Tar­iffs on newsprint threaten pub­li­ca­tions

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - BUSINESS -

Newsprint is getting more ex­pen­sive, thanks to new tar­iffs on the Cana­dian com­mod­ity be­ing con­sid­ered by the In­ter­na­tional Trade Com­mis­sion.

The stiffer tar­iffs likely will threaten the sur­vival of smaller news­pa­pers as cir­cu­la­tion con­tin­ues to drop with more read­ers getting their news on­line.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Saratoga Springs on Thurs­day out­lin­ing his plans to fight back and pro­tect the jobs at such em­ploy­ers as Quad Graph­ics, with 850 em­ploy­ers, as well as at smaller com­mu­nity news­pa­pers.

As Schumer spoke, how­ever, a small group of re­porters were left out­side. Iron­i­cally, they were the print re­porters who had ar­rived to cover the event. Schumer, made aware of the over­sight, re­peated his com­ments for them, ac­cord­ing to our re­porter on the scene.

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