Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Today in Media History: Wall Street Journal launched its first full online site in 1996

Today in Media History: Wall Street Journal launched its first full online site in 1996

Today in Labor History

Coxey’s Army of 500 unemployed civil war veterans reaches Washington, D.C. - 18942015.04.27 history bunker.hill
An estimated one thousand silver miners, angry over low wages, the firing of union members and the planting of spies in their ranks by mine owners, seize a train, load it with 3,000 pounds of dynamite, and blow up the mill at the Bunker Hill mine in Wardner, Idaho - 1899
The special representative of the National War Labor Board issues a report, “Retroactive Date for Women’s Pay Adjustments,” setting forth provisions for wage rates for women working in war industries who were asking for equal pay. Women a year earlier had demanded equal pay for comparable work as that done by men – 1943

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

State of the News Media 2015 — A new ranking of digital sites

State of the News Media 2015 — A new ranking of digital sites

This book by ex-newspaper exec needed no ghost writer - LA Observed

This book by ex-newspaper exec needed no ghost writer - LA Observed

Minneapolis Star-Tribune & Newspaper Publishing: "Good Neighbors" 1944



The Boston Globe to The Baltimore Sun: ‘You’re really doing extraordinary work.’

The Boston Globe to The Baltimore Sun: ‘You’re really doing extraordinary work.’

Newspaper digital audience springs forward to 176 million

Newspaper digital audience springs forward to 176 million

BY JIM CONAGHAN, NAA VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH & INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Key Facts

The digital audience engaged with newspaper content reached a new peak in March 2015, totaling 176 million adult unique visitors. The count is a 10% increase from the 161 million unique visitors measured by comScore in March 2014.
The latest data also revealed:
— Those who use only mobile devices, rather than desktop or laptops, to consume newspaper digital content increased 53% in March 2015 from the same month a year ago, to 71 million adult unique visitors.
— Newspaper digital content net reach was highest for women age 25-34 and 35-44, at 92% for both groups.
— The newspaper digital audience was slightly younger than the overall Internet audience, with 56% of the unique visitors for newspaper digital under the age of 45 compared to 53% of the total Internet audience.

Obama calls out media for coverage of Baltimore

Obama calls out media for coverage of Baltimore

LA Times hires in China and on the West beat - LA Observed

LA Times hires in China and on the West beat - LA Observed

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere





Toledo Free Press folds after 10 years - Romenesko

The importance of newspapers - Russellville Courier

Wall Street Journal's digital revamp - Editors Weblog

Siri can read Tribune on Apple Watch - Robert Feder

New Russian media ownership law - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe - NPR

Production: The Power of Print Still Prevails - Editor and Publisher

Journalists Facing Biggest Threats in Recent Times - The New York Times

Major interest in digital and offset print app's from Heidelberg - World Press Online

A. H. Belo Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results - Yahoo Finance

Today in Media History: News apps were still years away when iTunes opened in 2003

Today in Media History: News apps were still years away when iTunes opened in 2003

Cathleen Decker named California politics columnist for LA Times - LA Observed

Cathleen Decker named California politics columnist for LA Times - LA Observed

The Boston Globe is sending lunch to The Baltimore Sun today

The Boston Globe is sending lunch to The Baltimore Sun today

Today in Labor History

Coal mine collapses at Eccles, W.Va., killing 181 workers - 1914
A total of 119 die in Benwood, W.Va., coal mine disaster - 1924
United Wallpaper Craftsmen & Workers of North America merges with Pulp, Sulfite & Paper Mill Workers - 1958
American Federation of Hosiery Workers merges with Textile Workers Union of America - 1965
Congress creates OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The AFL-CIO sets April 28 as “Workers Memorial Day” to honor the hundreds of thousands of workers killed and injured on the job every year - 1970
First “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” promoted by the Ms. Foundation, to boost self-esteem of girls with invitations to a parent’s workplace - 1993
April 27
First strike for 10-hour day, by Boston carpenters - 1825
James Oppenheim’s poem “Bread and Roses” published in IWW newspaper Industrial Solidarity - 19112015.04.27 history rebel.voices
(Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology: Originally published in 1964 and long out of print, Rebel Voices remains by far the biggest and best source on IWW history, fiction, songs, art, and lore. This edition includes 40 pages of additional material from the 1998 Charles H. Kerr edition by Fred Thompson and Franklin Rosemont, and a preface by Wobbly organizer Daniel Gross.)
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Executive Order 10450: Security Requirements for Government Employment. The order listed “sexual perversion” as a condition for firing a federal employee and for denying employment to potential applicants - 1953
2015.04.27 history willow islandA cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000—about $1,700 per worker killed - 1978

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Publishing revenue declines continue at Gannett on the eve of spinoff

Publishing revenue declines continue at Gannett on the eve of spinoff

You Are What You Read - Newspaper Humor




1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statist shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country – if they could find the time – and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who’s running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure there is a country … or that anyone is running it; but, if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are Handicapped, minority, feminist, dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided, of course, that they are not Republicans.




Tribune Media Company to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Host Conference Call

NEW YORKApril 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO(the "Company") announced it will report financial results for the three months ended March 29, 2015 before the market opens on Friday, May 8, 2015. The Company will conduct a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET, following the release of its earnings announcement.
A live audio webcast of the call will be available here and on the Investor Relations homepage of Tribune Media's website atwww.tribunemedia.com. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 888-317-6003 FREE (domestic) or 412-317-6061(international). The confirmation code is 0928075.
An audio webcast replay will be available in the Events & Presentations section of the Tribune Media website.  A replay of the call will also be available at 877-344-7529 FREE (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international). The replay access code is 10064374. 
The earnings release, presentation deck and other information related to the call will be accessible from the Investor Relations homepage of the Tribune Media website and on the Company's IR mobile application.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching over 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world's leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices.  Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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Tuesday Night in the Blogosphere

Michael Higby by artist Wally Wharton



2015 Pulitzer Winners - Pulitzer

Daily Breeze managing editor: ‘We are stunned’ - Poynter

Gannett names its broadcast spinoff Tegna - Newscast Studio

Politico plans to double its reporting staff to about 500 - The Guardian

Tribune Media communications exec exits under the radar - Robert Feder

Blue Harbour Establishes New Position in Tribune Media - Market Realist

Tribune Media Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” - The Legacy

L.A. Times wins Pulitzers for coverage of California drought and cultural criticism - LAT

Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori's Pay Rises to $23 Million in 2014 - Hollywood Reporter

Tribune Media Announces Launch of Secondary Offering of Common Stock - CNN Money

LA Times brings on new chief flack from Obama White House - LA Observed

LA Times brings on new chief flack from Obama White House - LA Observed

Today in Media History: World War I news stories described the end of the Red Baron

Today in Media History: World War I news stories described the end of the Red Baron

Today in Labor History

New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller signs Taylor Law, permitting union organization and bargaining by public employees, but outlawing the right to strike - 1967
(A Primer on American Labor Law is an accessible guide written for nonspecialists—labor and management representatives, students, general practice lawyers, and trade unionists, government officials, and academics from other countries. It covers such topics as the National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices, the collective bargaining relationship, dispute resolution, the public sector, and public-interest labor law.)
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

Happy Boots

News Conference Extra: Los Angeles Times Publisher

It's the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books. Times Publisher and Chief Executive Austin Beutner talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the importance of books and all the changes at the newspaper since he took the helm last September.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Today in Media History: Reporters covered the first official Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park

Today in Media History: Reporters covered the first official Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park

Today in Labor History

April 20 2015.04.20 history ludlow
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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mayor Sam's Sister City - Home of Los Angeles Politics: A Sunday Joselitos Gathering in Remembrance of Michael Higby

Mayor Sam's Sister City - Home of Los Angeles Politics: A Sunday Joselitos Gathering in Remembrance of Michael Higby

Services for Michael Higby


For any friends of Michael Higby , his funeral will be Saturday May 9th at 1:00pm. New 
Hope Community Church.
10438 Oro Vista Ave.
Sunland, CA 91040
I am hopeful that we can all share good memories, and re-live so many of the funny moments that originated in the 1990s Higby era. Please try to dig up any old pictures you may have and bring them.

h/t Jason Ross

Michael Higby, Debbie Cortez-Lopez, and Edward

Randy Economy: Remembering Mike Higby today here in Los Angeles. ...

Randy Economy: Remembering Mike Higby today here in Los Angeles. ...
Sad to hear that Mike Higby has passed away unexpectedly. Mike was a political icon here in Los Angeles and was more than just a political watchdog/reporter/talk show host...Mike was also a kind soul to many of us who were fortunate enough to know him on a personal level. The details of Mike Higby's death have not been fully disclosed but today I ask that all of you take the time to say a Prayer for Mike Higby and his Soul.

Joseph Mailander will be the guest on tonight's radio show.

'Sábado Gigante' to end after 53 years and 3,000 Saturday nights - LA Observed

'Sábado Gigante' to end after 53 years and 3,000 Saturday nights - LA Observed

Reporter covers massive bee spill, gets stung

Reporter covers massive bee spill, gets stung

Today in Labor History

West Virginia coal miners strike, defend selves against National Guard - 1912
2015.04.13 history powell jr2After 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

Friday, April 17, 2015

City Council Honors Michael Higby


City Council adjourning motion by Council Member Mike Bonin in support of adjourning in honor of Michael Higby in Van Nuys City Hall to-day. Speaking extemporaneously, Bonin acknowledged Higby's sharp criticism of City politics, said that Higby's blog MayorSam had been not only a blog but a forerunner to many other such blogs, and praised Higby for finding a way through communication to engage more people in local politics

h/t Joseph Mailander

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti remembers Michael Higby


Today in Media History: 2006 Pulitzers honored Hurricane Katrina coverage

Today in Media History: 2006 Pulitzers honored Hurricane Katrina coverage

Today in Labor History

The Supreme Court holds that a maximum-hours law for New York bakery workers is unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th amendment - 1905
An explosion at a West Texas fertilizer plant kills 15 people and injures nearly 300 when 30 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate—stored in sheds without sprinkler systems—caught fire. Of those killed, ten were emergency responders - 2013


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Michael Higby, LA blogger, was 50 - LA Observed

Michael Higby, LA blogger, was 50 - LA Observed

Michael Higby Rest in Peace my friend *

Just learned the shocking news that political blogger Michael Higby passed last night of an apparent heart attack.

As I learn more I will post additional information regarding Michael and his family.

Michael blogged at Mayor Sam's Sister City for many years, and is well known to many elected officials.

David Hernandez spoke with Michael's father to confirm the rumors that he has indeed moved on to heaven.

Michael Higby, 1964-2015.







Joseph Mailander on Michael Higby

The Passing of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby at 50

Today in Media History: And the winners of the 2001 Pulitzers in journalism are…

Today in Media History: And the winners of the 2001 Pulitzers in journalism are…

National Volunteer Week: Why We All #Volunteer



Today in Labor History

Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to strike - 1916
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires - 19472015.04.13 history world.bank
An estimated 20,000 global justice activists blockade Washington, D.C., meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund - 2000




April 15 2015.04.13 history titanic.musiciains
A. Philip Randolph, civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, born in Crescent City, Fla. - 1889
Eight members of the Musicians union die in the sinking of the Titanic. According to survivors, they played their instruments until nearly the end. Five weeks later a concert organized by the union to benefit the musicians' families, held in a theater donated for the evening by impresario Flo Ziegfeld, featured the talents of 500 musicians. The evening ended with a rendering of "Nearer, My God, to Thee," the hymn being played as the ship went down. The union at the time was called the Musical Mutual Protective Union Local 310, the New York affiliate of the American Federation of Musicians - 1912
IWW union Agricultural Workers Organization formed in Kansas City, Mo. - 1915
Teacher unionists gather at the City Club on Plymouth Court in Chicago to form a new national union: the American Federation of Teachers - 1916
Start of ultimately successful six-day strike across New England by what has been described as the first women-led American union, the Telephone Operators Department of IBEW - 1919
Transport Workers Union founded - 1934
2015.04.13 history mcdonaldsThe first McDonald’s restaurant opens, in Des Plaines, Ill., setting the stage years later for sociologist Amitai Etzioni to coin the term "McJob." As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, a McJob is "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by the expansion of the service sector" - 1955

Predicting the Pulitzers: Will a magazine win?

Predicting the Pulitzers: Will a magazine win?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Today in Labor History

More than 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers are arrested for union activities, Imperial Valley, Calif. Eight were convicted of “criminal syndicalism” - 1930
John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath published - 1939
The United Steelworkers and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers unions merge to form the largest industrial union in North America - 2005


Today in Media History: 150 years ago news bulletins reported that President Lincoln had been shot

Today in Media History: 150 years ago news bulletins reported that President Lincoln had been shot

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Night in the Blogosphere

The start of the women's elite US Cycling Cup 
at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA.



Remembering David Laventhol, 1933-2015 - CJR

Ad blocking is every publisher's problem now - Digiday

Newsweek Europe repackages for future - Editors Weblog

Print Units Rose 3% in the First Quarter - Publishers Weekly

Driver Hurt After Car Crashes Into LA Times Building - CBS

Australian newspapers launch survival campaign - New Kerala

Former News-Press Photographer Sues Paper for Firing Him - Noozhawk

Freelancers are still trying to get paid by Hudsonmod publisher - Romenesko

Analyst Begins Coverage of Tribune at 'Outperform' - Broadcasting and Cable

Writer at Japanese paper receives pay cut after plagiarism allegations - Poynter


Society for News Design named Facebook ‘World’s Best Designed’ in digital competition

Society for News Design named Facebook ‘World’s Best Designed’ in digital competition

Winners for the Pulitzer Prizes will be announced next Monday

Winners for the Pulitzer Prizes will be announced next Monday

Today in Labor History

Int’l Hod Carriers & Building Laborers’ Union (today’s Laborers’ Int’l Union) is founded, as 25 delegates from 23 Local Unions in 17 cities—representing 8,186 Laborers—meet in Washington, D.C. - 19032015.04.13 history young.hoffa2
A 17-year-old Jimmy Hoffa leads his co-workers at a Kroger warehouse in Clinton, Indiana, in a successful job action: by refusing to unload a shipment of perishable strawberries, they forced the company to give in to their demands. Among other things: the “strawberry boys” had to report to work at 4:30 a.m., stay on the job for 12 hours, and were paid 32¢ an hour—only if growers arrived with berries to unload. Plus, they were required to spend three-fourths of any earnings buying goods from Kroger - 1930
Labor leader and Socialist Party founder Eugene V. Debs is imprisoned for opposing American entry into World War I. While in jail he ran for president, received 1 million votes - 1919
2015.04.13 history debs.cross(The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs: Eugene V. Debs was a labor activist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who captured the heart and soul of the nation’s working people. He was brilliant, sincere, compassionate and scrupulously honest. A founder of one of the nation’s first industrial unions, the American Railway Union, he went on to help launch the Industrial Workers of the World—the Wobblies. A man of firm beliefs and dedication, he ran for President of the United States five times under the banner of the Socialist Party, in 1912 earning 6 percent of the popular vote.)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Today in Media History: Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record

Today in Media History: Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record

Knight Foundation finds nonprofit sites’ revenue rising but sustainability elusive

Knight Foundation finds nonprofit sites’ revenue rising but sustainability elusive

Cartoonist Offers Cartoons For Licensing Via Online Cartoon Catalog

Illustrator Dan Rosandich introduces new design layout for portfolio site

Chassell, Mich (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
A free daily auto-updating web cartoon for web designers is available. The feature automatically updates at 7PM New York City time, every 24 hours and all cartoons scheduled are guaranteed 100% family friendly. Nothing vulgar. The image is controlled via a PHP script and all that’s needed to add this comical content is a simple line of code which can be provided for easily adding to the HTML of any site or blog.
Cartoons for newspaper editors can easily be acquired by publishers seeking an alternative to signing a syndication contract. Navigate to (top far right menu: Cartoon Catalog) and browse any specific category on this site which offers niche-specific cartoons for daily or weekly newspapers. Images of interest can be supplied in high resolution TIFF format and sized to the preferred column width of choice if requested. Interested editors can purchase in one month increments or test the readership with a week’s worth of cartoons. 
Flexible packaging options are available.
Custom cartoon illustrations can be created for any commercial project. Whether for use in print advertising or to use on posters or packaging, humorous illustration is another specialty. Rosandich has created work under the art direction of software designers, for use in “gift books” such as for birthdays, graduations and other special events. Cartoons have also been created for instructional posters, calendars and company greeting cards. Custom cartoons are ideal for promoting events and can be used on apparel such as t-shirts and caps or can be used on direct mail pieces and in email templates, web banners and infographics. Professionals who have customized illustrations created under their art direction will have artwork that is targeted directly to their audience which will make an indelible impression.
Cartoons and humorous illustrations for book publishers are also a specialty as Rosandich has created for many publishers including Pearson Education, John Wiley & Sons, Cengage Learning and Chicken Soup For The Soul. Art directors can acquire existing images from the catalogs or have artwork customized under their direction. Cartoons and comics can be an integral part of any print publishing platform and work well in conveying the message you want to make an impact with
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Cartoons for blogs, Facebook and more!
Cartoons and comics can be an integral part of any print publishing platform and work well in conveying the message you want to make an impact with
Additionally, any existing cartoons may be colorized if requested or given new captions to better tailor the comic’s message to your readers or visitors.
Cartoonist Dan Rosandich restructured his online cartoon catalog into a specific skill set for those involved in the digital and print industry. DansCartoons offers quality cartoons and services that cater to various professionals in the print and publishing industry. The website offers cartoons to magazine editors, newspaper publishers, consultants who publish their own newsletters, authors and writers who publish their own books, art directors at book publishing companies, professional bloggers and journalists who author their own specific columns or articles including others in need of content. Facilitators have often used cartoons in their Power Point presentations which have worked great for adding some comic relief for their clients. Cartoons are the best form of infographic!