Category : Media & Publishing

Source: thestar.com Click here to read the entire story Canadian media are facing a “crisis” as market forces shrink newsrooms, leaving fewer journalists to report the news vital to a vibrant democracy, Torstar chair tells MPs. OTTAWA—Canadian media are facing a “crisis” as market forces shrink newsrooms, leaving fewer journalists to report the news vital to a vibrant democracy, the chair …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Source:independent.ie/business This week saw people celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee making the world wide web available for worldwide use. Ever since it was invited to the party, the world hasn’t looked back. Actually that’s not universally true. Some industries might look over their shoulders at a pre-internet era with considerable yearning. And one of them is the newspaper …

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Written on Apr, 30, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: prnewswire.com WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Nearly 1,000 news workers at Digital First Media have launched a nationwide revolt against job cuts and profiteering they say are threatening local journalism at the nation’s second-largest newspaper company, The NewsGuild, TNG-CWA, announced today. Alden Global Capital, the New York-based hedge fund that owns Digital First Media, employs a business strategy based on buying up …

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Written on Mar, 19, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

MAR 18, 2016 The Regional District of Central Kootenay is calling on the province to make the newspaper industryjoin a provincial recycling stewardship program. However, an industry executive says if they are forced to pay proposed fees, a number of papers would have to shut down to meet the costs. “We simply can not afford the millions of dollars this would cost the newspaper industry,” John Hinds, the CEO ofNewspapers Canada, an industry group, told the Star. “It would put a significant number of newspapers at risk if wewere forced to pay the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) fees as they stand. Look at what happened in Nanaimo andKamloops [where newspapers recently closed]. Look at what is happening around the country.” The RDCK board passed a motion in February to urge BC’s environment minister to pressure the industry to complywith regulations that require producers of paper and packaging to pay for the recycling of their products. MMBC is the non-profit stewardship organization tasked with getting BC industries, rather than taxpayers, to pay forrecycling the paper and packaging it produces. MMBC collects, processes, and sells recycled material, and about 1,300producers of paper and packaging in BC pay them to do this. (MMBC collects Nelson’s recycling, but it’s not noticeablebecause the organization contracts the work to the city.) READ MORE

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Written on Mar, 04, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Panel head Hedy Fry remains optimistic, but journalism advocate says action comes too late. Source: By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 2 Mar 2016, TheTyee.ca A national study determining whether Canadians are being well served by local news media began collecting testimony last week, but critics say the panel led by Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry may be too little, too late. Fry …

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Written on Jan, 26, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: times colonist.com The Nanaimo Daily News will stop publishing next week, ending 141 years in business. See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/

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Email offers ‘full time contracts of up to four months,’ work from home without bylines   Source:cbc.ca Please click here to read story

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Written on Jan, 08, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: pewresearch.com Click to read entire story here This weekend, Boston Globe editorial employees received an unusual request: Could anyone run a paper route? Due to problems with the paper’s new distributor, some home subscribers had not received their print editions. About 200 Globe workers responded to the call, and hand-delivered copies to local residents. Although the paper announced Tuesday that it was returning to its …

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Source: editorandpublisher.com by: Alan D. Mutter Newspapers are so bad at digital publishing that they should just give up and focus on print. That’s the bracing thesis of a recently published mini-book from journalism professor H. Iris Chyi of the University of Texas, who likens what she calls the “inferior quality” of online newspaper offerings to the ramen noodles gobbled …

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Written on Sep, 23, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: nytimes.com LOS ANGELES — In January, Jack Griffin, the chief executive of Tribune Publishing Company, took his senior management team to visit The Los Angeles Times, the jewel in his company’s portfolio of newspapers. At a reception at the newspaper, and a dinner downtown, there was one notable absentee — The Times’s new publisher, Austin Beutner. At meetings the next day, …

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