Newspaper advertisers should have the same scrutiny

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The corporate lobby organization that represents the print division of the media/entertainment industry in New Jersey put out a statement today in opposition to legislation that would bar the state from releasing the names of legal firearm owners in New Jersey. The bill, A-3788, seeks to protect innocent law-abiding citizens from having their personal details (name, home address, and so on) released to predators and others.

The concern is that criminals (such as former Democrat State Committee Chair and Democrat Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman’s sons) will use the list to target, stalk, and burglarize the homes of innocent law-abiding citizens in order to secure firearms to commit crimes (in the Case of Assemblywoman Watson Coleman’s sons, robbing a children’s store at gunpoint). Because of the bad economy, high unemployment, and high property taxes, many New Jersey voters are forced to live in crime-infested neighborhoods. Many single mothers, senior citizens, and disabled neighbors keep legal firearms for self-protection against criminals (such as former Democrat State Committee Chair and Democrat Assembly Majority Leader Joe Cryan’s son, who severely beat a motorist with a baseball bat) and they fear that they would be targeted by criminals.

We all know what newspapers are. They are for-profit corporate entities that exist to make as much money for their owners as possible. The profitable bits of a newspaper - the part that pays for the content - are the advertisements put in by businesses wanting to sell everything from used cars to violent entertainment to sex. We need to hold these advertisers responsible when they support an industry whose corporate lobbyist shows a reckless disregard for the safety and lives of innocent law-abiding citizens.

Based on the outcome of legislative action on A-3788, CNJ will research the pages of the publications of those for-profit corporations represented by said corporate lobbyist. CNJ will identify those corporate advertisers responsible, research their corporate records, and identify their officers, directors, owners, and shareholders - and publish the same information about them that they want released.

Once published, CNJ will ask that people use their First Amendment rights to contact those responsible and urge them to do everything in their power to protect the safety and lives of innocent law-abiding citizens.

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6 Comments

  1. Weeble says:

    George says it best. The media and their paid whores are cocksuckers. Rich cocksuckers.

  2. truther says:

    Publish the list. I can’t wait until I call a few of those car dealers who take out full page ads and tell them they lost a sale.

    Better yet, I’m going to have myself a few test drives then wait until the paperwork has been made up then I will tell them NO I CHANGED MY MIND because they advertise in the XYZ newspaper.

  3. alphie says:

    Owners of the Star-Ledger:

    Donald Newhouse (born 1930) is one of the owners of Advance Publications. He is the son of Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr., founder of Advance Publications. With an estimated current net worth of around $4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 132nd richest person in America

    Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. (born November 8, 1927), nicknamed Si Newhouse, is the chairman and CEO of Advance Publications, which, among other interests, owns Condé Nast, publisher of many marquee brands in the world of magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He is the son of Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr., founder of Advance Publications. His grandson, S. I. Newhouse IV, appeared in the documentary Born Rich.

    Newhouse attended the Horace Mann School in New York City. He has an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion, and he was ranked the 47th richest American by Forbes Magazine in 2011.[2]

    Advance Publications, Inc., is an American media company owned by the descendants of S.I. Newhouse Sr., Donald Newhouse and S.I. Newhouse, Jr. It is named after the Staten Island Advance, the first newspaper owned by the Newhouse family, and where the mailing address for Advance Publications is listed on paper (although Advance does not have an official headquarters).[2] As of 2009, it was ranked as the 46th largest private company in the United States according to Forbes.[3] In addition to holding publishing and communication assets, Advance serves as the holding company for the family’s 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery Communications.[1]

    They got you by the balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Weeble says:

    More rich corporate cocksuckers who own the Asbury Park Press.

    Gannett Company, Inc. is a publicly traded media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, near McLean.[2][3] It is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. Its assets include the national newspaper USA Today and the weekly USA Weekend. Its largest non-national newspaper is The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. Other significant newspapers include The Indianapolis Star, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY, The Des Moines Register, the Detroit Free Press and The News-Press in Fort Myers. Gannett owns 23 television stations through Gannett Broadcasting Inc.[4] and is the largest group owner of NBC-affiliated stations.[5] Gannett also holds substantial properties in digital media including PointRoll, BNQT Media Group,[6] Planet Discover,[7] Ripple6[8] and ShopLocal through Gannett Digital.

    Products: Newspapers, television, Internet media

    Revenue US$ 5.439 billion

    Operating income US$ 999.7 million

    Net income US$ 588.2 million

    Total assets US$ 6.817 billion

    Total equity US$ 2.334 billion blockquote>

    An ex-Banker runs the corporation that owns the Asbury Park Press. Puke!

    Gracia C. Martore is the CEO of Gannett Corporation. She replaced Craig Dubow on 6 October 2011.[1]

    She serves on the Board of Directors of FM Global and MeadWestvaco Corporation.

    She worked for 12 years in the banking industry before joining Gannett. In 2010 Ms. Martore’s total compensation was estimated by Forbes to be over eight million dollars.[2]

  5. Weeble says:

    One corporation owns all this media. There should be a law against this concentration of power:

    Newspapers

    [edit] United States
    USA Today

    Alabama
    The Montgomery Advertiser

    Arizona
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
    Tucson Citizen

    Arkansas
    The Baxter Bulletin

    California
    The Desert Sun, Palm Springs
    The Salinas Californian
    Tulare Advance-Register
    Visalia Times-Delta

    Colorado
    Fort Collins Coloradoan

    Delaware
    The News Journal, Wilmington

    Florida
    Florida Today, Brevard County
    Fort Myers News-Press
    Pensacola News Journal
    Tallahassee Democrat
    FSView & Florida Flambeau
    Central Florida Future
    Seminole Chronicle

    Guam
    Pacific Daily News, Hagatna

    Indiana
    The Indianapolis Star
    Journal and Courier, Lafayette
    Chronicle-Tribune, Marion
    The Star Press, Muncie
    Palladium-Item, Richmond

    Iowa
    The Des Moines Register
    Iowa City Press-Citizen

    Kentucky
    The Courier-Journal, Louisville

    Louisiana
    The Town Talk, Alexandria
    The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette
    The News-Star, Monroe
    Daily World, Opelousas
    The Times, Shreveport

    Maryland
    The Daily Times, Salisbury

    Michigan
    Battle Creek Enquirer
    Detroit Free Press
    Lansing State Journal
    Times Herald, Port Huron
    Press & Argus, Livingston County

    Minnesota
    St. Cloud Times

    Mississippi
    Hattiesburg American
    The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson

    Missouri
    Springfield News-Leader, Springfield

    Montana
    Great Falls Tribune

    Nevada
    Reno Gazette-Journal

    New Jersey
    Asbury Park Press
    Courier-News, Bridgewater
    The Courier-Post, Cherry Hill
    Home News Tribune, East Brunswick
    Daily Record, Morristown
    The Daily Journal, Vineland
    Ocean County Observer, Toms River

    New York
    Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton
    Star-Gazette, Elmira
    The Ithaca Journal
    Poughkeepsie Journal
    Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester (original flagship newspaper)
    The Journal News, Westchester County

    North Carolina
    Asheville Citizen-Times

    Ohio
    Newspaper Network of Central Ohio
    Telegraph-Forum, Bucyrus
    Chillicothe Gazette
    The Cincinnati Enquirer
    Coshocton Tribune
    The News-Messenger, Fremont
    Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
    Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield
    The Marion Star
    The Advocate (Newark), Newark
    News Herald, Port Clinton
    Times Recorder, Zanesville

    Oregon
    Statesman Journal, Salem

    South Carolina
    The Greenville News
    Link (magazine)

    South Dakota
    Argus Leader, Sioux Falls
    Dell Rapids Tribune, Dell Rapids

    Tennessee
    The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville
    The Jackson Sun
    The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro
    The Tennessean, Nashville

    Utah
    The Spectrum, St. George

    Vermont
    The Burlington Free Press

    Virginia
    The News Leader, Staunton

    Wisconsin
    The Post-Crescent, Appleton
    The Reporter, Fond du Lac
    The Green Bay News-Chronicle (folded 6/3/05)
    Green Bay Press-Gazette
    Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc
    Marshfield News-Herald
    Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh
    The Sheboygan Press
    Stevens Point Journal
    Wausau Daily Herald
    Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids

    Others
    Army Times Publishing Company - publications include Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times, Defense News and Federal Times.
    Nursing Spectrum - mostly biweekly nursing employment magazines. Includes Nurseweek titles.
    Career builder-A Job finding website.

    [edit] United Kingdom
    Newsquest Media Group 300 publications include the Evening Times and The Herald. (See the List of newspapers published by Newsquest.)

    [edit] Television stations

    Stations are arranged in alphabetical order by state and city of license.

    City of license/Market

    Station

    Channel
    TV (DT)

    Owned Since

    Affiliation

    Flagstaff, Arizona

    KNAZ-TV
    (satellite of KPNX)

    2 (22)

    1997

    NBC

    Mesa - Phoenix, AZ

    KPNX

    12 (12)

    1979

    NBC

    Little Rock

    KTHV

    11 (12)

    1994

    CBS

    Sacramento - Stockton - Modesto

    KXTV

    10 (10)

    1999

    ABC

    Denver

    KTVD

    20 (19)

    2006

    MyNetworkTV

    KUSA-TV

    9 (9)

    1979

    NBC

    Washington, D.C.

    WUSA

    9 (9)

    1986

    CBS

    Jacksonville - Orange Park, FL

    WTLV

    12 (12)

    1988

    NBC

    WJXX

    25 (10)

    2000

    ABC

    St. Petersburg - Tampa

    WTSP

    10 (10)

    1996

    CBS

    Atlanta

    WXIA-TV

    11 (10)

    1979

    NBC

    WATL

    36 (25)

    2006

    MyNetworkTV

    Macon, Georgia

    WMAZ-TV

    13 (13)

    1995

    CBS

    Bangor, Maine

    WLBZ

    2 (2)

    1998

    NBC

    Portland, Maine

    WCSH

    6 (44)

    1998

    NBC

    Grand Rapids - Battle Creek - Kalamazoo, MI

    WZZM

    13 (13)

    1997

    ABC

    Minneapolis - St. Paul

    KARE

    11 (11)

    1983

    NBC

    St. Louis

    KSDK

    5 (35)

    1995

    NBC

    Buffalo, New York

    WGRZ

    2 (33)

    1997

    NBC

    Greensboro - High Point - Winston-Salem

    WFMY-TV

    2 (51)

    1989

    CBS

    Cleveland

    WKYC

    3 (17)

    1995

    NBC

    Columbia, South Carolina

    WLTX

    19 (17)

    1998

    CBS

    Knoxville

    WBIR-TV

    10 (10)

    1995

    Radio stations

    (a partial listing)

    This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.

    AM Stations

    FM Stations

    City of License/Market

    Station

    Years owned

    Current ownership

    Los Angeles

    KPRZ/KIIS-1150
    (now KTLK)

    1979–1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    KIIS-FM-102.7

    1979–1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    San Diego

    KSDO-1130

    1979–1997

    owned by Assn. for Community Education, Inc.
    (repeater of KMRO, Camarillo, CA)

    KEZL/KSDO-FM/KCLX-FM/KJOY-102.9
    (now KLQV)

    1979–1997

    owned by Univision Communications

    Hartford, Connecticut

    WTHT-1230 **

    1936–1954

    defunct, went silent in 1954
    frequency now used by WNEZ

    Cocoa - Melbourne, FL

    WEZY-1350
    (now WMMV)

    1966-1970

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    WEZY-FM-99.3
    (now WLRQ-FM)

    1966-1970

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Tampa - St. Petersburg

    WDAE-1250
    (WDAE is now at 620 AM;
    1250 AM is now WHNZ)

    1987-1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    WJYW/WUSA-FM-100.7
    (now WMTX)

    1980-1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Macon, Georgia

    WMAZ-940
    (now WMAC)

    1995-1996

    owned by Cumulus Media

    WMAZ-FM/WAYS-99.1
    (now WDEN-FM)

    1995-1996

    owned by Cumulus Media

    Chicago

    WVON/WGCI-1390
    (WVON is now at 1690 AM;
    1390 AM is now WGRB)

    1979–1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    WGCI-FM-107.5

    1979–1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Detroit

    WLQV-1500

    1979–1986

    owned by Salem Communications

    WCZY-FM-95.5
    (now WKQI)

    1979–1986

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Kansas City, Missouri

    KCMO-710
    (KCMO is now at 810 AM;
    710 AM is now WHB)

    1986–1993

    Owned by Cumulus Media

    KCMO-FM-94.9

    1986–1993

    Owned by Cumulus Media

    St. Louis

    KSD/KUSA-550
    (now KTRS)

    1979–1993

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    KCFM/KSD-FM-93.7

    1979–1993

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Danville, Illinois

    WDAN-1490

    sold in 1971

    WDAN-FM-102.1 **

    1967-1971

    Albany, New York

    WABY-1400
    (now WAMC)

    Binghamton, New York

    WINR-680

    1957–1971

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Elmira, New York

    WENY-1230 **

    sold in 1969

    owned by WS Media, L.L.C.

    WENY-FM-92.7 **

    1965–1969

    owned by WS Media, L.L.C.

    Olean, New York

    WHDL-1450 (minority interest)

    mid 1930s-late 1950s

    owned by Backyard Broadcasting

    WHDL-FM-95.7 **
    (now WPIG)

    1949–late 1950s

    owned by Backyard Broadcasting

    Rochester, New York

    WHEC-1460
    (now WHIC)

    1936–1972

    owned by Holy Family Communications

    Cleveland

    WWWE-1100
    (now WTAM)

    1977–1985

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    WDOK-105.7
    (now WMJI)

    1975–1985

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Marietta, Ohio

    WBRJ-910
    (now WLTP)

    1974–1979

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Wilmington, Ohio

    WKFI-1090

    1974–early 1980s

    owned by Town and Country Broadcasting

    Denton - Dallas - Fort Worth

    KOAI/KHKS-106.1

    1986-1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    Houston - Pasadena, TX

    KKBQ-790
    (now KBME)

    1984–1997

    owned by Clear Channel Communications

    KKBQ-FM-92.9

    1984–1997

    owned by Cox Media Group

    Bremerton - Seattle - Tacoma, WA

    KNUA-106.9
    (now KRWM)

    1986-1990

    owned by Sandusky Radio Seattle

    [edit] Other assets
    Classified Ventures, LLC (partial)
    Clipper Magazine
    CareerBuilder (54%)
    Gannett Directories
    ShopLocal (100%)

  6. Weeble says:

    Directors

    Gannett’s chairman, president and chief executive officer was Craig A. Dubow. Dubow resigned on October 6, 2011, citing health reasons. Gracia Martore Gannett’s chief operating officer, a 26-year company veteran, was chosen as Dubow’s successor.[23] Other directors are:

    Marjorie Magner
    John E. Cody

    Howard D. Elias
    Arthur H. Harper

    John Jeffry Louis
    Scott K. McCune

    Duncan M. McFarland
    Susan P. Ness

    Neal Shapiro

    Senior executives are:
    Robert Dickey, President, U.S Community Publishing Division
    Paul Davidson - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Newsquest plc
    Michael G. Kane Senior Group President, Interstate Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    Roxanne Horning Senior Vice President, Gannett Human Resources
    Dave Lougee President, Gannett Broadcasting
    Gracia Martore President and Chief Executive Officer
    John A. (Jack) Williams President, Gannett Digital Ventures
    Jake Guzik, Finance Controller.
    William Behan Senior Vice President, Gannett Labor Relations
    W. Curtis Riddle Senior Group President, East Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
    John A. (Jack) Williams President, Gannett Digital Ventures
    Todd Mayman - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    David Payne Senior vice president and chief digital officer
    Carol Hudler Senior Group President, South Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, “The Tennessean”
    Saira Stahl Vice President, Strategy