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Friday, August 28, 2015

Today in Labor History

August 28  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—the Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream" speech march—is held in Washington, D.C., with 250,000 participating. The AFL-CIO did not endorse the march, but several affiliated unions did – 19632015.08.24 history mlk.march
(Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington: Written for 5 to 8 year-olds, this is a very nice introduction to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, that watershed event in the fight for civil rights. It uses the March as a point of reference as it talks about segregation in America and the battle for equal rights.)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Zacks Lowers Tribune Publishing to Sell (TPUB)

Tribune Publishing (NYSE:TPUB) was downgraded by Zacks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in areport released on Thursday, MarketBeat reports.
According to Zacks, “Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing solutions company. It operates daily newspapers and related Websites, and various ancillary businesses. The Company operates Websites and mobile applications, including a primary online product for each local newspaper, which is an expanded version of the newspaper, providing local, national, and international news. Its daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Sun Sentinel, the Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, the Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and the Daily Press. Tribune Publishing Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. “

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Some reasons why LA's rising crime rate is not a surprise - LA Observed

Some reasons why LA's rising crime rate is not a surprise - LA Observed

Hedge Fund Appeal Denied in Tribune Media Bankruptcy Case

By , Delaware Business Court Insider

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has denied the appeal of a hedge fund vying for litigation that could leave it with more money than it is on track to receive in the Tribune Media Co. bankruptcy case.

Aurelius Capital Management, a hedge fund specializing in distressed debt, bought $2 billion of pre-leveraged buyout debt from the Tribune company, former parent company of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. According to Third Circuit Judge Thomas L. Ambro's opinion, Aurelius appealed a district court decision denying Aurelius' appeal of Tribune's Chapter 11 reorganization as equitably moot.

Read more: http://www.delawarelawweekly.com/id=1202735602666/Hedge-Fund-Appeal-Denied-in-Tribune-Media-Bankruptcy-Case#ixzz3k3SOJ5lT

Can a magazine live forever? Scientific American, at 170, is giving it a shot

Can a magazine live forever? Scientific American, at 170, is giving it a shot

Today in Labor History

August 27  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each - 1934

President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a general strike. The railroads were not returned to their owners until two years later - 1950

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

This is one of many massive warehouses I visit 
weekly moving food and paper products




Print finances high-quality journalism - Editors Weblog

Newspaper circulation figures continue to fall - RTE News

Newspaper Death Spiral Made Plain in One Chart - Observer

The state of the U-T and Tribune Publishing - San Diego Reader

The Virginia shooting and the dark side of the social media age - Poynter

Most of national audience now mobile-only at 4 UK newspapers - Journalism

USA Today Cuts 90 in Buyout Offers to Staffers Age 55 and Older - The Wrap

Ancestry Collaborates with Gannett to Digitally Archive Newspapers - MarketWatch

Ms. Huffington seems to believe that journalism skills are worth nothing - Romenesko

Miami Herald grows audiences with growing number of niche smartphone apps - INMA


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

News crew shot dead on live TV in Virginia* - LA Observed

News crew shot dead on live TV in Virginia* - LA Observed

Journalists rally around fallen broadcasters with #WeStandWithWDBJ

Journalists rally around fallen broadcasters with #WeStandWithWDBJ

Gunman kills reporter and videographer during live broadcast

Gunman kills reporter and videographer during live broadcast

LA Times flashback: 1982 newsroom phone list - Native Intelligence

LA Times flashback: 1982 newsroom phone list - Native Intelligence

Today in Labor History

August 26 - Union Communications Services, Inc.2015.08.24 history 16tons
Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski are murdered by coal company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, Pa. Sellins was a United Mine Workers of America organizer and Starzeleski was a miner - 1919
(Sixteen Tons carries the reader down into the dark and dangerous coal mines of the early 1900s, as Italian immigrant Antonio Vacca and his sons encounter cave-ins and fires deep below the earth’s surface.)

After three-quarters of the states had ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women win their long struggle for the vote - 1920

With America in the depths of the Great Depression, the Comptroller of the Currency announces a temporary halt on foreclosures of first mortgages - 1932

In what some may consider one of the many management decisions that was to help cripple the American auto industry over the following decades, Ford Motor Co. produces its first Edsel. Ford dropped the project two years later after losing approximately $350 million - 1957
2015.08.24 history womens.strike.equality
The Women’s Strike for Equality is staged in cities across the U.S., marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, under which women won the right to vote. A key focus of the strike—in fact, more accurately a series of marches and demonstrations—was equality in the workplace. An estimated 20,000 women participated, some carrying signs with the iconic slogan, “Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot.” Another sign: “Hardhats for Soft Broads” - 1970

More than 1,300 bus drivers on Oahu, Hawaii, begin what is to become a 5-week strike - 2003

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

La Verne Day at the Fair - Thursday, Sept. 10


Fight to end chronic homelessness must start in childhood, report says

By Josie Huang

A new study of Los Angeles County's public assistance records found that children make up nearly half of those residents who’ve been homeless — a scenario that puts them at higher risk of homelessness as adults.

Read the entire report by following this link

Tuesday Night in the Blogosphere

What my iPhone looks like after dropping

What one key LA Times editor liked in the past week - LA Observed

What one key LA Times editor liked in the past week - LA Observed

Today in Labor History

August 25  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Birth of Allan Pinkerton, whose strike-breaking detectives ("Pinks") gave us the word "fink" - 1819

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded at a meeting in New York City. A. Philip Randolph became the union's first organizer - 1925

L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: ‘There’s a stunning lack of transparency’

L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: ‘There’s a stunning lack of transparency’

Los Angeles Times Video is targeted to blind users

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It was the largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the United States in 2008 and the fourth most widely distributed newspaper in the country. In 2000, the Tribune Company, parent company of the Chicago Tribune and local television station KTLA, purchased the Los Angeles Times. It is currently owned by Tribune Publishing.