New leadership roles include: •Jeffrey Hamill has been elevated to executive vice president, chief media officer for Hearst Magazines. In this newly created role, Hamill, who has served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Hearst Integrated Media since 2012, will have oversight of all corporate contract negotiations, pricing strategy and agency partnerships. •Todd Haskell has been promoted to senior vice president, chief marketing officer for Hearst Magazines. Haskell, who has been driving digital sales revenue growth for Hearst Magazines as senior vice president, chief revenue officer since 2013, will be responsible for all corporate marketing functions for the company. He will also work closely with the marketing teams across the division’s portfolio of brands, while leading Hearst Magazines’ marketplace positioning and communications. •Tom Kirwan has been elevated to vice president, chief revenue officer of Hearst Media Solutions, a recently integrated corporate group that provides multi-platform, multi-brand client solutions and delivers a unified approach to the market. In his new role, Kirwan, who has been vice president of national sales and key accounts for the digital division of Hearst Magazines since 2013, will be responsible for corporate revenue across all platforms for the company’s portfolio of more than 25 brands, working in partnership with Hamill.
The Commerce Department said it was rolling back the tariff it is imposing on newsprint imported from Canada by as much as a third.
Publishers still want all the tariffs abolished, claiming it is hurting everyone, including US paper producers.
The original tariffs imposed in May were slapping up to 30 percent extra onto the price of newsprint from Canada. The new tariffs range from 8 percent to 20 percent.
“These import duties on newsprint have already caused job losses in the printing and publishing sectors and have resulted in decreased news coverage in local communities,” said David Chavern, president and CEO of the News Media Alliance, an umbrella industry group.
“It’s a step in the right direction, but these tariffs are still causing damage and need to be repealed to protect newspapers,” said Paul Boyle, head of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP).
Newsprint, the second biggest cost to publishers after workers, is now close to $800 a metric ton, said Boyle.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette later this month will cut its print edition to five days, from seven, making it one of the largest big-city dailies to take such a dramatic step in the wake of the paper hike.
more at source: https://nypost.com/2018/08/03/publishers-push-for-full-repeal-of-canadian-newsprint-tariffs/