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Monday Paper Gone, Monday Comics on Tuesdays

The (Vancouver, Washington) Columbian will no longer publish a Monday edition of their newspaper. But the paper let readers of the daily syndicated features know that “Monday Favorites Won’t Be Lost.” Monday comics and puzzles will be in the Tuesday paper, as well as the Tuesday dated features.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

They’re Dropping Like Flies

The New York Post reports: The 121-year old Dayton Daily News and two other Ohio newspapers will shrink to three days a week from daily publication to appease regulators who on Monday approved a $3.1 billion acquisition of Cox TV stations and newspapers by private equity firm Apollo Global Management. The other two papers facing […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Journalists in Revolt

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists, already on a voluntary byline strike, are said to be contemplating walking out and starting their own newspaper. From Jekko: According to a source, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette union members secretly plan to walk off their jobs and start their own paper. This news comes days after PG Newsroom voted “No Confidence“ in their […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

Gatehouse – Gannett Merger Approved

Shareholders have approved the merger of Gatehouse (New Media) and Gannett. Below are some outtakes of the Rick Edmonds article for Poynter: The combination will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19. The deal had been announced in mid-August as a $1.4 billion purchase of Gannett by New Media. But New Media shares have declined so much […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Salt Lake Tribune Goes 501(c)(3) Status Nonprofit

Nieman Lab reports: It was a “happy surprise,” Fraser Nelson said, when The Salt Lake Tribune received a letter from the IRS on Friday giving the 148-year-old news outlet nonprofit 501(c)(3) status — no questions asked. A final verdict on whether the Tribune could become the first legacy newspaper in the U.S. to go fully […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake Tribune Goes 501(c)(3) Status Nonprofit

Syndicate History – Stereotypes and Matrices

…to refer to any 20th-century daily paper as a “local paper” hides an important truth: the proportion of newspaper content that was written, designed, and printed locally decreased in the early 20th century. Aided by a new technology called the stereotype, syndicates began to sell the same articles and illustrations to hundreds of different newspapers […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Syndicate History – Stereotypes and Matrices

Chris Says Goodbye and Jim Says Hello

Cartoonist Chris Wildt, who for decades has supplied local editorial cartoons for the Lewes, Delaware Cape Gazette and its readers, has amiably resigned from that position. This week marks the end of an era for readers of the Cape Gazette and for all of us who produce it for you. Chris Wildt, our longtime cartoonist, […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Says Goodbye and Jim Says Hello

The Cap Times Discontinues Editorial Cartoons

The (Madison, Wisconsin) Cap Times has informed its readers: We’ve received a number of questions from you over the past week, so we wanted to let you know that after much thought, we have decided to discontinue the weekly puzzles and editorial cartoons that had been features in the weekly print edition [emphasis added]. It’s […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

The Post-Gazette and A New Funny Pages Model

Last week the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette began a new phase, sending a notice to their subscribers: Beginning this week, the Post-Gazette will publish electronic editions exclusively on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Print editions will be delivered to homes on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and the Weekend Edition is available in stores on Saturday. Last year […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 6 Comments

Graphic Books Return to NY Times Best Seller List

The New York Times sent out a notice today that the graphic books best seller list will be returning to the newspaper. Today The New York Times Book Review announced changes to the Best-Seller Lists, in print and online. The Best Sellers team will begin tracking Mass Market Paperbacks (genres including romance) and a combined […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Graphic Books Return to NY Times Best Seller List

Washington Post Closes the Express Lane

above: the last edition Express, a free daily tabloid published by The Washington Post and meant for the young commuter crowd, has printed its last edition today. The Post says WiFi in the Metro has made it easier for riders to read on their phones instead, and falling ridership on Metro hasn’t helped matters. But […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Washington Post Closes the Express Lane

Dave Astor’s E&P Syndicate News Archives

  For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.” Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

Newspaper Inc

SEC filings are typically dense bundles of legalese and boilerplate. The 384-page prospectus for the impending merger of GateHouse and Gannett, registered Aug. 29, is no exception. But the document also includes a remarkably detailed account of negotiations that spread over seven months and dozens of meetings before terms of the deal were made final […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Newspaper Inc

Comics Continuity for Vindicator Readers

Today, August 31, marks the end of The Vindicator‘s 150 year run. As Mike Peterson explains it will continue, after a manner, as a Youngstown edition of the nearby Warren, Ohio Tribune Chroncle. As the link in Mike’s column tells it… The Tribune Chronicle has been planning increased coverage of Mahoning County and has added […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments