Friday, June 28, 2013
95% of Citysearch Laid Off, Leaked Email Reveals - Eater
Gannett Government Media orders Q3 furloughs - Gannett Blog
AFL-CIO Presses Tribune to Shelve Newspaper Sale - The Street
Newspaper chain McClatchy orders more furloughs - Romenesko
Enterprise Zone Bill Goes to Governor’s Desk - Frying Pan News
The latest “life-saving” proposition for newspapers - Editors Weblog
The New York Times Final Surrender: Boston Globe Sale - 24/7 Wall St.
Profit at L.A. Times owner Tribune Co. plummets 41% - Los Angeles Times
Publisher Threatens to Close Newark Star-Ledger - Newspaper Death Watch
To the staff:
We’ve just completed a modest round of staff reductions.
Losing even a small number of colleagues is difficult. Losing them in a close-knit newsroom where we all work together for a common purpose is even harder.
But it does not alter our mission or our focus on the future.
We will continue to reshape the newsroom to enhance our digital report, from breaking news to narrative and investigative projects. That will require us to keep developing our multimedia skills--within the newsroom and with new recruits.
The redesign of latimes.com is set to launch this fall. It will greatly enhance the reader experience and give us a wealth of new tools for presenting stories, graphics, photos and video. The redesign will build on recent improvements, such as the new template for Column One, the groundbreaking work of our data team and our steadily expanding real-time coverage of the news.
We’re both available to respond to questions or concerns.
--Davan and Marc
SOURCE: Kevin Roderick
By the way, I don't think this is necessarily related, but the layoff winds are blowing through the Los Angeles Times newsroom again. Staffers are chattering about grim meetings and what seem to be lists being drawn up. Accurate or not, the fear level is definitely rising, and morale already pretty much sucked outside of a chosen few. When you are for sale, and the print product each morning is the thinnest in memory, those things happen.
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
Teamsters Union and UPS have agreed to an extension of the current UPS
national master agreement and all supplements, riders and addenda. View
the announcement here: http://bit.ly/1255FSV
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Another Los Angeles Times party held at Weiland Brewery.
The Death of Paper Media - The Daily Star
Newspaper jobs continue to decline - The Citizen
Future of major newspapers about to change - USA Today
Still Room in San Diego for More Media - Voice of San Diego
Do You Still Read the Newspapers? [POLL] - New Jersey 101.5
Introducing the Long Beach Post's Active Print Edition - Long Beach Post
Is state money for newspaper advertising a ‘subsidy’? - Wisconsin Reporter
WaPo wants the right to fire anyone for any reason, says union - Romenesko
Tribune's disclosure of capital gains tax has no immediate impact - Moody's
Snowden Storm: How Much Damage to International Relations? - Newspaper Alum
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
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. After the Afrikaner nationalists of the National Party came to power in 1948 and began implementing the policy of apartheid, he rose to prominence in the ANC's 1952 Defiance Campaign, was elected President of the Transvaal ANC Branch and oversaw the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961 but was found not guilty. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the South African Communist Party he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961, leading a bombing campaign against government targets. In 1962 he was arrested, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial.
Mandela served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 amid escalating civil strife. Becoming ANC President, Mandela published his autobiography and led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory. He was elected President and formed a Government of National Unity in an attempt to diffuse ethnic tensions. As President, he established a new constitution and initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Continuing the former government's liberal economic policy, his administration introduced measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw military intervention in Lesotho. He declined to run for a second term, and was succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki, subsequently becoming an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Controversial for much of his life, right-wing critics denounced Mandela as a terrorist and communist sympathiser. He has nevertheless received international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received over 250 awards, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name of Madiba or as tata; he is often described as "the father of the nation".
More at Wikipedia
Music video by The Specials AKA performing Nelson Mandela.
Newsroom Counts Fall Again - Media Post
Black and White and Red All Over - Swag Rag
Newspaper execs embrace online news delivery - USA Today
San Francisco Examiner sues San Francisco Chronicle - Poynter
State Senate Approves Enterprise Zone Overhaul - Frying Pan News
New York Times Set to Sell Globe for Fraction of Purchase - Bloomberg
Oregonian laid off an editor with cancer – and his wife, too - Romenesko
JS opens access to website, e-edition; after newspapers delivered late - JS
No, native advertising in print is not going to “save newspapers” - Paid Content
Koch Tribune Takeover Sparks Concerns at National Press Club - Media Matters
Even though they regarded the pharaoh as a kind of living god, Egyptian workers were not afraid to protest for better working conditions. The most famous example came in the 12th century B.C. during the reign of the New Kingdom pharaoh Ramses III. When laborers engaged in building the royal necropolis at Deir el-Medina did not receive their usual payment of grain, they organized one of the first recorded strikes in history. The protest took the form of a sit-in: The workers simply entered nearby mortuary temples and refused to leave until their grievances were heard. The gamble worked, and the laborers were eventually given their overdue rations.
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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
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As of Monday, June 24, 2013 Teamster Members
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Another Teamster motorcycle ride and event for charity roars off Saturday, June 29 as the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association chapter 42 goes to bat for Alzheimer's victims.
"Finding Nana's Cure" takes off from Glendale Harley-Davidson at 11 a.m. heading to Teamsters Local 848 in Long Beach. Doors open in Glendale to riders at 9 a.m. and is located at 3717 San Fernando Road, 91204. The Local 848 destination activities begin at 11 a.m. with a band, food, about 20 vendors and more. Also, entertainment for the kids. A $20 donation includes participants' food. 848 is located at 2888 Cherry Ave., 90807.
Donations and vendor information is available by phoning Gilbert Castillo at 626.407.6266, or emailing: THMA42CA@teamsterhorsemen42.org.
The Association also requests that any Teamster who has a family member afflicted by Alzheimer's who can use assistance, to call or email at the above contact points.
Tribune Co. appeals tax bills - Poynter
Plantation Capitalism - Frying Pan News
Here's one way to boost online traffic - Gannett Blog
Crowdfunding promising for mainstream media - Editors Weblog
Frequency Cuts Don’t Work, Says Columnist - Newspaper Death Watch
Enterprise Zone Reform at a Critical Juncture - California Labor Federation
Newspaper newsrooms suffer large staffing decreases - Pew Research Center
McDonald's Store Allegedly Throws Away Damning Newspapers - Huffington Post
Media CEOs issue support for newspapers but see digital differentiator - USA Today
What Sun-Times Media pays freelancers for suburban newspaper photos - Romenesko
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
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
By Haywood Galbreath
Certain Americans want to turn back the hands of time for unjust purposes!
Today, in a 5-4 decision the extreme right wing of the Supreme Court
gutted a signature achievement of the Civil Rights Movement, the Voting
Rights Act of 1965. The Court's decision to strike Section 4 of the law,
is just one piece of a broader coordinated attack on the voting rights
of Black people, women, young people and other people of color.
So they convinced you that they saw you as an equal wanted and want you
to have all the rights, freedoms and opportunities that they do without
struggle upon this land! Read the statement below and if you are wise
you will take it to heart and not with malice in your heart but with
sheer determination for what is right form this day forward pay close
attention to the words and not let the past become the present or
“Those who refuse to
look back at the pass at the mistakes they committed and or atrocities
committed against them and their people! Are not only condemned to
commit the mistakes of the past all over again! But also to watch those
who committed the atrocities against them and their people continue to
commit the atrocities because the committers of the atrocities know that
not only did they get away with it! They can continue to get away with
it! And will continue to get away with committing even more and greater
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Hundreds find relief from the heat every day at the Los Angeles Mission. And it's because of faithful supporters like you.
For more information or to give, please visit losangelesmission.org.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Just received word that retired Los Angeles Times Press room Supervisor Rex Hart has moved on to heaven. Mr. Hart began his career with the newspaper at the shuttered press room at Times Mirror Square and transferred to the Chatsworth Production Facility before retiring.
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Why is News Corp splitting in two? - The Economist
Do you read newspapers? (POLL) - The News Reporter
Gawker Media author traffic stats are back - Romenesko
The Big Money: Revealing CEO Salaries - Frying Pan News
The Oregonian: Going the way of all newspapers? - Crosscut
Visalia | What's going on in the executive suite? - Gannett Blog
The Death Of Newspapers: A Third Nail In The Coffin - Forbes
Local TV news facing same basic problem as newspapers - Minn Post
Retirees Take Action to Stop Koch Brothers From Taking Over LA Times - CLF
A Dip into the LA Times Photo Archive: Election Night, 1950 - Newspaper Alum
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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
Sunday, June 23, 2013
US NEWSPAPER - SEARCH RESULTS
|Search Type: United States||Circulation averages for the six months ended:
|Selection: los angeles (Contains)|
|Sort By: Title ASC|
|Results Found: 25|
Preliminary figures subject to audit as filed with the Alliance for Audited Media.
* Total Circulation = Total Average Paid Circulation
|Publication Name||Frequency||Circulation Type||Total Circulation*||Filing Status|
|BREEZE, LOS ANGELES CO. (TORRANCE P.O.)||SAT M||DLY||64,400|
|BREEZE, LOS ANGELES CO. (TORRANCE P.O.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||76,618|
|BREEZE, LOS ANGELES CO. (TORRANCE P.O.)||SUN||DLY||69,554|
|DAILY NEWS, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||SAT M||DLY||76,496|
|DAILY NEWS, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||82,431|
|DAILY NEWS, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||SUN||DLY||94,073|
|INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||157,161|
|LA OPINION, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||SAT M||DLY||52,830|
|LA OPINION, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||SUN||DLY||37,585|
|LA OPINION, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||115,682|
|LOS ANGELES NEWSPAPER GROUP, LOS ANGELES CO. (WOODLAND HILLS P.O.)||SAT M||DLY||301,277|
|LOS ANGELES NEWSPAPER GROUP, LOS ANGELES CO. (WOODLAND HILLS P.O.)||AVG M (M-F) & AVG E (M-F)||DLY||422,171|
|LOS ANGELES NEWSPAPER GROUP (#), LOS ANGELES CO. (WOODLAND HILLS P.O.)||SUN||DLY||494,061|
|PRESS-TELEGRAM, LOS ANGELES CO. (LONG BEACH P.O.)||SUN||DLY||68,312|
|PRESS-TELEGRAM, LOS ANGELES CO. (LONG BEACH P.O.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||75,850|
|PRESS-TELEGRAM, LOS ANGELES CO. (LONG BEACH P.O.)||SAT M||DLY||57,768|
|SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE, LOS ANGELES CO. (WEST COVINA P.O.)||SAT M||DLY||30,745|
|SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE, LOS ANGELES CO. (WEST COVINA P.O.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||57,558|
|SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE, LOS ANGELES CO. (WEST COVINA P.O.)||SUN||DLY||76,478|
|STAR-NEWS, LOS ANGELES CO. (PASADENA P.O.)||SUN||DLY||36,966|
|STAR-NEWS, LOS ANGELES CO. (PASADENA P.O.)||M (M-F)||DLY||23,365|
|STAR-NEWS, LOS ANGELES CO. (PASADENA P.O.)||SAT M||DLY||21,064|
|TIMES, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||SAT M||DLY||676,147|
|TIMES, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||AVG M (M-F)||DLY||653,868|
|TIMES, LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES CO.)||SUN||DLY||954,010|
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by Alliance for Audited Media. All rights reserved except that
permission is hereby granted to reproduce excerpts if following credit
line is included:
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Snapshot Report - 3/31/2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
LA Cowboy: Los Angeles Magazine Declares Walking Tours of Historic Downtown LA Weird and Wonderful Weekend Fun!
Don't cry for local newspapers - News-Press Now
Why newsrooms need smart TV apps - Editors Weblog
Newspapers right on your computer screen - Jewish Press
Star publisher to oversee five Florida newspapers - Shelby Star
Newspaper profits will decline by a further 40 percent - Paid Content
More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian - Swag Rag
‘Is this the beginning of the end for The Oregonian?’ - The PageMeld Blog
Oregonian is Latest Metro Daily to Cut Frequency - Newspaper Death Watch
What Oregonian reductions mean for competing news orgs, readers? - Poynter