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By This Axe I Rule

“Beginning: A pulse-pounding new chapter in the startling saga of the publisher called Tribune.”   From Patch: BOWIE, MD — The Bowie Blade-News’ publication has come to an end after 41 years of business. The call to cut the newspaper was made just two months after Tribune Publishing, the parent company of The Baltimore Sun […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Kid Scoop – Attracting Readers and Advertisers

Kid Scoop has proved itself a circulation builder and prime newspaper real estate for advertisers. He’s been a publisher, an advertising director and a columnist at daily and weekly newspapers — and now works for a publishing company owned by his son. Throughout his long career in journalism, John Speck has always included Kid Scoop […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2021,  Section: Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments

Why Not a Few Friday Whatnots?

This Is Fine/Dumpster Fire Mashup Toy Sometimes, it feels like the world is both a dumpster fire and a living embodiment of the “This is Fine” comic strip … So on days when you just cannot anymore, it’s reassuring to know you’re not the only one feeling that way. And that’s when you need this […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2021,  Section: Books, Legal, Newspaper industry, Publishers, Comments: 0 Comments

Buffalo News Stops Running Adam Zyglis Cartoons (for now)

From WBFO (npr): You might have noticed something missing from your copy of The Buffalo News Friday: the names of the reporters and photographers who make the paper possible. The Buffalo Newspaper Guild is going on an indefinite byline strike, withholding their names from their stories and photos, in protest of changes proposed by the […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Buffalo News Stops Running Adam Zyglis Cartoons (for now)

Honolulu Advertiser’s 85th Anniversary (1941)

For reasons remaining unknown The Honolulu Advertiser decided to go all out for their 85th anniversary on July 2, 1941. For rationale just as mysterious we’re acknowledging that 80 years later. The Advertiser invited the cartoonists whose features ran in the newspaper to help celebrate. George (Grin and Bear It) Lichty, John (Strange As It […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Honolulu Advertiser’s 85th Anniversary (1941)

Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Journalism and beer. Beer and journalism. Philosophically, the two pair just about as good as anything. To that end, Fisher is excited to announce that ‘Transparency’ American pale ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with the @sltrib, is on tap and for sale in cans. Legendary Tribune cartoonist, @bagleycartoons, designed the label. Pat Bagley tweeted.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Graphic Journalism, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Mary Schmich Takes Alden Buyout, Leaves ChiTrib

That didn’t take long.Less than a month after the Alden acquisition the Chicago Tribune exodus began. Mary Schmich is the latest to accept a buyout offer. With the wisdom, humility and grace that shined through every column she wrote, Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Schmich bowed out Saturday after 36 years with the Chicago Tribune. In […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 2 Comments

Still More Weekend Whatnots

    These days Red Ryder is less known for the comic strip than for the BB Gun. Even the upcoming Rodeo, now in its 71st year, is more famous than the comic. © Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc   Comic strip (and comic book) writer Stan Lee was honored with a NYC street.   © […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Still More Weekend Whatnots

Newspaper Quits Syndicated Political Cartoons

The Alpena News has taken a stand against divisive opinions. The people of America, Michigan, and Northeast Michigan represent a diverse collection of viewpoints and ideologies. We here at The News have strived to reflect that spectrum on our Commentary pages through use of local and syndicated columnists, local and syndicated editorial cartoonists, letters to […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

“More Content Now” Now No More

Gannett (previously Gatehouse) is shutting down their newspaper content offering More Content Now. More Content Now is closing operations on May 31, 2021. We have enjoyed working with you these past nine years and are so grateful you found our work of value. From 2013 is the introduction to the service: GateHouse Media, Inc., a […]

Posted on: May 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on “More Content Now” Now No More

175 Years of Associated Press

The news agency Associated Press was founded 175 years ago in May 1846. According to Wikipedia, which takes the date from New York Natives, the prime date is May 22, 1846, so we missed the anniversary by a couple days. More from Wikipedia: The Associated Press (AP) is an American non-profit news agency headquartered in […]

Posted on: May 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on 175 Years of Associated Press

Rending of Garments and Gnashing of Teeth – Alden Global Buy of Tribune Publishing OK’d

From Poynter: May 21, 2021 Tribune Publishing said that hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s bid for the company, valued at $630 million, was approved Friday at a virtual shareholders meeting, as had been expected. The merger of Tribune’s nine metros with Alden’s MediaNews Group and its roughly 60 dailies, to be completed by June 30, […]

Posted on: May 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Rending of Garments and Gnashing of Teeth – Alden Global Buy of Tribune Publishing OK’d

Deja vu: Chicago Tribune – New York News Synergy

In a blast from the past journalists at The Chicago Tribune and The New York Daily News are speaking with one voice, imploring anyone with big pockets to save them. Running out of time and hope, more than 100 Chicago Tribune employees and supporters held a rally at the newspaper’s West Town printing plant Saturday […]

Posted on: May 16, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Deja vu: Chicago Tribune – New York News Synergy

Dropping Type – Newspaper Hits Keep Coming

Loss of advertising, loss of readers, loss of jobs. What else? Wood pulp prices increased in January 2021 with further increases announced for March. The price of pulp paper (and ink) will continue to rise. Periodic and moderate changes in the prices of raw materials are expected in the normal course of doing business. Year-long, […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Dropping Type – Newspaper Hits Keep Coming

How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…

The first edition of what is now called The Tribune hit the streets on April 15, 1871. It was called “The Tribune & Utah Mining Gazette.” As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration cartoonist Pat Bagley created a poster. Thoughts on seeing stuff like this are (1) how long did this take to complete? And (2) […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…