Stories tagged: newspapers
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
Before the 24-hour news cycle, before the daily newspaper, every community had a weekly – and no breaking news. The news was broken the week before press time and wouldn’t …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving up on the newspaper business. He’s selling all of Berkshire Hathaway’s publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and …
Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
Romantic stories get to me. They always have. And that trait sometimes puts a journalist in an awkward position with others in this particular profession.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
The McClatchy Co., the storied news publisher weighed down by pension obligations and debt, could file for bankruptcy within the next year, according to analysts.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
While two-thirds of Democrats say news organizations in need should be able to receive government or private funding in order to survive, only 17 percent of Republicans feel the same …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. for $12.06 a share in cash and stock, or about $1.4 billion.
Tue., July 9, 2019
The first of 44 concrete panels were tilted into position Tuesday for the new Spokesman-Review printing plant on East Euclid Avenue in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
Warren Buffett, the man behind a print-media empire that includes the Buffalo News and Omaha World-Herald, doesn’t think most newspapers can be saved.
Sun., March 31, 2019
Pew Research Center study says despite value in local journalism, readers lack awareness of revenue challenges
Most Americans think local news media is thriving despite decades of deep cuts to local newsrooms and steep declines in advertising revenue and audience, according to a new survey from …
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019
Newspapers in more than 1,400 cities and towns across the U.S. have closed over the past 15 years, often leaving residents without a reliable source of local news.
Sun., March 3, 2019
When the downtown building in Tennessee housing the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper sold last April, the name of the buyer – Twenty Lake Holdings LLC – seemed of little consequence. …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
USA Today publisher Gannett rejects $1.36B buyout offer from MNG Enterprises, saying it undervalued the company and isn’t in the best interests of the company or its shareholders.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
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
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 …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
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.
Thu., July 12, 2018
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.
Thu., May 31, 2018
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.
Sun., May 13, 2018
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 …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
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
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
Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
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 …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
As the water recedes and the cleanup begins, national journalists will inevitably drift away.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
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 …
Sun., July 23, 2017
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
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.
Mon., March 20, 2017
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?
Mon., March 6, 2017
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.”
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
How journalists fare in a world of fake news.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
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, …