Press Coverage

US Lawmakers, Printers and Publishers Testify Against Crippling Import Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania By Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief, Printing Impressions (July 20, 2018) With all of the talking heads on television news stations pontificating about the prospects for an international trade war initially fueled by tariffs that have been implemented by the Trump administration — including imported steel and aluminum — the ...
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OUR OPINION: Tariffs on newsprint cause far-reaching harm

Tupelo, Mississippi (July 20, 2018) It’s no secret that the news industry faces its share of challenges today. One of the latest hurdles is one that’s avoidable. This spring, the Trump administration ordered tariffs on Canadian newsprint. That action came in response to a complaint filed by a New York ...
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Opinion: When trade skirmishes hit home

Atlanta, Georgia By Kevin Riley (July 20, 2018) On Friday’s front page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reporters Tamar Hallerman, our Washington correspondent, and Michael Kanell, a business reporter based here, wrote about Ironmonger Brewing Co., a Marietta-based company. Co-owner David Sheets worries about a trade war. Why? Tariffs on aluminum ...
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19 Members of Congress Testified in Front of the ITC to Urge Reversal of Newsprint Tariffs

Bolstered by the in-person appearance of 19 Members of Congress, America’s newspaper publishers, printers, retailers and small business made a compelling and substantive case for removing tariffs on newsprint produced in Canada during a hearing on July 17 before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The message to the ITC ...
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Poliquin, King, Collins: “Roll back newsprint tariffs”

Ellsworth, Maine ELLSWORTH AMERICAN (July 18, 2018) By Kate Cough ELLSWORTH — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) were among lawmakers who testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday in opposition to tariffs imposed by the Commerce Department that ...
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Papers, chafing under weight of newsprint tariffs, seek relief

Washington, District of Columbia By Mark Pattison (July 12th, 2018) WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. The Catholic Press Association, which includes English-speaking Canada, is a member ...
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MORE THAN 11,000 SIGNATURES IN OPPOSITION TO NEWSPRINT TARIFFS COLLECTED

WASHINGTON - More than 11,000 Americans are petitioning the U.S. government to reverse massive tariffs that the government recently imposed on newsprint, a coalition of printers, publishers, paper suppliers and distributors announced today. The petition is sponsored by the STOPP Coalition (Stop Tariffs On Printers and Publishers) a group of ...
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Madison Press newspaper in London to drop print edition, publish online only

Columbus, Ohio By Tim Feran (July 11, 2018) The Madison Press will stop publishing a printed newspaper and go to a digital format only beginning next week. The London-based newspaper announced Wednesday that it will become a weekly, paid digital publication. For the remainder of July, it will be available ...
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Newsprint tariff will hurt every type of reader (Editorial)

Springfield, Massachusetts By The Republican Editorials (July 3, 2018) A tariff on Canadian newsprint will hurt liberal readers, conservative readers, sports fans, the shopper who wants to check out the ads and the kid who wants to read the comics. Under the complicated laws dealing with trade, one complaint by ...
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Protect jobs at newspapers and paper mills

Everett, Washington (June 28, 2018) One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years later would become governor of Indiana, ever considered whether he could win those arguments by slapping tariffs on the paper on which newspapers are printed. The thought apparently has occurred to the Trump administration, which at ...
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