Saturday, August 31, 2019

Messe Dusseldorf to promote at PRINT 2019, PRINTING United 2019


Messe Dusseldorf will participate in PRINT 2019 and PRINTING United 2019 in order to promote its global portfolio of international printing trade fairs.
At PRINT booth 2412 and PRINTING United booth 11530, visitor and exhibitor information for drupa 2020 (June 16–26, 2020, in Dusseldorf, Germany), indoprint 2020 (Sept. 2–5, 2020, in Jakarta) and All in Print China 2020 (Oct. 12–16, 2020, in Shanghai) will be available. 
Drupa attracts more than 1,800 exhibitors and 260,000 visitors from around the world. The drupa exhibit categories are divided into six main segments: pre-press/print, pre-media/multichannel, post press/converting/package printing, future technologies, materials, and equipment/ services/infrastructure. Highlights include special exhibits such as touchpoint packaging and dna – drupa next age.
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Newspaper production in Chicago 1930




Northwestern’s Local News Initiative does small-market study


Northwestern’s Medill Local News Initiative has done a follow-up study to an analysis last year on three big-city news outlets that showed that a regular reader habit and strong coverage of local news were the key factors for keeping subscribers. A question remained after the initial analysis: Was that true only for major metros, or for local news organizations in general?
The follow-up study focused on 12 small news outlets.
“The results of both studies strongly endorse reader habit and local news as major factors in subscriber retention. And the analysis of both the big metros and the small newsrooms showed the surprising finding that page views and depth of reading were not major factors in keeping subscribers,” according to the Local News Initiative.
National news was more of a key for subscriber retention in small markets, and sports coverage was less of a retention key, according to the Local News Initiative.
The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and Indianapolis Star are developing or considering subscriber-only newsletters following the first study and in discussions with Medill in which emailed newsletters were spotted as a key tool, according to the Local News Initiative.
Gannett’s USA Today Network partnered with Medill on the small-market study. The Spiegel Research Center at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications undertook the research.
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New Owner for L.A. Downtown News - LA Downtown News

NY Times Tightens Up on Social Media After Scandals - The Daily Beast

News-Gazette Media to Be Sold to Community Media Group - News-Gazette

3 Publishers Share a Page From Their Experiential Marketing Playbooks - Folio

China denies visa, expelling Wall Street Journal reporter - Tacoma News Tribune

Colleagues, co-workers, friends recall great community newspaper - The Vindicator

How The Sun’s Fantasy Football Newsletter Increased Retention to 68 Percent - Digiday

Arizona Republic Boss Compares Unionizing Staff to 'Crackpots and Criminals' - New Times

Noble Financial Analysts Give Tribune Publishing a $19.00 Price Target - Tech News Observer

GateHouse pays $425,000 to settle lawsuit over misclassification of newspaper carriers - Mass Live

Denmark’s OTM Avistryk gets retrofit from DCOS


DCOS Sweden AB has a contract to retrofit the existing Bosch Rexroth drive system at OTM Avistryk Herning-Ikast A/S in Ikast, Denmark, according to DCOS. The existing equipment consists of two Goss Universal 45 presses, with a total of twelve 4-high printing towers and two folders installed in early 2000. 
In the 1990s, Bosch Rexroth, with its brand Indramat, took part in transforming the graphic arts industry from traditional mechanical line shafts to shaftless drive transmission, DCOS points out in its release on the retrofit.
Many presses were equipped with the DIAX series of drives and the CLC motion controller, all based on SERCOS II fiber optics. 
In 2015 DCOS developed an industry unique retrofit concept for the DIAX platform, a step-by-step migration of the old DIAX system to a modern drive system platform, the DCOS release says. Gradually the old SERCOS II fiber optic system is removed and replaced with a standardized, non-proprietary, ethernet-based bus system. 
The retrofit will start at the end of August and will be competed in four weeks, according to DCOS.
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Today in Labor History August 31st

Miners machine gun nest on hill at the foot of Blair mt across from where Blair Babtist church sits now

John Reed formed the Communist Labor Party in Chicago. (later to become the American Communist Party). The Party’s motto: “Workers of the world, unite!”. – 1919
Some 10,000 striking miners began a fight at Blair Mountain, West Virginia, for recognition of their union, the United Mine Workers of America. Federal troops were sent in, and miners were forced to withdraw five days later after 16 deaths. – 1921
John Reed formed the Communist Labor Party, 10,000 striking miners began a fight at Blair Mountain, The Trade Union Unity League was founded, Giovanni Pippan was murdered while organizing bread wagon drivers and more.CLICK TO TWEET
The Trade Union Unity League was founded by 690 delegates from 18 states fleeing the conservative American Federation of Labor (AFL). The League was a wing of the Communist Party and pushed for organizing workers along industry lines rather than by craft, like the AFL, with all workers in a given industry together in one big union. At its peak, the League had 125,000 members and, in 1930, led a protest of nearly a million jobless workers in a dozen cities to demand relief and unemployment insurance. The League fell apart in the late 1930s due to competition from the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), which had launched a wave of successful organizing drives. – 1929
Italian American labor organizer, Giovanni Pippan was murdered during his campaign to organize the Italian bread wagon drivers of Chicago. – 1933
Nearly all 430 workers at the California Sanitary Canning Company participated in a massive walkout. The majority of the workers were Mexican-American women. They were demanding union recognition for their affiliation with the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, & Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA). They eventually won a union contract and wage increase. – 1939
The second Solidarity Day demonstration occurred in Washington, D.C., with over 350,000 union members demanding workplace fairness and health care reform. The first Solidarity Day took place 10 years earlier in the wake of the PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controller) firings. – 1991
Detroit teachers began what was to become a 9-day strike, winning smaller class sizes and raises of up to 4 percent. – 1999

Friday, August 30, 2019

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McClatchy/Google project partners with Village Media


The Compass Experiment, a joint venture between McClatchy and Google, is partnering with Canada’s Village Media, according to a blog post from Mandy Jenkins, general manager for the project.
The Compass Experiment will use Village Media’s digital publishing platform in its first new digital news site, in Youngtown, Ohio. Youngstown's The Vindicator newspaper will stop production this month.
Village Media started as a single hyperlocal news site in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the post says. With its own platform, Village powers 11 owned-and-operated sites and 15 partner sites, it said.
“The Village Media platform is appealing because it is purpose built for local news operations like ours. Their sites are fast, mobile browser responsive and easy to navigate, and also include features such as classifieds, obituaries, autos, auctions and voluntary pay,” the blog post read. The post said the team was confident it would be able to launch the Youngstown site in the next 60 days.
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Today in Labor History August 30th

Luisa Moreno

Union delegates from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities met in a convention to form the National Trades’ Union, which united craft unions to oppose “the most unequal and unjustifiable distribution of the wealth of society in the hands of a few individuals”. The union faded after a few years but paved the way for more than 60 new unions. – 1834
[bctt tweet=”Luisa Moreno, labor and social activist was born today.” username=”VoicesOfLabor”] A Guatemalan immigrant, she started organizing while working in a cafeteria in New York in the 1930s.   She spent  20 years organizing workers before taking a “voluntary departure under and warrant of deportation” on the grounds that she had once been a member of the Communist party. She was offered citizenship in exchange for testifying against a labor leader, but she refused, stating that she would not be “a free woman with a mortgaged soul.” – 1907
President Franklin Roosevelt’s Revenue Act of 1935 (often called the “Wealth Tax Act”)  increased taxes on higher income levels. It was a progressive tax that took up to 75 percent of the highest incomes. – 1935
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) published scaffold safety standards, designed to protect 2.3 million construction workers and prevent 50 deaths and 4,500 injuries annually. – 1996

Thursday, August 29, 2019

"While You Were Sleeping": Morning newspaper deliverer works through night




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Newspaper racks are disappearing 




New York Times Takes Hits From All Sides - The Hill

Morning newspapers arrive through all-night shift for local woman - KSAT

Dark Days for Newspapers See a New Light In Provincetown - Cape and Islands

Newspapers bug out: Cockroaches at Washington Post latest in infestation woes - WE

Newspapers blocked from inmates in Ionia prison, but not others - Lansing State Journal

Employees allege Southern Newspapers failed to pay proper overtime - SE Texas Record

Plotting the Future of Newspapers and Journalism - School of Journalism and New Media

Pennsylvania’s smallest daily newspaper finds success with happy news, and sports rivalries - PI

Reuters Boss: ‘If We Don’t Disrupt Ourselves, Somebody Else Is Going to Do it For Us’ - Gazette

Digital grim reapers are coming for one of the last main revenue streams of newspapers - The Hustle

Aiken Standard gets press from imPRESSions


South Carolina-based Aiken Standard has expanded its printing operation with a four tower Goss Magnum press bought from imPRESSions Worldwide, according to imPRESSions. The Aiken Standard (part of Evening Post Industries) is a repeat customer with imPRESSions.
The press was removed from Houston and shipped to imPRESSions Worldwide’s southeast service center in Tupelo, Mississippi, where improvements were made.
Because of limited space in Aiken, the press equipment is being shipped and installed in stages. The old Goss Community press is being removed.
Phase one of the installation was recently completed and is now in production as phase two gets started. The project will be completed in August, according to imPRESSions.
imPRESSions Worldwide offers an inventory of second-hand single-wide newspaper and commercial presses and auxiliary equipment. imPRESSions is headquartered in Burlington, Washington, and also has a facility in Tupelo, Mississippi.
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Today in Labor History August 29th

Seventy-five workers out of eighty-six died when the lower St. Lawrence River’s Quebec Bridge collapsed while under construction.  A flawed design was found to be the cause.  Thirteen more workers were killed nine years later when the reconstructed bridge’s central span was being raised and fell into the river because of a problem with hoisting devices. – 1907
75 workers die when St Lawrence River's Quebec Bridge collapses, Union strippers at the Lusty Lady, Northwest Airlines pilots strike, and more.CLICK TO TWEET
Dancers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady Club voted 57-15 to be represented by SEIU Local 790. Their first union contract ratified eight months later, guaranteed work shifts, protection against arbitrary discipline and termination, automatic hourly wage increases, sick days, a grievance procedure, and removal of one-way mirrors from peep show booths. The first strip club to unionize was Pacer’s in San Diego under the Hotel Management, Employee Management, Local 30. – 1996
Northwest Airlines pilots, after years of concessions to help the airline, began what was to become a 2-week strike for higher pay. – 1998
Delegates to the  Minnesota AFL-CIO convention approved the launching of workdayminnesota.org, now in its sixteenth year.  It was the first web-based daily labor news service by a state labor federation. – 2000

Quebec to offer emergency funds to newspaper chain


The Quebec government said it will give up to $5 million (around $3.8 million U.S.) in temporary funds for Groupe Capitales Medias, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, Global News reported.
The newspaper chain publishes several dailies, including Le Soleil de Quebec and Le Droit in Ottawa. The chain was founded in 2015.
Chain founder Martin Couchon, a former federal cabinet minister, has stepped down as the chain’s president, according to Global News.
“Publishers across Quebec are alarmed by the bankruptcy protection news from Groupe Capitales Medias this week,” read a statement from the Quebec Community Newspapers Association. “Members of QCNA, English community newspaper publishers in Quebec, face a crisis similar to the French dailies belonging to Groupe Capitales Medias. Local newspaper publishers have alerted levels of government to the growing crisis in news reporting if simple steps are not taken to turn the tide in Quebec and Canadian publishing.”
The statement said re-instating government advertising in newspapers, taxing digital media giants and tackling rising fees publishers pay to the Quebec government for newsprint recycling are steps the government could take to help publishers, the statement said.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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WSJ: News Corp creating Knewz app


News Corp is creating a news-aggregation app dubbed Knewz, WSJ reported.
The app would compete with Google News and other platforms that have been the target of complaints that they don’t reward publishers’ work well enough and that they provide inferior service for some material, according to sources who have knowledge of the plans, News Corp-owned WSJ reported.
A launch of the app could be set for this year, the paper reported. The name could possibly change, the paper reported.
Along with The Wall Street Journal, Knewz will have material from sources such as the New York Times, Washington Post and NBC, WSJ said. Knewz won’t require a portion of the ad money that publishers make.
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Today in Labor History August 28th

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Big Bill Haywood and 14 other members of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) were sentenced to 20 years prison for draft obstruction. – 1918
West Virginia Governor Cornwell requested federal troops to guard the mines and protect scab labor during a strike by miners, resulting in rioting. – 1920
Big Bill Haywood sentenced to 20 years for draft obstruction, Filipino Labor Union led 6000 lettuce workers on strike, and Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech.CLICK TO TWEET
A Filipino Labor Union led a strike of 6,000 California lettuce workers demanding 40-45 cents an hour, union recognition and better working conditions. Striking white farm workers split from the Filipinos and accepted arbitration. The growers accused the Filipinos of being communists, while the highway patrol and armed vigilantes drove striking farmworkers off the farms. In September, vigilantes burned a camp of striking workers down to the ground. Police then raided their union headquarters in Salinas, arresting scores of strikers and their leaders. Despite the violence and police abuse, the strikers held out, eventually winning union recognition and 40 cents an hour wages. – 1933
Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march was organized by A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, who built an alliance of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations that came together under the banner of “Jobs and Freedom”. Estimates of the number of participants varied from 200,000 to 300,000. Observers estimated that 75-80% of the marchers were black. – 1963

Honolulu Star-Advertiser launching Maui edition


The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is launching a weekly Maui edition, the paper announced. It will have the whole Sunday Star-Advertiser paper plus an eight-page section filled with Maui-related news material.
The edition is aimed at filling “the void for Valley Isle newspaper readers after the Maui News ceased publishing a Sunday edition in July,” according to the paper.
The Maui News published its last Sunday edition on June 30.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is managed by Oahu Publications, a subsidiary of Canada’s Black Press. In addition to the Hawaii paper, in the U.S., Black Press operates Sound Publishing, with 49 titles in Washington’s Puget Sound region, and in Alaska.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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