Gainesville Paper to Print AJC
The Times (Gainesville, Georgia) and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution have a new partnership that involves the AJC and associated material being printed at The Times in Gainesville. The arrangement starts next year, the Times reported.
“To be asked to join in a partnership to print one of the South’s best daily newspapers is certainly an honor and a privilege. It is a great responsibility and one we take very seriously,” said Charles Hill Morris Jr, owner of Metro Market Media, parent company of The Times.
The Times will be upgrading its print operations for the AJC job. The AJC will shutter its Gwinnett County print plant in 2022, the AJC reported. The change cuts 97 full-time and 119 part-time jobs. Cox Enterprises owns the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Chattanooga Paper Going to Mostly Digital Format
The Chattanooga Times Free Press is switching the paper’s print subscribers to a mostly digital format, the paper reported. The paper’s publisher has purchased thousands of iPads to provide to subscribers. Delivery of a print paper will stop by mid-2022 for all days except Sunday. WEHCO Media owns the paper, along with 10 other dailies, weekly papers and companies providing cable and broadband.
“If we didn’t do this, we wouldn’t be able to continue to publish the kind of paper we publish in Chattanooga,” said Walter E. Hussman Jr., chairman of WEHCO. “We wouldn’t be able to cover as many meetings. We wouldn’t be able to serve as the watchdog function we serve as a vital journalistic Fourth Estate institution. For us to do this, we can keep our newsroom basically intact. It’s the way for us to maintain good, quality journalism and fulfill our function.”
Hussman began moving other papers to the digital replica format in 2018, first with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Gannett Moving El Paso Paper’s Printing to Juarez
The El Paso Times’s printing is going to Paso del Norte Publishing in Juarez in early October, the paper reported. Gannett owns the paper. El Paso production staff will get assistance with job searches, says the paper. They are encouraged to apply for available jobs with Gannett, says the paper.
“Those employees made significant contributions to the El Paso Times, especially during major news events where our community relied on us to provide important news coverage,” Times Editor Tim Archuleta said.
Washington Post Live Launching Programming on Peacock
Washington Post Live, The Washington Post’s live journalism platform, is launching a new weekly program on Peacock. Each Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Peacock’s streaming channel “The Choice from MSNBC,” Washington Post Live will present an hour-long special including “First Look,” hosted by opinion columnist Jonathan Capehart. Each episode will also feature a second Washington Post Live program with government and business leaders, emerging voices and newsmakers discussing issues of the day, says the Post.
“Washington Post Live is a must stop for any news headliner or leading industry voice who wants to be part of the national conversation,” said Kris Coratti Kelly, chief communications officer of The Post and general manager of Washington Post Live.
Injunction Includes New Restrictions on Apple’s App Store Rules
A permanent injunction issued in the Epic v. Apple case last week includes new restrictions on Apple’s App Store rules, the Verge reported. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers’s order reads that Apple is “permanently restrained and enjoined from prohibiting developers from including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to In-App Purchasing and communicating with customers through points of contact obtained voluntarily from customers through account registration within the app.”
This means iOS apps must be allowed to send people to payment options outside the options offered by Apple, says The Verge. The judge also ordered Epic to pay damages in the case involving Epic’s Fortnite app. Epic has filed a notice of appeal in the case.
- The U.S. version of Marie Claire magazine will stop print publication and go all online, FashionUnited reports.
- Style Weekly, a Richmond, Virginia, alternative paper, has ceased publication, the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia) reported. Chicago-based Tribune Publishing owns the free weekly.
- The American Press Institute (API) has hired a firm to begin a search for a new executive director, the News Media Alliance says. Search firm Korn Ferry will work with the API board search committee to recruit a candidate.
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