Saturday, October 31, 2015

NPR catches case of serial plagiarism

NPR catches case of serial plagiarism

Outside funding of LAT stories an issue* - LA Observed

Outside funding of LAT stories an issue* - LA Observed

Today in Labor History

October 31  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

George Henry Evans publishes the first issue of the Working Man’s Advocate, “edited by a Mechanic” for the “useful and industrious classes” in New York City. He focused on the inequities between the “portion of society living in luxury and idleness” and those “groaning under the oppressions and miseries imposed on them.” - 1829

Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville - 1891

After 14 years of labor by 400 stone masons, the Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed in Keystone, S.D.- 1941

The Upholsterers Int’l Union merges into the United Steelworkers - 1949

Int'l Alliance of Bill Posters, Billers & Distributors of the United States & Canada surrenders its AFL-CIO charter and is disbanded - 1971

Layoffs coming to Philadelphia papers amid newsroom merger

Layoffs coming to Philadelphia papers amid newsroom merger

Remember to vote this Tuesday November 3rd

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Beutner's praise of journalism pros sounds good - Bill Boyarsky

Beutner's praise of journalism pros sounds good - Bill Boyarsky

Fired L.A. Times publisher hits back at Tribune

Austin Beutner says a disagreement over strategy led to his dismissal, and Tribune can't cut its way to prosperity.

Los Angeles Times buyout offer prompts 15 percent of newsroom to raise their hands

Los Angeles Times buyout offer prompts 15 percent of newsroom to raise their hands

Turn your clocks back before going to bed tonight

The Daylight Saving Act of 1917 was enacted by the Dominion of Newfoundland to adopt daylight saving time (DST), thus making it one of the first jurisdictions in North America to do so, only a year after the United Kingdom on May 21, 1916. DST was not instituted in the United States until March 31, 1918.


While living in Paris in 1784, Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical essay,[1] in which he suggested that Parisians get up earlier in the morning. Modern DST was first proposed by the New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson in 1895. William Willett, a London building contractor, independently invented DST and pitched it to the British Parliament in 1907. In that same year Willett spoke with John Anderson, who was on a business trip in Britain, and explained to him the benefits of adopting DST and its economic benefits. Germany and its allies were the first European countries to adopt DST in 1916, followed quickly by the United Kingdom and many other western European countries, all in an effort to save fuel during World War I.
Upon his return to Newfoundland, Anderson became a strong proponent of daylight saving time and three times introduced a bill to the Legislative Council for its adoption. The first two attempts, in 1909 and 1910, failed. In 1917, spurred on perhaps by the recent adoptions of DST in Europe, Anderson introduced a third bill which passed on June 17, 1917. The new law stated that at nine o'clock in the evening of the second Sunday in June clocks would be put ahead to ten o'clock and would not be turned back until the last Sunday in September. It is not clear exactly when clocks were put ahead in 1917, as the bill became law one week after DST was scheduled to take effect.[3] In St. John's DST was first applied on April 8, 1917 by virtue of a local ordinance.[4] DST in Newfoundland came to be known as "Anderson’s Time", at least in the years immediately following its adoption.
Daylight-saving time remained a provincial jurisdiction in Newfoundland since 1949. In 1952, the timing was changed such that it began just after midnight of the last Sunday in April and ended at midnight of the last Sunday in September. In 1970, it was extended to the midnight of the last Sunday in October

Friday, October 30, 2015

Newspapers taken over in Turkey are printing again, and they’re now pro-government

Newspapers taken over in Turkey are printing again, and they’re now pro-government

Today in Labor History

October 30  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs - 1986

October 29
Japanese immigrant and labor advocate Katsu Goto is strangled to death, his body then strung from an electric pole, on the Big Island of Hawaii by thugs hired by plantation owners.  They were outraged over Goto’s work on behalf of agricultural workers and because he opened a general store that competed with the owners’ own company store - 1889
Wall Street crashes—"Black Tuesday"—throwing the world's economy into a years-long crisis including an unemployment rate in the U.S. that by 1933 hit nearly 25 percent - 1929

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Columnist signs off: 'Keep reading your newspaper' - LA Observed

Columnist signs off: 'Keep reading your newspaper' - LA Observed

Sports Columnist Rests in Fight With Los Angeles Times

10/26/2015 4:59:00 PM, Matt Reynolds
     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Retired sports columnist T.J. Simers rested his employment discrimination case on Monday as he seeks $18 million in damages from the LA Times.
     Simers, 65, sued the Times two years ago, claiming the paper pushed him out after he suffered a "mini-stroke" in Phoenix, where he was covering spring training for the Dodgers and Angels baseball teams. Simers said he was later diagnosed with complex migraine syndrome.
     Now in the sixth week of trial, Simers rested his case on Monday morning, shortly after his wife Ginny Simers testified.
     Ginny Simers said her husband is a shadow of his former self since he left the Times in 2013 and then quit his next job as a columnist for the Orange County Register.
     Los Angeles Times' attorney Linda Savitt asked Ginny Simers if her husband's health problems between 2013, when he suffered from the collapse, and the following year when he was diagnosed with shingles and skin cancer caused him emotional distress.
     "No," she replied.
     After Simers' attorney Courtney Rowley asked her to elaborate, Ginny Simers said that it was the end of her husband's career as a columnist that hit him hardest.
     "The stress came from not working at the LA Times," she said. "He's a completely different person. He doesn't have any focus."
     She said that sometimes Simers does not shower and said conversations with her husband are "difficult" because he has nothing to talk about now that he no longer writes columns.
     "Why wouldn't you get up and take a shower and get going?" she said. "But he doesn't have anything to get going to."

Bucking national trend, the Post and Courier plans to open D.C. bureau

Bucking national trend, the Post and Courier plans to open D.C. bureau

Today in Labor History

October 28
Union organizer and anarchist Luisa Capetillo is born in Ariecibo, Puerto Rico.  She organized tobacco and other agricultural workers in Puerto Rico and later in New York and Florida. In 1916 she led a successful sugar cane strike of more than 40,000 workers on the island.  She demanded that her union endorse voting rights for women.  In 1919, three years before her death, she was arrested for wearing pants in public, the first woman in Puerto Rico to do so.  The charges were dropped – 1879
The Gateway Arch, a 630-foot high inverted centenary arch of stainless steel marking the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the waterfront of St. Louis, Mo., is completed after two and one-half years. Although it was predicted 13 lives would be lost in construction, not a single worker died – 1965
October 27
The New York City subway, the first rapid-transit system in America, opens. More than 100 workers died during the construction of the first 13 miles of tunnels and track – 1904

(Survival of the Fittest: Thanks to unions, construction jobs don’t cost lives the way they used to.  If you’d like to know more about construction unions, especially if you’re considering a career in the trades, read this book.  In clear, easy-to-read language it explains how to be successful in the trades and, directly linked to that success, how to make union construction thrive and prosper.)

Three strikes on works-relief projects in Maryland were underway today, with charges that Depression-era Works Projects Administration jobs were paying only about 28 cents an hour—far less than was possible on direct relief.  Civic officials in Cumberland, where authorities had established a 50-cent-per-hour minimum wage, supported the strikers - 1935

The National Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite Black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. The group was to function for five years before disbanding, having forced many AFL and CIO unions to adopt non-discrimination policies - 1951
October 26
After eight years and at least 1,000 worker deaths—mostly Irish immigrants—the 350-mile Erie Canal opens, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Father John Raho wrote to his bishop that "so many die that there is hardly any time to give Extreme Unction (last rites) to everybody. We run night and day to assist the sick." - 1825

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Today in Labor History

What many believe to be the first formal training on first aid in American history took place at the Windsor Hotel in Jermyn, Penn., when Dr. Matthew J. Shields instructed 25 coal miners on ways to help their fellow miners. Upon completion of the course each of the miners was prepared and able to render first aid. The training led to marked decreases in serious mining injuries and fatalities - 1899
Some 25,000 silk dye workers strike in Paterson, N.J. - 1934

In what becomes known as the Great Hawaiian Dock Strike, a 6-month struggle to win wage parity with mainland dock workers, ends in victory - 1949

The Tribune Co. begins a brutal 5-month-long lockout at the New York Daily News, part of an effort to bust the newspaper’s unions - 1990

John Sweeney, president of the Service Employees Int’l Union, elected president of AFL-CIO – 1995
(A Bitter Pill: A Lenny Moss Mystery: As president of SEIU, Sweeney represented hospitalworkers.  In this entertaining mystery, hospital worker and union steward Lenny Moss and his friends at James Madison Hospital are in the fight of their lives. The new hospital president, Robert “Third Reich” Reichart, has turned the hospital into a for-profit facility and launched a campaign to decertify the union. If successful, the decertification drive will destroy the union and compromise patient care as staffing levels are slashed and departments get outsourced to private firms.)

After a two-year fight, workers at the Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, Calif., win a union contract calling for pay increases, better breaks and other gains.  “They didn’t treat us like people,” nine-year employee Oliverio Gomez told the Los Angeles Times - 2011

October 24
The 40-hour work week goes into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act, signed by President Roosevelt two years earlier - 1940
U.S. minimum wage increases to 40¢ an hour - 1945

Why 3 Canadian newspapers gave up on the tablet edition

Why 3 Canadian newspapers gave up on the tablet edition

Friday, October 23, 2015

Why the phone can be better than email

Why the phone can be better than email

Los Angeles Times buyout memo

From: Grad, Shelby
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:34 AM
To: yyMetro
Subject: An Update: Going Forward

As you know, Friday is the deadline to submit paperwork for the buyout. Some of you have asked questions about this and a few other things:
Submitting the buyout paperwork is non-binding. You can still decide not to take the buyout and stay after you submit it.
For those who accept the buyout, your last day will be in late November. In some cases, the paper might ask some employees to stay a bit later to help with the transition. But it’s unclear how many people with get this invitation, so you should assume going in that late November will be your end date.
Many of you are rightly wondering about how we are going to deal with the losses from the buyout. We are beginning to map that out now. And as I’ve said before, we are confident we can rebuild a Metro newsroom that continues to focus on agenda-setting journalism, watchdog reporting and aggressive coverage of California. It’s going to require us [sic]
Finally, we want to thank all of you for producing such stellar journalism during these tough times. The day-to-day storytelling remains so strong, from our Column Ones and digital breaking news coverage to the California section and newsletters (including our new one for politics). The firm of Abcarian, Banks, Lopez & Skelton continue to be at the center of the California conversation.
But we wanted to highlight some watchdog stories that ran over just the last two weeks:
*The #3 official in the Sheriff’s Department stepping down after we revealed his purchase of a stolen car.
*Tough science reporting that questioned Gov. Brown’s repeated linking of climate change and brush fires.
*An extensive examination of spending in the UC system that has generated much buzz on campuses and beyond.
*A data analysis revealing the grim toll high-speed police chases take on innocent bystanders.
*Our ongoing scrutiny of LAPD crime statistics found the department had undercounted crime for nearly a decade.
*L.A.’s passage of the nation’s tough quake laws, capping our extensive reporting on how the city has ignored the risks.
And this is just two weeks worth of work. As projects season approaches, we have a series of important pieces – investigative, narrative, explanatory – coming. Together, this is the strongest evidence we can submit that Metro will get through this.
Shelby, Mary Ann and Matt

h/t Kevin Roderick

BuzzFeed News reporter beaten in Paris

BuzzFeed News reporter beaten in Paris

Friday Morning in the Blogosphere

The aftermath of Typhoon Lando that struck Northern Luzon in the 
Philippines last weekend - Photo credit Merly Ramirez

Should Eli Broad buy the Los Angeles Times - KPPC

What's really at stake in Tribune's civil war - Chicago Business

Big names at Detroit newspapers change jobs, take buyouts - Crain's

Current Newspapers asks readers for voluntary payments - Washington Post

Fired Los Angeles Times publisher urges local ownership - Eyewitness News

Facebook announces next wave of publishers to join Instant Articles - Poynter

Beutner sounds like 'publisher in waiting,' Broad an interested suitor - LAObserved

For now, Oaktree content with Griffin's plan for Tribune Publishing - Chicago Tribune

Tribune Publishing Offering Buyouts to Union-Tribune Employees - Times of San Diego

Mexican publisher steps up transformation ambitions, invests in new CMS - Editors Weblog

LA Times buyout memo: 'We will get through this' - LA Observed

LA Times buyout memo: 'We will get through this' - LA Observed

Today in Labor History

October 23  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a fact-finding commission that suspends a nine-months-long strike by Western Pennsylvania coal miners fighting for better pay, shorter workdays and union recognition.  The strikers ended up winning more pay for fewer hours, but failed to get union recognition.   It was the first time that the federal government had intervened as a neutral arbitrator in a labor dispute - 1902

Explosion and fire at Phillips Petroleum refinery in Pasadena, Texas, kills 23 and injures 314 - 1989
Postal workers Joseph Curseen and Thomas Morris die nearly a month after having inhaled anthrax at the Brentwood mail sorting center in Washington, D.C.  Other postal workers had been made ill but survived. Letters containing the deadly spores had been addressed to U.S. Senate offices and media outlets – 2001

October 22
Bank robber Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd is killed by FBI agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw him as a "Sagebrush Robin Hood," stealing from banks and sharing some of the proceeds with the poor - 1934

October 21
Wisconsin dairy farmers begin their third strike of the year in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression.  Several creameries were bombed before the strike ended a month later. The economy eventually improved, allowing the farmers to make more money - 1933

October 20
Eugene V. Debs, U.S. labor leader and socialist, dies in Elmhurst, Ill. Among his radical ideas: an 8-hour workday, pensions, workman's compensation, sick leave and social security. He ran for president from a jail cell in 1920 and got a million votes - 1926
(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.)

Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry. Dozens of union members were among those blacklisted as a result of HUAC’s activities - 1947

Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan writes to PATCO President Robert Poli with this promise: if the union endorses Reagan, "I will take whatever steps are necessary to provide our air traffic controllers with the most modern equipment available and to adjust staff levels and work days so that they are commensurate with achieving a maximum degree of public safety." He got the endorsement. Nine months after the election, he fires the air traffic controllers for engaging in an illegal walkout over staffing levels and working conditions - 1980
Death of Merle Travis, songwriter and performer who wrote "Sixteen Tons" and "Dark as a Dungeon" – 1983
Two track workers are killed in a (San Francisco) Bay Area Rapid Transit train accident.  Federal investigators said the train was run by a BART employee who was being trained as an operator as members of the Amalgamated Transit Union were participating in what was to be a four-day strike - 2013

Monday, October 19, 2015

How one union will use video to lure digital news workers

How one union will use video to lure digital news workers

NPR news audience dropping and aging - LA Observed

NPR news audience dropping and aging - LA Observed

GK Operation Walang Iwanan Typhoon Lando (Koppu) is now ACTIVATED

We are in close coordination with all provinces that are being affected by Typhoon Lando, but GK will focus our initial relief operations in the province of Nueva Ecija.  They are now experiencing massive flooding, mostly affecting rice farmers who will urgently need food packs.  Thankfully, most if not all our GK communities in the province were spared.  These GK communities will be our platform and our partners in distributing relief packs for the flood victims. 

For the initial relief operations, we intend to distribute 5,000 food packs (PHP 200 per pack) and we would like to seek your help. At this point, it is more practical to receive donations in cash than in kind. 

Team GK will set up an operations center in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.  Our next advisory will be on October 20 – please visit this page for more updates. 

May the Lord bless all our efforts and keep our volunteers safe as we demonstrate our solidarity to the typhoon victims.  

Walang Iwanan!
Team GK

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Today in Labor History

The National Association of Letter Carriers achieves equalization of wages for all letter carriers, meaning 
city delivery carriers began receiving the same wages regardless of the size of the community in which they worked – 1949
The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states - 1980

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jack F. Remington Rest in Peace

March 6, 1929 - October 12, 2015 Howard and Ida Remington, along with siblings Merle and Ferne, welcomed Jack on March 6th, 1929 in Los Angeles California. 

On October 12th, 2015 Jack passed peacefully in his sleep in Oxnard, California. 

In 1933 and 1934 Jack was a child actor in "Our Gang" and "Little Rascal" movies and shorts. He attended Huntington Park High School 1943-1946 and met his best friend and future wife Clista. 

In 1946 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served on LST 855. He was awarded medals for his time in China during the takeover. His scrapbooks of his "Pacific Tours" revealed his dedication. In 1949 he was Honorably Discharged and continued his contact with his shipmates by attending many reunions across the United States with LST and Navy associations in California and Arizona. 

In 1951 Jack and Clista were married in San Gabriel and had 47 wonderful years together until her passing in 1998. In 1960 they welcomed their son Bruce and in July 1964 moved to West Covina. 

Jack worked for the Los Angeles Times as a pressman and retired as a tension man in 1989. Jack and Clista retired to Sun City Vistoso in Oro Valley, Arizona and continued their love of traveling. They visited many states across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and many islands in the South Pacific. Jack enjoyed Auto Racing and attended many Indy 500, Nascar and Sprint Car races. He also loved Boat Racing and participated in many RT Long Beach-Catalina races. He enjoyed water and snow skiing, Raiders football games, Dodger Baseball games, Cribbage, BBQ's and time spent with family and friends. 

Jack is survived by his son Bruce, daughter-in-law Cynthia, grandchildren Kyle (Holly), Corey and Shelby, his Navy buddy Bill, niece Pat and many friends. Our deepest gratitude goes out to Bella Nova Villa and Pro Care Hospice for taking great care of Jack in his final days. 

His battle with Alzheimer's is over and his soul is at peace. Dad, there is no more pain and confusion. You now are with Mom, your family and friends. Until we meet again. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

5 reasons to pay attention to the young people in your newsroom

5 reasons to pay attention to the young people in your newsroom

Hef says it's time: Playboy to drop nude pics - LA Observed

Hef says it's time: Playboy to drop nude pics - LA Observed

Today in Labor History

Int’l Working People's Association founded in Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1883
The Seafarers Int’l Union (SIU) is founded as an AFL alternative to what was then the CIO’s National Maritime Union.  SIU is an umbrella organization of 12 autonomous unions of mariners, fishermen and boatmen working on U.S.-flagged vessels - 1938
Formal construction began today on what is expected to be a five-year, $3.9 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.  It's estimated the project would be employing 8,000 building trades workers over the span of the job - 2013

October 13
American Federation of Labor votes to boycott all German-made products as a protest against Nazi antagonism to organized labor within Germany - 1934
More than 1,100 office workers strike Columbia University in New York City. The mostly female and minority workers win union recognition and pay increases - 1985
National Basketball Association cancels regular season games for the first time in its 51-year history, during a player lockout.  Player salaries and pay caps are the primary issue.  The lockout lasts 204 days - 1998
Hundreds of San Jose Mercury News newspaper carriers end 4-day walkout with victory - 2000

Wednesday morning in the Blogosphere

Everything changes, embrace the new

World Press Trends Report 2015 - WAN-IFRA

Should newspapers abandon digital? - Alan D. Mutter

Columbia Journalism Review focusing on digital - CJR

More dysfunction at Tribune newspapers - LAObserved

Zacks Upgrades Tribune Publishing to Hold - Ticker Report

Pitchfork Media Becomes Part of Condé Nast Stable - New York Times


Newspaper reporter is on the list of most endangered jobs. Again. - Poynter

Jean Sharley Taylor dies at 91; groundbreaking L.A. Times journalist - LAT

Tribune Publishing third quarter earnings conference call webcast - Tribune Pub

Monday, October 12, 2015

Here are 70 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

Here are 70 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian guilty, says Iranian TV

Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian guilty, says Iranian TV

Today in Labor History

October 12  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Company guards kill at least eight miners who are attempting to stop scabs, Virden, Ill. Six guards are also killed, and 30 persons wounded - 1898
(Reviving the Strike: If the American labor movement is to rise again, the author says, it will not be as a result of electing Democrats, the passage of legislation, or improved methods of union organizing. Rather, workers will need to rediscover the power of the strike. Not the ineffectual strike of today, where employees meekly sit on picket lines waiting for scabs to take their jobs, but the type of strike capable of grinding industries to a halt—the kind employed up until the 1960s.)

Fourteen miners killed, 22 wounded at Pana, Ill. - 1902

Some 2,000 workers demanding union recognition close down dress manufacturing, Los Angeles - 1933

More than one million Canadian workers demonstrate against wage controls - 1976

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful hosts Annual Plant Sale November 7th, 2015

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The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful hosts Annual Plant Sale November 7th, 2015

Eagle Rock, CA October 1st, 2015 -

Known throughout the community for their eco-friendly initiatives and local landscape beautification projects, the Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful (CERB) is delighted to host their annual Fall plant sale on Saturday November 7th, 2015 at Eagle Rock City Hall.

From 9AM to 4PM, CERB invites the community to an informative fair focused on drought resistant  landscaping. With current drought restrictions, native plants and succulents can reduce residential water footprints by 60-90% while preserving resources such as soil, fertilizer and pesticides. 

 Featuring a wide assortment of California natives and succulents, many plants featured at the Fall Plant Sale are locally sourced and harvested in Eagle Rock by CERB volunteers, students at Occidental College and members of the community.  A post-Halloween treat for the whole family, the plant fair features a Kids Zone full of children friendly activities as well as a variety of food trucks and other local entertainment.  All proceeds of the Fall Plant Sale will go to Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful to assist their local efforts of neighborhood maintenance and support their annual projects. 

Event Details:
Saturday, 11/7/15 from 9am to 4pm
Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Since 2001, CERB has cemented its status as a local resource while working towards lasting change throughout the neighborhood.  Yearly events for CERB include neighborhood events such as A Taste of Eagle Rock, the maintenance of the Eagle Rock Canyon Hiking Trails and the promotion of drought resistant landscaping through active work on major street medians like Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevard.
Join the Facebook Event and invite the neighbors.

For more on CERB and their Fall Plant Sale, connect on social media:  
About Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful
The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful was established in 2001 by longtime Eagle Rock residents John Stillion and Esther Monk.  With almost two decades of service in the neighborhood, CERB has evolved into an esteemed non-profit organization fueled by local volunteers and resources for a homegrown effort in reducing fiscal dependence of city-funded maintenance programs. Curated within the community to discourage the removal of native trees, preserve local open space and inspire cohesive drought tolerant landscaping, CERB is devoted to leaving a lasting legacy through both action and awareness.


Bob Schieffer: 2016 ‘makes me think, man, I wish I hadn’t retired’

Bob Schieffer: 2016 ‘makes me think, man, I wish I hadn’t retired’

Non-disparagement clause in Tribune Buyout

By Anonymous,

Just received the Trib buyout package. One thing jumped out--the non-disparagement clause. Read it closely. They can go after you and your money if you ever say or write or hint anything bad about Tribune. This may be illegal in CA; maybe buyout folks can club together for legal advice on this [Joseph Cotchett in SF handled the 401k suit against Tribune and might be useful].… 

Also, if you're considering the buyout, you might be eligible for unemployment. Last time Trib 'did not oppose' unemployment benefits, according to someone who took it, and a buyout may be legally equivalent to a layoff.

Tribune Publishing Company Schedules Third Quarter 2015 Earnings on November 5, 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE Tribune Publishing Company (NYSE: TPUB) today announced it will release third quarter 2015 results before the market opens on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The Company’s earnings conference call will be held at 10 a.m. CT on November 5. Chief Executive Officer Jack Griffin, Chief Financial Officer Sandra Martin and other members of the management team will be on the call to discuss the third quarter financial results and business outlook. To access the live webcast and view related materials, please visit
Participants can pre-register for the call using the following link: Participants who pre-register will be given a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call, bypassing the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. For those who do not pre-register, please dial 1-866-777-2509 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-5413internationally at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start. The conference call will be “listen only” for participants other than Tribune Publishing management and financial analysts.
The conference call will be available on-demand via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website approximately one hour after conclusion of the call. The audio also will be available for one year on the Company’s website, and the replay via telephone will be available until November 12, 2015. To access the replay via telephone, dial 1-877-344-7529 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 internationally, code 10074276.
About Tribune Publishing Company
Tribune Publishing Company (NYSE:TPUB) is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles, more than 60 digital properties and more than 180 verticals in markets, including Los Angeles; San Diego; Chicago; South Florida; Orlando; Baltimore; Carroll County and Annapolis, Md.; Hartford, Conn.; Allentown, Pa., and Newport News, Va. Tribune Publishing also offers an array of customized marketing solutions, and operates a number of niche products, includingHoyEl Sentinel and VidaLatina, making Tribune Publishing the country’s largest Spanish-language publisher. Tribune Publishing Company is headquartered in Chicago.