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    L.A. Times is offering some digital subscriptions for 2 cents a week, $1.04 a year

    Here's a hard-to-believe deal:

    The Los Angeles Times (and Tronc Inc's nine other papers) are offering some digital subscriptions for the super-bargain rate of two cents a week, or $1.04 a year.

    Don't rush to the phones, though, as I did, to try to place your order. The offer is available only under a special circumstance — when an existing digital subscriber phones or e-mails to cancel a subscription.

    Still it's not all that rare and illustrates an inside-baseball twist to the current industry-wide pursuit of paid digital numbers. 

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    Los Angeles Times newsroom votes to go union amid growing corporate tumult

    In an historic move, newsroom workers at the Los Angeles Times have voted overwhelmingly to go union and will now bargain over a first contract with a management convulsed by the media's latest sex harassment ignominy.

    By a 248-44 vote, editorial employees cast their lot with the NewsGuild, ending the long tradition of by and large paternalistic labor relations associated with the iconic southern California organization. 

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    Coast to coast Mr. Fix-It: Jim Kirk to oversee New York Daily News newsroom

    You might at least envy Jim Kirk's frequent flier miles.

    In recent months, he's dutifully served Tronc as interim editor at the Los Angeles Times after it dispatched Davan Maharaj, while it looked for both a new full-time editor and publisher.

    Now his Chicago-Los Angeles commute becomes a shorter Chicago-New York trek as he'll fill a void at the most recent addition to the Tronc universe, America's most venerable tabloid, the New York Daily News. He was appointed interim editor-in-chief Thursday and simultaneously arrived in the newsroom to meet the staff.

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    13 things I’ve learned in 13 years of freelancing

    This January marks the anniversary of me quitting my regional magazine editor job to freelance. I thought I’d do it until I went broke, but 13 years later, here I am.

    So here are 13 things I’ve learned along the way. Freelancing can be the best job in the world – if you run your business right. Here’s what you need to know.

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    Editorial standards put BBC reporters in tough spot over pay equity issue

    Carrie Gracie’s resignation sent shock waves through Britain. Gracie, the former China editor for BBC News, resigned from her post Sunday after learning that her male colleagues were paid more than 50 percent more than she was for equivalent work.

    Gracie says she is not necessarily asking for a raise, nor for her male colleagues to earn less. She insists she is merely asking for pay equity in the workplace.

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    Sports Illustrated is now reduced to a biweekly publication

    Longtime Sports Illustrated subscribers were in for a surprise as they thumbed through the Dec. 25 issue — not so much a Christmas treat; unfortunately, more like a lump of coal. In 2018, an inconspicuous Editors' Letter announced, the magazine will publish only every other week (plus of course the Swimsuit Issue).

    Editor Chris Stone's letter tiptoed to the big reveal:

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    Award to Splinter's Nolan highlights union advances in digital news media

    Hamilton Nolan, an editor-writer who was central to union organizing at the now defunct Gawker, will receive a Writers Guild of America, East award that underscores the rapid pace of unionization in the digital media sector.

    He'll be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild at the 70th annual award in New York City on Feb. 11. It was established in 1978 in honor of Richard B. Jablow, a founder of the WGAE who authored its constitution.

 
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