Category : Newspapers

Written on Jun, 06, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: editorandpublisher.com/ After a series of management shake-ups and unpopular policies, the Los Angeles Timesmade history in January when its newsroom voted 248-44 to unionize. It was the first time in the organization’s 136 years of operation. So, why now? Sally Davidow, communications director at the NewsGuild-CWA (who helped the Times organize), said the environment is changing in favor of unions …

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Written on Jan, 25, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: newsguild.org/ Jan. 19, 2018 – The results are in: Newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times voted 248-44 to join The NewsGuild-CWA, ending 136 years of unfettered rule by management. Those voting in favor of the union captured 85 percent of the vote. Reporters, copy editors, graphic artists and photographers who organized the union drive were elated. “Today we made history,” …

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Written on Nov, 10, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source :j-source.ca/ Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources. By Lisa Taylor, Brian MacLeod Rogers and Ryder Gilliland Canada has a new law that offers significantly enhanced protections to reporters’ confidential sources and recognizes the societal value in protecting the journalist-source relationship. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Journalistic Source Protection …

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Source:globalnews.ca Editorial staff at the National Post, the flagship publication of Canada’s largest newspaper company, announced Wednesday that they are beginning a union drive with CWA Canada. The paper’s beleaguered parent company Postmedia, which has suffered steep revenue declines affecting the entire print media industry, offered buyouts last week, just months after completing a company-wide salary cost reduction of twenty …

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Written on Aug, 09, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: poynter.org Two decades ago, I wrote a critical essay titled “Goodbye Copy Desks, Hello Trouble.”What prompted that Newspaper Research Journal piece was a brief experiment in eliminating free-standing copy desks – an approach taken in the mid-’90s by a few regional newspapers. Those papers thought that moving copy editors onto reporting or production teams would solve some long-standing problems and, …

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Source: https://cwacanada.ca/ OTTAWA  – CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is calling on the federal government to ensure that any subsidies for newspapers go to creating journalism jobs, not to executive bonuses or hedge fund lenders. Today, News Media Canada, which represents the country’s print media industry, released a proposal calling for the creation of a government-financed Canadian Journalism Fund. …

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Written on Dec, 10, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cjr.org Photographs by Cara Barer ROGER FIDLER IS A FOREFATHER of digital journalism. In the early 1980s, he wrote and illustrated an essay on the future of news. When Fidler presented his ideas around Knight Ridder, his co-workers sometimes laughed. “It was not quite like Roger had descended from another planet,” a colleague of his once told me, “but he was …

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Source: theglobeandmail.com Amid another year of dramatic restructuring at Postmedia Network Canada Corp., the company’s five most senior executives were awarded nearly $2.3-million in retention bonuses. The payouts, which are outlined in company disclosures filed on Wednesday, are tied to a recent debt restructuring that wiped out more than $268-million (U.S.) in debt, thereby reducing the company’s interest payments by about …

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Written on Oct, 25, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: theglobeandmail.com   In the past year, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. has shed the equivalent of 800 full-time jobs. On Thursday, the company said the job losses will deepen, announcing a target of a further 20-per-cent saving on salary costs. The latest round of planned staff reductions – through voluntary buyouts, followed by involuntary layoffs if necessary – comes amid a worsening slump. …

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

Source: politico.com Read more: politico.com What if almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong?  What if, in the mad dash two decades ago to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars? What if the industry should have stuck with its strengths—the print editions where …

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