Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DCOS works with Danish publisher

DCOS works with Danish publisher: Danish publisher Skive Folkeblad, which produces daily newspaper Skive Folkeblad, has opted to award DCOS the contract to modernize its Tensor press, dating to 1999.

Today in Labor History

June 28  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Birthday of machinist Matthew Maguire, who many believe first suggested Labor Day. Others believe it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter - 1850
President Grover Cleveland signs legislation declaring Labor Day an official U.S. holiday - 1894
The federal government sues the Teamsters to force reforms on the union, the nation's largest. The following March, the government and the union sign a consent decree requiring direct election of the union's president and creation of an Independent Review Board - 1988

KBA newspaper users group meeting

KBA newspaper users group meeting: The group expects about 50 KBA newspaper production members and two dozen supporting vendors. The meetings provide a chance for the KBA web offset press operators to network, share updates, new tech and operational experiences, and meet with representatives of the press manufacturer.

Crime Of The Century at Los Angeles Times

MPP Global partners with IMRG and Racing Post

MPP Global partners with IMRG and Racing Post: News & Tech reached out to Julian Morelis, CCO at MPP Global, about the partnerships and the company’s eSuite program.

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

What to know about visual search - DigiDay

Preserving journalism's legacy - Editors Weblog

Listening Post has expanded to 7 cities - Poynter

In US, Confidence in Newspapers Still Low but Rising - Gallup

How Data.World Seeks to Transform Data Journalism - MediaShift

The incomparable serendipity of reading the newspaper - Dallas News

Journalists across the globe see ‘fake news’ as a shape-shifting monster - ijnet

CPJ to use $50,000 donated as part of body slam settlement to track other assaults - CPJ

Facebook’s Censorship Protects Whites from Hate Speech, Not Black Children - Pro Publica

Why I'm devoting a year to helping black newspapers survive - Columbia Journalism Review

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NPES launches rebranding initiative

NPES launches rebranding initiative: Strategic research will provide the insights and perspective of current and prospective association members, printers, industry consultants, and other value chain stakeholders. There will be a day-long “Brand Conclave” session where key themes from the research will be culled and incorporated into the final imagery and messaging to be revealed this fall.

Today in Labor History

June 27  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Emma Goldman, women's rights activist and radical, born in Lithuania. She came to the U.S. at age 17 - 1869
The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," is founded at a 12-day-long convention in Chicago. The Wobbly motto: "An injury to one is an injury to all." - 1905
Congress passes the National Labor Relations Act, creating the structure for collective bargaining in the United States - 1935

(The Labor Law Source Book: Texts of 20 Federal Labor Laws: A very handy collection that puts the full texts of all the major U.S. labor laws into one book. Includes the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and 15 more. The full, actual language of each law is presented—without elaboration by the editor—and a helpful topic finder at the back of the book tells you which laws apply to basic concerns and classes of workers.)
A 26-day strike of New York City hotels by 26,000 workers—the first such walkout in 50 years—ends with a 5-year contract calling for big wage and benefit gains - 1985
A.E. Staley locks out 763 workers in Decatur, Ill. The lockout was to last two and one-half years - 1993

Print in India counters trend

Print in India counters trend: The print media in India has grown by 61 per cent in the last 10 years, figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show, the New Indian Express reports. Average sale of copies per day has increased from 39 million in 2006 to nearly 63 million in 2016, according to figures published by the circulation watchdog and reported by the paper.

Spicer spars with reporters over ‘fake news’

The event is a cataclysm accentuated by the peculiar bind in which the 24-7 network has found itself. CNN tops President Trump’s list of objectionable news outlets, one that he famously claimed in a January transition press conference was “fake news,” even though the reporting he was referring to — about high-level intelligence briefings — was 100 percent correct. Trump fans everywhere have taken up the fight, hammering the network every time it equivocates or otherwise over-reports the Russia-Trump line of inquiry. In the regular White House briefings, Press Secretary Sean Spicer carries on a sneering and long-running feud with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, perhaps the press corp’s most outspoken detractor of the White House’s no-camera and no-audio briefings.

New audience measurement coalition in Europe

New audience measurement coalition in Europe: The coalition aims to underline the importance of safeguarding EU audience measurement capabilities to safeguard independent measurement, according to a release from ESOMAR, an association that calls itself “the global voice of the data, research and insights community.”

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Who will own the Chicago Sun-Times? - Poynter

Why do local independent news sites die? - Poynter

Newspapers still top choice for news - Park Rapids Enterprise

How a Google tax could revive the local press - The Guardian

Facebook video ad viewability rates are as low as 20 percent - DigiDay

ODU's student newspaper is becoming a seasonal magazine - Virginian-Pilot

Library incorporates newspapers into summer reading program - The Brunswick News

Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties - The Washington Post

Grenfell reflects the accountability vacuum left by crumbling local press - The Guardian

More Than 70 Per Cent of the National Audience of UK Papers is Mobile-Only - Journalism

Monday, June 26, 2017

New fact-check effort in Japan

New fact-check effort in Japan: The group will encourage media organizations and others to battle “against the diffusion of false and highly questionable information,” Poynter reports. Journalists, nonprofit organizations and academics are part of the effort.

Hilarious Newspaper Titles

Despite the massive growth of online media, newspapers are still one of the most sought products in the world when it comes to acquiring information. 

But there's a problem with newspapers, once you print them, there is no going back. Today we will be exploring some hilarious newspaper title mistakes. 

Distribution process key for startup KIT

Distribution process key for startup KIT: This convenience is one of the many goals of KIT, a Swedish start-up digital distribution company launched in April 2015. KIT does content generation and delivery across a multitude of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and a multitude of regions.

Today in Labor History

June 26  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Members of the American Railway Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, refuse to handle Pullman cars, in solidarity with Pullman strikers. Two dozen strikers were killed over the course of the strike - 1894
The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opens, making the Great Lakes accessible to Atlantic shipping.  Thousands of laborers toiled for decades to make it happen; indirectly and directly, the Seaway today supports 75,000 jobs in Canada and 150,000 in the U.S. - 1959

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

Volunteering for the food bank takes me to many different warehouses

What makes NewsFundr different? - NewsFundr

Newspapers still top choice for news - Perham Focus

Men charged with theft of free newspapers - The Register

Do you trust the news, or do you trust your news? - Nieman Lab

The Washington Post Launches “Made by History” - The Washington Post

59th SoCal Journalism Awards Winners Announced - Los Angeles Press Club

Here’s what the New York Times has learned covering Canada so far - J-Source

Newspapers were in Homestead during the Strike in 1892 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers - Tap Into

How Conservative Media Outlets Turn Faculty Viewpoints Into National News - Chronicle

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Envision Delivery Systems app tackles delivery challenges

Envision Delivery Systems app tackles delivery challenges: The web and mobile app that will be soon available to publications have tracking features as well as route optimization, flexible vacation starts/stops, and features for missed deliveries.

Today in Labor History

June 25  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

More than 8,000 people attend the dedication ceremony for The Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Chicago, honoring those framed and executed for the bombing at Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886 - 1893

(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. Zinn, a widely respected Boston University professor, turns history on its head with his carefully researched and dramatic recounting of America and its people—not just its bankers, industrialists, generals and politicians.)
Fair Labor Standards Act passes Congress, banning child labor and setting the 40-hour work week - 1938
At the urging of Black labor and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph, Franklin Roosevelt issues an executive order barring discrimination in defense industries - 1941
Congress passes the Smith-Connally War Labor Disputes Act over President Franklin Roosevelt’s veto. It allows the federal government to seize and operate industries threatened by strikes that would interfere with war production. It was hurriedly created after the third coal strike in seven weeks - 1943
A total of 21 workers are killed when a fireworks factory near Hallett, Okla., explodes - 1985
Decatur, Ill., police pepper-gas workers at A.E. Staley plant gate one year into the company's two-and-a-half-year lockout of Paperworkers Local 7837 - 1994

June 24

Birth of Agnes Nestor, president of the Int’l Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women's Trade Union League. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 - 1880
Seventeen workers are killed as methane explodes in a water tunnel under construction in Sylmar, Calif. - 1971

Friday, June 23, 2017

Los Angeles Times Retirees Breakfast

From Emmett Jaime:

Happy summer to you all, hope your enjoying this weather ! Its time we start the summer off right with a breakfast. I hope you can make it, its been awhile so lets hope we get a nice turn out. Remember, its buffet style and its $12.99 + tip. It'll be nice to see you again so please plan to attend, see you there !!!

Place-Marie Callenders
Address-3117 E.Garvey north ave.,West Covina
Date-July 27 @ 9:00am

Which 5 People Own the UK Mainstream Media

What does it mean to have a ‘free’ media when the nation’s TV channels, news outlets, radio stations, search engines and social media platforms are owned by a handful of giant corporations? 

NYT expands commenting with Moderator

NYT expands commenting with Moderator: Up to now, the paper allowed commenting only on around 10 percent of Times articles. With Moderator, the paper will allow for comments on approximately 25 percent of stories at launch, with the goal of 80 percent of all Times stories allowing for comments by the end of the year.

Today in Labor History

June 23  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Charles Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners, goes to Butte, Mont. in an attempt to mediate a conflict between factions of the miner’s local there. It didn’t go well. Gunfight in the union hall killed one man; Moyer and other union officers left the building, which was then leveled in a dynamite blast - 1914
Congress overrides President Harry Truman's veto of the anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act. The law weakened unions and let states exempt themselves from union requirements. Twenty states immediately enacted open shop laws and more followed - 1947
OSHA issues standard on cotton dust to protect 600,000 workers from byssinosis, also known as "brown lung" - 1978
A majority of the 5,000 textile workers at six Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in Kannapolis, N.C., vote for union representation after an historic 25-year fight - 1999

GPS gets Harland Simon upgrades

GPS gets Harland Simon upgrades: The project includes upgrades to EAE frontend controls, including proprietary Desk PCs/Screens, Net PCs, Service PC and Info PCs. All these will be replaced with off-the-shelf standard PC/Touchscreens and Allen-Bradley Logix PLCs. This will give the Courier-Journal (Louisville) and the Jackson Sun the ability to self-support their system.

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

The biggest Dodger fans, Liz and Cesar

Postmedia Announces the Sale of Infomart - Business Wire

I almost let my journalism job destroy my marriage - Poynter

Lima News moves printing, plans to relocate offices - Lima Ohio

News Corp. in Advanced Talks With Facebook on Subscriptions - Ad Age

Newspapers Still a Strong Thread in Fabric of Freedom - Editor and Publisher

Sorry, Trudeau. Somebody Will Have To Pay For Good Journalism - Huffpost

Global Newspaper Circulation and Advertising Trends in 2016 - Marketing Charts

The Sun-Times, Tronc and the Eisendrath Group: What's the Number? - The Street

Google and Facebook 'will lose millions in ads over extremism fears' - The Guardian

50 newspapers join forces to highlight stories that change the world - Khaosod English

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Global Ad Distribution turns to DART

Global Ad Distribution turns to DART: PCF helps publishers and circulation executives reduce costs, expand or maintain their delivery footprint, and stabilize service to improve subscriber retention. Global Ad Distribution offers alternate delivery solutions for advertisers and publishers.

Today in Labor History

June 22  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

A total of 86 passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus are killed, another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana.  Five days later the dead are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill., in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America - 1918
Violence erupted during a coal mine strike at Herrin, Ill. A total of 36 were killed, 21 of them non-union miners - 1922

June 21

In England, a compassionate parliament declares that children can't be required to work more than 12 hours a day. And they must have an hour’s instruction in the Christian Religion every Sunday and not be required to sleep more than two in a bed - 1802
(Kids at Work: Your heart will be broken by this exceptional book’s photographs of children at backbreaking, often life-threatening work, and the accompanying commentary by author Russell Freedman. Photographer Lewis Hine—who himself died in poverty in 1940—did as much, and perhaps more, than any social critic in the early part of the 20th century to expose the abuse of children, as young as three and four, by American capitalism.)
Ten miners accused of being militant "Molly Maguires" are hanged in Pennsylvania. A private corporation initiated the investigation of the 10 through a private detective agency. A private police force arrested them, and private attorneys for the coal companies prosecuted them. "The state provided only the courtroom and the gallows," a judge said many years later - 1877
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of unions to publish statements urging members to vote for a specific congressional candidate, ruling that such advocacy is not a violation of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act - 1948
An estimated 100,000 unionists and other supporters march in solidarity with strikingDetroit News and Detroit Free Press newspaper workers - 1997

Champion buys Civitas Media’s Carolinas assets

Champion buys Civitas Media’s Carolinas assets: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a New Mexico-based media merger and acquisition firm, represented Civitas Media in the transaction.

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

With temperatures in the triple digits yesterday 
we still managed to distribute food to people in need  

The value of a newspaper - Buffalo Bulletin

Newspapers still top choice for news - Jamestown Sun

Jeff Bezos talks about the future of newspapers - Poynter

Folsom – a community newspaper's kind of place - Folsom Telegraph

Labor Unions Make Play To Buy Chicago Sun Times - The Daily Caller

Media Startups Try a Lower-Cost Model: Unpaid Student Writers - WSJ

How The Times of London grew its registered users to 1.2 million - DigiDay

An unlikely big player in digital media: unions - Columbia Journalism Review

By Ignoring Archives, News Organizations Put Much at Risk, Miss Rewards - EP

With an eye on the future, Globe returns to downtown Boston - The Boston Globe

Phillips Media buys Missouri paper

Phillips Media buys Missouri paper: “Sedalia seems like a very solid community and we’re excited to be involved with the Democrat. I look forward to meeting people in the community,” Phillips Media President Jim Holland said. “What was attractive to us is that the Democrat fits our size of newspaper and Sedalia fits the size of town where we like to do business.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PRESSROOM MANAGER – Maine Today Media, South Portland, ME

PRESSROOM MANAGER – Maine Today Media, South Portland, ME: The Pressroom Manager supervises pressroom operations and platemaking operations to meet established quality, productivity and efficiency objectives.Relocation assistance available.

Memorial for Charlie Boebinger

From Emmett Jaime:

Hello all,I received a call from Jackie Boebinger, Charles wife. She informed me that there will be a memorial held in Charlies memory at the following date and place;

Charlie Boebinger Memorial
August 13th Sunday at 12:00P.M. -2:00P.M.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
1006 W. Magnolia Blvd.

She request you RSVP if you plan to attend as they need a head count to place an order for the food, please call one of the following numbers.

BH Media expands North Carolina plant

BH Media expands North Carolina plant: The company is adding another press in a 12,000-square-foot expansion of the plant, according to the paper.

Today in Labor History

June 20  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Birth of Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr - 1848
The American Railway Union, headed by Eugene Debs, is founded in Chicago. In the Pullman strike a year later, the union was defeated by federal injunctions and troops, and Debs was imprisoned for violating the injunctions - 1893
Henry Ford recognizes the United Auto Workers, signs contract for workers at River Rouge plant - 1941
Striking African-American auto workers are attacked by KKK, National Workers League, and armed White workers at Belle Isle amusement park in Detroit. Two days of riots follow, 34 people are killed, more than 1,300 arrested - 1943
(All Labor Has Dignity: Dr. Martin Luther  King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform. As we struggle with the growing inequality between the nation’s wealthy and working classes, this collection of King's speeches on labor rights and economic justice underscore his relevance for today. They help us imagine King anew: as a human rights leader whose commitment to unions and an end to poverty was a crucial part of his civil rights agenda.)
The Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act, curbing strikes, is vetoed by President Harry S. Truman. The veto was overridden three days later by a Republican-controlled Congress - 1947
Oil began traveling through the Alaska pipeline. Seventy thousand people worked on building the pipeline, history's largest privately-financed construction project - 1977
Evelyn Dubrow, described by the New York Times as organized labor's most prominent lobbyist at the time of its greatest power, dies at age 95. The Int’l Ladies' Garment Workers Union lobbyist once told the Times that "she trudged so many miles around Capitol Hill that she wore out 24 pairs of her size 4 shoes each year." She retired at age 86 - 2006

Tulsa World gets ABB retrofits

Tulsa World gets ABB retrofits: Tulsa World, part of the Berkshire-Hathaway group, has been fulfilling an increasing number of third-party print orders. To support the orders, Tulsa World installed two additional Goss Metroliner folders on its presses and turned to Switzerland-based ABB to provide the motors and drives to power the folders and to integrate the folders into the existing ABB press control system. That work was completed in March.

Tuesday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

With all this dismal news about newspapers I can only wonder how much longer can the Los Angeles Times continue publishing seven days per week, or even producing their own newspaper?

Why media companies are ‘sick’ of Facebook - Poynter

Newspapers still top choice for news - Detroit Lakes Online

Print LA Times falls to lowest number of pages - LAObserved

Eisendrath wants Sun-Times to serve ‘the 99 percent’ - Robert Feder

The Not-So-Bitter Rivalry of Dean Baquet and Marty Baron - Politico

Tronc Would Be Overpaying for Sun-Times at $15 Million - The Street

News Media Alliance to partner on mega-conference 2018 - News Media

CNN to Invest $40 Million in Its Video Startup Great Big Story - Bloomberg

Why Newspapers Need to Invest More in Political Cartoons - Editor and Publisher

When student journalists need defending, these lawyers swoop in. For free. - WaPo