Press Coverage

Tariffs and supply disruptions threaten US newspapers

By Richard N. Velotta (April 12, 2018) Newspapers across the country could be thinner or even disappear in the near future as news executives nationwide wrestle with disruptions in paper supplies and new tariffs on newsprint. Tariffs as high as 32 percent have been placed on imported newsprint from Canadian ...
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Paper Tariffs Will Hurt Journalism

By: Mayumi Elegado, Moonshine Ink Staff (April 12, 2018) They say, “All’s fair in love and war,” but kicking a man when he’s down defies the gentlemanly code of ethics. As far as the world of American journalism goes, the Trump administration is guilty as charged. Early this year, President ...
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Tariff impact could hit close to home

Editorial Staff (April 10, 2018) You've likely read about tariff threats and a pending trade war with China. One tariff already imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce could have a serious impact on a Bloomington business. Ours. The Herald-Times. This tariff targets Canada, not China. And the pain of ...
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Editorial: Help turn back an ill-conceived newsprint tariff

By Staff editorial (April 3, 2018) Sometimes the wrong bogeyman gets blamed when things go awry, and that can cause unintended consequences that are much worse than the initial harm. That’s the short version of what’s happening in the newspaper industry today, and readers of this newspaper and many other ...
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Steve Stewart: Newsprint supply is tightening, and you are affected

By Steve Stewart (March 30, 2018) The paper (newsprint) used to print The State Journal you hold in your hands cost 10 percent more than it did just a few weeks ago — and is likely to cost as much as 40 percent more in coming months, newspaper industry experts ...
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Editorial: Newsprint Tariffs Hit Home

(March 30, 2018) It’s not often that people in the Upper Valley feel the fallout when an East Coast hedge fund buys a West Coast company. That’s about to change, and it’s going to hit Valley News readers right in their morning newspaper. In 2016, a New York-based hedge fund, ...
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Tariffs, paper shortage combine for financial pressure on newspapers

By Susan Taylor Martin (March 29, 2018) Two years ago, a Washington state paper mill was bought by a private equity firm with interests in everything from pizza and urinalysis to car rentals and chemicals. That transaction, little noted at the time, laid the groundwork for what could be a ...
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EDITORIAL: Trump tariff on Canadian paper products could sink many publications

(March 29, 2018) Lost amid the hullabaloo over Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel was a little-noticed protectionist offshoot that threatens to be equally destructive. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced this month that the administration would levy duties of up to 32 percent on Canadian paper imports. The move ...
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Tariffs on paper will hurt us, and our readers

By Paul Tash, Chairman and CEO (March 23, 2018) You have read about the new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, and on products from China. Now it seems our own business — newspaper printing and publishing — will take some casualties in a trade war over paper. This month, ...
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