Friday, March 31, 2017

KBA revenue up nearly 14 percent

KBA revenue up nearly 14 percent: “The profitable growth was generated in existing and new packaging markets, from industrial applications in digital web printing and the continued expansion of service business – despite the absence of any macroeconomic support,” said Claus Bolza-Schunemann, CEO of the printing press manufacturer.

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

Unsold newspapers pilling up to be recycled 

Can we take back the term 'fake news'? - Editors Weblog

More Cost Cuts Likely For Newspaper Industry - 24/7 Wall Street

Gannett Cuts Positions At Newspapers Across Tennessee - Forbes

Demystifying Media: What’s the Future of Local Newspapers? - Media Shift

Facebook and Google predicted to make $106 billion from advertising in 2017 - CNBC

Alex Tizon, Pulitzer Prize winner and Oregon journalism professor, dies at 57 - Oregonian

Swedish, Norwegian newspapers to ditch April Fools’ stories amid fake news concerns - RT

Coalition for Better Ads releases standards

Coalition for Better Ads releases standards: The research identified types of ads that rank lowest in user experience and are most linked to consumers adopting ad blockers.

Today in Labor History

President Martin Van Buren issues a broadly-applicable executive order granting the 10-hour day to all government employees engaged in manual labor - 1840 
(Your Rights in the Workplace, 10th edition: The most substantial "employee rights" reference we’ve found. This book covers concerns of every worker in every state, in plain language and with what-to-do-about-it advice. Unions remain the best protection on the job, but this guide gives solid explanations on the full range of issues and options, and then some. Topics covered include privacy rights, family leave, discrimination and harassment, wages and hours, hiring and firing, safety on the job.)
Cowboys earning $40 per month begin what is to become an unsuccessful two-and-a-half-month strike for higher wages at five ranches in the Texas Panhandle - 1883 
Cesar Chavez born in Yuma, Ariz.- 1927 
Construction begins on the three-mile Hawk’s Nest Tunnel through Gauley Mountain, W. Va., as part of a hydroelectric project.  A congressional hearing years later was to report that 476 laborers in the mostly black, migrant workforce of 3,000 were exposed to silica rock dust in the course of their 10-hour-a-day, six-days-a-week shifts and died of silicosis.  Some researchers say that more than 1,000 died - 1930
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs legislation establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps to help alleviate suffering during the Depression. By the time the program ended after the start of World War II it had provided jobs for more than six million men and boys. The average enrollee gained 11 pounds in his first three months - 1933 
Wisconsin state troopers fail to get scabs across the picket line to break a 76-day Allis-Chalmers strike in Milwaukee led by UAW Local 248. The plant remained closed until the government negotiated a compromise - 1941 
Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor, later to become a Supreme Court justice, issues an injunction against baseball team owners to end a 232-day work stoppage - 1995

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Times notches 200 percent jump in sales

The Times notches 200 percent jump in sales: Sales at U.K. newspaper The Times jumped up 200 percent after a switch from a breaking news cycle to a digital edition platform, Digiday reported.

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

The La Verne fire truck was being taken away for unknown reasons?

What’s the legal definition of “fake news?” - Poynter

Newspaper printing moves to Louisville - The Gleaner

Inside The Guardian’s sinking US expansion - Digiday

Supporting newspapers, real news - Dodge City Daily Globe

Keep public notices in newspapers - Jacksonville Daily News

Newspapers Begin Staking Out Affiliate Programs - Ad Exchanger

Can a Retired Judge Save Southern Vermont's Newspapers? - Seven Days

25 MORE Ways to Improve Your Print Products in 2017 - Editor and Publisher

Community News Keeps Newspapers As Relevant As Ever - Fairfield Sun Times

The ammunition we need now more than ever – Black newspapers by - New Pittsburgh Courier

Newspaper, magazine revenue down for quarter, year

Newspaper, magazine revenue down for quarter, year: For the whole year, newspaper publishing revenues dropped 4.4 percent, from $26.55 billion in 2015 to $25.37 billion in 2016.

Today in Labor History

Chicago stockyard workers win 8-hour day - 1918 
At the height of the Great Depression, 35,000 unemployed march in New York’s Union Square. Police beat many demonstrators, injuring 100 - 1930
The federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act is enacted - 1970 
Harry Bridges, Australian-born dock union leader, dies at age 88. He helped form and lead the Int’l Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) for 40 years. A Bridges quote: “The most important word in the language of the working class is ‘solidarity’” – 1990
Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild announce that the membership has voted to merge with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, creating the 150,000-member SAG-AFTRA - 2012

Advertisers pull ads from YouTube over objectionable content

Advertisers pull ads from YouTube over objectionable content: “Their concerns for their brands’ well-being is rational, appropriate and warranted,” said Bob Liodice, CEO of the ANA.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact Newspaper is a hyperlocal news company that delivers a free monthly newspaper to every household in the geographic areas it covers. The company uses revenue generated from advertisements to serve 22 communities across Texas. Founder and CEO John Garrett explains what makes Community Impact’s targeted advertising model unique. 

Our weekly program is edited and produced by Rachel Wise, Reuben Stern and a team of students at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Frederick News-Post sells to Ogden Newspapers

Frederick News-Post sells to Ogden Newspapers: The Randall Family LLC sold The Frederick (Maryland) News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, the paper reported.

Today in Labor History

Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day - 1852
Sam Walton, founder of the huge and bitterly anti-union Walmart empire, born in Kingfisher, Okla. He once said that his priority was to “Buy American,” but Walmart is now the largest U.S. importer of foreign-made goods—often produced under sweatshop conditions - 1918

“Battle of Wall Street,” police charge members of the United Financial Employees’ Union, striking against the New York Stock Exchange and New York Curb Exchange (now known as the American Stock Exchange).  Forty-three workers are arrested in what was to be the first and only strike in the history of either exchange - 1948
National Maritime Union of America merges with National Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association - 1988

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

North Carolina paper has new design

North Carolina paper has new design: The new edition, designed in part by Mario Garcia, will also include additional content and features, the paper reported.

Today in Labor History

Members of Gas House Workers’ Union Local 18799 begin what is to become a 4-month recognition strike against the Laclede Gas Light Co. in St. Louis. The union later said the strike was the first ever against a public utility in the U.S. - 1935
Martin Luther King, Jr., leads a march of striking sanitation workers, members of AFSCME Local 1733, in Memphis, Tenn. Violence during the march persuades him to return the following week to Memphis, where he was assassinated – 1968

March 27

Mother Jones is ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accuse her of “stirring up” striking coal miners - 1904
(Mother Jones Speaks: Speeches and Writings: Admirers and students of Mother Jones will want this comprehensive collection of her speeches, letters, articles, interviews and testimony before Congressional committees. In her own words, this brave and determined heroine to millions of workers, active from the end of the Civil War until shortly before her death in 1930, explains her life, her mission, her passion on behalf of working people. Here are her fiery speeches to crowds of striking miners, textile workers, railroad workers and others; her correspondence with political and union leaders of her era—even newspaper accounts of her activities that include confrontations with police and militia.)
U.S. Supreme Court rules that undocumented workers do not have the same rights as Americans when they are wrongly fired - 2002

Oaktree sells stock back to tronc

Oaktree sells stock back to tronc: Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management sold its remaining shares in tronc back to the publishing company for some $56 million, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Retired LA Times Pressmen Charlie Coleman (L) and Bert Badajos (R)

Inside The Spectator’s subscriptions strategy - Digiday

UK Newspapers Fight Falling Ad Revenues - eMarketer

The IDS will no longer print five days a week - Indiana Daily Student

World’s Press Calls on President Trump to Stop Targeting Media - Editors Weblog

Radio Is Expected to Surpass Newspapers in Local Ad Revenue by 2021 - Ad Week

Philadelphia newspapers, in the middle of reorganization, have a new editor - Poynter

Software Engineer Starts Unlikely Business: A Weekly Newspaper - New York Times

Long-running German garrison newspapers to discontinue print runs - Stars and Stripes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette nixes newspaper home delivery it deems 'too costly' - Trib Live

Tronc Feud Escalates as Billionaire Investor Demands Access to Records - New York Times

10 Ways to Get Discounted Newspapers and Magazines

10 Ways to Get Discounted Newspapers and Magazines: Get the scoop on how to find the best prices on your favorite newsprint and periodicals -- plus, some great digital deals.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

GateHouse consolidating printing, packaging

GateHouse consolidating printing, packaging: The Milford Daily News reported that it is a cost-saving measure.

Today in Labor History

March 26  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association. and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing beer, prospered wildly and induced the Association to capitulate. A contract benefit since having unionized two years earlier, certainly worth defending: free beer - 1868

March 25

Toronto printers strike for the 9-hour day in what is believed to be Canada’s first major strike - 1872
First “Poor People’s March” on Washington, in which jobless workers demanded creation of a public works program.  Led by populist Jacob Coxey, the 500 to 1,000 unemployed protesters became known as “Coxey’s Army” - 1894
A total of 146 workers are killed in a fire at New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a disaster that would launch a national movement for safer working conditions - 1911
An explosion at a coal mine in Centralia, Ill., kills 111 miners. Mineworkers President John L. Lewis calls a 6-day work stoppage by the nation’s 400,000 soft coal miners to demand safer working conditions - 1947

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The L.A. Times Is in the Middle of Yet Another Power Struggle

By Hillel Aron

 There appears to be yet another power struggle over control of America's most hilariously named newspaper chain, tronc (with a lowercase t), formerly known as Tribune Publishing, which includes a little daily newspaper called the Los Angeles Times. This contest pits two rich men against each other: the daring and wily tech entrepreneur and would-be savior of journalism Michael Ferro, and the enigmatic South African-born surgeon and second richest Angeleno Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, left, and Michael Ferro

Photo credit NHS Confederation (Soon-Shiong), Gary He/Insider Images/Polaris/Newscom (Ferro)

h/t Jim Wright

‘Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu’

By THE NEW YORK TIMES | Oct. 13, 2016 | 29:18

Filmed on July 1, 1978, this documentary by David Loeb Weiss chronicles the end of “hot type” at The New York Times — and the introduction of computers into The Times’s printing process.

h/t Matthew Locke

Friday, March 24, 2017

Wallit releases instructions for publishers

Wallit releases instructions for publishers: Publishing AMP pages allows publishers to get the benefit of prioritized search results from Google on mobile devices.

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

Top photo 1939, bottom 1941  from USC Digital Library

Ventura County Star editor announces retirement - VC Star

Who says millennials don't read newspapers? - Press Gazette

Bill could end public, legal notices in newspapers - The Times News

I've kicked my last newspaper subscription into touch - The Media Online

Twitter might build a paid subscription service for power users - The Verge

Tronc spends $56 million to buy back stock from Oaktree - Chicago Tribune

Tech giants need to place higher value on professional journalism - Editors Weblog

Hollywood Reporter Paying Out Nearly $1M In Class Action Freelancers Deal - Deadline

One question that turns courageous journalists into cowards - Columbia Journalism Review

Newspaper vendor told 'push off' from stand where he has worked for 40 years - Independent

Today in Labor History

March 24  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Groundbreaking on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to the Bronx. According to the New York Times, this was a worker’s review of the digging style of the well-dressed Subway Commissioners: "I wouldn't give th' Commish'ners foive cents a day fer a digging job. They're too shtiff" - 1900

Axel Springer works with Innex ad exchange

Axel Springer works with Innex ad exchange: The app aggregates news from 1,200 publishers and comes preinstalled on Samsung S7 and S7-Edge, A5 and A3 across the UK, Germany, France and Poland.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

JW Phillips Rest in Peace

Just heard the sad news that former Los Angeles Times pressman JW Phillips passed today at his sons home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Phillips was a quiet man that was quick to throw you a smile and say howdy. He was often seen wearing turquoise jewelry, which he also sold to his colleagues.

From his daughter Starling Phillips

To all my family and friends, my father JW Phillips passed away today at the age of 86, at my brother Jim's house in Las Vegas. He is in a better place, he will be missed, he was loved by friends and family. You can call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. Please let family and friends know.

If you would like Starlings phone number please send an email my way.

Mississippi paper cuts print days

Mississippi paper cuts print days: The Hattiesburg (Mississippi) American has cut print days to three, the paper announced.

Thursday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

The Los Angeles Times from the parking structure

Tronc’s Faltering Age of the Machines - Ad Week

A fight for Tronc, media moves and more - LAObserved

What will Zell do with $2.1 billion in cash? - Chicago Business

The Guardian Continues To Pare U.S. Edition - Huffington Post

Tronc Board Dispute Said to Center on Soon-Shiong's Trades - Bloomberg

Major Tronc investor Oaktree revealed in an SEC filing - Service Corporate

Black Newspapers Pleading ‘Our Own Cause’ In America For 190 Years - NJG

Retired Operations Director Reflects on Industry Changes - Editor and Publisher

AdModX on a mission to help Black newspapers survive and thrive - Westside Gazette

Tronc Investor Patrick Soon-Shiong Ups Stake Again in Battle for Newspaper - The Street

Gannett closing Milwaukee call center

Gannett closing Milwaukee call center: Gannett Co. said it will close its call center in Milwaukee this spring, according to the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal Sentinel.

Today in Labor History

Trial of 101 Wobblies, charged with opposing the draft and hindering the war effort, begins in Chicago - 1918
Norris-La Guardia Act restricts injunctions against unions and bans yellow dog contracts, which require newly-hired workers to declare they are not union members and will not join one - 1932

Five days into the Post Office’s first mass work stoppage in 195 years, President Nixon declares a national emergency and orders 30,000 troops to New York City to break the strike. The troops didn’t have a clue how to sort and deliver mail: a settlement came a few days later - 1970

Coalition of Labor Union Women founded in Chicago by some 3,000 delegates from 58 unions and other organizations - 1974

Fifteen workers die, another 170 are injured when a series of explosions rip through BP’s Texas City refinery. Investigators blamed a poor safety culture at the plant and found BP management gave priority to cost savings over worker safety - 2005

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tronc partners with WaPo

Tronc partners with WaPo: The Los Angeles Times will be the first newspaper in tronc’s portfolio to transition to the Arc platform. Arc engineers will work with the technology team at tronc to design and launch LAT on the Arc platform and enhance the tronc platform SNAP (Simple News Assembly Platform) story editor.

Today in Labor History

March 22  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, regardless of race or gender - 1886
The Grand Coulee Dam on Washington state’s Columbia River begins operation after a decade of construction.  Eight thousand workers labored on the project; 77 died - 1941
Eight hundred striking workers at Brown & Sharpe in Kingstown, R.I. are tear-gassed by state and local police in what was to become a losing 17-year-long fight by the Machinists union - 1982
A 32-day lockout of major league baseball players ends with an agreement to raise the minimum league salary from $68,000 to $100,000 and to study revenue-sharing between owners and players - 1990
A bitter six-and-a-half-year UAW strike at Caterpillar Inc. ends. The strike and settlement, which included a two-tier wage system and other concessions, deeply divided the union - 1998

ABB uses Azure to build digital services

ABB uses Azure to build digital services: ABB has partnered with Microsoft to develop and build next-generation digital solutions and services on the Azure platform.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Advice Goddess Blog

Advice Goddess Blog

Live In Or Visit A Muslim Majority Country And -- Yes -- You Might Be Subjected To Medieval-Style Laws

Today in Labor History

Michigan authorizes formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen are formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations were advocating "cooperation" over "competitive" capitalism following the Civil War and several thousand cooperatives opened for business across the country during this era. Participants envisioned a world free from conflict where workers would receive the full value of their labor and freely exercise democratic citizenship in the political and economic realms – 1865
Fifty-eight workers are killed, 150 injured when a boiler explosion levels the R.B. Grover  shoe factory in Brockton, Mass. The four-story wooden building collapsed and the ruins burst into flames, incinerating workers trapped in the wreckage - 1905

The American Federation of Labor issues a charter to a new Building Trades Department. Trades unions had formed a Structural Building Trades Alliance several years earlier to work out jurisdictional conflicts, but lacked the power to enforce Alliance rulings - 1908

Members of the Int’l Union of Electrical Workers reach agreement with Westinghouse Electric Corp., end a 156-day strike - 1956

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that employers could not exclude women from (the often highest paying) jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage a fetus - 1991

Three hundred family farmers at a National Pork Producers Council meeting in Iowa protest factory-style hog farms - 1997

Research study seeks partners

Research study seeks partners: The object of the research will be obtaining a better understanding of this massive generation, including media usage, sources of information, content preferences and newspaper readership drivers.

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere

Sun-Times to welcome back Roger Simon - Robert Feder

The Top 7 US Corporate Investors In Media - Value Walk

Deciding who decides which news is fake - Editors Weblog

tronc, Inc.'s (TRNC) stock price is now at $14.12 - Hot Stocks Point

A power struggle emerges within Tribune parent's boardroom - Crain's

The Tronc’s buy rating reiterated at Noble Financial - Petro Global News

Facebook continues to be under fire for peddling fake news - Tech Crunch

The WaPo-NYT newspaper war that wasn’t - Columbia Journalism Review

Soon-Shiong Out as Vice Chair of LA Times Parent - Los Angeles Business Journal

Meeting Jimmy Breslin, the best bleeping newspaper columnist of all time - Poynter

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Radeburg-based publisher updates with QIPC

Radeburg-based publisher updates with QIPC: In a bid to meet a rising number of orders, the company decided its manroland OCTOMAN needed enhanced automation. The company also upgraded its Zirkon Supra 660 with new mRC-3D and IDS-3D cameras for color, register and cut-off control.

Today in Labor History

Six laborers in Dorset, England—the “Tolpuddle Martyrs”—are banished to the Australian penal colony for seven years for forming a union, the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers.  Some 800,000 residents of the United Kingdom signed petitions calling for their release - 1834
Police evict retail clerks occupying New York Woolworth’s in fight for 40-hour week - 1937

The Post Office’s first mass work stoppage in 195 years begins in Brooklyn and Manhattan and spreads to 210,000 of the nation’s 750,000 postal employees. Mail service is virtually paralyzed in several cities, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. A settlement comes after two weeks - 1970

The Los Angeles City Council passes the first living wage ordinance in California. The ordinance required almost all city contractors to pay a minimum wage of $8.50 an hour, or $7.25 if the employer was contributing at least $1.25 toward health benefits, with annual adjustments for inflation - 1997

Walmart agrees to pay a record $11 million to settle a civil immigration case for using undocumented immigrants to do overnight cleaning at stores in 21 states - 2005

As the Great Recession continues, President Obama signs a $17.6 billion job-creation measure a day after it is passed by Congress - 2010

Saturday Night in the Blogosphere

Editorial: All Ideas Welcomed - Editor and Publisher

UK Newspapers Fight Falling Ad Revenues - eMarketer

Gannett’s push into New Jersey saps local coverage - CJR

We need Black newspapers now more than ever - Florida Courier

The Los Angeles Times won the General Excellence Award - SABEW

Fox Said Approached to Thwart Possible Tribune-Sinclair Deal - Bloomberg

Keep Florida in the know, with public notice ads in newspapers - Orlando Sentinel

Gannett Cuts Print Editions Of 3 Southern Newspapers - MediaPost Communications

Lead Stories is debunking misinformation starting to trend on social media - Journalism UK

Reporter Who Scooped Trump Tax Return Won Pulitzer for Exposing Loopholes - The Wrap

Friday, March 17, 2017

NYT execs see pay cut

NYT execs see pay cut: Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of NYT Co., made 13 percent less from the prior year while CEO Mark Thompson took a 43 percent cut. The cuts were made to targeted-bonus awards executives receive. The publisher was hoping to net $253 million in 2016 but came in at $243.5 million.

Today in Labor History

March 17  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selects the Carpenters union to lead the 8-hour movement. Carpenters throughout the country strike in April; by May 1, some 46,000 carpenters in 137 cities and towns have achieved shorter hours - 1890
A U.S.-China treaty prevents Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. - 1894
Staffers at San Francisco progressive rock station KMPX-FM strike, citing corporate control over what music is played and harassment over hair and clothing styles, among other things. The Rolling Stones, Joan Baez, the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and other musicians request that the station not play their music as long as the station is run by strikebreakers - 1968
Boeing Co. and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) come to terms on a new contract, settling the largest white-collar walkout in U.S. history.  SPEEA represented some 22,000 workers, of whom 19,000 honored picket lines for 40 days - 2000

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Laid-off journalists launch independent broadsheet

Laid-off journalists launch independent broadsheet: Heeten Choxi, a Montclair resident and tech executive specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence, started the conversation with Gwen Orel, a former veteran arts and entertainment reporter/editor at The Montclair Times. Choxi and his wife invested several hundred thousand dollars in the paper, with an initial budget of about $700,000, according to Poynter.

Lead Press Operator

Lead Press Operator: APG Media of the Rockies (Cheyenne, WY) is seeking a Lead Press Operator.

Successful applicant will operate & maintain state-of-the-art printing presses in the production publications printed at our facilities.  Must be willing to work nights & weekends and be able to lift 50lbs.  This is a full-time position with benefits.
Please send or email resume to:
APG Media of the Rockies
Attn: Production Director
702 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Today in Labor History

March 16  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is formed in New York to represent New York City public school teachers and, later, other education workers in the city - 1960

WSJ releases campaign to highlight journalism

WSJ releases campaign to highlight journalism: The campaign will launch with a short film featuring John Carreyrou and how his investigative reporting uncovered the Theranos corporate scandal. The film also highlights mergers and acquisitions reporter Dana Mattioli and the story of how she broke the largest deal in Warren Buffett’s long career.

RJI Futures Lab update #184: Wall Street Journal’s Daydream VR app

The Wall Street Journal recently launched a VR app that allows users to experience the Journal in immersive 3-D in Google’s Daydream platform. The app is one of the first to deliver news and live market data inside a virtual 3-D environment. We speak with Himesh Patel, Dow Jones creative director, and Roger Kenny, design tech lead for VR at the Wall Street Journal, about how the app came together

Our weekly program is edited and produced by Rachel Wise, Reuben Stern and a team of students at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

For more information and supplementary links that complement this video, visit our website:

Local Media Consortium offers native commerce solutions with Okanjo

Local Media Consortium offers native commerce solutions with Okanjo: Milwaukee-based native platform provider Okanjo will provide LMC’s 1,700 local media sites with tools to broaden native commerce solutions.

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

Merly and I with La Verne Councilwoman Robin Carder

News Apps Are Dying Off. But in a Way, They’ll Live On - Wired

The New York Times and The Washington Post are at war - Poynter

Quartz, launched four years ago, is now profitable - Talking Biz News

Former Sun-Times publisher named Canadian diplomat here - Robert Feder

Now is a good time to double-check your Twitter permissions - Nieman Lab

Breitbart News is now the 29th most trafficked site in the United States - Breitbart

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Revista Publish goes mobile with Eversify

Revista Publish goes mobile with Eversify: In late 2016, Revista began developing an app in close collaboration with the Eversify team. Two months later, the app was available for download on the Apple and Google stores.

Today in Labor History

March 15  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Official formation of the Painters Int’l Union - 1887
Supreme Court approves 8-Hour Act under threat of a national railway strike - 1917
Bituminous coal miners begin nationwide strike, demanding adoption of a pension plan - 1948
The Wall Street Journal begins a series alleging insider stock deals at the union-owned Union Labor Life Insurance Co. (ULLICO). After three years a settlement was reached with Robert Georgine, a building trades leader serving as ULLICO president and CEO, requiring him to repay about $2.6 million in profits from the sale of ULLICO stock, forfeit $10 million in compensation and make other payments worth about $4.4 million. All but two of the company’s directors were said to have profited from the deals - 2002

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

German publisher upgrades with ABB

German publisher upgrades with ABB: The order includes new drives for two printing units, each with 12 printing couples and one folder at the company’s plant in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany. The existing drives will be replaced with new ABB ACSM1 drives and will be built into the existing cabinets.

Tuesday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

Where fake news goes to die - CNN

10 Newspapers That Do It Right - Editor and Publisher

Cost cuts loom large for newspaper companies in 2017 - Poynter

Tronc nears $100 million Us Weekly purchase - Chicago Business

Amy Scattergood Is LA’s Secret Food Media Gatekeeper - LA Eater

Us Weekly Gets New Suitor at Altar After Tronc Departure - The Street

Veteran journalist Willow Bay named dean of USC Annenberg - USC News

UK newspapers want Facebook and Google probed over 'fake news' - Engadget

Knight announces revamped Prototype focused on misinformation and trust - Nieman Lab

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing announces technology partnership with tronc - WaPo

Postmedia announces additional layoffs

Postmedia announces additional layoffs: Staff at the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province will receive notices later this month, according to a memo sent from the company to employees.

Today in Labor History

Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many more deaths - 1863
Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12 and a half hours to 93 minutes.  Goodbye, craftsmanship.  Hello, drudgery - 1914
The movie Salt of the Earth opens. The classic film centers on a long and difficult strike led by Mexican-American and Anglo zinc miners in New Mexico. Real miners perform in the film, in which the miners’ wives—as they did in real life—take to the picket lines after the strikers are enjoined - 1954

March 13

The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel. The newspaper was quoting a typesetter while reporting on replacement workers who had agreed to work for two-thirds of the going rate - 1830
"The laborers on the Cape Cod ship canal refuse to work and say they will not return until better food is provided." No further details were offered in this Trenton Times report - 1884

A four-month UAW strike at General Motors ends with a new contract. The strikers were trying to make up for the lack of wage hikes during World War II - 1946