News circulation – Clatskanie Chief News http://clatskaniechiefnews.com/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 06:18:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-15-120x120.png News circulation – Clatskanie Chief News http://clatskaniechiefnews.com/ 32 32 Frank H. McKnight, who ran The News broadcast during its rivalry with the Dallas Times Herald, dies at 88 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/frank-h-mcknight-who-ran-the-news-broadcast-during-its-rivalry-with-the-dallas-times-herald-dies-at-88/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/frank-h-mcknight-who-ran-the-news-broadcast-during-its-rivalry-with-the-dallas-times-herald-dies-at-88/ Frank H. McKnight, who guarded The Dallas Morning News circulation operations for more than 30 years – including through its controversial rivalry against the closed shutter Dallas Times Herald – died at 88. Known for his work ethic and devotion to his family, McKnight died in DeSoto on January 27. A memorial service and celebration […]]]>

Frank H. McKnight, who guarded The Dallas Morning News circulation operations for more than 30 years – including through its controversial rivalry against the closed shutter Dallas Times Herald – died at 88.

Known for his work ethic and devotion to his family, McKnight died in DeSoto on January 27. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Saturday.

His son, Guy McKnight, 60, said he remembers how his father was a dedicated businessman who treated his colleagues like family. He and his sister, Cindy Burton, 56, even called some of their father’s co-workers “uncle”, Guy McKnight said.

In a 1994 article in The news Announcing his retirement, the elder McKnight said: ‘Your loyalty should be to your family first, your job second and your friends third.

” I was lucky. Many of my friends were at my job.

Frank McKnight was also known for his brutal honesty and thoroughness.

“I’m talking about the dotted I’s, the crossed out T’s,” her son said.

An article celebrating his retirement from The news in January 1994, it is credited with helping sell more than 3.2 billion newspapers. Among the roles he held at The news were director, director, vice president and senior vice president of circulation.

The Dallas newspaper industry in the 1970s and 1980s was fraught with challenges, with two major dailies battling for dominance. The Dallas Times Heralda 112-year-old daily newspaper, sold most of its assets to The news for $55 million and closed in 1991, according to an article written then in The Los Angeles Times.

Despite the daily stress at work, Guy McKnight and his sister said their dad didn’t bring that job home.

Frank McKnight got his start in the newspaper industry in the 1940s delivering newspapers for the herald of time and The news, according to his obituary.

He moved as a young boy to Dallas, and after graduating from Forest Avenue High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in November 1951 where he served as a journeyman gunner during the Korean War, according to his obituary. He was honorably discharged in November 1959.

When he left the Navy, he joined The news, working as an apprentice printer in the advertising department, then as an entrepreneur. In the late 1960s, he was recruited into the traffic department, according to his obituary.

Most days after work, he and his wife, Edna, took a one-mile walk. The two also enjoyed going out for breakfast, her children said.

The McKnight family spent many weekends at Lake Tawakoni, east of Dallas. Burton recalled that those times would be some of the only times her father, whom she described as a dapper dresser, undid his shirt.

Another outlet and passion was working with horses.

In the mid-1980s, the family sold their home in DeSoto and moved to a property with a barn in Cedar Hill. Frank McKnight loved all animals, but one in particular – a horse named Duts (“stallion” spelled backwards) became his favorite – his children said.

Burton said his father treated Duts after an injury and in 1986 he and the horse won eighth place at the Appaloosa Horse Show World Championship in Oklahoma City.

“He never backed down from any challenge,” she said.

Guy McKnight recalls a day when his father came home from work and, still in his suit, worked with a horse until the outfit was drenched in sweat.

“You see this man going through hell at work, coming home, showing this horse some love, washing it and stalling it before it takes off its costume,” he said. “It was something to see.”

Cheryl McKnight, Guy’s wife, recalled her stepfather asking family members, “What are you good at?”

“He meant it in a fun, loving way, and it was his way of saying, ‘What are you doing? What achievements have you made? And what are you going through? “, Did she say.

Burton said she’s been spending a lot of time talking about her dad with people over the past few weeks, and everyone seemed to have a special story about him. One of the core values ​​his father instilled in his children, they said, was humility.

“He always said there was someone in front of you and someone behind you,” his daughter said. “There is someone who has a lot more and someone who has a lot less.”

The family of Frank McKnight, a 32nd Degree Mason, is asking that in lieu of flowers, people consider donating to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. He will be buried alongside his wife of over 60 years, Edna, his “best friend”. She passed away in 2017.

In addition to his son and daughter, he is survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, according to his obituary.

A memorial service and celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Laurel Land Funeral Chapel, 6300 SRL Thornton Freeway in Dallas. Visits will follow.

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Big Tech, the media compete for the flow of information https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/big-tech-the-media-compete-for-the-flow-of-information/ https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/big-tech-the-media-compete-for-the-flow-of-information/#respond Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/big-tech-the-media-compete-for-the-flow-of-information/ Tech majors like Google, Facebook have faced the wrath of news publishers for allegedly taking the lion’s share of digital advertising revenue. It even prompted Australia to write rules in August requiring those companies to pay for information posted on their platforms. Mint explores. What are the reasons for the agony of publishers? The main […]]]>


Tech majors like Google, Facebook have faced the wrath of news publishers for allegedly taking the lion’s share of digital advertising revenue. It even prompted Australia to write rules in August requiring those companies to pay for information posted on their platforms. Mint explores.

What are the reasons for the agony of publishers?

The main struggle is who controls the distribution of the news. By becoming the main source of information on the Internet, Google, Facebook and Twitter have become publishers in their own right, without editorial oversight. These businesses are also making money from digital advertising, which is also quickly becoming the main source of revenue for publishers. The Australian government in August drafted a regulation that would require tech companies to pay news publishers to display their content, a move that has met strong resistance. In fact, Facebook even threatened to remove the news from its platform in Australia.

Should Big Tech Pay News Publishers?

While the question sounds simple, it can actually have multiple layers. It could be argued that news publishers depend on search engines and social media for traffic, which means they use the service provided by Big Tech and therefore should pay for that service. As it stands, they pay for it by sharing a large chunk of the ad revenue with these companies. However, the traffic to the news editors from these platforms is determined by the algorithms, which means that they are the ones who should pay to use the content provided by the editors because they are not creating the content in first place.

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How did the media react to these cases?

Many publishers around the world have tried to switch to subscription and paid news models to get around Big Tech. However, this has not worked for the most part since Google, Facebook and Apple serve as a gateway to the Internet. In India, some lawyers argue that this is reason enough for the Indian Competition Commission (ICC) to step in and regulate how the gatekeepers should act.

What did the tech majors do to solve the problems?

Google, Facebook and Apple have for their part taken some measures to allay the concerns of publishers. On October 1, Google announced a billion dollar initiative to authorize news from publishers for a new product called Google News Showcase. Facebook launched a similar initiative last year, offering to pay news publishers to license their content for an organized section of the app for news. Apple, meanwhile, has offered to give 50% of the revenue to publishers for its Apple News Plus subscription service.

Who has the reins to tackle this in India?

Some say that for the ICC to get involved in India, it would have to prove that Big Tech operates in the same market as news publishers. Alternatively, the Competition Act could be invoked if Big Tech behavior turns out to be predatory towards news publishers. Some lawyers also claim that the Central Consumer Protection Authority, formed in 2019, could also look into this issue if it can be proven that the power of Big Techs on the internet affects the consumer when it comes to information.

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Slabaugh named new Crescent-News broadcast director | Local company https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/slabaugh-named-new-crescent-news-broadcast-director-local-company/ https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/slabaugh-named-new-crescent-news-broadcast-director-local-company/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/slabaugh-named-new-crescent-news-broadcast-director-local-company/ The New Crescentits a new broadcast director. Randy Slabaugh, who has over 30 years of newspaper distribution experience, has joined the company. He started earlier this month in the post, which was previously held by Greg Meyers. “We are very happy that Randy is joining our team. He has extensive experience in the distribution side […]]]>


The New Crescentits a new broadcast director.

Randy Slabaugh, who has over 30 years of newspaper distribution experience, has joined the company.

He started earlier this month in the post, which was previously held by Greg Meyers.

“We are very happy that Randy is joining our team. He has extensive experience in the distribution side of our business with customer service as a core tenet, ”said Mark Cohen, president and publisher of APG Ohio. The Crescent-News is a division of APG Ohio. “It will fit seamlessly into the fabric of the Defiance community.”

Slabaugh said he challenged himself to improve all aspects of the newspaper’s circulation.

“I always pride myself on taking something – X – and turning it into – Y – in a positive way,” he said. “No newspaper is perfect. I did just about everything in circulation. Using my skills and talents, I hope to prioritize, and take our people and make them shine. I am impressed with the work ethic here. It is one of the best that I have seen in the newspapers I have participated in.

Slabaugh started his career at Boston Globe in 1985. Since that time he has worked at Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Massachusetts, Parkersburg News-Sentinel in West Virginia, McAlester News in Oklahoma, Herald of the world in Omaha and the Lorain’s morning diary and Columbus Expedition in Ohio.

Slabaugh said he is also looking to increase subscriptions to The Crescent-News.

“I really like adult sales contests,” he said, adding that he likes to take creative approaches, while taking into account the wishes of individuals.

He also hopes to increase sales of single copies.

“It’s a challenge,” Slabaugh admitted. “It’s an intuitive game.”

Slabaugh is also a big supporter of the Newspapers in Education program, an effort between newspapers and schools to provide newspapers as an educational resource for students. He said when he was working for the McAlester News, he went from business to business to get enough sponsors to host the program. The Crescent-News has been participating in the program for several years.

Slabaugh said he looks forward to speaking to members of the community. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding newspaper circulation can contact Slabaugh at rslabaugh@crescent-news.com or call 419-784-5441, ext. 300711.


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WhatsApp sets up India-based team to fight fake news circulation – Technology News, Firstpost https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/whatsapp-sets-up-india-based-team-to-fight-fake-news-circulation-technology-news-firstpost/ https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/whatsapp-sets-up-india-based-team-to-fight-fake-news-circulation-technology-news-firstpost/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:00:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/whatsapp-sets-up-india-based-team-to-fight-fake-news-circulation-technology-news-firstpost/ Press Trust of India06 Aug 2018 08:17:09 IST WhatsApp informed the government that it was setting up a local team, including the leader of India, as part of the measures to verify the circulation of fake news, but did not respond to a key request from identify the authors of the messages, according to official […]]]>


WhatsApp informed the government that it was setting up a local team, including the leader of India, as part of the measures to verify the circulation of fake news, but did not respond to a key request from identify the authors of the messages, according to official sources.

The popular messaging app is under fire for abuse of its streaming platform. fake news which aroused the fury of the crowd.

The informatics ministry official said that WhatsApp responded to the government’s latest advisory, outlining initiatives taken to curb the flow of fake news, including education and advocacy efforts.

It is also in the process of assembling a team based in India, the official said, but noted that the measures do not meet the government’s expectations for “traceability” and attribution of such messages.

WhatsApp, for its part, argued that the messaging attributions would “undermine the private nature” of the platform and leave it potentially vulnerable to “serious abuse,” a company official said.

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When contacted, a spokesperson for WhatsApp said, “To support our users in India and continue our investment in the country, it is our top priority to hire a local leader who can help us build a team on the ground. “

The two leadership positions currently open for India are: Head of India and Head of Policy.

“People rely on WhatsApp for all kinds of sensitive conversations, including with their doctors, banks and families. Police also use WhatsApp to discuss investigations and report crimes.

“Messaging over WhatsApp would undermine the private nature of WhatsApp and create the potential for serious misuse. Our goal is to improve WhatsApp and to work closely with other members of society to keep people safe. “, added the spokesperson.

WhatsApp said it believes the mob violence challenge requires government, civil society and tech companies to work together. “This is why we have already made important product changes to help slow the spread of disinformation and we are working to educate people on how to spot fake news,” WhatsApp said.

Expressing its deep commitment to helping people across India communicate safely, securely and reliably, WhatsApp noted that its COO, Matt Idema, had recently visited India and met with representatives of the Ministry of Informatics.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Informatics.  Image: PTI

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Information Technology. Image: PTI

Meanwhile, the ministry official who declined to be named said that WhatsApp, in its response, informed the government that it had registered a legal entity in India. But the platform did not commit to “message traceability and attribution,” the official said, adding that this had been one of the government’s main demands.

As a result, the ministry’s concerns have not been addressed and the potential for abuse persists, the source said.

Last month, the government expressed its displeasure with the measures previously documented by WhatsApp to verify fake news which in several cases sparked violence from the crowd.

The IT ministry, in its letter, said the platform could not escape its responsibility for these rampant abuses and needed to find the authors of the provocative messages.

The government, in its second opinion to the Facebook-owned messaging service, warned that in the absence of adequate controls, it would treat the messaging platform as an accomplice in the spread of rumors and that legal consequences would arise. would follow.

WhatsApp rumors sparked a string of incidents involving mob violence

The incidents have raised eyebrows and the Supreme Court last month called on parliament to consider enacting a new law to deal effectively with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrific acts of mobocracy” cannot not become a new standard. The Minister of Law and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, also informed the Rajya Sabha that he would hold a discussion with stakeholders, including political parties, to develop a policy to combat the use social media abuse.

Over the past few weeks, WhatsApp has introduced a new feature to allow its users to identify the messages transferred, the restricted number of transfers at a time and full-page ads providing “easy tips” for spotting fake news.

But the Ministry of Informatics has called on WhatsApp to provide more effective solutions, to ensure greater “accountability and ease of law enforcement” beyond existing efforts to label information and identify fake news. .


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