Media companies and advocacy organizations have released updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some of the updates that reflect trends across the industry. A few items were in the works before the crisis.
McClatchy won a number of court decisions in a hearing March 25. The decisions “cleared the way for short-term financing and kept alive the local news organization’s hope for a fast exit from bankruptcy,” said a story from the company’ s Washington bureau.
Traffic across the TownNews customer network — made up of more than 2,000 newspaper, TV, radio, and web-native news sites — has spiked sharply, the company reports.
Vendors and advocacy organizations serving the newspaper and print industries have released updates on their status during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some of the updates that reflect moves across the industries.
In mid-March, the postponement of the drupa trade fair for print tech to April 20-30, 2021, was announced. Sabine Geldermann, the director of drupa and the global head of print technologies for organizer Messe Dusseldorf, answered a few questions recently on the cancelation and plans going f…
Monadnock Paper Mills and AmerLink Paper Sales, a privately-held sales agency company representing specialty paper and board mills, have formed a strategic partnership, the companies announced.
Stuart Web has completed its three-phase installation of a DGM 430 pressline at their facility in Florida. The family-owned commercial printer began expansion of their operation with three DGM 430 towers supplied and installed by imPRESSions Worldwide.
The Providence Journal, Telegram & Gazette (Worcester) and a number of other papers owned by Gannett are offering free multimedia advertising packages to aid local businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, the papers announced.
Gannett has announced the launch of Support Local, a platform to help communities support and access small businesses across the country that are facing significant economic challenges due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
Mason Slaine, ex-CEO of Thomson Financial, has purchased a 7% stake in Tribune Publishing, the Chicago Tribune reported. With the buy, the Florida-based Slaine is the third-largest shareholder in the company.
Newspaper industry advocacy and trade organizations have called for “essential business” status for newspapers and other local news publishers as states declare stay-at-home orders that shut most businesses. Numerous states and cities are indeed declaring news operations essential, including…
Time will tell the extent to which daily and weekly papers of all sizes see furloughs, pay cuts, layoffs and other fallout in the COVID-19 crisis. Many papers have closed their offices to the public.
Playboy’s spring 2020 issue, which arrived on U.S. newsstands and as a digital download last week, will be the final printed issue of the publication for the year in the U.S., a March 18 note from Playboy Enterprises Ben Kohn read. The magazine had been on a quarterly print schedule.
The National Media Council in the United Arab Emirates last week decided to temporarily stop the distribution of all print newspapers, magazines and marketing material starting March 24, the Emirates News Agency reported. The move is part of measures taken to contain COVID-19.
Publishers including The Atlantic, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News have put coronavirus-related material outside of paywalls so non-subscribers can access it, Adweek reported.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) will be cutting 22 newsroom employees, the paper reported. The employees will be notified on March 23. Eighteen of the employees are from the bargaining unit represented by Local One of the Newspaper Guild and four are unrepresented managers.
SendtoNews, owner and operator of a digital video distribution platform, has developed a video player with a playlist dedicated to providing publishers and their readers up-to-the-minute coronavirus coverage, the company says.
Major Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal is investing in press automation from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) for its recently acquired Goss Universal 50 press. The person in charge of the printing company cited the integration in the control systems of QIPC's subsidiary Engineering Automati…
Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) have announced that the TAGA Annual Technical Conference slated for March 15-18 in Oklahoma City has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference scheduled for April 5-8 in Columbus, Ohio, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Lee Enterprises has completed its acquisition of BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News, Iowa-based Lee announced today.
The News Leaders Association has canceled its 2020 annual conference, Poynter reported. The event had been penciled in for Nashville in the fall. The cancellation was decided on before coronavirus became an issue, Poynter says.
The Times Herald-Record (Middletown, New York) is relocating its newspaper printing and production from the Town of Wallkill to a sister facility in Rockaway, N.J., the paper reported.
Tribune Publishing Company announced financial results March 4 for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 29, 2019. The reported excluded operations Tribune no longer owns, including the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and other assets of the California News Group and for…
Around a fifth of Democrats and Republicans get political news only from outlets mainly used by people who side with them politically, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s Election News Pathways project.
Trib Total Media (Tarentum, Pennsylvania), a family of community daily and weekly papers, a weekly shopper, commercial printing, promotional products, direct mail and digital services, is in the final phase of the installation of all new press drive controls from TSC. The controls replaced o…
Amid global concerns about coronavirus, Sun Chemical is conducting diligent inventory analyses of key intermediates, raw materials and finished goods inventories, the company says.