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On This Day in 1913
Northern Michigan copper miners strike for union recognition, higher wages and eight-hour day. By the time they threw in the towel the following April, 1,100 had been arrested on various charges and Western Federation of Miners President Charles Moyer had been shot, beaten and forced out of town.
~ DC Labor

July 24, 2021
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Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
Updated On: Jun 16, 2021
June 16, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem. At least 70 newsrooms have shuttered since March 2020, according to the Poynter Institute. Most recently, Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund famous for exploiting struggling papers, gained shareholder approval to buy Tribune Publishing—an ominous sign for the papers under the company’s umbrella-like the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. Yet amid closures and consolidation, some papers have found survival strategies… Washington Monthly








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