Wednesday, August 23, 2017

California group to offer buyouts

California group to offer buyouts: The group owns 11 newspapers, including the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Pasadena Star-News and the Daily Breeze, in Torrance, California.

Help Wanted: Journey Level Machinist- Seattle Times

The Seattle Times Company, the Northwest leader in print and online media, is seeking a fulltime Journey Level Machinist to join the Operations team at its North Creek Facility in Bothell, WA!
The Journey Level Machinist duties include but not limited to the predictive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of production related equipment. The building of specialized equipment, installation of new equipment, and the manufacturing of accessories for existing equipment.
Job Duties:
• Proficient in the operation of general manual machine shop equipment lathes, drills, mills, and grinders. (No CNC).
• Provide maintenance support to all areas of production.
• Analyze problems, implement solutions, and manufacture parts as needed to ensure timely repairs and a smooth running operation.
•Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a broad scope of machinery and equipment.
•Excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritize and complete projects.
•Complete tasks as directed with minimal supervision.
•Adhere to all company and safety policies and guidelines.
•Strong manual hand dexterity and mechanical ability.
•Must provide machinist and hand tools.
•Must be able to stand on ladders and scaffolding and work from heights.
•Maintain professional appearance/demeanor and positive attitude.
•To work effectively with co-workers in solving problems and to communicate problems from shift to shift.
Qualifications:
•Journey level machinist or equal experience.
•Proficient use of lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders, and other shop related tools and equipment.
•Computer literacy and ability to clearly communicate information, both verbal and written.
Preferred Qualifications:
•Welding and fabrication.
•Individual with newspaper press and packaging experience.
•Experience in rebuilding pumps, motors and gearboxes.
COMPENSATION: up to $29.00 per hour DOE; Pension contribution available AND great benefits!
SHIFT: 40 hours per week; 24/7 schedule days & nights.
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OwnLocal CEO on Wanderful Media acquisition

OwnLocal CEO on Wanderful Media acquisition: It is no different in respect to the advertising that goes hand in hand with print and digital revenue.

Today in Labor History

August 23  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations is formed by Congress, during a period of great labor and social unrest. After three years, and hearing witnesses ranging from Wobblies to capitalists, it issued an 11-volume report frequently critical of capitalism. The New York Herald characterized the Commission's president, Frank P. Walsh, as "a Mother Jones in trousers" - 1912
 
Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, accused of murder and tried unfairly, were executed on this day. The case became an international cause and sparked demonstrations and strikes throughout the world - 1927
 
Seven merchant seamen crewing the SS Baton Rouge Victory lost their lives when the ship was sunk by Viet Cong action en route to Saigon - 1966
 
Farm Workers Organizing Committee (to later become United Farm Workers of America) granted a charter by the AFL-CIO - 1966
(Farmworker’s Friend: The story of Cesar Chavez is a thoughtful and moving book about the inspiring life of American hero Cesar Chavez, founder and long-time leader of the United Farm Workers of America. This sympathetic portrayal of Chavez and his life’s work begins with his childhood, starting from the time his family’s store in Arizona failed during the Great Depression and his entire family was forced into the fields to harvest vegetables for a few cents an hour. It traces his growth as a man and as a leader, talking of his pacifism, his courage in the face of great threats and greater odds, his leadership and his view that the union was more than just a union, it was a community—una causa.)

Belo CEO wins award

Belo CEO wins award: The nonprofit gives the award to recognize those who uphold the First Amendment and open government.

Wednesday Afternoon in the Blogosphere


Cal Poly Pomona



How I Became Fake News - Politico

As the L.A. Times turns ... - Ellen Alperstein

Are alt-weeklies dying or just moving online? - Poynter

The Los Angeles Times Has Its Deja Vu Moment - The Street

LA Times purge 'capped a month of newsroom turmoil' - LAObserved

Failed Newspaper Business Models Are Crippling UK Democracy - Forbes

After a purge, the Los Angeles Times (still) searches for a future - Ken Doctor

If there’s a future for The Village Voice, it’s digital - Columbia Journalism Review

Sinclair Defends Tribune Acquisition as Crucial for Broadcast TV’s Future - Variety

After more than half a century, The Village Voice is closing its print edition - Poynter


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LMA launching Chief Content Club

LMA launching Chief Content Club: The Chief Content Club will kick off later this summer and is inspired by LMA’s popular Chief Digital Club, which launched in January of this year.

Here's the LAT's official picture of Ross Levinsohn, and his memo to the staff below that.



Good Afternoon,

As I walked through the Globe lobby doors this morning, the history and responsibility of this job surrounded me. I am honored and humbled to have been asked to lead the Los Angeles Times. I’ve had a love affair with LA since 1968 and have called this city home for almost 20 years – and read the Los Angeles Times for far longer. I was always drawn to the images, cultural impact and aspirational life I imagined existed here. It took me many years to finally call LA home, but now I’m never leaving. I have long admired what the Los Angeles Times stood for – its voice and impact, the world-class journalism that is produced day in and day out, the challenges you tackle and the importance of what you do.
And never more so than now. I have always had a deep passion for news, but the events of the last several years have brought the importance of journalism to a new level. As our country and world go through significant changes, including a rapidly evolving media landscape, the need for honest and trusted journalism has never been greater. Journalism matters… facts matter…opinions matter. What you do each day is vital for our democracy. The Los Angeles Times fulfills an essential and critical role both in our community and across the nation. That’s why when Michael and Justin asked me to join you, I jumped at the opportunity.
My priority is to help ensure the Los Angeles Times continues to flourish and becomes an even more aggressive, competitive and sustainable organization. I am confident that together we will accelerate the Los Angeles Times’ evolution and the digital transformation of tronc and produce its next stage of growth – always keeping our sights trained on our mission of producing ground-breaking and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism. Jim Kirk, who is joining us as Interim Executive Editor leading the newsroom day to day, will work closely with me as we begin our search for a new editor in chief.
I’ve been lucky to have worked with some amazing companies, legendary storytellers, world-class journalists, incredible co-workers and media titans who have helped shape our industry. I have benefitted from their wisdom, and I have every expectation that this experience will be no different. Over the coming weeks, I want to meet as many of you as possible so I can hear your candid thoughts about what works, what doesn’t and how you imagine the Los Angeles Times 10 years from now. I have an idea or two, but you are the lifeblood of what makes this engine work. I am all ears.
These conversations are important to me not only because they will inform the strategy we will outline in the months ahead, but also because I recognize that this is a place that has gone through many changes in recent years, including today’s announcement. I want to ensure that your voices are heard, that we do this together and that the Los Angeles Times has a culture that nourishes talent and fosters excellence. I believe in honesty, transparency and commitment. I will do my best to be that way with you. I hope you’ll accept the challenge to be the same.
I ask for those of you in the newsroom to please join me at an all-hands meeting later today at 3 pm, where I can more formally introduce myself and Jim, explain why I am so excited about what’s ahead and start getting to know you better. And over the next few days, I’ll be seeking out opportunities to speak to all areas of the organization to get better acquainted with you all as well. And over the coming days, I will be meeting with all the teams inside the company.
I look forward to working closely with you all to build on the Los Angeles Times’ tremendous track record, expand the reach of its journalism and help it reach new heights.
Sincerely,
Ross

Euro-Druckservice gets new press

Euro-Druckservice gets new press: The press will print mainly magazines and will boost the productivity of the Severotisk printing plant in Usti nad Labem, the Czech Republic.

Newspaper Production Australia 1950's




A look back on 200 years at KBA

A look back on 200 years at KBA: It was 1807 when German inventor Friedrich Koenig first set out for London with a dream of creating a steam-driven printing press. There, fate aligned his path with that of precision engineer Andreas Bauer. In 1814, The Times became the first paper to be printed on a double-cylinder press that the two men designed.

Today in Labor History

August 22  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Five flight attendants form the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and adhere to strict weight, height and appearance requirements. The association later became the Association of Flight Attendants, now a division of the Communications Workers of America - 1945
 
Int’l Broom & Whisk Makers Union disbands - 1963
 
Joyce Miller, a vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers, becomes first female member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council - 1980

The Kerr-McGee Corp. agrees to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.  She was a union activist who died in 1974 under suspicious circumstances on her way to talk to a reporter about safety concerns at her plutonium fuel plant in Oklahoma - 1986
 
Int’l Longshore & Warehouse Union granted a charter by the AFL-CIO - 1988

Gannett closing Waukesha newsroom

Gannett closing Waukesha newsroom: The company’s Now staff, numbering around 30, will cover suburban Milwaukee communities from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's newsroom in downtown Milwaukee, George Stanley, editor of the Journal Sentinel said, according to the BizTimes of Milwaukee. The changes will happen in September.

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere


The newspapers continue rolling off the press no matter whom controls the company




My Life at a Russian Propaganda Network - Politico

What if newsrooms treated every day like eclipse day? - Poynter

The HuffPost’s tabloid-style homepage is paying dividends - DigiDay

Digital media veteran Ross Levinsohn takes over the LA Times - Recode

Video series on Facebook are already driving higher engagement - DigiDay

Top editors out at LA Times; former TV executive named new CEO - KPCC

Reporter Jill Leovy and admin assistant also let go by LA Times - LAObserved

Managing reader comments: 'Algorithms decide more objectively' - Editors Weblog

In an All Too Familiar Story, 4 Top Editors Are Out at the Los Angeles Times - Adweek

Production: How to Effectively Manage the Use of Temporary Labor - Editor and Publisher

Ken Doctor: Looking Behind Tronc's Surprising Clean Sweep at the L.A. Times - The Street

Monday, August 21, 2017

Morris to sell Times-Union

Morris to sell Times-Union: Morris will keep the waterfront property that housed the Jacksonville paper, the Florida Times-Union, and 18 acres along the city's St. Johns RIver. according to The Real Deal.

Memo from Justin Dearborn - CEO tronc

Dear Colleagues,
Today we are announcing important management changes to continue to drive our transformation and further position ourselves for long-term growth as a media organization. This new structure will allow us to expand the reach of our great journalism and realize our business objectives, including elevating and better integrating digital processes that are critical for our future. Here are the changes we are announcing today across the company:
Los Angeles Times Leadership: I am pleased to welcome Ross Levinsohn as Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of the Los Angeles Times. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the Los Angeles Times’ operations and related businesses and be charged with expanding its journalistic endeavors, product and content initiatives, global footprint and business and revenue opportunities.
Ross is a digital media pioneer who has led the shift to digital at numerous media and content companies. He has significant experience in advertising, business development, partnerships and marketing, in addition to multiplatform content expertise. Best known for his leadership roles at Yahoo! and Fox, Levinsohn has helped build and operate both complex large-scale businesses and startup endeavors. As Interim CEO and Head of Global Media at Yahoo!, he helped re-energize and reposition the company, and as President of Fox Interactive Media, his vision and leadership turned Fox into a leading digital player overnight. He went on to serve as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, where he managed assets including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek and the Clio Awards. His unique product and innovation perspective and proven ability to effectively collaborate and drive growth will serve us well as he takes on this new leadership role. Ross will be a direct report to me. Please help me welcome Ross to the company.
Ross and I have asked Jim Kirk to serve as the Interim Executive Editor at the Los Angeles Times. Jim recently joined tronc from the Chicago Sun-Times, where he served as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He will work closely with Ross on leading the search for the next Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Times. In this interim leadership role, Jim will also collaborate with the newsroom daily.
Davan Maharaj, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Times, is leaving the company, and I would like to thank him for his years of service and many contributions to the news organization.
Other Organization Changes: We are making additional changes to accelerate transformation across all of our markets. Effective immediately, Tim Knight will now have responsibility for all of the company’s local market operations other than the Los Angeles Times. Tim and Ross will work closely together on initiatives, which will allow us to grow our digital audience and revenue in each of our markets and businesses. The Los Angeles Times is the only market of the nine markets that will undergo a seperation of the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief role. In addition, Terry Jimenez will have oversight of our recently consolidated manufacturing and distribution operations, now known as Media Operations.
As a result of these changes, some other colleagues are leaving the organization, including Tim Ryan, Ken DePaola and Joseph Schiltz from troncM, and Marc Duvoisin, Megan Garvey and Matt Doig from the Los Angeles Times. Each has contributed a great deal during their years of service, and we wish each of them well.
Please join me in congratulating our new leadership.
I know that many of you have questions, and in the coming days and weeks, you will receive more information. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
While we are in a moment of change, we are facing unprecedented opportunity. I am excited about our people, I am proud of our ability to attract world-class talent and I am energized by our ability to transform and grow. I want to thank each of you for your commitment to the company and for continuing to fulfill the incredibly important role we serve in a democracy.
There is tremendous energy and creativity at tronc, Inc. With our incredible talent and passion, I am certain that our best days are ahead and look forward to working alongside you every step of the way.
Sincerely,
Justin Dearborn

Carolina papers to move printing

Carolina papers to move printing: Both papers had been printed in Spartanburg. The printing facility in Spartanburg will be closed.

Today in Labor History

August 21  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Slave revolt led by Nat Turner begins in Southampton County, Va. - 1831

SCMP offers free job listing

SCMP offers free job listing: One of cpjobs.com's features, “Match Me+,” allows for job recommendations based on users' online behavior.

Monday Night in the Blogosphere


Shakeup at the Los Angeles Times



Top editors out at Los Angeles Times - LAObserved

Tronc reassigns Jim Kirk after L.A. Times shakeup - Robert Feder

Tronc purges senior leadership at the Los Angeles Times - Poynter

U.S. journalists are being assaulted while covering the news - Poynter

Loss of local UK newspapers 'undermining democracy' - Financial Times

Cambodian newspaper faces closure over tax demand - The Seattle Times

As a Jew, I’m not OK with Trump’s Response to Charlottesville - Brett Levy

Publisher, Editors Fired As Paper Plans To Invest More In DC Reporting - CBS

Ross Levinsohn is named the new publisher and CEO of the L.A. Times - Los Angeles Times

Finland’s Largest Daily, Helsingin Sanomat, has more than 200,000 Digital Subscribers - Sonoma

Friday, August 18, 2017

Today in Labor History

August 18  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

2017.08.14 history debs
Radio station WEVD, named for Eugene V. Debs, goes on the air in New York City, operated by The Forward Association as a memorial to the labor and socialist leader - 1927
 
Founding of the American Federation of Government Employees, following a decision by the National Federation of Federal Employees (later to become part of the Int’l Association of Machinists) to leave the AFL - 1932

Indian paper upgrades

Indian paper upgrades: The Times is owned by media group Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (The Times Group) and has a daily circulation of more than 3 million. The company operates 13 printing centers around the country. Ahrensburg, Germany-based EAE will exchange the entire press and drive controls, the most important drives and the obsolete Interbus loop system. The existing PECOM system will be superseded by a modern EAE solution plus an EAE Print production planning and preset system. Three control consoles belonging to the very newest EAE Desk 7 generation will simultaneously replace the present PECOM press control consoles.

Friday Afternoon in the Blogosphere


Golf anyone?




YouTube TV To Carry All Sinclair Big 4 - TV News Check

Here’s why publishers won’t stop pivoting to video - Recode

Want to make your next video go viral? Follow these 7 tips - Poynter

Google is reportedly working on subscription tools for publishers - Poynter

Keeping Up on tronc Inc Technicals: Where to From Here? - Melville Review

Why do you hate me? A brown woman talks to a former white nationalist - CNN

With new mobile site, Forbes boosted impressions per session by 10 percent - DigiDay

This Norwegian Startup Looks to Tap a New Revenue Stream for Publishers - TheStreet

Alaska Dispatch News will be able to pay carriers, but newspaper is still on the brink - ADN

Anniversary of James Foley’s death: reminder of the importance of journalist safety - Editors Weblog


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Alaska Dispatch News files for Chapter 11

Alaska Dispatch News files for Chapter 11: 'We've worked hard to help illuminate the issues of our day and provide a platform for points of view from across Alaska,' Rogoff said in a quote in the Dispatch News. 'Yet like newspapers everywhere, the struggle to make ends meet financially eventually caught up with us. I simply ran out of my ability to subsidize this great news product. Financial realities can't be wished away.'

Today in Labor History

August 17  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

 IWW War Trials in Chicago, 95 go to prison for up to 20 years - 1918
 
Bakery & Confectionery Workers Int’l Union of America merges with Tobacco Workers Int’l Union to become Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers - 1978
 
Year-long Hormel meatpackers' strike begins in Austin, Minn. - 1985















August 16

George Meany, plumber, founding AFL-CIO president, born in City Island, Bronx. In his official biography, George Meany and His Times, he said he had "never walked a picket line in his life." He also said he took part in only one strike (against the United States Government to get higher pay for plumbers on welfare jobs). Yet he also firmly said that "You only make progress by fighting for progress." Meany served as secretary-treasurer of the AFL from 1940 to 1952, succeeded as president of the AFL, and then continued as president of the AFL-CIO following the historic merger in 1955 until retiring in 1979 - 1894
 
Homer Martin, early United Auto Workers leader, born in Marion, Ill. - 1902
 
Congress passes the National Apprenticeship Act, establishing a national advisory committee to research and draft regulations establishing minimum standards for apprenticeship programs. It was later amended to permit the Labor Department to issue regulations protecting the health, safety and general welfare of apprentices, and to encourage the use of contracts in their hiring and employment - 1937
 
National Agricultural Workers Union merges into Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen - 1960
 
Int’l Union of Wood, Wire & Metal Lathers merges with United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners - 1979

Presteligence adds geo-targeting

Presteligence adds geo-targeting: The app will send notifications to users in the specified vicinity of a stadium and during a specified time.

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere




News or opinion? Online, it’s hard to tell - Poynter

How GiveMeSport is using AI in the newsroom - DigiDay

For community news, newspapers rule - Folsom Telegraph

Gazette to launch online subscription packages - Indiana Gazette

Journalists Should Speak Out Against Discrimination - Code Words

Newspapers Highlight Role With Blank Pages - MediaPost Communications

Fort Worth Star-Telegram hopes to attract more viewers to local videos - Nieman Lab

Tronc and Investor’s Business Daily are working together on a paid newsletter - DigiDay

Public Editor Cannot Be One-Person Panacea to Reader Trust Problem - Editor and Publisher

Costa Mesa commission approves office development for former L.A. Times site - Daily Pilot

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cooper, retired from AJC, Post, dies

Cooper, retired from AJC, Post, dies: Cooper was born in 1932 in Chicago. He attended the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Air Force.

Today in Labor History

August 15  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

To begin what proved to become one of the world’s longest construction projects, workers lay the foundation stone of Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men.  The job was declared completed in 1880—632 years later - 1248
 
The Panama Canal opens after 33 years of construction and an estimated 22,000 worker deaths, mostly caused by malaria and yellow fever.  The 51-mile canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - 1914
 
Populist social commentator Will Rogers killed in a plane crash, Point Barrow, Alaska. One of his many classic lines: "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts" - 1935
(Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!: Did you hear the one about the supervisor and the new employee who bump into each other in a bar?  Maybe, but maybe not.  In either case, you can find it and a couple hundred other great workplace jokes in this new collection, the only one of its kind.  You won’t find working people as the butt of jokes here… it’s more likely to be the boss, the banker, the yes man and the union-busting lawyer.)
 
President Richard M. Nixon announces a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents in an attempt to combat inflation - 1971
 
Gerry Horgan, chief steward of CWA Local 1103 and NYNEX striker in Valhalla, N.Y., is struck on the picket line by a car driven by the daughter of a plant manager and dies the following day. What was to become a 4-month strike over healthcare benefits was in its second week - 1989
 
Eight automotive department employees at a Walmart near Ottawa won an arbitrator-imposed contract after voting for UFCW representation, becoming the giant retailer's only location in North America with a collective bargaining agreement. Two months later the company closed the department. Three years earlier Walmart had closed an entire store on the same day the government announced an arbitrator would impose a contract agreement there - 2008

ABB releases MPS Production 6

ABB releases MPS Production 6: In this version, the entire system is transferred to the PostgreSQL database, retaining all the functionality of MPS Production 5 but avoiding the expense of an Oracle license, which was required in the previous version, MPS Production 5, according to ABB.

Tuesday Night in the Blogosphere


Plate Maker Donna Hill, gone but not forgotten



Newspapers are changing, not dying - The Coloradoan

Can Engaged Time Metrics Help Fix Mobile Ads? - Media Shift

A nonprofit is working to restore the city’s alternative media - Poynter

How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers - Deadspin

Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile - Tech Crunch

CMG Newspapers Launch New Education Digital Section - Markets Insider

Thrifty thieves spotted stealing coupons out of newspapers - New York Post

Chicago Tribune parent nears deal to move from Tribune Tower - Chicago Tribune

How Newspapers Can Simplify Data and Turn Numbers into Dollar Signs - E and P

Real journalists are being tortured, kidnapped and killed to give you #realnews - SacBee

Monday, August 14, 2017

Bay Area News Group upgrades

Bay Area News Group upgrades: The group, which prints The Mercury News, East Bay Times, 29 community newspaper titles and other materials, has hired manroland web systems for the job.

Today in Labor History

August 14  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.


President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income for retirees and creating a system of unemployment benefits - 1935
 
Members of the upstart Polish union Solidarity seize the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk. Sixteen days later the government officially recognizes the union. Many consider the event the beginning of the end for the Iron Curtain - 1980
 
Former AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland dies at age 77 - 1999

Press Maintenance Mechanic - Advance Central Services Pennsylvania

Our top-quality production team is looking for an experienced Press Maintenance Mechanic. This first shift position is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and resolving equipment related issues on a well maintained and latest vintage Goss Colorliner Press consisting of 8 - 4/4 Towers and 3 Goss 160PG Sovereign Rotary folders.  Job responsibilities include equipment knowledge with the ability to operate, perform preventive and repair maintenance, read mechanical blueprints and repair pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Some specific work tasks include: set & replace rollers, spray bars, ink rails, blankets, iron settings, unit, folder, driveline lubrications, ink systems, etc.   
 
Basic job skills required include knowledge and use of specific power and industry related tools with the manual dexterity to work in a safe oriented manner.  The job is physical requiring the ability to travel up and down stairs, stand on concrete surfaces, kneeling, bending, reaching, stretching, lifting overhead, crawling and working in confined spaces with the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Must also possess good hand to eye coordination and the ability to react quickly around heavy production equipment. While personal protection is provided, must also be able to work in an environment where noise and exposure to dust, solvents, oil and ink are present. 
Email resume and salary expectations to Sue Sites at ssites@acspa.com
The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

About Us: As a prominent daily commercial print company, Advance Central Services Pennsylvania fosters a collaborative working environment for talented individuals who can contribute to our commercial print success. Advance Central Services Pennsylvania is a shared services company that provides critical support functions for our sister operation PA Media Group, a digitally focused news and information company, which publishes and operates The Patriot-News, PennLive, Central PA Magazine.  Our state-of-the-art commercial print facility in Mechanicsburg, PA, also offers printing and advertising inserting services for a growing range of print clientele.  As an industry SNAP certified operation, we produce two high quality daily newspaper products, comics, several weeklies and our own editions of The Patriot News three days a week.

Monday Morning in the Blogosphere


A few of the many volunteers at the food bank



If I Ran a Newspaper…. - Medium

TV’s Ad Apocalypse Is Getting Closer - The Atlantic

Jim Kirk leaves Sun-Times to join tronc - Robert Feder

How a Small Newspaper Became a Big Weapon - LA Weekly

The LA Times online experience is completely unacceptable - Reddit

EVEN ISIS CAN’T RESIST CRITICIZING THE MEDIA - Vanity Fair

How journalists should handle racist words, images and violence - Poynter

News Corp revenue misses on weak demand for print advertising - Reuters

Maine newspaper ‘mortified’ by front-page typo of Trump’s North Korea threat - Boston

Alaska Dispatch News files for bankruptcy; new publishers emerge - Alaska Dispatch News


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Today in Labor History

August 09  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Knights of Labor strike New York Central railroad, ultimately to be defeated by scabbing - 1890
 
Nine men and one woman meet in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state - 1927
 
A fire and resultant loss of oxygen when a high pressure hydraulic line was cut with a torch in a Titan missile silo near Searcy, Ark., kills 53 people, mostly civilian repairmen - 1965
 
United Papermakers & Paperworkers merge with Int'l Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite & Paper Mill Workers of the U.S. & Canada to become United Paperworkers Int’l Union, now a division of the Steelworkers Union - 1972
 
Some 73,000 Bell Atlantic workers end a successful two-day strike over wages and limits on contracting out of work - 1998
 
The United Steelworkers and Amicus, the largest manufacturing union in the United Kingdom, announce formation of a strategic alliance to work on a range of mutual concerns - 2005