In response to the Department of Commerce’s announcement today of preliminary antidumping duties on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper – which includes newsprint used by tens of thousands of publishers and printers in the United States.
We are stunned that a single U.S. mill (NORPAC) has been able to manipulate the trade laws to their gain, while potentially wreaking financial havoc on newspapers and other commercial publishers across the country.
Chairman Pai circulated an Order repealing the 1975 ban on cross-ownership between a broadcast television or radio station and a newspaper in the same market during today’s House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology FCC Oversight Hearing.
The future of quality journalism requires that we find new and better ways to provide economic returns to news publishers. We view Facebook's announcement today as a positive one and we strongly support any and all experiments to increase reader engagement and subscriptions.