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Topic “newspapers”

Role of Venezuelan government in newsprint shortage crisis worries organizations


Since 2003, a currency exchange system in Venezuela has prevented businesses from importing certain products without first purchasing foreign currencies provided by the state. In 2012, newsprint, which is not produced in the country, was listed as not being a priority item, forcing newspapers to file requests with the government for foreign currencies in order to import it. Read more »


Tribune Company lays off 700 employees amid revenue declines, restructuring plans

The Tribune Company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other daily newspapers, will lay off 700 employees as part of an effort to reorganize itself, the company announced on Wednesday. Read more »


Newsprint shortage forces regional dailies to skip editions in Venezuela

The current shortage of newsprint in Venezuela has caused a crisis among print publications that is hurting regional newspapers the most. According to El País, at least three regional dailies have been forced to suspend their operations since early August due to the lack of printing paper. Read more »


Two newspapers in Mexico create cable news channels, will compete against country's TV duopoly


Two daily newspapers in Mexico have created their own cable television news channels to compete against the limited coverage that Mexico's network duopoly provide the country on broadcast television. Starting on Sept. 2, Excélsior, the oldest paper in Mexico, will begin broadcasting a 24 hour news channel under its brand using its own reporters. Read more »


News reports of Toronto mayor’s alleged crack cocaine use sparks journalism ethics debate

Explosive news reports alleging the mayor of Canada's largest city was videotaped smoking crack cocaine with drug dealers have ignited an intense debate over the corroboration of sources' claims and checkbook journalism in the digital media age. Read more »


ISOJ: Websites of top 100 US newspapers are using more multimedia, interactive features

The top 100 newspapers in the US are increasing their use of interactive and multimedia features on their websites as new technologies and content management tools allow them to improve their digital presence. Read more »



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