ABC7

As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily - Reuters

New L.A. newspaper embraces print in digital world - Boston Globe

As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily - Chicago Tribune

Register owner has launched L.A. newspaper today - Los Angeles Register

Dean  to Student Journalists: Stop Dropping Print! - College Media Matters

LA Register rolls off the presses, explains its free market bias - Kevin Roderick


Today in Labor History

Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to strike - 1916
2014.04.14history-prepared-bookcoverFive hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires - 1947
(Are You Prepared? A Guide to Emergency Planning in the Workplace: Today’s headlines are filled with disaster, from the natural—fire, flood, hurricane, tornado and the like—to the man-made, such as workplace shootings, explosions, accidental releases of toxic chemicals or radiation, even nightmares such as bombings. Are you and your co-workers prepared to respond quickly and safely if disaster strikes? Steps you take today can save lives tomorrow, from having escape plans to knowing how to quickly turn off power and fuel supplies.)
An estimated 20,000 global justice activists blockade Washington, D.C., meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund - 2000

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Subscribe to the Los Angeles Register



I just subscribed to the Los Angeles Register, and you can join me by following this link (SUBSCRIBE) and enjoy something different than the Los Angeles Times. Dodger tickets would have been a bit more appropriate, but I'm not complaining.

Los Angeles Register Website up and Running



The Los Angeles Register, a new daily newspaper, will debut Wednesday in Freedom Communications’ latest expansion in Southern California.


The Los Angeles Register website is now up and running, this should be exciting.

You can find LA Register at 7-11 and AM/PM tomorrow. Home delivery soon.

Future Development of the Los Angeles Times Property in the works? (UPDATE)



Regional Connector May Open in Phases With Santa Monica-to-East LA Service First




Neal Broverman wrote an article that caught my attention, regarding a future development of Times Mirror Square, the current home of the Los Angeles Times. 

"Also of note: a second entrance to the Second/Broadway subway station was floated but ultimately canned, because the LA Times's parent company is planning a future development at the site."

If you have any information on this future development, let me know please?
ed.padgett@gmail.com
Or call/text 909.230.2061

New award named for AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

New award named for AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

Los Angeles Register


LA Register launch: Publisher says right of center politics will be a selling point


Click here to listen to the interview.....

Los Angeles Register Publisher, Aaron Kushner, speaks with Ben Bergman regarding the launch of his new newspaper in Los Angeles. What makes this so interesting is the fact that many newspapers are closing up and the newspapers that remain now have skeleton staffing levels. The interview is but four minutes and change, and worth the listen as history is about to be made in Los Angeles.

Freedom Communications Announces Additional Community Newspaper Rollouts in Los Angeles

Freedom Communications today announced the launch of additional community newspapers in the coming weeks as part of a larger expansion plan to introduce more than a dozen new newspapers serving specific cities across Los Angeles. 

The expansion also includes the April 16 launch of Los Angeles Register, a locally focused, community-building daily newspaper serving Los Angeles County. The community newspapers are delivered as standalone editions, apart from the Los Angeles Register.

The new newspapers and related launch dates are as follows: 

•SAN GABRIEL VALLEY REGISTER – Covina, Glendora, West Covina edition 
The new newspaper is delivered to 38,900 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register. 

•GATEWAY REGISTER: Whittier, La Mirada edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 55,200 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register. 

•FOOTHILLS REGISTER: San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 35,800 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register.

•SAN GABRIEL VALLEY REGISTER: Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar, Walnut edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 44,600 homes and launches April 19 under the San Gabriel Valley Register masthead as an edition of the Register.

•LA REGISTER WEST
The new newspaper is delivered to 51,000 homes in Los Angeles (90048), West LA, Century City, Hollywood Hills and West Hollywood starting April 25 as an edition of the Register.

•ARCADIA REGISTER: 
The new newspaper is delivered to 39,500 homes. It launches May 2 and serves Arcadia, Duarte, Altadena and Sierra Madre. 

•CRESCENTA VALLEY REGISTER: 
The new newspaper is delivered to 25,000 homes. It launches May 2 to serve Sunland, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge North.

•PASADENA REGISTER
The new newspaper is delivered to 65,000 homes in South Pasadena, San Marino and Pasadena. It launches May 2 as an edition of the Register. •VALLEY REGISTER: Topanga, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Woodland Hills and West Hills editionThe new newspaper is delivered to 58,000 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

VALLEY REGISTER: Chatsworth, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 55,000 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

•VALLEY REGISTER: Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks edition
The new newspaper is delivered to 50,600 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

•GLENDALE-BURBANK REGISTER
The new newspaper is delivered to 43,500 homes on May 11 as an edition of the Register.

Ron Sylvester, Editor of Los Angeles Register, said: “We are excited to expand our service into Los Angeles and introduce these community building newspapers with journalists covering city developments with great depth and personality.” 

The new newspapers provide readers with original reporting about interesting people, businesses, events, government and politics, arts and entertainment, schools, prep sports, pets, family life, health, voices (opinion), charities and places of worship. It will also include puzzles, service directories, and listings for real estate, obituaries and legal advertising. 

Freedom Communications previously launched and expanded other community newspapers under the Easy Reader masthead in recent weeks as part of its expansion. Freedom and Easy Reader Inc. signed a comprehensive, long-term management agreement in January in which Freedom assumed management responsibilities for all aspects of the Easy Reader business. 

The original Easy Reader debuted in 1970, and expanded to include sister publications: Beach, Peninsula People and Drop Zone. The original Easy Reader – a weekly publication serving Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach communities – enhanced its design and expanded from a tabloid to a larger broadsheet format on Feb. 27. It publishes two expanded editions each month that serve Palos Verdes and El Segundo. Both editions have also expanded to the new broadsheet format. Two additional Easy Reader monthly newspapers launched in March. The first is a northern coastal edition that serves Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey and Playa Vista communities, delivered to 23,000 homes. The second serves Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Venice communities, delivered to 58,000 homes. A new Torrance edition launched March 27, and is delivered to 52,000 homes in Torrance and Carson under the Easy Reader masthead as an edition of the Register.

About Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is a privately-owned company that publishes three daily newspapers - Long Beach Register in Long Beach, Calif., The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. and the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. with a fourth daily newspaper launching April 16th, the Los Angeles Register. Freedom also publishes more than 25 community newspapers that serve specific cities, audiences and geographic areas, including Spanish-language Unidos en el Sur de California, the Desert Enterprise in Coachella Valley, and the Easy Reader publications along the coast of Los Angeles. Freedom publishes highly designed glossy magazines and operates a custom publishing unit. The company's portfolio also includes news and entertainment websites and mobile applications. For more information, visit freedom.com or contact Eric Morgan at emorgan@freedom.com

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

My selfie with Los Angeles Register Publisher Aaron Kushner



"N" is for newspapers - Broken Arrow Ledger

Newspaper reporter is no longer the worst job - Romenesko

Sun-Times turnoff: Keep your comments to yourself - Robert Feder

Houston Online Newspapers Group Launched - The Paper Magazine

There was no Pulitzer awarded in the field of Feature Writing - Bill Lucey

OC Register owner to launch LA paper Wednesday - Talking New Media

ABCs: Amid the Gloom, Some Titles Find Reasons to Be Cheerful - The Guardian

Norcross says he'd pay $77M for Philly newspapers - Delaware County Daily Times

Nate Silver: Pulitzer-winning newspapers aren’t immune to circulation losses - Poynter

LA Register launch: Publisher Aaron Kushner banks on pro-business approach - KPCC


Thunderdome hosts informal job fair for employees

Thunderdome hosts informal job fair for employees

Today in Labor History

A. Philip Randolph, civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, born in Crescent City, Fla. - 1889
IWW union Agricultural Workers Organization formed in Kansas City, Mo. - 1915
Teacher unionists gather at the City Club on Plymouth Court in Chicago to form a new national union: the American Federation of Teachers - 1916
Start of ultimately successful six-day strike across New England by what has been described as the first women-led American union, the Telephone Operators Department of IBEW - 1919
Transport Workers Union founded - 1934
The first McDonald’s restaurant opens, in Des Plaines, Ill., setting the stage years later for sociologist Amitai Etzioni to coin the term "McJob." As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, a McJob is "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by the expansion of the service sector" - 1955

The Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon

The West Coast was treated to a spectacular lunar eclipse and Blood Moon late tonight, it was my first time to actually see this event, that will occur again in October of this year. My forty year old tripod lost a leg tonight, which made capturing crisp and clear photographs most difficult.




Monday, April 14, 2014

Cartoonist brings the Charlotte Observer its first win in 26 years

Cartoonist brings the Charlotte Observer its first win in 26 years

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Winners - Pulitzer.Org

Letters, Drama, and Music

Fiction
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
Drama
The Flick by Annie Baker
History
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)
Biography or Autobiography
Margaret Fuller: A New American Lifeby Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Poetry
3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
General Nonfiction
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)
Music
Become Ocean by John Luther Adams (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

Members
The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

Journalism

Public Service
The Guardian US

The Washington Post
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Boston Globe
Investigative Reporting
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC
Explanatory Reporting
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post
Local Reporting
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia ofTampa Bay Times
National Reporting
David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO
International Reporting
Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall ofReuters
Feature Writing
No award
Commentary
Stephen Henderson of Detroit Free Press
Criticism
Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial Writing
Editorial Staff of The Oregonian, Portland
Editorial Cartooning
Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer
Breaking News Photography
Tyler Hicks of The New York Times
Feature Photography
Josh Haner of The New York Times

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

My grandfather Nick Lucas, Los Angeles Times mechanic



Cleaning up online comments - Editors Weblog

A print newspaper generated by robots - Gigaom

OnEarth eliminates print - Columbia Journalism Review

Why can't anyone make money in hyperlocal news? - Crain's

Eye-Catchers of the Day: April 14, 2014 - Daily News Gems

The Spacey Story of Newspaper People - Editor and Publisher

What newspapers think of the Russian president - The Guardian

Historic newspaper collection sells for $1.37 million - The Journal News

Circulation of every United Kingdom newspaper down on last year - The Drum

Don't declare newspapers dead when applying for a job with a newspaper - Romenesko


‘Just make something great,’ Boston Globe told journalists about marathon documentary

‘Just make something great,’ Boston Globe told journalists about marathon documentary

Today in Labor History

More than 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers are arrested for union activities, Imperial Valley, Calif. Eight were convicted of “criminal syndicalism” - 1930
John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath published - 1939
(A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present: If your last serious read of American history was in high school—or even in a standard college course—you’ll want to read this amazing account of America as seen through the eyes of its working people, women and minorities.)
The United Steelworkers and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers unions merge to form the largest industrial union in North America - 2005

Register arrives as Tribune undercuts the Times - LA Observed

Register arrives as Tribune undercuts the Times - LA Observed

"I heard one sane-sounding speculation over the weekend: that Kushner just has to keep a foot in LA County long enough for the new parent of the Times to go out of business and put up the LAT for sale at a deep discount. Kushner might then be able to afford to buy the Times, something he reportedly can't do now. Kushner insists that he has a ten-year business plan for the new LA Register. We all start to see on Wednesday, provided the paper is given away free on the web and the stories make a splash. Otherwise, the community of readers who actually consume LA Register stories could be basically unnoticeable." -Kevin Roderick

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Register owner to launch L.A. newspaper Wednesday - The Orange County Register

Register owner to launch L.A. newspaper Wednesday - The Orange County Register

The Los Angeles Register, a new daily newspaper, will debut on Wednesday with more than 40 news staffers.
Photo Credit: LEONARD ORTIZ, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

By the numbers:
Staff: 40
Daily pages 50-60
Sections: 5
Sunday pages: 80-90
Retail locations: 5,500
Weekday price: $1.50
Weekend price: $2.00
Home delivery would begin in May

Saturday, April 12, 2014

THIS SUNDAY Sammy Maloof is looking forward to seeing YOU



Today in Labor History

A group of "puddlers"—craftsmen who manipulated pig iron to create steel—met in a Pittsburgh bar and formed The Iron City Forge of the Sons of Vulcan. It was the strongest union in the U.S. in the 1870s, later merging with two other unions to form what was to be the forerunner of the United Steel Workers - 18582014.04.07history-reece
Birth of Florence Reece, active in Harlan County, Ky., coal strikes and author of famed labor song “Which Side Are You On?” - 1900
The Union Label and Service Trades Department is founded by the American Federation of Labor. Its mission: promote the products and services of union members – 1909

Twenty “girl millworkers,” attempting to relieve striking pickets at the Garfield, New Jersey, mill of Forstmann and Huffmann, were beaten “when they did not move fast enough to suit” 30 special deputies who ordered them off the site, according to a news report - 1912
Chris Turner is born in Floyd, Va. He went on to become a NASCAR driver and attempted, along with Fireball Roberts and Tim Flock, to organize the other drivers into a union in 1961 in the hope of better purses, a share in broadcasting rights and retirement benefits for the drivers. He was banned by NASCAR and was unsuccessful when he sued for reinstatement. The court said he was an individual contractor, not an employee of NASCAR or any track - 1924
The Toledo (Ohio) Auto-Lite strike begins today with 6,000 workers demanding union recognition and higher pay. The strike is notable for a 5-day running battle in late May between the strikers and 1,300 members of the Ohio National Guard. Known as the "Battle of Toledo," the clash left two strikers dead and more than 200 injured. The 2-month strike, a win for the workers’ union, is regarded by many labor historians as one of the nation’s three most important strikes - 1934

Police block Birmingham pastor from feeding the homeless

A pastor determined to live out the Bible’s dictate that we feed the poor was shut down by local police because he didn’t have a permit to serve food.
Twice a month, Rick Wood, a pastor at The Lord’s House of Prayer in Oneonta, Alabama, gets in his truck and drives around Birmingham with more than a hundred hot dogs and bottles of water, handing them out to the homeless. Wood has been serving those in need for the past six years because he wants to put Matthew 25:35-40 — “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,” a scripture verse he has plastered on the side of his truck — into action.
But last month, Wood was stopped from handing out food by local police because he was in violation of a new city ordinance, passed in December, that regulates food trucks. The new regulation requires food trucks to get a permit, which can cost as much as $500. Though the ordinance is specifically targeted at retail food vendors, rather than charities, the city nevertheless used it to block Wood.
He was livid. “That makes me so mad,” Wood said in an interview with ABC 33/40 News. “These people are hungry. They’re starving. They need help from people. They can’t afford to buy something from a food truck.”

The pastor accused Birmingham of wanting “to chase them out of the city.”


AP honors photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus at funeral: ‘She found the quiet human moments’

AP honors photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus at funeral: ‘She found the quiet human moments’

Let's meet Saturday at the Festival of Books - LA Observed

Let's meet Saturday at the Festival of Books - LA Observed