Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Vox Media laying off 50

Vox Media laying off 50: The layoffs will hit the Racked, Curbed, and SBNation sites and Vox's video services division

Nieman Lab: GateHouse nears buy of Austin paper

Nieman Lab: GateHouse nears buy of Austin paper: GateHouse appears in position to acquire the paper, perhaps this week, with a bid of around $50 million, which Nieman says is around five times the paper's yearly earnings.

Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere







The New York Times Fired My Doppelgänger - The Atlantic

A reporter says farewell to his newspaper home - LAObserved

Casper Star-Tribune journalists vote to unionize - Casper Star-Tribune

Why recent subscribers chose to pay for news - American Press Institute

US Supreme Court bankruptcy ruling reignites $8 billion Tribune case - Reuters

Tronc will announce its Fourth Quarter results on Wednesday, March 7th - Tronc

Sinclair Deal With Tribune Hits Complications in Washington - New York Times

24 books for white people to read beyond Black History Month - The Undefeated

Sinclair Broadcast expects Tribune Media deal to close in 2nd quarter - Baltimore Sun

Fox News wins appeals ruling over media monitoring company - Minneapolis Star Tribune


Worcester daily to publish alt weekly

Worcester daily to publish alt weekly: Telegram & Gazette publisher New Media Investment Group, GateHouse Media's parent, has bought Holden Landmark Corporation, which owns the Worcester Magazine and several other weeklies in the state. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gannett invests in online platform Scroll

Gannett invests in online platform Scroll: Other media partners and investors include The New York Times, News Corp., MSNBC, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Insider and Fusion Media.

Today in Labor History

labor history February 28th
Sue Cowan Williams
The U.S. Supreme Court found that a Utah state law limiting mine and smelter workers to an eight-hour workday was constitutional. – 1898
Faced with 84 hour workweeks, 24 hour shifts and pay of 29 cents an hour, firefighters formed the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Some individual locals had affiliated with the AFL beginning in 1903. – 1918    
Members of the Chinese Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union in San Francisco’s Chinatown began what is to be a successful four-month strike for better wages and conditions at the National Dollar Stores factory and three retail outlets. – 1938
Sue Cowan Williams represented African- American teachers in the Little Rock School District as the plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging the disparity between black and white teachers’ salaries in the segregated South. The case was lost, but won in a 1943 appeal. – 1942
The entire workforce of the 3M factory in Elandsfontein, South Africa, went on strike in support of the 450 members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union being laid off at a 3M plant in New Jersey. The South African worker, all of whom were black, were among the hundreds of thousands of union members whose militancy helped bring down the apartheid system. – 1986.
Earning as little as 6 dollars and forty cents an hour, janitors working for contractor UNICCO at the University of Miami go on strike over wages and benefits, working conditions, and union recognition. Students and faculty at the university joined in demonstrations, sit-ins, and hunger strikes, and by the fall, the janitors ratified a contract that increased wages and included health care benefits and paid vacation time. – 2006

February 29th

The minimum age allowed by law for workers in mills, factories, and mines in South Carolina is raised from twelve to fourteen. – 1915
Screen Actors Guild member Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American to win an Academy Award, honored for her portrayal of “Mammy” in “Gone with the Wind” – 1940

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New suppliers at manroland web STORE and MARKET-X

New suppliers at manroland web STORE and MARKET-X: The two suppliers will also offer their products on manroland web systems' B2B online marketplace, MARKET-X.

Newsquest buying U.K.'s CN Group

Newsquest buying U.K.'s CN Group: CN Group has print, digital and event brands covering Cumbria, Northumberland, north Lancashire and the Scottish Borders.

Today is National Pancake Day at IHOP

The event is the centerpiece for IHOP's 60 Days of Giving campaign -- to mark IHOP's 60th year in business -- that aims to raise $5 million for children's hospitals and medical research.
On Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with select locations participating until 10 p.m., guests can receive a free short stack.

Industry vets helm new APT business development unit

Industry vets helm new APT business development unit: Industry veterans Ken Garner, as vice president of Business Development and Industry Relations, and Julie Shaffer, as associate vice president of Program and Community Development, will spearhead the new area.

Google launches ad blocker, reaction mixed

Google launches ad blocker, reaction mixed: Those include full-page prestitial ads, flashing animated ads and auto-playing video ads with sound.

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Sowing Seeds For Life will be visiting the students at Cal Poly Pomona this morning




How Newsweek Collapsed - Slate

LAist reborn via KPCC - LAObserved

Can an Alt-Weekly Newspaper Survive in 2018? - Recode

Newspapers launch PAC to take on Google, Facebook - Axios

How Facebook and newspapers are becoming frenemies - Axios

Patrick Soon-Shiong Brings Hope to the Los Angeles Times - Truthdig

Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis is a national disgrace - Los Angeles Times

Sun Sentinel Editor and Publisher Howard Saltz Ousted - Miami New Times

The Washington Post uses a new tool to highlight threats to journalists - Poynter

Peter Thiel Got His Revenge on Gawker. He May Yet Regret It - The Daily Beast

D.A. Rackauckas deletes online critics; ACLU says that’s a civil rights violation - OCR

NYT CEO: Print has a decade

NYT CEO: Print has a decade: 'I believe at least 10 years is what we can see in the U.S. for our print products,' Thompson said on 'Power Lunch.' He said he hopes the print edition will 'survive and thrive as long as it can,' but said there may be an end looming.

Zacks: Gannett Q4 likely hurt by circulation revenue decline

Zacks: Gannett Q4 likely hurt by circulation revenue decline: Gannett is to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb. 20.

Just a little reminder - Los Angeles Times Retirees Breakfast today

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Hearst cuts former Rodale employees

Hearst cuts former Rodale employees: Hearst has cut an additional 150 in the area since the beginning of 2018, The Morning Call of Allentown reported.

Flint Group to share details of UV LED

Flint Group to share details of UV LED: 'The secret to XCURA EVO UV LED inks is the advanced resin technology,” says Rod Balmer, global product development director of Energy Curable Inks. 'The proprietary formulation offers far greater gloss, color strength and dot sharpness.'

PRESS OPERATOR WANTED

PRESS OPERATORMontrose Daily Press Montrose CO has an opening for a full-time Pressman.

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Newsquest turns again to QIPC

Newsquest turns again to QIPC: Once this retrofit project has been successfully put through its paces in Oxford, it will be rolled out at other Newsquest sites.

Indian paper orders a Cromoman 4-1

Indian paper orders a Cromoman 4-1: The press is the second Cromoman 4-1 to be installed in eastern India, according to manroland.

Today in Labor History

Labor History February 27th
Eugene V Debs
Legendary labor leader and socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs became a charter member and secretary of the Vigo Lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Five years later he was leading the national union and in 1893 helped found the nation’s first industrial union, the American Railway Union. – 1875
John Steinbeck was born on this date in Salinas, California. Steinbeck, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962, wrote numerous novels from the perspective of farmers and the working class, including The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Tortilla Flats, Of Mice and MenCannery Row & East of Eden – 1902
Thirty-eight miners died in a coal mine explosion in Boissevain, Virginia. – 1932
Just days after the autoworkers’ victory at General Motors, more than 100 women workers at one of forty Woolworth stores in Detroit, Michigan, began a sit-down strike over wages, hours, working conditions, and union recognition. Solidarity action in support of the workers was incredible. The strike spread, and on March 5th the workers won their demands, including the union shop. The union won a uniform contract for all forty stores in Detroit, which covered 2,500 workers. – 1937
Following a decade of sit-down strikes, the Supreme Court ruled that sit-down strikes, a major organizing tool for industrial unions, were illegal. – 1939
A mine disaster killed 75 at Red Lodge, Montana. – 1943
Seattle ACORN workers went on strike. Their office was shut down after their employer refused to recognize Public Interest Workers IU 670 union of the IWW. – 2001

Saturday, February 24, 2018

NYT to print Newsday; 225 full-timers affected

NYT to print Newsday; 225 full-timers affected: 'We've entered into an agreement with The New York Times to handle Newsday's printing and distribution,' Newsday co-publishers Debby Krenek and Edward Bushey said in an email to employees. 'We're confident that this new arrangement will uphold Newsday's long-standing commitment to the highest quality production and distribution.'

M&A firm W.B. Grimes sells newspaper, media units

M&A firm W.B. Grimes sells newspaper, media units: Founded in 1959 by Walter Grimes, and subsequently led by his son Larry Grimes, the company is the oldest family-owned media M&A firm in North America, having sold more than 1,600 media and event businesses since its formation, according to the company.

Saturday Morning in the Blogosphere

Charles Reed/US Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP




Journalism is a risky business - WaPo

Sinclair still coming to ‘Chicago’s Very Own’ - Robert Feder

Trust in German media on the rise, but misconceptions remain - Editors Weblog

Times they are a changin’ in the newspaper business - The Garden City Telegram

Why KPCC is bringing LAist back — an open letter to Southern California - KPPC

Food Bank Draws Fire Over Move to Stop Accepting New Migrant Clients - US News

L.A. Times website injected with Monero cryptocurrency mining script - Tech Republic

Local public radio stations are bringing Gothamist, DCist and LAist back to life - Poynter

Report: There are 149 fact-checking projects in 53 countries. That’s a new high. - Poynter

In the era of fake news, where have all the fact-checkers gone? - Columbia Journalism Review

Wilson's 'Kidnapped by Columbus' published

Wilson's 'Kidnapped by Columbus' published: The book, published by Floricanto Press, is an historical fiction account of six Native Americans taken to Spain by Christopher Columbus after his “discovery” of the New World.

Four community papers launch in Ottawa

Four community papers launch in Ottawa: The papers will serve the west and south ends of Canada's capital, the CBC reports.

Today in Labor History

Labor History February 24th
Lawrence, Massachusetts Strike
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Muller v. Oregon to uphold the state’s restrictions on the working hours of women, setting a precedent to use sex differences, and in particular women’s childbearing capacity,  as a basis for separate legislation.  A laundry owner was fined $10 for making a female employee work more than 10 hours in a single day. – 1908
Women and children textile strikers were beaten by Lawrence, Massachusetts police during a 63-day walkout protesting low wages and work speedups. – 1912
A new national child labor law passed in Congress and was declared unconstitutional in 1924. A similar law passed two years earlier was declared unconstitutional in 1918. – 1919
Congress passed a Federal Child Labor Tax Law that imposed a 10 percent tax on companies that employed children, defined as anyone under the age of 16, working in a mine/quarry or under the age of 14 in a “mill, cannery, workshop, factory, or manufacturing establishment”. The Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 1922 in Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co. – 1919
District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first U.S. labor union to oppose the war in Vietnam. – 1965

Friday, February 23, 2018

Trelleborg launches Vulcan metal-back blanket

Trelleborg launches Vulcan metal-back blanket: The blanket offers a multitude of improved features and benefits, including a new structure that reduces heat generation during operation, the company says.

New LMA report spotlights digital disconnect

New LMA report spotlights digital disconnect:

Friday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

One of the many warehouses I visit weekly





Executive editor Gannett Phoenix, AZ. - Indeed

Tariffs damaging to newspapers - Santa Fe New Mexican

Some Daily News jobs are moving to Chicago - New York Post

ICE is scaring clients away from food bank - The Mercury News

Woman delivering newspapers run over, killed by sliding car - KGW

College newspapers forge a future for journalism - The Daily Tar Heel

Will Michael Ferro double down on newspapers or go digital? - Nieman Lab

NY Post: Tronc considering TheStreet acquisition; TST +10.7% - Seeking Alpha

WNYC, Two Other Public Radio Stations Acquire Gothamist and Sister Sites - WNYC

Gannett records big fourth quarter revenue declines in advertising and soft circulation - Poynter

Help wanted: Web Press Offset operators

Web Press Offset operators: The Villages Daily Sun is seeking full time Web Press operators. We are a family owned company located in sunny Central Florida that publishes a daily newspaper and a variety of commercial products.

Help wanted: Electrical Engineer- Remote Maintenance

Electrical Engineer- Remote Maintenance: KBA North America is a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group which was established 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany. Our motto, “We’re on it” gets to the heart of Koenig & Bauer’s values and competencies. As a global company in the fast-changing printing industry, we are constantly growing and looking to hire new talent – we have over 150 employees across the US and Canada!

Help wanted: Die Cutter Field Technician

Die Cutter Field Technician: KBA North America is a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group which was established 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany. Koenig & Bauer’s claim, “We’re on it.” gets to the heart of Koenig & Bauer’s values and competencies. As a global company in the fast-changing printing industry, we are constantly growing and looking to hire new talent – we have over 150 employees across the US and Canada!

Help wanted: Demonstrator/Instructor

Demonstrator/Instructor: KBA North America is a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group which was established 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany. Koenig & Bauer’s claim, “We’re on it.” gets to the heart of Koenig & Bauer’s values and competencies. As a global company in the fast-changing printing industry, we are constantly growing and looking to hire new talent – we have over 150 employees across the US and Canada!

Flint Group receives certificate from Marvaco

Flint Group receives certificate from Marvaco: The certificate recognizes the company's capability of delivering tools for successful implementation of this modern production process, according to a press release.

McClatchy predicts digital will surpass print in 2018

McClatchy predicts digital will surpass print in 2018: Forman made the comments in a Q4 2017 earnings conference call.

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

The Los Angeles Times shuttered production facility Costa Mesa




The Myth of What’s Driving the Opioid Crisis - Politico

Robert Reed resigns as Tribune business columnist - Robert Feder

Beyond puppy dogs: How The Guardian approaches good news - Poynter

21st Century Fox Finalizing Deal With Sinclair to Acquire Six TV Stations - Variety

Holding power to account: South African journalism's brief moment of glory - Editors Weblog


New York Times launches nytDEMO team

New York Times launches nytDEMO team: nytDEMO, which stands for data, engineering, measurement, and optimization, is a collaboration among members of The Times’s data, product and design, technology, and advertising groups.

Judge approves Boston Herald sale to Digital First

Judge approves Boston Herald sale to Digital First: Digital First came out on top in bidding for the Herald, over GateHouse Media and Revolution Capital.

Today in Labor History

Labor History February 23rd
19-year-old Irish immigrant Kate Mullany led members of the Collar Laundry Union, the first all-female union in the United States, in a successful strike in Troy, New York. The union asked for  increased wages and improved working conditions. Women working in commercial laundries spent 12 to 14 hours a day ironing and washing detachable collars with harsh chemicals and boiling water and were paid about three to four dollars per week. – 1864
W.E.B. DuBois, educator and civil rights activist, was born on this day. – 1868
The country’s oldest maritime union, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, was founded when five steamship unions out of Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and Baltimore convened  and decided to join together. Poor steamship design and construction, inadequate training, and the drive for profits and markets led to dangerous working conditions in the late nineteenth century. – 1875
The Journeyman Bakers National Union was chartered by the American Federation of Labor on this date. Its founder, George Block, was also nominated to head the newly-formed AFL. When he declined, Samuel Gompers was unanimously chosen. Today, the bakers union has become the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. – 1887
William Randolph Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner began publishing articles on the menace of Japanese laborers, leading to a resolution in the California legislature that action be taken against their immigration. – 1904
Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip, partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail,  from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it”. – 1940
This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.
When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?
Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.
The Association of Flight Attendants were granted a charter by the AFL-CIO. – 1984
San Francisco’s minimum wage increase went into effect, bringing the hourly rate to $8.50 from $6.75. In 2003, voters approved a local ordinance tying the minimum wage to the regional rate of inflation. – 2004

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Casper Star-Tribune employees move to form union

Casper Star-Tribune employees move to form union: The newsroom staff holds the local leadership in “incredibly high esteem,” the release said, but “our local leadership does not control how many journalists we have available for news gathering or our budget for covering the city and state.”

USA Today Network, Prudential Center and Devils form partnership

USA Today Network, Prudential Center and Devils form partnership: The strategic partnership will cross-promote initiatives that showcase Prudential Center’s events schedule while engaging fans at the arena with USA Today Network/New Jersey’s content and other assets, a news release said.

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Thankfully we have many Filipino foods nearby as my wife is homesick



The death of the local newspaper? - BBC

Fake News is Not the Real Problem - TechCrunch

A West Virginia newspaper is in bankruptcy - WaPo

Norpac draws publishing industry ire - The Columbian

Newsonomics: Vulture Alden Circles Boston - Ken Doctor

How Technology is Designed to Bring Out the Worst in Us - Vox

How Google replaced the Facebook decline for publishers - Poynter

How ProPublica Became Big Tech’s Scariest Watchdog - Fast Company

In Colorado, newspapers fight to keep publishing public notices - The Colorado Independent

Publishers of Anchorage Daily News will buy 3 Morris publications - Alaska Dispatch News


News Media Alliance ad champions ‘real news’

News Media Alliance ad champions ‘real news’: “We Are Real News,” and unlike other news “publishers,” high-quality investigative journalists are committed to reporting the truth, the ad says.

New York Times tops $1 billion in subscriptions

New York Times tops $1 billion in subscriptions: The company reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenues that went beyond expectations.

Today in Labor History

February 20 - Union Communications Services, Inc.

Responding to a 15 percent wage cut, women textile workers in Lowell, Mass., organize a “turn-out”—a strike—in protest. The action failed. Two years later they formed the Factory Girl’s Association in response to a rent hike in company boarding houses and the increase was rescinded. One worker’s diary recounts a “stirring speech” of resistance by a co-worker, 11-year-old Harriet Hanson Robinson - 1834

Rally for unemployed becomes major confrontation in Philadelphia, 18 arrested for demanding jobs - 1908

Thousands of women march to New York’s City Hall demanding relief from exorbitant wartime food prices. Inflation had wiped out any wage gains made by workers, leading to a high level of working class protest during World War I - 1917

(If your last serious read of American history was in high school—or even in a standard college course—you’ll want to read this amazing account of America as seen through the eyes of its working people, women and minorities. Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a widely respected historian, author, playwright, and social activist. In A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present, he turns history on its head with his carefully researched and dramatic recounting of America and its people—not just its bankers, industrialists, generals and politicians.)

United Mine Workers settle 10-month Pittston strike in Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia - 1990

Monday, February 19, 2018

Relevnt launches personalized mobile network

Relevnt launches personalized mobile network: Once users define their circle of interests on the platform, Florida-based Relevnt enables them to discover and connect with locally trusted news sources, lifestyle publishers, enthusiast communities and independent voices, according to a release from the company.

Lee Iowa papers to be printed in Des Moines

Lee Iowa papers to be printed in Des Moines: The first editions printed in Des Moines for the Globe Gazette, Mitchell County Press-News and The Summit-Tribune will be distributed Feb. 13.

Monday Night in the Blogosphere

La Verne is experiencing cold breezy winds this afternoon




New job posting at the U/T - San Diego Union-Tribune

Mark Konkol out as Chicago Reader editor - Robert Feder

The Facebook Armageddon - Columbia Journalism Review

Does Creativity Suffer When Design is Outsourced? - Garcia Media

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair - NY Times

Journalism is going to keep changing. Learn when to change, too - Poynter

What are the Pros and Cons of Ink Optimization and Control Systems? - EP

The L.A. Times, California Collapse and Oregon's New Troubles - Ken Doctor

Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change - Digiday

With a nudge from big foundations, donations to non-profit news sites soar - Poynter


Cuts at Lee’s Montana papers

Cuts at Lee’s Montana papers: At the Gazette, least seven people were apparently laid off or agreed to take buyouts recently, KTVQ reports, citing Last Best News.

Luxury watch magazine to launch in the U.S.

Luxury watch magazine to launch in the U.S.: Lifetime Collectible Watch Stories, already available in Europe, will launch in the United States in March.

Today in Labor History

February 19  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

American Federation of Labor issues a charter to its new Railroad Employees Department - 1909

A few weeks after workers ask for a 25¢ hourly wage, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit (streetcar) Co. fires 173 union members “for the good of the service” and brings in replacements from New York City. Striker-scab battles and a general strike ensued - 1910


(In this expanded edition of Strike! you can read about labor-management conflicts that have occurred over the past 140 years. Here you’ll learn much about workers’ struggle to win a degree of justice, from the workers’ point of view. Brecher also examines the ever-shifting roles and configurations of unions, from the Knights of Labor of the 1800s to the AFL-CIO of the 1990s.)

Journeymen Stonecutters Association of North America merges with Laborers’ Int’l Union - 1968

The U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of sales clerk Leura Collins and her union, the Retail Clerks, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten Inc.—the case establishing that workers have a right to request the presence of their union steward if they believe they are to be disciplined for a workplace infraction - 1975

Int’l Union of Police Associations granted a charter by the AFL-CIO - 1979

Farm Labor Organizing Committee signs agreement with Campbell Soup Co., ending 7-year boycott - 1986