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Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for U.S. newspapers

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

U.S. newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

Newspapers across the country, including The Spokesman-Review, pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and …


W. Stacey Cowles: Retail woes, tariffs mean big change for newspapers, subscribers

In the last year, print subscriptions across the country are up 25 percent to 100 percent depending on your rate. Outrageous, but based on simple economics.


100 years ago in Spokane: Journalism professor encourages newspapers to hire women

Miss Grade Edgington, a professor in the University of Washington’s department of journalism, said that newspapers can and should hire women to ease the wartime labor shortage.


SFCC officials determine student newspapers covering Pitcher scandal weren’t stolen

Campus security officials at Spokane Falls Community College determined hundreds of copies of the student newspaper were not stolen in early April, as student journalists suspected.


Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry

Little noticed amid the trade war discussion, tariffs levied by the Trump administration on the Canadian paper used to make newsprint are starting to take a toll on U.S. newspapers …


Newspapers’ bad news in U.S. gets worse, courtesy of trade spat

As if the U.S. newspaper business didn’t have enough trouble coping with decades of lost readers and advertising dollars, an escalating trade dispute with Canada is poised to make every …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Gary Crooks: I’m leaving the paper, but I hope you stay

It’s been a privileged perch, and I am grateful. However, politics has changed – and not for the better – and the impact on journalism is profound.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

FCC weakens limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media.


Google drops ‘first click free,’ loathed by many publishers

Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were …


Anne Applebaum: Storm highlights need for local news

As the water recedes and the cleanup begins, national journalists will inevitably drift away.


Huckleberries: Smile when you say ‘Socialist-Review,’ partner

Most of us have catty nicknames for the town newspaper. Socialist Review. Coeur d’Alene Mess. Lewiston Trombone. Huckleberries asked readers for the nickname of their hometown newspaper. Owner Trish Gannon …


Michael Cavna: Texas newspaper fires Nick Anderson, the state’s last political cartoonist

It’s come to this: Texas, the second largest state in the union – and the home of so many historically colorful political voices – lacks a single staff editorial cartoonist. …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Pay for news? More than half of Americans say they do

A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Explaining journalism to Fox News – again

What does it say about that network, about Trump, about how upside down our world has become, when being pro-truth is decoded as being anti-Trump?


Leonard Pitts Jr: Newspapers last line of defense between 2017 and ‘1984’

Readers found renewed appreciation for newspapers as we trudge through the Valley of the Shadow of Trump. They see them as the last line of defense between 2017 and “1984.”


Rob Curley: On the lookout for liars, and the difference between beliefs and facts

How journalists fare in a world of fake news.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

There is, in fact, a news platform that specializes in gathering and disseminating non-fake news. So committed are its people to this mission that some have been known to risk, …


Gannett gives up on Tronc

NEW YORK – Gannett on Tuesday walked away from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. Gannett’s target was …


FBI probing cyber breach of New York Times journalists

The FBI is investigating cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said …


Gary Crooks: Newspapers’ decline has a price

The movie “Spotlight” packed an emotional wallop with ink-stained journalists because of its expert depiction of how we think, work and even dress (too quickly). To most moviegoers, it was …


Gannett urges Tribune holders to reject nominees for board

Five days after boosting its unsolicited takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by 22 percent, USA Today owner Gannett is urging Tribune shareholders to reject the company’s slate of nominees …


Gannett raises Tribune Publishing offer by 22 percent

USA Today owner Gannett has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22 percent one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and …


Gary Crooks: To endorse or not to endorse?

“Who are you to tell me how to vote?” That’s not a new complaint, but it has gained momentum in this hyperpartisan era where the distinction between reliable information sources …


Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s ‘opportunistic’ bid

Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it’s too little for the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other …


Tribune calls Gannett ‘erratic,’ but still reviewing purchase offer

Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was “erratic” and “unreliable” as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up.


USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune

Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control …


Editor of Missoulian, Ravalli Republic resigns

The editor of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic newspapers has resigned after about seven months on the job.


Campaign notebook: Trump attacks newspapers; Rubio attacks Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, American newspapers should watch out.


Reporting assignment raised suspicions about newspaper owner

LAS VEGAS (AP) – When several reporters for the main newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed strange because …