Keyword: The Seattle Times
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Facebook is everywhere: A special opinion section exploring the impact of technology monopolies

This special opinion section published by The Seattle Times "is an extraordinary undertaking for a local regional newspaper," wrote Frank Blethen, publisher, in a column included with the series. "Typically, an antitrust/regulatory story of national scope is treated as a national business story with minimal local awareness. Yet for The Seattle Times, this is the ultimate 'local' story." more

Diversity and inclusion offer newspapers a better opportunity to connect with all areas of their communities

Diversity and inclusion are not just social justice issues for newspapers, panelists at America's Newspapers PIVOT 2020 agreed.  These issues go to the heart of newspapers' mission: to be purveyors of information in their local communities. Panelists at PIVOT 2020 were: Mizell Stewart III, a news executive with Gannett and the USA TODAY Network and an adjunct faculty member with The Poynter Institute for Media Studies; Leona Allen, deputy publisher of The Dallas Morning News; and Corinne Chin, senior video journalist with The Seattle Times. more

Congressional scrutiny of tech platforms welcome

Congress is right to pursue stronger regulation of dominant tech platforms, The Seattle Times wrote in an editorial. Saying "Congress is doing a tremendous service by scrutinizing the excessive, harmful market power of online platforms such as Google and Facebook," the paper's editorial board called on Congress to restore fair competition, help sustain the free press and nurture a diversity of news sources for voters and communities across the nation. more

Judge rules Seattle media companies must hand over unpublished protest images to police

The Seattle (Washington) Times reports that it and four other news outlets have been ordered to  comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle Police Department unpublished video and photos from a May 30 racial justice protest that turned violent. more

A roundup of recent news about the free press system and local journalism crisis

As the paper's $9.9 million federal stimulus loan expires, some staff at The Seattle (Washington) Times will see pay cuts up to 20% and hours reduced, the paper announced in an opinion column yesterday. Seattle Times President Alan Fisco told the staff last week that the paper will avoid layoffs as long as it can. more

Newspaper carrier and her daughter deliver The Seattle Times — and free masks for coronavirus protection

In a periodic series called Stepping Up, highlighting moments of compassion, duty and community in uncertain times, The Seattle (Washington) Times highlighted the actions of Gina Singer, who with her daughter, have been making free masks for people along their newspaper delivery route who need a mask. more

To prop up local journalism, Congress may have to prioritize newspapers over TV, radio, digital-native

This stubborn fact faces the growing movement to save local journalism: the majority of grants and other aid may need to flow to newspapers, rather than other news media, because they deliver the majority of the news in local information ecosystems. For a 2018 report, Duke University researchers set out to document how local original news is generated and were startled to discover that while newspapers were just 25% of local news outlets, they produced more original local civic content than radio, TV and online newsrooms combined. more

In U.S. epicenter for COVID-19, Seattle Times empties its newsroom

“For the first time ever, every newsroom employee is working remotely from home, as are all company employees who are able to do so,” Seattle Times Executive Editor Michele Matassa Flores reported to readers Sunday, March 15. more

The Seattle Times to consolidate advertising systems to drive sales

After being introduced to Adpoint at the Mega-Conference, The Seattle Times has chosen Adpoint (from Lineup Systems) as its new order management system across print, digital and agency services product lines. more

Value proposition: How three newspapers promote their brands

With the news media under attack from the highest levels of government, newspapers need to remind audiences of their value to their communities. Here’s how three newspapers are doing that. more
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