Monday, April 24, 2017

Today in Labor History

The Int’l Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia journalist who many believed was on death row because he was an outspoken African-American - 1999
An eight-story building housing garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapses, killing 1,129 workers and injuring 2,515.  A day earlier cracks had been found in the structure, but factory officials, who had contracts with Benneton and other major U.S. labels, insisted the workers return to the job the next day - 2013

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

We loaded our truck with 3,500 pounds of food collected by the 
students of Cal Poly Pomona, thank you all

The written word is under siege - Los Angeles Times

Newspaper industry faces many challenges - Star News Online

tronc, Inc. (:TRNC) Sees the Tape Move 7.37% - Concord Register

Journalists on Trump: "We’re not at war. We’re at work" - Editors Weblog

FCC Regulators Vote to Ease a Limit on TV Station Ownership - Bloomberg

How student journalists got their peers to care about newspapers - Argus Leader

Your Moment Of Zen: The Front Pages Of Major Newspapers With No News - Co.Design

Washington Post Guarantees All of Its Online Ads Will Load in Under 2 Seconds - Ad Week

With Newspapers Back in the Game, How Can Publishers Hold On to New Readers? - E and P

Amazon launches “Subscribe with Amazon,” a marketplace for digital subscriptions - Tech Crunch

Southern Lithoplate Inc. recently completed an expansion of its production capacity at its North Carolina campus.

Southern Lithoplate Inc. recently completed an expansion of its production capacity at its North Carolina campus.: An award winning publication and premier resource for insight, analysis and technology integration in newspaper, digital and hybrid production.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Axel Springer chief on outlook for newspapers

The newspaper business is facing a deeply uncertain future as more and more readers turn to the internet. The FT's David Bond travels to Axel Springer’s imposing Berlin headquarters to speak to its chief executive Mathias Döpfner about how the industry is battling digital disruption

Newspaper Industry Events

April 30 – May 3, 2017
Marriott French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
INMA World Congress of News Media
May 21-23, 2017
Times Center
New York
Metro Production Conference
June 1-3, 2017
Tampa, Florida
Saddlebrook Resort
Print '17
Sept. 10 - 14, 2017
Mid America Newspaper Conference
Sept. 21 – 23, 2017
Country Club Hotel & Spa, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

IFRA World Publishing Expo and DCX Digital Conference
Oct. 9 – 11, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Today in Labor History

April 23 -- Union Communications Services, Inc.

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is founded through a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada (TLC) and the Canadian Congress of Labour (CCL), the two major union congresses in Canada at the time.  The CLC represents the interests of more than three million affiliated workers - 1956

Death of Ida Mae Stull, nationally recognized as the country’s first woman coal miner - 1980

United Farm Workers of America founder Cesar Chavez dies in San Luis, Ariz., at age 66 - 1993

Saturday, April 22, 2017 acquires acquires Legacy has announced its acquisition of, the largest information provider for the U.S funeral industry.

Today in Labor History

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

WAN-IFRA will be hosting a free webinar with Ben Shaw April 19

WAN-IFRA will be hosting a free webinar with Ben Shaw April 19: Ben Shaw, Director of WAN-IFRA Global Advisory and Media Management Accelerator (MMA) trainer, addresses 'How to add value with your data and where to start?' Join in the conversation and get an MMA sneak peek.

Saturday Night in the Blogosphere

Grilled fish served daily in the province of the Philippines

Why the world needs newspapers - Circleville Herald

How to fly drones for journalism in the U.S. - Poynter

Woman shot while delivering newspapers in north Tulsa - KTUL

Ada High School's online newspaper earns honors - The Ada News

Relaunching a newsletter: Failures, successes and what we learned - RJI

Sinclair Said Aiming to Buy Tribune for High $30s a Share - Bloomberg

Facebook is offering publishers money to create produced video - Recode

Stat is publishing a print section in Sunday’s Boston Globe - Nieman Lab

Can this weekly paper stay critical of its new owner? - Columbia Journalism Review

tronc Inc (TRNC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Strong Buy”  - Cerbat Gem

Friday, April 21, 2017

The New York Times starts a podcast group on Facebook

The New York Times starts a podcast group on Facebook: The group is open to the public and has nearly 10,000 members, reports NiemanLab.

Today in Labor History

April 21  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

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

Mary Doyle Keefe, who in 1943 posed as “Rosie the Riveter” for famed painter Norman Rockwell, dies at age 92 in Simsbury, Connecticut. Published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in May 1943, Rosie came to symbolize women factory workers during World War II. (The Rockwell painting is sometimes conjoined in peoples’ memories with a similarly-themed poster by Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller, “We Can Do It!” created the year before.) - 2015

Facebook takes out print ads to combat fake news

Facebook takes out print ads to combat fake news: Along with widgets on the website and app that allow you to see what is fake news, Facebook has turned to publishing print ads to help combat the issue.

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

Skid Row Los Angeles

The free press, making America great - liherald

Sixty years of selling movies in the newspapers - Philly

Newspapers welcome website bloggers - Wiscasset Newspaper

The Washington Post Introduces The Lily - Editor and Publisher

tronc Inc (TRNC) Director Buys $43866500.00 in Stock - BBNS

This tool will help you clean up after your online footprints - Poynter

Yahoo’s Demise Is a Death Knell for Digital News Orgs - The Atlantic

Recycling is in trouble and you may be part of the problem - USA TODAY

Newspapers are the most relied on source for NJ news - Burlington County Times

Poynter picks 21 news organizations to participate in local news innovation program - Poynter

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Atlantic moves to stauncher position on digital ads

The Atlantic moves to stauncher position on digital ads: The Atlantic now requires people using ad-block to either pay a monthly/yearly fee or turn off their ad-block, reports Digiday.

Today in Labor History

April 20  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Nearly 10,000 demonstrators celebrate textile workers’ win of a 10-percent pay hike and grievance committees after a one-month strike, Lowell, Mass. - 1912

Ludlow massacre: Colorado state militia, using machine guns and fire, kill about 20 people—including 11 children—at a tent city set up by striking coal miners - 1914

An unknown assailant shoots through a window at United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther as he is eating dinner at his kitchen table, permanently impairing his right arm. It was one of at least two assassination attempts on Reuther. He and his wife later died in a small plane crash under what many believe to be suspicious circumstances - 1948

National Association of Post Office Mail Handlers, Watchmen, Messengers & Group Leaders merge with Laborers - 1968

United Auto Workers members end a successful 172-day strike against International Harvester, protesting management demands for new work rules and mandatory overtime provisions - 1980
(They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions: How familiar do these phrases ring? Unions are responsible for budget deficits; they’ve outlived their usefulness; their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, many say, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions, longtime labor activist and educator Bill Fletcher Jr. makes sense of this debate as he unpacks the 21 myths most often cited by anti-union propagandists.)

Dallas Morning News wins 'Grand Slam' award from APSE

Dallas Morning News wins 'Grand Slam' award from APSE: “It is truly an honor for our sports department to be recognized as a ‘Grand Slam’ winner by the Associated Press Sports Editors,” Garry Leavell, assistant managing editor/sports told the News Media Alliance.

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

Los Angeles Times 1910

Be informed: Subscribe to your local newspaper - Grist

Is there an untapped market for print in local journalism? - Poynter

Publisher launches Spanish-language newspaper - Compton Herald

Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts - Medium

Russian Journalist Dies in Hospital After Brutal Beating - The Moscow Times

The Washington Post's Ruben Castaneda Recalls a Near-Suicide Mission - LA Weekly

Della Femina Sells The Independent Newspaper To Billionaire Ron Perelman - 27 East

Majority of staff at two B.C. newspapers approve deal to save some jobs - RD News Now

sideline's empty newspapers question information overload in today's world - Design Boom

University of Tennessee student newspaper cuts print edition to twice weekly - The Tennessean

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway’s BH Media Group to cut 300 jobs

Berkshire Hathaway’s BH Media Group to cut 300 jobs: Though many papers under BH Media have been transitioning to a digital platform, no papers are safe from the cuts.

Today in Labor History

April 19  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, the nation’s “Furniture City,” more than 6,000 immigrant workers—Germans, Dutch, Lithuanians and Poles—put down their tools and struck 59 factories for four months in what was to become known as the Great Furniture Strike - 1911
(Mobilizing Against Inequality:Are immigrant workers themselves responsible for low wages and shoddy working conditions? Should unions expend valuable time and energy organizing undocumented workers? Unions in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States have taken various approaches to confront the challenges of this significant segment of the workforce. As U.S. immigration policy is debated, readers will gain insight into how all workers benefit when wages and working conditions for immigrant workers are improved.)

An American domestic terrorist’s bomb destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, 99 of whom were government employees - 1995

mediaXchange speakers announced by News Media Alliance

mediaXchange speakers announced by News Media Alliance: The annual event will have over 40 speakers from across the industry.

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

50 Years in Newspapers - View News

Is the UAE’s publishing industry in trouble? - AMEinfo

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings - ABC News

Eight cheery thoughts for life after newspapers - Hold The Front Page

The Washington Post cuts off ad tech vendors slowing its site - DigiDay

How to Succeed as a Printer in the Digital Marketing Age - Printing Impressions

Facebook and Google happy to monetise, not monitor, fake news - Editors Weblog

Washington’s Moonie-Owned Newspaper Wants To Improve Its Reputation - Daily Caller

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker will keep tabs on the safety of journalists in America - Poynter

The State of South African Journalism - There's Good News and There's Bad News - All Africa

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kodak to retain Prosper inkjet business

Kodak to retain Prosper inkjet business: The sale process for prosper was conducted over one year and was “robust,” according to David Bullwinkle, chief financial officer for Kodak.

Tuesday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

If Macy's dies, so do the last hard copy newspapers

Real journalism isn't going away - Wichita Eagle

What do journalists need to stop doing to survive? - Poynter

The Boston Globe is trying to reinvent the metro newspaper - CJR

Even small newspapers can have a big impact - Albert Lea Tribune

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? - The New York Times

LePage calls newspapers ‘a dying, antiquated industry’ - Central Maine

Filmmakers hope to ride wave of newspaper nostalgia to fund documentary - CJR

Luther graduate Alberty on Pulitzer Prize winning reporting team - Decorah Journal

How three European media organisations are bringing news to refugees - Editors Weblog

Transcon Selling Its Local, Regional Newspapers in Quebec, Ontario - Printing Impressions

North Carolina paper debuts redesign

North Carolina paper debuts redesign: A new feature, dubbed cards, are boxes that direct readers to content inside.

Today in Labor History

April 18  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

West Virginia coal miners strike, defend selves against National Guard - 1912

After a four-week boycott led by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., bus companies in New York City agree to hire 200 Black drivers and mechanics - 1941