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POLITICS AND THE NEWS

Our surprising findings on where US newspapers owners stand, politically By JULIE REYNOLDS If you’ve ever wondered where the owners of America’s allegedly “liberal” newspapers actually fall on the political spectrum, we’ve got the info right here. DFMworkers.org recently looked up… Continue Reading →

Digital First Media workers launch campaign to fight attacks on journalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 22, 2017   WASHINGTON — Employees at one of the nation’s biggest news organizations are launching a campaign to fight Wall Street’s ongoing attack on quality journalism — a fight likely to intensify under the new Trump… Continue Reading →

THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOWNSIZING: Surviving news workers struggle under doubled workloads while communities lose coverage

  By DENNIS TAYLOR At the Mercury, a Digital First Media newspaper based in Pottstown, Pa., the newsroom once had 16 news-side reporters. Now it has four. The paper no longer has any photographers. This type of downshifting is taking… Continue Reading →

More layoffs squeeze already strained DFM newspapers

  Just when it seems no further downsizing is possible, the Digital First Media newspaper chain greeted employees in the first weeks of 2017 with more layoffs, elimination of positions and continued outsourcing of jobs.

THE YEAR THAT WAS

Looking north to the future of news media in 2017     By JULIE REYNOLDS With accusations of media bias flung from all sectors, the rise of politically motivated ‘fake news,’ and the President-elect’s vocal disdain of reporters, 2016 was… Continue Reading →

EVERYTHING BUT THE NEWS

Innovation by newspapers shows their determination to survive, but whatever happened to reporting?

The purpose of a newspaper in the hedge fund era

Ever-higher health costs show harvesting every dollar is (still) all that matters By Thomas Peele BANG-East Bay Standing in a shaded backyard in Northern California on a recent Saturday afternoon as kids in Halloween costumes flittered all about, another father and I fell… Continue Reading →

Under confusing new plans, DFM news workers’ health costs rise

BY JULIE REYNOLDS At Digital First Media newspapers across the country, employees are struggling with a baffling maze of new insurance plans that in the end will leave most workers spending more than ever on health care.

Pioneer Press employees put out call for local owners

  Minnesota’s oldest newspaper is being eviscerated ST. PAUL >> Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that owns the Pioneer Press, has cut more than 60 jobs in St. Paul — half of them from the newsroom — since it acquired a… Continue Reading →

Bringing back local ownership of the news

A conversation with Fredric Rutberg, president of New England Newspapers Inc.

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