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  • Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc

    11/01/2016 7:38:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 10:37 AM EDT
    Gannett on Tuesday walked away from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. USA Today publisher Gannett’s target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett because it said it preferred to go it alone, focusing on tech-driven initiatives involving artificial intelligence and global expansion in entertainment news and video. Shares of Tronc Inc. plunged 20 percent in early trading. …
  • USA Today publisher Gannett posts loss as print ads sink

    10/27/2016 4:00:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 4:35 PM EDT
    USA Today publisher Gannett, suffering from the ongoing print-ad declines that have hurt the broader newspaper industry, is cutting jobs as it reported a loss in its latest quarter. The company said it is cutting 2 percent of its staff. Gannett had nearly 19,000 employees at the end of 2015, suggesting more than 300 jobs were lost. Gannett spokeswoman Amber Allman did not reply to a question asking how many employees are losing their jobs. …
  • FLASHBACK: Gannett (USA TODAY) and Journal Media Group Receive Clearance from Department of Justice

    09/30/2016 6:19:05 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 3 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 04/07/2016 | Press Release
    McLEAN, VA & MILWAUKEE, WI – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) (“Gannett”) and Journal Media Group, Inc. (NYSE: JMG) (“JMG”) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation of Gannett’s proposed acquisition of JMG, and that early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has been granted. Gannett and JMG expect to complete the transaction after the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 8, 2016, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
  • Donna Shalala: Clinton Foundation President, Member of the Board of Gannett which owns USA TODAY

    09/30/2016 5:42:09 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 26 replies
    September 30, 2016 | Self
    Link only as the Democrat controlled USA Today does not allow Free Republic to use their stories. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/23/hillary-clinton-foundation-donna-shalala-editorials-debates/89231806/ Note the footnote to the story
  • For Some Newspapers, Endorsing Clinton Means Losing Subscribers

    09/30/2016 2:03:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Sydney Ember
    The subscription cancellations were coming every 10 minutes. Angry readers have been calling in droves. One caller issued a death threat. “We’re feeling the weight of our history,” Phil Boas, the editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic, said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. Until it endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, the newspaper, founded in 1890, had never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. The Cincinnati Enquirer, which endorsed Mrs. Clinton last week, put it particularly bluntly: “Trump is a clear and present danger to our country.” For some readers, however, the endorsements proved a step too...
  • Gannett Newspaper Supports Rangel Draft Call (Ithaca Journal)

    11/24/2006 9:29:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies · 803+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Friday, November 24, 2006
    ITHACA--Congressional leaders may be downplaying Charles Rangel's call to reinstate the draft but at least one newspaper in the Gannett chain thinks the Congressman has a point.An editorial in the November 24 Ithaca Journal picks on Rangel's arguments and asks the following:Would our leaders have made the same decisions based on the information they had to first invade and then stay in Iraq if it was their children on the ground fighting in the trenches? A draft would force all of us to consider the shared sacrifice required to wage war. That is a perspective that would weigh heavily on...
  • Gannett Paper Drops Out of Governor Debate; Cites Rejection of 9/11 Conspiracy Question

    09/26/2006 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 763+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Tuesday, September 26, 2006
    ITHACA NY--A Gannett-owned Ithaca newspaper will refuse to participate in a gubernatorial debate in that city, after the event's organizers rejected its questions including one that seemed to advance 9/11 conspiracy theories.According to the Ithaca Journal, the rejected questions for the debate included the following: Thousands of New Yorkers continue to suffer from the 2001 terror attacks in NYC. Families and surviving victims have sought additional investigations on the attack that were never addressed by the 9/11 Commission Report. Do you accept the findings of that Commission, or are there areas of that investigation that still leave you with unanswered...
  • For Gannett, Slowing Rate of Welfare Growth = "Budget Cut"

    11/24/2005 5:01:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 492+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein November 24, 2005 - 07:29. Remember the good old MSM trope from the days when Newt was Speaker? The notion that slowing the runaway growth of any government program was actually a cut? Well, just in time for Thanksgiving, it's b-a-a-ack. My local paper, the Ithaca Journal, leads with this tear-jerker of a banner headline: "Budget Cuts Would Hit State's Poor Hard". Here's a link: http://www.ithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051124/NEWS01/511240324/1002 Reporter John Machacek talks of thousands of welfare recipients being "squeezed," of the poor being dealt a "blow" and the proposals "poking sizeable holes in New York's safety net." And of...
  • Exodus a sign of problems at Ithaca High School (Liberal Principals won't discipline students)

    07/24/2004 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 883+ views
    Ithaca Journal | Local News - Saturday, July 24, 2004 | ANNE JU
    ITHACA--According to the Ithaca Journal (which cannot be reposted here thanks to the cretins at Gannett news), Ithaca teachers are leaving the school system due to the liberal administration's failure to discipline students who commit disruptive, or even violent, acts: ...teachers feel unsupported by the central and school administrations when it comes to meting out punishment to students who are disruptive, disrespectful, use profanity in class, or in some cases, physically assault an authority figure. "The discipline system needs to be more consistent," said Seifert, who teaches in the math department.One particular incident in September was especially traumatizing, Seifert said.In...
  • Where is the peace? (Ithaca newspaper mourns loss of Saddam)

    03/20/2004 7:36:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies · 289+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, March 20, 2004 | Gannett News Service
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An old Arab proverb says tyranny is better than anarchy. A year after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, Iraqis have scarcely had a day free of bedlam. That point was driven home Wednesday with the devastating bombing of a hotel in central Baghdad that killed dozens of people just two days before the war's one-year anniversary. Perhaps the worst day of violence was March 2, when suicide bombers attacked Shiite shrines in the holy city of Karbala and in Baghdad, killing more than 180 people. That attack, more than any other, has raised...
  • Pagan author, activist talks in Ithaca on possibilities for a more peaceful world

    10/11/2003 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 315+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, October 11, 2003 | By KELLI B. GRANT
    <p>ITHACA -- With the right attitude and a bit of magic, another world is possible, according to a Pagan author and activist.</p> <p>Starhawk spoke to more than 200 people Wednesday, encouraging them to take an active role in changing the world for the better. Citing Dion Fortune's definition of magic -- "the art of changing consciousness at will," Starhawk asked people to be aware of "broken things" in today's society, such as increased corporate control and global effects of American policies.</p>
  • Imagine if conservatives disrupted a Clinton rally: Column

    06/20/2016 3:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    USA Today | June 20, 2016 | Gary Bauer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/20/donald-trump-rallies-violence-protests-left-wing-column/85485604/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-0WYKLm3WVL8Vb3zNkES7pA
  • How do Pa. GOP delegates pick a candidate? (wide open to GOPe/Ted treachery!!!)

    04/12/2016 11:48:23 AM PDT · by dennisw · 121 replies
    .ydr.com ^ | EDT April 4, 2016 | Flint L. McColgan and Ed Mahon,
    <p>In Pennsylvania, some delegates will be pledged to support the candidate chosen by commonwealth voters, according to Megan Sweeney, the state party's communications director. That is different from previous years, when each delegate could choose who to vote for. The rules in Pennsylvania changed in September, when the Republican Party of Pennsylvania switched its methods to comply with the national party's rules.</p>
  • Media Hides Key Detail in the Virginia School District’s Islamic Lesson Controversy...

    12/19/2015 4:21:42 PM PST · by don-o · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 19, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A Breitbart News investigation reveals that mainstream media outlets incorrectly reported a key detail in the story of the 9th grade World Geography teacher in Virginia who sparked a national controversy over a "calligraphy lesson" that required students to hand copy the Arabic characters that comprise the shahada, the Islamic statement of faith. According to news reports, the teacher said she "had not designed the assignment herself, but took it from a standard workbook on world religions." That was how the News Leader, a Gannett daily newspaper headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, initially reported the story on Thursday. Gannett is the...
  • Gannett Co. acquires Midwest, South newspapers for $280M

    10/07/2015 10:53:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Greg Moore
    Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening. Journal Media publications dot the Midwest and South and include the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial-Appeal and Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel. Industry experts say the publications are a natural fit for Gannett’s strategy of maximizing short-term profits through managing the decline of publications in less competitive markets. [Snip] Journal Media Group was formed earlier this year, after Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and...
  • Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    12/19/2014 12:33:33 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2014
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly promoting it for a district, a Judicial Watch probe has found. It involves a small public school district in Weston Wisconsin. Last month a student at the high school, D.C. Everest High, organized a boycott of the new and despised school lunch, which is part of Michelle Obama’s $4.5 billion law (Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act) to combat childhood obesity and end childhood hunger in low-income neighborhoods. The student, a senior...
  • Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map

    08/08/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/08/2013
    The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job. According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News. The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go. It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the...
  • USA Today Publishes BDS Press Release Almost Word for Word, Accuses Israel of ‘Large-Scale Abuses

    06/14/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    the Algemeiner ^ | 6/14/13 | Zach Pontz
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel found itself a friend in major American newspaper USA Today recently, when a press release about its efforts to have Alicia Keys cancel her upcoming show in Israel appeared almost verbatim in an article on the newspaper’s website. The American Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg first tweeted about the disturbing similarities Thursday, a day after the article appeared. “@USATODAY ran a BDS press release as a story. Here’s the newspaper piece Here’s the release” he wrote.
  • Newspaper That Put Gun Permit Map Online Hires Armed Guards (For angry complaints in NY)

    01/04/2013 12:25:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2013 | J. DAVID GOODMAN
    A newspaper based in White Plains that drew nationwide anger after publishing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders last month is being guarded by armed security personnel at two of its offices, the publisher said Wednesday. The increased security comes as the newspaper, The Journal News, has promised to forge ahead with plans to expand its interactive map of permit holders to include a third county in the suburbs of New York City, and local officials there have vowed to block the records’ release. The armed guards — hired from local private security companies — have been stationed...
  • Gannett requested to investigate ethics of anti-gun personnel

    01/03/2013 8:57:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/2/13 | David codrea
    A request to investigate violations is being filed this morning with the Chief Ethics Officer of Gannet, the media giant that owns The Journal News, which published gun permit holders' names and addresses, and the Des Moines Register, which published Donald Kaul's call for gun owners to be killed. Gannett's Ethics Policy is unequivocally stated: “To affect change for the good in the communities we serve, to make life better for the people who trust us to know them and do right by them.” "Every day, all of us at Gannett are given the rare and sacred opportunity to affect...