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WE ARE 100% NON-PROFIT. With more and more newspapers requiring paid subscriptions or offering only restricted access it has become increasing difficult to share information. We have no budget, we have no advertisers or sponsors to offset these costs. Therefore, effective immediately, we are only going to publish press releases, event flyers or original content.
As much as this saddens us, news access is going to continue to shrink without paid subscriptions. This is a hobby, not a business.
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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Tribune-Review widened its circulation edge over the Post-Gazette with gains in its printed newspapers on Sundays.
The Tribune-Review and its Trib Total Media-branded papers and electronic editions posted a Sunday circulation total of 337,484 during the six months that ended March 31, more than 45,000 ahead of the P-G, according to figures from the Alliance for Audited Media.
Average weekday and Saturday circulation over the six months at the Trib also outpaced the competition.
The Trib’s Sunday papers increased from a year ago partly because of the inclusion under alliance rules of branded community papers.
NEWARK – Owners of the Star-Ledger plan to close New Jersey’s largest newspaper by year’s end if production unions don’t make concessions in contract negotiations, the publisher said Wednesday.
In a letter to staff, publisher Richard Vezza said the company felt “pushed into a corner” by the unions, whose contracts expire in July. Vezza said they have until Sept. 27 to make compromises or else the paper will shut down.
“This is not a threat. This is reality,” Vezza said in an interview.
The paper’s website, www.nj.com, is owned by a separate company and will continue to publish “no matter what happens with the Ledger,” Vezza said.
The Reading Eagle was named the top newspaper of its size in the state, and the newsroom won 20 awards in the Pennsylvania News Media Association’s annual Keystone Press Awards for work published in 2012.
The Eagle was the sweepstakes winner in Division 2, which is for daily newspapers with circulation between 40,000 and 74,999. Each newspaper is awarded sweepstakes points based on the number of awards its staffers won in the contest.
The awards will be presented during a program May 18 in Harrisburg.
Ten of the Eagle’s awards were for first place. Winners were reporters Dave Mekeel, Jamie Klein and Bruce Posten; sportswriter Mike Drago, Assistant Photo Editor Ben Hasty; graphic designers Tad Ronnie and Craig Schaffer, Assistant Metro Editor Bill Reber and the staff of Voices, which is edited by Stacie Jones.
President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett in the Oval Office, July 14, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tribune Co.’s imminent emergence from an epic bankruptcy has fueled a flurry of speculation about the future of one of the country’s largest diversified news media empires.
Weighing in on the matter Thursday was one of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha, as he is known for his legendary financial prowess, expressed interest in one of Tribune”s newspapers. Which one?
“We expect the auction and sale process to take about 90 days, and we are pleased to announce the company has a signed stalking horse bid for Journal Register Company from 21st CMH Acquisition Co., an affiliate of funds managed by Alden Global Capital LLC,” said John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media.
I think the Mercury needs to be more careful with the Sound Off comments they print. Many of these comments are highly inappropriate and are very negative against Pottstown. Many are based on stereotypes and generalities.
Freedom of speech is one thing but many of these comments are hate speech. Who monitors these comments? More editorial discretion needs to be applied. Every utterance does not need to be given credence and printed.
There are more creative ways to increase newspaper sales than printing hateful comments from anonymous people.