Marshall named GM of Grant County News

Bryan Marshall, editor of the Grant County News, has been named general manager of the Landmark weekly after serving the last 18 months as interim. He was named editor in April, 2016, and then assumed the interim manager title when Jamie Baker-Nantz resigned as general manager to accept another position. Bryan has nearly 15 years of newspaper experience after graduating […]

Commerce announces preliminary countervailing duties on newsprint

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) on January 9 released a preliminary determination assessing countervailing duties on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint, book and directory papers.  The duties correspond with Commerce’s preliminary findings of subsidies provided by the Canadian government to Canadian manufacturers.  The preliminary duties are the following: Resolute – 4.42 percent Catalyst – 6.09 percent […]

Everything You Need to Know About Newsprint Tariffs

Courtesy of the News Media Alliance   The News Media Alliance is very disappointed with the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) preliminary determination assessing countervailing duties on uncoated groundwood paper that is used by newspapers and other commercial publishers and printers. This is the first of two announcements on duties as Commerce is expected to release its preliminary decision on antidumping […]

Newsprint suit could affect U.S. newspapers

By Tonda F. Rush, NNA | Public Policy Director and General Counsel WASHINGTON—Strong opposition by the National Newspaper Association and industry printing partners was registered with the Department of Commerce in December as an investigation into alleged unfair trade practices from Canadian newsprint suppliers looms as a growing threat to community newspapers. Findings by the Commerce Department could lead to […]

What you can do to help: Contact Congressional members to oppose tariffs

Countervailing duties are a type of tariff that is levied on imported goods to offset subsidies made to producers in the exporting country, according to the financial education website This is the first of two announcements on duties, as the Department of Commerce is also expected to release a preliminary decision on antidumping duties on March 8. Anti-dumping duties […]

NMA Statement: We Will Fight Newsprint Tariffs

By David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance We are stunned that a single U.S. mill in Longview, WA (NORPAC) has been able to manipulate the trade laws to their gain, while potentially wreaking financial havoc on newspapers and other commercial publishers across the country. Today, in response to NORPAC’s petition, the Department of Commerce issued a “preliminary” decision […]

I’ve sent out 1,018 open records requests, and this is what I’ve learned

By Sandhya Kambhampati, ProPublica If you want to know how much money the city of Chicago spends on holiday parade security in a given year, you can file an open records request with the city for the details. If you want to know how a college president spends his or her time, you can ask for his or her official […]

PNRC criticizes FCC Commissioners for smug dismissiveness

By Richard Karpel, executive director, Public Notice Resource Center In comments filed last month with the Federal Communication Commission, the Public Notice Resource Center criticized Commissioners who mocked opposition to a recent proposal that would eliminate FCC rules requiring broadcasters to publish a notice in a local newspaper when they file certain license applications with the Commission.  “We were struck […]

Webinars for advertising, circulation, packaging and pricing, InDesign, video strategies and interviewing

January 25, 2018 –Slimp’s  Sales: First Steps to Gaining New Advertisers 11 AM ET/10 AM CT Cost: $39 – Normally $49 Everybody needs new advertisers. Without them, we’re out of business. Effective ad sales requires two elements: Keeping current advertisers – and Gaining new advertisers. This is a great webinar for newer ad reps who need help landing that […]

RJI accepting applications for 2018-2019 fellowships

By Mike McKean, Reynolds Journalism Institute The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and organizations who wish to partner with us on innovative projects that strengthen democracy through better journalism. Successful projects often include devising new strategies to take advantage of an opportunity or solve a problem, building new tools for news organizations, transforming an idea into a […]