Money for local journalism is in the $3.5 trillion federal spending bill under consideration by Congress, Poynter reports.
Hownd, provider of a promotional marketing platform, and Hearst Newspapers have announced a joint marketing agreement and pilot project in the Houston area that will see the two companies work together to “better serve local brick and mortar businesses,” says a press release.
Engle Printing Company, a family-owned company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recently decided it was time to give its Goss Universal press a lift, says a press release from DCOS.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace,” says the committee.
The city of El Paso may buy the El Paso Times printing press building. The city council will vote tomorrow on the city's buying of the building for $3.6 million, according to a council agenda, the paper reported.
The bi-weekly Transylvania Times (Transylvania County, North Carolina) has moved its main office from Broad Street to Water Oak Suites on East Main Street in Brevard, the paper reported.
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism has released findings of a survey in a report titled “Life at Local Newspapers in a Turbulent Era: Findings from a survey of more than 300 newsroom employees in the United States.”
Barry Diller’s IAC and Meredith Corporation, owner of brands such as People, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and Real Simple, have announced a deal where IAC's Dotdash digital publishing unit will acquire the entity that will hold Meredith Corporation's Natio…
Printing of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Oklahoma) is moving to the Tulsa World and the Examiner-Enterprise’s printing press will be shuttered, the paper reported. The printing in Tulsa will start on Oct. 25.
The Chicago Sun-Times and the parent company of public radio station WBEZ are considering a partnership that could form one of the biggest local nonprofit news organizations in the U.S., says the paper.
Champion Media, a family-owned company in Mooresville, North Carolina, has bought the Herald-Advocate (Bennettsville, South Carolina), a community paper, the paper reported.
• Sun Chemical has partnered with GMG Color to provide customers with a new digital drawdown solution for color swatch production. GMG’s solution, GMG ColorCard, is available globally as part of the SunDigiProof service, available within Sun Chemical’s SunColorBox.
Barry Diller’s IAC is in negotiations to buy Iowa-based Meredith, the publisher of People, Real Simple and other titles, says The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation. The deal, which may be valued north of $2.5 billion, would deepen New York-based IAC’s bench of on…
A little under half (48%) of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” a 5 percentage point decline compared with 2020, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted July 26 to Aug. 8, 2021.
ePublishing, a provider of software and services for publishers and media companies, has acquired 1Up! Software, a content management system for community publishers and organizations.
Beginning next month, the South Haven Tribune (Michigan) will be produced through Paxton Media Indiana-Michigan group’s regional hub at the Herald-Palladium in St. Joseph where the paper is printed, says the Tribune.
CherryRoad Media has a deal to acquire 20 papers from Gannett. The papers, which include five dailies, are published in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri.
STN Video has a tool to help publishers deliver “the most relevant and engaging” video to their users, called AI-Created Local Stories, says the company. AI-Created Local Stories is an automated approach to online video creation using contextually relevant content.
On Sept. 15, the United States Postal Service filed “Schedule and Predictable Rate Changes.” The schedule lays out planned rate increases over the next three years, but is not binding on the USPS, according to the News Media Alliance.
Newspaper group Robinson Communications (Washington state) is suing Google and Facebook, according to a Western District of Washington complaint, Law Street Media reports.
Sun Chemical will increase prices across its entire portfolio of publication, packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective immediately.
Hearst Newspapers has told its staff that COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be required for all workers, the Hearst-owned San Francisco Chronicle reported.
• The new owners of the closed Ponderay Newsprint in Usk, Washington, have asked for enough power to start the mill and construct a cryptocurrency mining operation, The Spokesman-Review reported. California-based Allrise Capital owns the mill, which it acquired in an auction. The mill was sh…