Gatehouse Layoffs Continue. Reporter – Hopefully there’s a something next

Wheeler reports Cape Code, MA: I was laid off from the @CapeCodTimes (a Gatehouse newspaper) this morning. Up until a few hours ago, I was the courts reporter. Another reporter was also laid off, bring the total newsroom cuts to two. It was fun, Cape Cod. Hopefully there's a something next.
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Journalism Traders – CBS buys VIA

NEWS STRONG news - Business Wire reports NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBS Corp. (NYSE: , CBS) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), two of the world’s leading entertainment companies, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than $28 billion in revenue. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company, with the assets, capabilities and scale to be one of the Share More:
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GateHouse Media NEWM Journalism Traders to acquire Gannett GCI. NEWM Closes Down 8.9% on Strong News

Merger would create the largest local news publishing organization in the country and would usher in a new era of American journalist traders. A divestiture is the disposal of a business unit through sale, exchange, closure, or bankruptcy.
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Journalism Traders – New Media Investments takeover of Gannett Up To Shareholders

NEWS STRONG news - Boston Business Journal Don Seiffert reports - The merger of the two largest newspaper chains in the could be rejected by shareholders unless GateHouse Media's parent, New Media Investments, can manage to significantly raise its stock price in coming months.
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NEWS STRONG news – Boston Media Strong Red Shirts Walkout Clears Benches as Journalist Union Strikes One Message of Solidarity

CBS MLB reports Red Sox owner John Henry buys "Boston Globe" for $70 million. NEWS STRONG news - Boston, MA: Boston Newspaper Guild reports - Here’s a video of today’s BNG walkout. We’re grateful for the messages of solidarity we’ve gotten today from Boston and beyond. When we stand together, we show The @BostonGlobe and the world what solidarity looks like. Thank you for your support! #BostonMediaStrong MEDIA NATION reports by Dan Kennedy - The increasingly ugly contract negotiations between the Boston Newspaper Guild and Boston Globe management have taken a turn for the ;According to Don Seiffert of the Boston…
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Journalism Traders – Derelict NY Times to include Newspaper Closings

Why The New York Times is covering newspaper closures as a national story (and how local outlets can collaborate) President Trump Speaks with the Press President Donald J. Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn driveway of the White House Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his weekend trip to Bedminster, (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) NEWS STRONG news - Nieman Lab reports by CHRISTINE SCHMIDT - The crisis of local newspapers, in The New York Times’ eyes, is now a national story. Choked out by Facebook, Google, and other digital giants…
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MediaNews Group RATINGS BOMBSHELL Network TV

MediaNews Group reports - RATINGS BOMBSHELL Network TV Demos Plummeted 27 Percent Ad Age Led by young adults, television viewers have been abandoning ad-supported television for streaming. According to Ad Age, “the Big Four nets over the last two years have seen more than one-quarter (27 percent) of their demographically desirable viewers vanish into thin air.” According to the author, Anthony Crupi, “The tumult is glaringly evident when you look at the individual program ratings. Season-to-date, only two episodes of scripted TV have averaged a rating or better in their regular time slots.” And the departure of young adults not…
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ANTITRUST – United States Justice Department Reviewing the Practices of Market-Leading Online Platforms Google Facebook Amazon

Review Focuses on Practices that Create or Maintain Structural Impediments to Greater Competition and User Benefits NEWS STRONG news US DOJustice reports - Washington, DC: The Department of Justice announced today that the Department’s Antitrust Division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers. The Department’s review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online. The Department’s Antitrust Division is conferring with and seeking information from the public,…
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Vermont upholds the right of journalists to protect their sources and material

VTDigger .org Alan J. Keays reports - Montpelier, VT: The Vermont Supreme Court has sided with WCAX in overturning a trial judge who ruled that a decision upholding a new media shield law should be kept secret. The Friday ruling by the state’s highest court orders the unsealing Share More:
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