Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Senate approves resolution on net neutrality

The Senate approved a resolution May 16 in favor of restoring the FCC's net neutrality rules. The final vote was 52-47.

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Today in Labor History

Labor History May 22nd
Eugene Debs was thrown in prison for his role in the Pullman Railway Strike (also known as the “Debs Rebellion”). – 1895
White firemen on the Georgia Railroad struck against the hiring of blacks. A New York Times correspondent reported that there was much violence against the black firemen, coming not from the strikers but from “citizens along the line of the road, who object to the preference given negroes over white men.” -1909
The Civil Service Retirement Act of 1920 gives federal workers a pension. – 1920
The Congress of Industrial Organizations’ (CIOs) Steelworkers Organizing Committee was disbanded at a Cleveland convention and immediately succeeded by the workers’ new union, the United Steelworkers of America. – 1942
The first strike by Chicago teachers began on this day and lasted for three days. – 1969

Mediaprint hosts open house to showcase retrofit

Mediaprint Vienna, one of Europe's biggest newspaper printers, has been undergoing a major retrofit project.

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Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Downtown Los Angeles from 2nd and Spring

Email Is Dangerous - The Atlantic

Editorial Salaries Decline Amid Industry Instability - Folio

Senator goes to bat for community newspapers - Cullman Times

It's a ‘new day’ for a journalist who was detained by ICE - Poynter

VTDigger: A Rising Star In Nonprofit News - Institute for Nonprofit News

Boston Globe lays off non-newsroom employees - Boston Business Journal

Tensions flare between Google, publishers as GDPR deadline looms - Adage

Brokerages Issued $21.00 Target Price for Tronc Inc. (TRNC) - Bangalore Weekly

Are Newsprint Tariffs Protecting Jobs or Are They Just Another Nail in the Coffin? - EP

The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge - Bloomberg

Monday, May 21, 2018

Penna streamlines operations with Express KCS partnership

Penna, a global HR services group located in the U.K., now part of the Adecco group, has entered into a new service agreement with Express KCS, focused on providing expanded services into digital ad operations and campaign reporting.

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Today in Labor History

Labor History May 21st
Minneapolis General Strike
Italian activists and anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, widely believed to have been framed for murder, went on trial today. They eventually were executed as part of a government campaign against dissidents. – 1921
The Minneapolis General Strike by the Teamsters Union commenced, with a pitched battle between striking Teamsters and business goons. – 1934
The Little Wagner Act was signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed, a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week. – 1945
The U.S. government seized control of the nation’s coal mines in order to maintain production during a nationwide coal strike. Despite the government’s actions, miners continued to strike, forcing the government to concede to many of their demands, concessions that even the mine owners refused to grant. Miners struck again in November, in violation of a federal injunction, resulting in a $3.5 million fine. – 1946
White Night riots occurred in San Francisco, California in protest of the hand slap given to former city supervisor, Dan White, for murdering the city’s first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, and mayor George Moscone. White was determined to be temporarily insane from having eaten too much junk food. A similar defense has failed repeatedly to get students excused from exams or school detentions. – 1979
Nearly 100,000 unionized SBC Communications Inc. workers began a four-day strike to protest the local phone giant’s latest contract offer. – 2004

Chuck Plunkett speaks at a Denver Post employee walk-out

Denver Post employees protest ownership with events in Denver and New York

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

How downtown Los Angeles has changed in a matter of just a few years

Threat to America's newspapers - The Providence Journal

Can Moguls Save Newspapers? - New Haven Independent

Why I still read newspapers on paper - The Roanoke Times

Pencils Made From Recycled Newspaper? - The Better India

Inside Orb’s approach to global storytelling - Editors Weblog

Star Media Group to end printing operations in Penang - The Star

Cathleen Decker leaves LA Times after 40 years for Washington Post - LAObserved

Americans Have Less Faith In Other Outlets to Replace Newspapers - Rasmussen Reports

The 'hire a crowd' business operates openly and makes journalism even more difficult - Poynter

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Farewell tour at the Los Angeles Times - May 18, 2018

Last Friday I ventured to downtown Los Angeles for my last chance to visit the Los Angeles Times, as they prepare to make the move to El Segundo. My plan did not include driving the thirty-two miles downtown from La Verne, but as I attempted to catch the Gold-line the parking structure was at capacity. With little time to locate another station I headed south to the San Bernardino Freeway and made the trip rather quickly, going home was another story.

My grandfather, father, and myself were all employed by the newspaper so saying the people were family is an understatement. 

I would like to thank Slaboch Silentia, and Darrell Kunitomi for a fantastic time reminiscing with former colleagues.