E&P Exclusives
Today, the cost of every resource seems to be increasing in the newspaper industry. Now, more than ever, it is essential for the industry to come together to form unique solutions. One of those increasing costs comes from the United States Postal Service. However, even with their constant rate increases, postal delivery can be a bargain!
Editor & Publisher (E&P) spoke with the Medill School’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Special Events Sara Brazeal about new programs designed to support journalists as they embark on their careers or help news publishers build new sustainable business models.
In the past 30 days, the American Journalism Project (AJP) awarded a grant of $1.6 million to Block Club Chicago and contributed to the $20 million in seed money to a new, nonprofit, Houston-based local news outlet. E&P Reports takes an in-depth look at the AJP’s mission of “empowering communities, preserving democracy and rebuilding local news” and how one organization hopes to “supercharge” operations with this recent funding.
Union membership in the United States has been in steady decline for years, largely reflecting the decline in manufacturing and other trade jobs. However, while news organizations continue their decades-long struggle to survive, union organizing efforts among their employees have been on the rise.
Industry News
AP spokesperson Lauren Easton told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that “The Associated Press stands by its reporting,” and referred the Tracker to an AP article on Tennessee’s Black lawmakers' efforts to “raise awareness about structural racism.”
On Tuesday, States Newsroom, the nation’s leading network of state-based nonprofit news outlets, announced the launch of the Nebraska Examiner to provide free, high-quality, non-partisan reporting on the crucial issues affecting the Cornhusker State. With the creation of the organization’s 26th outlet, States Newsroom now provides state news coverage to over half the nation.
It's been more than three years since Amazon officially displaced Microsoft from digital media's "Big 3," joining Google and Facebook as the world's largest digital ad sellers, but analysts aren't counting Microsoft's ad dominance out.
It is more or less a formality, but the Biden administration says it is withdrawing its attempt to have the Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforce a vaccine mandate or testing requirement for businesses with 100 or more employees.
Psychologist Paul Slovic, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the president of Decision Research, a collection of scientists who study the human psyche, says: “Don’t just throw numbers at people. That’s the worst way to go about it.”
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