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Newsprint tariffs could wreak financial havoc

A paper mill in Washington state won a ruling today from the U. S. Department of Commerce that will lead to antidumping duties on paper imported from Canada, increasing the cost to newspapers in the United States. Here’s the story from The Daily News in Longview, Wash., where the mill …

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Advice stands the test of time

There’s no shortage of advice to journalists out there, especially during the Trump era, on what role the free press should play. If a lot of it seems redundant, it is. Journalists should enlighten and inform. There is a place — on the opinion pages — for rumination and analysis, …

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Farewell to The Mirror

We’re sorry to see The Mirror go. The Nye County newspaper, which began in 1983 as the irreverent Death Valley Gateway Gazette and was known as the Pahrump Valley Gazette in the 1990s, published its last edition on Dec. 21. Here’s the story in the Pahrump Valley Times. As the …

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Contest judging in February? You betcha.

We’re judging North Dakota’s newspaper contest this year, which means we need volunteers to sign up now to review entries in February. What we need Just shoot me an email now. Include your name, address, phone number, email address and indication of your area of interest/expertise. This should be instructive …

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Training webinars coming in 2018

We’ve now added Poynter Institute’s News University to the listings. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to take advantage of training webinars through it, Online Media Campus or Newspaper Academy. Here’s what’s coming up. Jan. 10 — The Power of Public Records Jan. 11 — Winning in classified revenues: …

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