Monday, December 29, 2008
Sam Zell Emulates the Los Angeles Times Pressmen
Doug Davis Wishing Sam Zell Good Luck with his Purchase of the Tribune Company
Hartford Courant Employees Treated to T-Shirts
Former LA Times Blogger, Peter Viles, Meets the Blogging Pressman
Los Angeles Times Globe Lobby Closed to the Public Again
Tell Zell Rallies Employees at the Los Angeles Times
Eddie the Blogging Pressman meets Eddy the Publisher
The Advive Goddess meets The Blogging Pressman
Woody Johnson, one of the five Pressroom Supervisors Purged from the Newspaper
Save Our Trade: our right to labor
Barack Obama Elected President of the United States
Sam Zell's Tribune Company Slips into Bankruptcy
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Pressmen Marcos Rodriguez and Henry Rubio
- Seattle Times freezing nonunion pensions - Seattle PI
- Is the Axe Headed for Newspapers? - Huffington Post
- Can’t Sell Ads? Sell Buildings - Newspaper Death Watch
- Americans prefer news from Web to newspapers - Breitbart
- Is Detroit's Media Gamble the Future of Newspapers? - City Beat
- Coming soon: 'A new newspaper for a new year' - Delmarva Now
- Online news was a thrill - now its feeling the big chill - Star Bulletin
- Tribune Co. seeks permission to fund union pensions - Chicago Tribune
- New York Times Reports November Revenues Down 21% - Business Wire
- What Happens to Print Ad Dollars When Publishing Stops? - Seeking Alpha
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Roller Crew Member Brandon Grim
- A danger to journalism - Buzz Machine
- Is The End Near For Editorial Cartoonists? - NPR
- Ad Spending ‘09: In a Word: “Ugh” - Newspaper Death Watch
- Missourian to cut back to five days a week in print - Missourian
- Could Bankrupt Tribune Even Buy the U-T? - Voice of San Diego
- Tim Franklin to step down as editor of The Sun - The Baltimore Sun
- Pressmen Snub Star-Tribune Publisher at Holiday Party - Teamsters
- VistaPrint Revenues Will Exceed NYT Revenue in 2011 - Meta Printer
- Newspaper carrier dies after car gets stuck in showdrift - Wisconsin SJ
- Newspapers to Sell Buildings, But Who's Buying? - Writing for the Media
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
We will be hosting two Nomination meetings on Sunday January 4, 2009 at the
Crowne Plaza / Commerce Casino.
6121 Telegraph Rd
Commerce, CA 90040
The meeting times will be:
10:00 am to 11:00 am
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The purpose of this meeting is to nominate the officers, executive board members and shop stewards. There will not be any voting taking place and is only for casting your
In order to be nominated for one of the following positions you should be present at one of the meetings. If you cannot attend and you want to nominate someone, put it on paper, sign it and have it delivered by someone who will be attending the meeting.
Executive Vice President
Vice President, Los Angeles
Vice President, Orange County
3 in L A (1 per shift)
3 in Orange County (1 per shift)
Executive Board Member L A
Executive Board Member Orange County
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Mike Huggins – Marty Keegan
Boyle Heights native-turned Hollywood producer, Brian Quintana, returned to his birthplace today to bring Christmas cheer to Homeboy Industries. The Los Angeles based charity was founded by Father Gregory Boyle and is perhaps the nation's most recognized center for gang-impacted and at-risk youth.
Quintana enlisted companies he does business with to compile a Holiday gift bag that has Hollywood's charitable community buzzing. And that is no easy task in any economy. Warner Bros. Entertainment donated the new Batman DVD, Universal Studios provided the Mummy DVD, Disney furnished the Wall-E DVD, the Spectacle Group supplied the new Guns N' Roses CD, Warner Records contributed an assortment of CDs, Joe Francis gave very tasteful Girls Gone Wild caps, Coffee Bean tossed in $5 gift cards, OPI delivered nail polish, Shorty's and Planet Salon shelled out the cosmetics, and M&M/Mars Inc. dished out the sweets. In total Quintana provided over $30,000.00 worth of merchandise to 500 youth from three charities.
Quintana is currently co-producing Superman:Man of Steel for Warner Bros. Pictures. "I am grateful for my success and believe it's my duty to give back," stated Quintana. Quintana once shared a one bedroom home with eleven family members most of whom were gang affiliated. At age fifteen Oprah Winfrey's "A Better Chance" program facilitated him attending The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut before graduating from UC Berkeley. His Hotchkiss scholarship was provided by none other than M&M/Mars Chairman Forrest E. Mars, Jr.. Prior to producing, Quintana served President Bill Clinton, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and countless other politicians.
As a member of the Honorary Committee, Quintana enlisted his Hollywood colleagues to support Homeboy's 20th Anniversary dinner earlier this year. Hollywood supporters of that event included Warner Bros. Entertainment, Dreamworks SKG, Wendy & Barry Meyer, Katie Mc Grath & JJ Abrams, Carol & Frank Biondi, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, Kirk Kerkorian, Anjelica Huston, Herb Alpert, Eva Longoria, Martin Sheen, LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
To make a Holiday pledge or for more information Quintana asks that you log onto www.homeboy-industries.org.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Pressmen Bill Conover and Keith Hutchins
- Los Angeles Times followup - Jeff Jarvis
- The case for and against Sam Zell - Fortune
- The Examiner Cuts Monday Edition - KMBC - TV
- 2008 total: 15,572+ newspaper jobs lost - Paper Cuts
- The L.A. Times had not yet sent me a check - Joel Stein
- I think big-city newspapers are not long for this world - USC
- Tribune Co. Screws With the Yule Log - Writing for the Media
- Sun-Times to close Plainfield printing plant - Chicago Tribune
- Media big wigs that have lost the most money this year - Tina Dupuy
- In Denver, a Web Site Tries to Save a Newspaper - New York Times
- LATimes.com Economically Sustainable? I don’t think so - Meta Printer
From the Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co.'s official committee of unsecured creditors will include Wall Street banks and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Merrill Lynch Capital Corp. and Deutsche Bank National Trust also won seats on the eight-member committee of unsecured creditors, which represents the interest of all holding debt not backed by collateral.
Tribune Co., the Chicago-based owner of the Chicago Tribune, filed for bankruptcy Dec. 8, less than a year after real estate billionaire Sam Zell took it private as an employee-owned company in an $8.3 billion deal that saddled it with debt. Most of the company's $13 billion in debt isn't guaranteed by Tribune Co.'s newspapers and broadcasting stations.
> Newspaper Guild Local Named to Creditor Committee in Tribune Bankruptcy Filing
> Sun-Times Media Group: We'll Return to Profitability At A 'Fraction' Of Size
JOUR M02 Writing and Reporting for the Media: Creditors Picked in Tribune Filing
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
LAT Olympic Pressmen Ed Santos and Mike Brierley
- Newspaper e-Editions, I don’t get it - Meta Printer
- Can the LA Times turn off its presses? - Jeff Jarvis
- There Are Cartoon Columnists at LAT - Tina Dupuy
- Los Angeles Times Poll fades to black - LAObserved
- Denver Newspaper issues Jan. 16 ultimatum to unions - RMN
- Discontinue Delivering the Monday Paper - Herald and News
- Seattle Times tells 500 employees to take 5 days off - Crosscut
- No denial of latest Los Angeles Times cuts rumor - Kevin Roderick
- 2009 Forecasts Offer Little To Smile About - Newspaper Death Watch
- City Of Los Angeles Now More Corrupt Than Chicago! - Brady Westwater
By Kanani Fong
Last year, in the Los Angeles Times, columnist Steve Lopez chronicled his accidental fall into the life of a homeless man who played Beethoven, Saint Saëns, Mozart and Brahms on a battered violin while standing near a tunnel in downtown Los Angeles. Lopez's column became the number one read for me, so engrossing was his account of his friendship with a man the world will get to know, former Julliard student, cellist, and schizophrenic, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers.
Entire article can be read here at Easy-Writer.