• Hilton Head Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Editor and President  Brian Tolley announced that McClatchy would voluntarily recognize their union, according to the NewsGuild. It’s is the first voluntary recognition by a McClatchy paper in recent years, says the guild.

• Hedge fund Alden Global Capital plans to boost its stake in Tribune Publishing as soon as Jan. 1, according to internal company documents obtained by DFMworkers.org, says the NewsGuild.  

• TikTok is partnering with Oracle in the U.S., Bloomberg and others reported. Microsoft is no longer in the mix.

• Windy City Times, a Chicago-based LGBTQ newspaper, is moving to a digital-only format beginning in October, the paper announced.

 

The Daily Republic (Fairfield, California) is stopping its Thursday and Saturday print editions beginning on Sept. 17 and Sept. 19, the paper announced. The move is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the damage to the local economy, says the paper. McNaughton Newspapers owns the paper.

 

• Valassis, a Vericast business, has introduced Illumis, a marketing platform that gives marketers “the ability to directly tie insights-led strategies to high-performing consumer engagement” says a news release from Valassis.