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  • Newsonomics: The next 48 hours could determine the fate of two of America’s largest newspaper chains

    06/30/2020 10:01:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.niemanlab.org ^ | June 29, 2020, 4:23 p.m. | By Ken Doctor @kdoctor .
    Tribune and McClatchy are both approaching critical deadlines that could lead to mergers, divisions — or even the first big nonprofit newspaper chain in the United States. ======================================================================= The next 48 hours may decide the fate of two of America’s largest newspaper chains that collectively serve almost a fifth of all American local newspaper readers. And what happens in those hours could prompt a wave of other moves across the rest of the industry. The dates June 30 and July 1 have called out from the calendar for a while now. On Tuesday, Tribune Publishing will reach the end of...
  • Adam Schiff: ‘More Places Are Becoming News Deserts, Without Dedicated Journalists to Investigate Corruption’

    05/21/2020 9:25:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 21, 2020 | CNSNews.com Staff
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded local news relief funding awarded to The Eastsider, a neighborhood news blog, through the Facebook Journalism Project . . . the sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated these trends, and more and more places are becoming news deserts, without dedicated journalists to investigate corruption, tell local stories and document communities’ histories,” he said.
  • 'Chicago Tribune' Union Employees Furloughed

    05/18/2020 9:43:02 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    Media Post ^ | May 15, 2020 | Sara Guaglione
    Tribune Publishing and the Chicago Tribune Guild agreed to furlough all unionized Chicago Tribune newsroom employees making over $40,000 for three weeks. The furloughs, a cost-saving measure, will be taken in one-week increments from May through July. Furloughed employees will continue to receive health benefits, as well as unemployment insurance, but no salary. Furloughs for nonunion employees across the company were announced last month, when Tribune Publishing also implemented permanent pay cuts of up to 10% for nonunion employees making $67,000 a year or more. Tribune Publishing -- which owns the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and the New York...
  • The Media Took Millions in Loans Meant for Small Businesses

    05/01/2020 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    And politicians are lobbying to give the media billions. Even while the media is blaring stories about the abuse of the Payroll Protection Plan loans from the Small Business Administration, its own industry took millions in loans and wants billions more. Unlike many small businesses which were forced to shut down because of the lockdown, the media has been wrongly listed as ‘essential’ and exempted from the shutdowns, but that hasn’t stopped it from taking money that should have been used to compensate small business owners who can’t stay open. Even when the media operations cashing in on the SBA...
  • Newspapers and Manhattan are screwed

    04/23/2020 6:08:24 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 28 replies
    Don Surber ^ | 22 April 20 | Don Surber
    Gradually it is dawning on people that the big losers in COVID-19 are fracking, airlines, hotels, restaurants, newspapers, and New York City. The first three are resilient because they have weathered many a business cycle but he latter three are devastated. One industry in peril that does not get mentioned is the automotive industry, particularly those who service vehicles. Automobiles are sturdier and last longer. My car is 10 years old and I see no reason for it not to go another 10 years, especially as I have averaged less than 10,000 miles annually in the last 6 years. Projecting...
  • Tribune Publishing Announces Company-Wide Furloughs

    04/23/2020 5:04:50 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies
    Media Post ^ | April 23, 2020 | Melynda Fuller
    After instituting pay cuts across its nonunion employees earlier this month, Tribune Publishing announced it will furlough employees across the company. Staffers will take three-week furloughs in one-week increments between May and July of this year to “ensure financial stability,” but will retain health benefits during those periods. Furloughs effect nonunion employees who make between $40,000 and $67,000 per year, the Chicago Tribune reports. As an alternative to a furlough, employees have the option of receiving a severance package and leaving the company. The move comes as the company experiences a further decline in advertising revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
  • Should Congress save US newspapers struggling to cover COVID-19?

    04/04/2020 7:40:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    ZD Net ^ | April 2, 2020 | Tom Foremski
    "Journalists are risking their own health to provide life-saving information to a nation sheltering in place," NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss said. "We cannot stand by and let news organizations in our communities die. Public stimulus funds are the only way to ensure the long-term viability of the news organizations people rely on."
  • (Baton Rouge) Advocate newspaper makes plea for donations to stay afloat

    03/25/2020 1:16:07 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    WAFB-TV9 Baton Rouge, LA ^ | March 25, 2020 | Robb Hays
    BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The editor of The Advocate newspaper is asking the community for donations to help keep their operation up and running. John Georges, who owns a billion-dollar group of businesses including The Advocate newspaper, said Wednesday, March 25 the plea for public donations came after people in the community asked how they could help. “Every penny matters in the newspaper business,” Georges said by phone Wednesday. “If there are people in the community who want to contribute to make their paper last longer, we are accepting.” “Simply put, we need your help,” said the mass email...
  • Liberal New York Review of Books Admits Newspapers Are Now More Biased

    02/20/2020 3:37:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 19, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you read a publication that claims newspapers have become biased, you might assume that the source of that charge was conservative. However, it might surprise you to know that even the liberal New York Review of Books also made that claim of bias in their February 27 issue in an article by Nicholas Lemann, "Can Journalism Be Saved?" The story was a review of books about the state of newspaper journalism. Lemann was discussing a couple of books by Michael Schudson and Matthew Pressman when he made the unusual admission of flat-out newspaper bias in recent years:
  • McClatchy files bankruptcy to shed costs of print legacy and speed shift to digital

    02/13/2020 11:53:07 PM PST · by Mozilla · 25 replies
    McClatchy ^ | February 13, 2020 | By Kevin G. Hall
    McClatchy Co. filed for bankruptcy Thursday, a move that will end family control of America’s second largest local news company and hand it to creditors who have expressed support for independent journalism. The Chapter 11 filing will allow McClatchy to restructure its debts and, it hopes, shed much of its pension obligations. Under a plan outlined in its filing to a federal bankruptcy court, about 55 percent of its debt would be eliminated as the news organization tries to reposition for a digital future. The likely new owners, if the court accepts the plan, would be led by hedge fund...
  • McClatchy, publisher of dozens of U.S. newspapers, files for bankruptcy protection

    02/13/2020 6:09:57 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2020
    The publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of newspapers across the country is filing for bankruptcy protection. The publisher's 30 local newsrooms will continue to operate as usual as McClatchy Co. reorganizes under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company's origins date to 1857 when it first began publishing a four-page paper in Sacramento, California, following the California Gold Rush. That paper became The Sacramento Bee.
  • Glittering Symbol of the press, Newseum Closing

    12/25/2019 7:14:49 AM PST · by tom paine 2 · 67 replies
    Yahoo News, Agence France Presse ^ | December 24, 2019 | Rob Lever
    Washington (AFP) - Just steps from the US Capitol, the Newseum's gleaming glass-and-steel structure has for over a decade been a shining symbol for the press and free expression. But in a reflection of the woes facing the US media industry -- which is itself struggling financially while also facing repeated attacks from political leaders -- the Newseum will be closing its doors on December 31.
  • Svetlana Lokhova Drops Devastating Evidence Deep State Operative Stefan Halper Spied on Her, General Flynn, Papadopoulos, Carter Page and More

    12/02/2019 7:45:23 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2019 | Joe Hoft
    Stefan Halper is a crooked Deep State spy and there is ample evidence that proves this. We reported in April 2019 that the far-left New York Times finally mentioned Stefan Halper as an individual of interest in the Russia hoax. We identified Halper nearly a year earlier as a spy for the corrupt Obama administration. ... you get to the 14th paragraph of its article where The New York Times admits the FBI had a spy targeting and meeting with Trump campaign official George Papadopoulos. ... Now we have adequate evidence that not only did Halper spy on numerous Trump...
  • Is the Baltimore Sun the only game in town for news?

    11/06/2019 7:39:44 AM PST · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    11/6/19 | Me, Myself, and I
    Finally made it to suburban Baltimore from NYC. My new hobby is unpacking boxes. Occasionally, I look up and seek a source for the local news. Is there a local facsimile of the NY Post, or must I pay for the dummocrapic Baltimore Sun for an online newspaper? I hate supporting dummocraps, even one red cent. Thanks, fellow FReepers. P.S., please spare me any Baltimore-bashing comments. I have some very valid personal reasons to have moved here. And it sure beats the HECK out of NYC, which deteriorates more and more every single day.
  • After ISIS stunt and .. earlier bad reporting, why .. believe anything the Washington Post writes?

    10/30/2019 8:07:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2019 | Jack Hellner
    After ISIS stunt and a lot of earlier bad reporting, why should we believe anything the Washington Post writes? ( Full title). ... After years of lying to the public why does any newspaper or other media outlet trust and reprint anything that comes from people working for the Washington Post? The Washington Post, in collusion with other Democrats and media outlets pushed the hoax (fraud) on the public that Russia colluded with DonaldTrump in the 2016 election to steal the election from Hillary Clinton, ultimately with absolutely no evidence. The WP was a leader in pushing the charges against...
  • New York Times Confirms: It’s Trump Versus the Deep State

    10/29/2019 8:42:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 28, 2019 | ROBERT W. MERRY
    Even the Gray Lady admits the president is up against a powerful bureaucracy that wants him sunk.. The New York Times on Thursday published a remarkable piece that essentially acknowledged the existence of an American “deep state” and its implacable hostility to Donald Trump. ... American foreign policy has become the almost exclusive domain of unelected bureaucrats impervious to the views of elected officials—even presidents—who may harbor outlooks different from their own. This is a big deal because, even in today’s highly charged political environment, with a sitting president under constant guerrilla attack, few have been willing to acknowledge any...
  • Mainstream Media Ignores FBI Report That Violent Crime Decreased Again

    10/03/2019 10:47:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 01 October 2019 | Bob Adelmann
    When the FBI released its 2018 Crime Statistics on Monday, the silence from the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment mainstream media was deafening. The Washington Post and the New York Times gave the report short shrift, while the Wall Street Journal ignored it altogether. Apparently the mainstream media isn’t interested in listening to facts and data that contradict their preconceived ideology: More guns equal more gun violence. According to the FBI, exactly the opposite is happening, and has been happening for years: The number of violent crimes committed in the United States continues to drop. Said the report, “In 2018, violent crime...
  • Connecticut newspaper calls on Trump to resign, citing 'damning evidence' from Ukraine call

    09/28/2019 6:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jessica Campisi
    One of Connecticut’s largest newspapers on Friday published an editorial calling on President Trump to resign, citing “damning evidence” that surfaced this week surrounding his interactions with Ukraine. “Even given the incredibly fast pace of news in the Trump era, the speed with which the Ukraine scandal has moved from vague complaint to impeachable offense has been stunning,” reads the editorial published by the Connecticut Post, the state’s second-largest newspaper by circulation. “Though we’re still at the beginning of the process, there is already a mountain of evidence implicating President Donald Trump with conduct far outside the accepted norms of...
  • Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

    09/15/2019 6:31:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 24 November 2008 | William F. Jasper
    Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiev of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest ... The New York Times prides itself on being the national "newspaper of record" and still carries its longtime motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print" in the upper left-hand corner...
  • The Media's Massive Credibility Problem

    08/21/2019 4:09:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    On her weekly Sinclair TV show, "Full Measure," on Aug. 18, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson interviewed pollster Scott Rasmussen about journalists' standing in the public square. They're about as trusted as Wikipedia, the website considered so unreliable that school teachers often tell students they can't cite it as a source for their research papers. Only 38 percent said national political coverage is accurate and reliable, while 42 percent said it is not. "We asked about national political reporters. Are they credible? Are they reliable?" said Rasmussen. "And you know, a little more than 1 out of 3 people...