Tariffs on newsprint threaten publications
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.