1 year of E&P's "Photo of the Month"

Early Morning Harvest - December 2021 Edition

Magdaleno Pone places a watermelon in the trailer during the early morning harvest at Harvey Gap Melons near Silt, Colo. on August 31, 2021. (Chelsea Self, Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

Summer Fun- November 2021 Edition

Several kids run under a small parachute after throwing it up in the air while playing a game at the McBride Memorial Library Garden Party at the end of their Summer Reading Party Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 in Berwick, PA. (Jimmy May, Press-Enterprise, Bloomsburg, PA)

Front Row Seat- October 2021 Edition

Rhyann Houston, 4, and her friends had a great view at the Mutton Bustin’ contest at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in Hitchcock, TX in April, 2021. (Jennifer Reynolds/Galveston County Daily News, Galveston, TX)

The Olympic Cauldron - September 2021 Edition

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Olympic Stadium. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune).

On the Way - August 2021 Edition

Illinois’ Palatine High School students attend their 138th commencement held at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. as one student running late hustles to his seat. (Mark Welsh/Daily Heraldm, Arlington Heights, Ill.)
E&P Exclusives
It appears the United States Postal Service (USPS) is jumping on the bandwagon, adding one more financial and operational burden to newspapers nationwide. Effective Aug. 29, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved raising rates for newspapers to 9%. The National Newspaper Association (NNA) and News Media Alliance pushed back on these increases.
On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 24, 2021), Lee Enterprises, announced in a press release that “its Board of Directors has unanimously adopted a limited-duration shareholder rights plan (Rights Plan)." Within the statement from Lee Chairman Mary Junck: "Consistent with its fiduciary duties, Lee's Board has taken this action to ensure our shareholders receive fair treatment, full transparency and protection in connection with Alden's unsolicited proposal to acquire Lee."
The Scott C. Schurz Press Freedom Teacher Award celebrates teachers worldwide who educate young people about the need for journalism and the real-world dangers to journalists everywhere. This year, the award recognizes three outstanding educators from three continents.
Industry News
On Monday, Nov. 29, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), along with his colleagues Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at supporting and protecting local journalism, and honoring its role in bolstering our democracy, holding government accountable, and informing the electorate.
With the acquisition, Ogden Newspapers will publish 54 daily newspapers and a number of weekly newspapers and magazines in 18 states.
By 2020, out of the 3,000-plus U.S. counties, half had just one local print newspaper of any kind. Only a third had a daily newspaper. Over 200 counties had no newspaper whatsoever. This trend in local news has been life-changing, of course, for the employees who lose their jobs and incomes. But even more concerning is what happens to the communities they used to serve — and, more broadly, what happens to our society and our ability to self-govern when local news dries up.