Friday, September 22, 2017

Trib Total Media to buy MSA Sports Network

Trib Total Media to buy MSA Sports Network: “They are the source of high school sports broadcasts in western Pennsylvania,” said Jennifer Bertetto, CEO of Trib Total Media. “We are excited to welcome an established name in high school sports into the Trib family.’’

How to Make a Printer's Hat

Tom Leech demonstrates how to make a printer's hat from a newspaper. Printer hat-making is part of the many activities at the annual Christmas at the Palace event each December at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Cox Media lauds teams

Cox Media lauds teams: “After ensuring that our teams and their families were all safe, our mission was to serve our communities by relaying vital, lifesaving information to our viewers, listeners and readers,” said CMG President Kim Guthrie in a press release. “The preparedness of our engineers and operations leaders paid off — with generator power, fuel, personnel and even MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) for our small but mighty teams who went without sleep, worked onsite and in the field to continue to report the news and weather.”

How It's Made - Newspapers, Magazines & Books

Graph Expo moves back to Chicago

Graph Expo moves back to Chicago: The tradeshow was held in Orlando in 2016. The show is a comprehensive exhibition of inkjet, digital, offset, flexo, gravure and hybrid technologies, products and services for the printing and imaging industry.

Maintenance Technician Needed

Nevada’s Largest Newspaper is seeking a Motivated Production Maintenance Technician.
For Maintaining, repairing and installing production equipment including auxiliary and support devices.
Position requires some experience with industrial electrical and mechanical
Troubleshooting skills. Understanding of computers is a necessity.
We are working in a highly scheduled production facility where essential assignments may require flexible working hours.
We offer a competitive wage and benefit package.
Send resume by e-mail ( no attachments please) to:
Las Vegas Review Journal is an equal opportunity employer.

Must pass a pre-employment drug screen to start.

Star Tribune Co. holds travel event

Star Tribune Co. holds travel event: The Twin Cities is the Midwest’s top market for travel spending, the company said.

Today in Labor History

September 22  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Emancipation Proclamation signed - 1862
Eighteen-year-old Hannah (Annie) Shapiro leads a spontaneous walkout of 17 women at a Hart Schaffner & Marx garment factory in Chicago. It grows into a months-long mass strike involving 40,000 garment workers across the city, protesting 10-hour days, bullying bosses and cuts in already-low wages - 1910
Great Steel Strike begins; 350,000 workers demand union recognition. The AFL Iron and Steel Organizing Committee calls off the strike, their goal unmet, 108 days later - 1919
Martial law rescinded in Mingo County, W. Va., after police, U.S. troops and hired goons finally quell coal miners' strike - 1922
U.S. Steel announces it will cut the wages of 220,000 workers by 10 percent - 1931
United Textile Workers strike committee orders strikers back to work after 22 days out, ending what was at that point the greatest single industrial conflict in the history of American organized labor. The strike involved some 400,000 workers in New England, the mid-Atlantic states and the South - 1934
Some 400,000 coal miners strike for higher wages in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and Ohio - 1935
The AFL expels the Int’l Longshoremen's Association for racketeering; six years later the AFL-CIO accepted them back into the house of labor - 1953
OSHA reaches its largest ever settlement agreement, $21 million, with BP Products North America following an explosion at BP's Texas City, Texas, plant earlier in the year that killed 15 and injured 170 - 2005
Eleven Domino's employees in Pensacola, Fla., form the nation's first union of pizza delivery drivers - 2006
San Francisco hotel workers end a 2-year contract fight, ratify a new 5-year pact with their employers - 2006

September 21

Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike - 1896
Mother Jones leads a march of miners' children through the streets of Charleston, W. Va. - 1912
(Changing Roles, Changing Lives: Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution: During the Industrial Revolution, workers were forced to endure dangerous working conditions for miserable wages. Among those who courageously spoke out against this poor treatment were some remarkable women, including Mary Harris “Mother” Jones and Sarah G. Bagley, whose stories are told here for young readers.) 
National Football League Players Association members begin what is to become a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout ever - 1982 
Members of five unions at the Frontier Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas begin what was to become the longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history. All 550 workers honored the picket line for the entirety of the 6-year, 4-month, 10-day fight against management’s insistence on cutting wages and eliminating pensions - 1991

September 20

Upton Sinclair, socialist and author of The Jungle—published on this day in 1906—born in Baltimore, Md. - 1878
According to folklorist John Garst, steel-drivin’ man John Henry, born a slave, outperformed a steam hammer on this date at the Coosa Mountain Tunnel or the Oak Mountain Tunnel of the Columbus and Western Railway (now part of the Norfolk Southern) near Leeds, Ala. Other researchers place the contest near Talcott, W. Va. - 1887
Int’l Hod Carriers, Building & Common Laborers Union of America changes name to Laborers' Int’l Union - 1965

September 19

Chinese coal miners forced out of Black Diamond, Wash. - 1885
Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists converge on Washington D.C., for a Solidarity Day march and rally protesting Republican policies – 1981

Musician and labor educator Joe Glazer, often referred to as “Labor’s Troubadour,” died today at age 88.  Some of his more acclaimed songs include "The Mill Was Made of Marble," "Too Old To Work" and "Automaton." In 1979 he and labor folklorist Archie Green convened a meeting of 14 other labor musicians to begin what was to become the annual Great Labor Arts Exchange and, soon thereafter, the Labor Heritage Foundation - 2006

Muller Martini wins award

Muller Martini wins award: Muller Martini launched the Finishing 4.0 strategy, with systems connected via Connex workflow software, at drupa 2016. The book production system features a seamless, touchless workflow, so books can be produced in runs of one copy without manual interventions and setup time.

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

Volunteers at Sowing Seeds for Life in La Verne giving away Kleenex

Tronc VP exits to work on his novel - New York Post

Publishers' fear: 'reluctance to innovate' - Editors Weblog

What are your earliest memories of local news? - Poynter

In paywall age, free content remains king for newspaper sites - CJR

Help Find Historic Cartoons in World War I-era Newspapers - Smithsonian

Future of Borderland newspapers at risk as readers go online - KVIA El Paso

Politics Hang Heavy Over FCC's Review of Sinclair-Tribune Media - The Street

Post-Dispatch demands charges be dropped against reporter covering protest - St. Louis Today

More Than 2 Million Public School Students Now Receiving Free Access to The Times - NYT

FCC requests information on Sinclair Broadcast deal to acquire Tribune Media - Baltimore Sun

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Night in the Blogosphere - Mexico City

Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers desperately remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Central Mexico earthquake kills more than 130, topples buildings - CNN

Mexico earthquake: at least 139 dead after powerful quake - The Guardian

At Least 139 Dead After 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico - TIME

Hours after an earthquake drill in Mexico City, the real thing struck - WTVR

Mexico City EARTHQUAKE: SHOCK explosion as 7.1 quake rocks southern Mexico - Express

Mexico earthquake: Watch live TV moment quake violently shakes - The San Diego Union-Tribune


Central Mexico Earthquake
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Storm update from Flint Group

Storm update from Flint Group: More from the update: 'Some are still assessing the damage and impact to their businesses. Others have begun to restart operations but at reduced capacity, causing a supply and demand imbalance. Many have made public announcements about continued forces majeures and supply allocations. Some transportation companies are imposing fuel surcharges due to very limited availability of carriers.

The Morning Paper - 'The Times' Newspaper Production During 1940s

Today in Labor History

September 18  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is formally founded at an Ohio convention, during a period of serious corruption in the union. Two years earlier at an IBT convention in Las Vegas, a union reform leader who (unsuccessfully) called for direct election of officers and a limit on officers’ salaries had been beaten by thugs - 1978
Nine strikebreakers are killed in an explosion at Giant (gold) Mine near Yellowknife, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Miner Roger Warren confessed that he planted the explosives that caused the deaths. He recanted the confession but later confessed once again - 1992
A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends when an arbitrator orders a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members - 1999

One week after the September 11, 2001, attacks, anthrax spores are mailed by an unknown party to several news media offices and two U.S. senators. Five people exposed to the spores died, including two workers at Washington, D.C.’s USPS Brentwood facility: Thomas Morris, Jr. and Joseph Curseen, who were to die of their exposure within the month – 2001


 Mon Sep 18, 2017.
We are currently seeking an Electrical Controls Technician who will be responsible for electrical maintenance and repair of all newspaper press and production equipment.
Principal Functions:
  • Maintain and repair all newspaper press, production, a/c, compressor, cooling towers and chiller equipment as well as other electrical repairs at our location.
  • Supervise repairs and installations made by outside contractors
  • Maintain preventative maintenance programs
Job Requirements:
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in the field or an Electronics degree or certificate
  • Ability to work nights and weekends and be on-call as needed; work well with minimal supervision.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to move from place to place and lift/carry up to 50 lbs occasionally and up to 20 lbs. frequently
  • Ability to frequently climb, stoop, kneel and reach. Some work done in high, close or confined spaces
  • Ability to work in heat and cold, wet, humid and noisy surroundings
Interested applicants, please submit resume to and state “Electronic Control Tech” in the subject line, or apply in person to 300 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FL.

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

A typical restroom in the Philippines

Irish newspapers try a bit of dynamism - Village

Newspaper editors, columnists go on trial in Turkey - Hot Air

Why the press deserves blame for the North Korea 'crisis' - Poynter

Bullish Signals Shown in tronc Inc (TRNC) Charts - Geneva Journal

'The New York Daily News' Sold For A Single Dollar - Gears Of Biz

FCC Wants Sinclair to Provide More Docs on Tribune Deal - Newsmax

Phoenix woman delivering newspapers hit by suspected drunk driver - AZ Family

To Avoid Media Bias, News Organizations Are Lifting the Veil - Editor and Publisher

Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale - New York Times

Wyo Tribune Eagle marks 150 years of Cheyenne newspapers - Wyoming Business Report

Saturday, September 16, 2017

What's Up In La Verne with Mayor Don Kendrick

Thank you Mayor for keeping La Verne informed. La Verne is a great city to live, work and visit. 

Today in Labor History

September 16  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

More than 43,000 oil workers strike in 20 states, part of the post-war strike wave - 1945
A player lockout by the National Hockey League begins, leading to cancellation of what would have been the league’s 88th season. The lockout, over owner demands that salaries be capped, lasted 310 days - 2004
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a signed contract with the Mount Olive Pickle Co. and growers, ending a 5-year boycott.  The agreement marked the first time an American labor union represented guest workers - 2004
Richard Trumka is elected president of the AFL-CIO at the federation’s convention in Pittsburgh.  He had served as the secretary-treasurer under predecessor John Sweeney from 1995 to 2009, and prior to that was president of the United Mine Workers for 13 years - 2009

September 15

Some 5,000 female cotton workers in and around Pittsburgh, Pa., strike for a 10-hour day. The next day, male trade unionists become the first male auxiliary when they gather to protect the women from police attacks. The strike ultimately failed - 1845
President Kennedy signs off on a $900 million public-works bill for projects in economically depressed areas - 1962
More than 350,000 members of the United Auto Workers begin what is to become a 69-day strike against General Motors - 1970
Int’l Association of Siderographers merges with Int’l Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers - 1992

Saturday Morning in the Blogosphere

Seattle, Washington as seen from the Space Needle

Tronc to cut 25% of Pioneer Press staff - Robert Feder

Readers take on life without printed newspapers - Star News

What makes people willing to pay for news online? - NiemanLab

This search engine makes finding public records less painful - Poynter

FCC Seeks More Evidence For Sinclair/Tribune Deal Claims - Multichannel

Local, national newspapers no longer available on campus - Kansas State Collegian

FT journalist killed by crocodile started out as WAN-IFRA blogger - Editors Weblog

Nearly 20,000 Professionals Attend Print 17 Conference in Chicago - Editor and Publisher

Why the exodus of four top editors marks the end of an era for the magazine industry - CNN

Appellate court orders San Diego Union Tribune carriers' $10M award to be recalculated - LNL

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today in Labor History

September 14  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers union calls off an unsuccessful 3-month strike against U. S. Steel Corporation subsidiaries - 1901
Gastonia, N.C., textile mill striker and songwriter Ella May Wiggins, 29, a mother of five, is killed when local vigilantes and thugs force the pickup truck in which she is riding off the road and begin shooting – 1929
A striker is shot by a bog owner (and town-elected official) during a walkout by some 1,500 cranberry pickers, members of the newly-formed Cape Cod Cranberry Pickers Union Local 1. State police were called, more strikers were shot and 64 were arrested. The strike was lost - 1933
Congress passes the Landrum-Griffin Act. The law expands many of the anti-labor provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act, increasing union reporting requirements and restricting secondary boycotting and picketing - 1959

(The Essential Guide To Federal Employment Laws, 4th edition: This is a well-indexed book, updated in 2013, offering the full text of 20 federal laws affecting workers’ lives, along with plain-English explanations of each. An entire chapter is devoted to each law, explaining what is allowed and prohibited and what businesses must comply with.)

2017 ING conference wrap up

2017 ING conference wrap up: Bowman said that the newspaper industry has recently gone through unprecedented change and has been forced to adapt. “In most cases print is still driving the bus, and we need to continue to support the digital side,” he said.

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

Lake Elsinore sky diving plane

New WAN-IFRA report: 'Reality check – making money with Facebook' - Editors Weblog

Services for Jose Renteria

Image may contain: 1 person, indoorHere is the information for Jose Renteria

On Thursday and Friday, 9/21 and 9/22 there will a viewing at Mission Hills Catholic mortuary rooms B and C from 5 pm to 9 pm. The address is 11160 Stranwood Ave, Mission Hills. 

On 9/22, there will be a mass at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church, at 9:45 am. The address is 7800 Vineland Ave, Sun Valley.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

GateHouse lowers paywalls for Irma

GateHouse lowers paywalls for Irma: Among GateHouse properties in the states are the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Gainesville Sun, the Spartanburg Herald Journal (South Carolina) and The Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina).

Today in Labor History

September 13  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The Post Office Department orders 25,000 railway mail clerks to shoot to kill any bandits attempting to rob the mail - 1926
Eleven AFSCME-represented prison employees, 33 inmates die in four days of rioting at New York State’s Attica Prison and the retaking of the prison. The riot caused the nation to take a closer look at prison conditions, for inmates and their guards alike - 1971

Cox launches sports site

Cox launches sports site: Texas Pete Hot Sauce and Zaxby’s have opted for category exclusive sponsorships on Zaxby’s and Texas Pete will leverage video content and ownership of thematic content series to align their brand with the passion of college sports in coverage of three of the five major conferences.

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Today is La Verne day at the Los Angeles County Fair

WSN begins student newspaper - Brewton Standard

Where Will VR Fit Into Local Advertising? - Street Fight

Podcasting – digital audio at its storytelling best - Editors Weblog

Ready for the real deal? Focus on local newspapers - Arvada Press

Irma's aftermath slows newspaper deliveries - Newnan Times-Herald

Checking in with Maine’s “serendipitous” media mogul, Reade Brower - Down East

Maine paper carrier’s bike is stolen and a kind stranger comes to his aid - Press Herald

She bet on the future of print news and bought Alaska's largest daily - Los Angeles Times

Taking a Deeper Look into the Moving Average For tronc Inc (TRNC) - Stock Press Daily

Kid Rock denies Detroit Free Press credentials for Little Caesars Arena concert - Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Miles joins Siebold Company

Miles joins Siebold Company: In the role, Miles will manage strategic business initiatives, including acquisition efforts. He will also serve as a special advisor to the TSC Graphic Arts Division on market development opportunities. “The timing is perfect for us to grow by adding companies that will complement our current offering of TSC products and services,” Miles said.

Today in Labor History

September 12  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Eugene V. Debs, labor leader and socialist, sentenced to 10 years for opposing World War I. While in jail Debs received one million votes for president - 1918
Jobless workers march on grocery stores and seize food in Toledo, Ohio – 1932

National Guardsmen fire on “sullen and rebellious” strikers at the Woonsocket (Rhode Island) Rayon plant, killing one and injuring three others.  A correspondent said the crowd of about 2,000 “went completely wild with rage.”  Word spread, 6,000 more workers arrived at the scene and the city was put under military rule.  The governor declared that “there is a Communist uprising and not a textile strike” in the state - 1934
United Rubber Workers formed in Akron, Ohio - 1935
A total of 49 people are killed, 200 injured, in explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, N.J. - 1940
New York City’s Union Square, the site of the first Labor Day in 1882, is officially named a national historic landmark. The square has long been a focal point for working class protest and political expression - 1998