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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Publishing revenue declines continue at Gannett on the eve of spinoff

Publishing revenue declines continue at Gannett on the eve of spinoff

You Are What You Read - Newspaper Humor




1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statist shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country – if they could find the time – and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who’s running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure there is a country … or that anyone is running it; but, if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are Handicapped, minority, feminist, dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided, of course, that they are not Republicans.




Tribune Media Company to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Host Conference Call

NEW YORKApril 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO(the "Company") announced it will report financial results for the three months ended March 29, 2015 before the market opens on Friday, May 8, 2015. The Company will conduct a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET, following the release of its earnings announcement.
A live audio webcast of the call will be available here and on the Investor Relations homepage of Tribune Media's website atwww.tribunemedia.com. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 888-317-6003 FREE (domestic) or 412-317-6061(international). The confirmation code is 0928075.
An audio webcast replay will be available in the Events & Presentations section of the Tribune Media website.  A replay of the call will also be available at 877-344-7529 FREE (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international). The replay access code is 10064374. 
The earnings release, presentation deck and other information related to the call will be accessible from the Investor Relations homepage of the Tribune Media website and on the Company's IR mobile application.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching over 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world's leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices.  Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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Tuesday Night in the Blogosphere

Michael Higby by artist Wally Wharton



2015 Pulitzer Winners - Pulitzer

Daily Breeze managing editor: ‘We are stunned’ - Poynter

Gannett names its broadcast spinoff Tegna - Newscast Studio

Politico plans to double its reporting staff to about 500 - The Guardian

Tribune Media communications exec exits under the radar - Robert Feder

Blue Harbour Establishes New Position in Tribune Media - Market Realist

Tribune Media Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” - The Legacy

L.A. Times wins Pulitzers for coverage of California drought and cultural criticism - LAT

Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori's Pay Rises to $23 Million in 2014 - Hollywood Reporter

Tribune Media Announces Launch of Secondary Offering of Common Stock - CNN Money

LA Times brings on new chief flack from Obama White House - LA Observed

LA Times brings on new chief flack from Obama White House - LA Observed

Today in Media History: World War I news stories described the end of the Red Baron

Today in Media History: World War I news stories described the end of the Red Baron

Today in Labor History

New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller signs Taylor Law, permitting union organization and bargaining by public employees, but outlawing the right to strike - 1967
(A Primer on American Labor Law is an accessible guide written for nonspecialists—labor and management representatives, students, general practice lawyers, and trade unionists, government officials, and academics from other countries. It covers such topics as the National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices, the collective bargaining relationship, dispute resolution, the public sector, and public-interest labor law.)
Some 12,500 Goodyear Tire workers strike nine plants in what was to become a 3-week walkout over job security, wage and benefit issues - 1997

Happy Boots

News Conference Extra: Los Angeles Times Publisher

It's the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books. Times Publisher and Chief Executive Austin Beutner talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the importance of books and all the changes at the newspaper since he took the helm last September.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Today in Media History: Reporters covered the first official Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park

Today in Media History: Reporters covered the first official Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park

Today in Labor History

April 20 2015.04.20 history ludlow
Nearly 10,000 demonstrators celebrate textile workers’ win of a 10-percent pay hike and grievance committees after a one-month strike, Lowell, Mass. - 1912
Ludlow massacre: Colorado state militia, using machine guns and fire, kill about 20 people—including 11 children—at a tent city set up by striking coal miners - 1914
An unknown assailant shoots through a window at United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther as he is eating dinner at his kitchen table, permanently impairing his right arm. It was one of at least two assassination attempts on Reuther. He and his wife later died in a small plane crash under what many believe to be suspicious circumstances - 1948
National Association of Post Office Mail Handlers, Watchmen, Messengers & Group Leaders merge with Laborers - 1968
United Auto Workers members end a successful 172-day strike against International Harvester, protesting management demands for new work rules and mandatory overtime provisions - 1980

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mayor Sam's Sister City - Home of Los Angeles Politics: A Sunday Joselitos Gathering in Remembrance of Michael Higby

Mayor Sam's Sister City - Home of Los Angeles Politics: A Sunday Joselitos Gathering in Remembrance of Michael Higby

Services for Michael Higby


For any friends of Michael Higby , his funeral will be Saturday May 9th at 1:00pm. New 
Hope Community Church.
10438 Oro Vista Ave.
Sunland, CA 91040
I am hopeful that we can all share good memories, and re-live so many of the funny moments that originated in the 1990s Higby era. Please try to dig up any old pictures you may have and bring them.

h/t Jason Ross

Michael Higby, Debbie Cortez-Lopez, and Edward

Randy Economy: Remembering Mike Higby today here in Los Angeles. ...

Randy Economy: Remembering Mike Higby today here in Los Angeles. ...
Sad to hear that Mike Higby has passed away unexpectedly. Mike was a political icon here in Los Angeles and was more than just a political watchdog/reporter/talk show host...Mike was also a kind soul to many of us who were fortunate enough to know him on a personal level. The details of Mike Higby's death have not been fully disclosed but today I ask that all of you take the time to say a Prayer for Mike Higby and his Soul.

Joseph Mailander will be the guest on tonight's radio show.

'Sábado Gigante' to end after 53 years and 3,000 Saturday nights - LA Observed

'Sábado Gigante' to end after 53 years and 3,000 Saturday nights - LA Observed

Reporter covers massive bee spill, gets stung

Reporter covers massive bee spill, gets stung

Today in Labor History

West Virginia coal miners strike, defend selves against National Guard - 1912
2015.04.13 history powell jr2After a four-week boycott led by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., bus companies in New York City agree to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics - 1941

Friday, April 17, 2015

City Council Honors Michael Higby


City Council adjourning motion by Council Member Mike Bonin in support of adjourning in honor of Michael Higby in Van Nuys City Hall to-day. Speaking extemporaneously, Bonin acknowledged Higby's sharp criticism of City politics, said that Higby's blog MayorSam had been not only a blog but a forerunner to many other such blogs, and praised Higby for finding a way through communication to engage more people in local politics

h/t Joseph Mailander

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti remembers Michael Higby


Today in Media History: 2006 Pulitzers honored Hurricane Katrina coverage

Today in Media History: 2006 Pulitzers honored Hurricane Katrina coverage

Today in Labor History

The Supreme Court holds that a maximum-hours law for New York bakery workers is unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th amendment - 1905
An explosion at a West Texas fertilizer plant kills 15 people and injures nearly 300 when 30 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate—stored in sheds without sprinkler systems—caught fire. Of those killed, ten were emergency responders - 2013


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Michael Higby, LA blogger, was 50 - LA Observed

Michael Higby, LA blogger, was 50 - LA Observed

Michael Higby Rest in Peace my friend *

Just learned the shocking news that political blogger Michael Higby passed last night of an apparent heart attack.

As I learn more I will post additional information regarding Michael and his family.

Michael blogged at Mayor Sam's Sister City for many years, and is well known to many elected officials.

David Hernandez spoke with Michael's father to confirm the rumors that he has indeed moved on to heaven.

Michael Higby, 1964-2015.







Joseph Mailander on Michael Higby

The Passing of Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby at 50

Today in Media History: And the winners of the 2001 Pulitzers in journalism are…

Today in Media History: And the winners of the 2001 Pulitzers in journalism are…

National Volunteer Week: Why We All #Volunteer



Today in Labor History

Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to strike - 1916
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires - 19472015.04.13 history world.bank
An estimated 20,000 global justice activists blockade Washington, D.C., meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund - 2000




April 15 2015.04.13 history titanic.musiciains
A. Philip Randolph, civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, born in Crescent City, Fla. - 1889
Eight members of the Musicians union die in the sinking of the Titanic. According to survivors, they played their instruments until nearly the end. Five weeks later a concert organized by the union to benefit the musicians' families, held in a theater donated for the evening by impresario Flo Ziegfeld, featured the talents of 500 musicians. The evening ended with a rendering of "Nearer, My God, to Thee," the hymn being played as the ship went down. The union at the time was called the Musical Mutual Protective Union Local 310, the New York affiliate of the American Federation of Musicians - 1912
IWW union Agricultural Workers Organization formed in Kansas City, Mo. - 1915
Teacher unionists gather at the City Club on Plymouth Court in Chicago to form a new national union: the American Federation of Teachers - 1916
Start of ultimately successful six-day strike across New England by what has been described as the first women-led American union, the Telephone Operators Department of IBEW - 1919
Transport Workers Union founded - 1934
2015.04.13 history mcdonaldsThe first McDonald’s restaurant opens, in Des Plaines, Ill., setting the stage years later for sociologist Amitai Etzioni to coin the term "McJob." As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, a McJob is "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by the expansion of the service sector" - 1955

Predicting the Pulitzers: Will a magazine win?

Predicting the Pulitzers: Will a magazine win?