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How to help Capital Gazette

Following Thursday’s shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., several fundraisers have been set up to help those affected by the tragedy that killed editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, 61; assistant editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; sportswriter John McNamara, 56; Rebecca Smith, 34, a sales assistant hired in November; and Wendi Winters, 65, a community correspondent in…

Teamsters urge Commerce Department to reject newsprint tariffs

The Teamsters Union, which has expressed support of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, has urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to reconsider the proposed tariffs on newsprint. “By our analysis, this proposed tariff could affect hundreds of Teamster families … and threaten tens of thousands more jobs across the country among the pressman, mailers…

Fight harmful newsprint tariffs

On July 17, the International Trade Commission will hear testimony on preliminary newsprint tariffs that threaten more than 600,000 jobs across the country. Members of Congress have been encouraged to testify or submit comments to describe the impact of these tariffs on U.S. jobs. Also, the Secretary of Commerce has recently expressed his interest in receiving information…

How to strategize in the face of exorbitant newsprint tariffs

How to strategize in the face of exorbitant newsprint tariffs By Tony Smithson Vice President of Printing Operations, Bliss Communications With the Trump administration’s announcement of preliminary duties on Canadian newsprint producers up to 32 percent, publishers are left wondering how to deal with resulting price increases. To make a difficult situation even worse, these…