WUKY Radio: Will Tariffs Kill Rural Papers?

EXCERPT: “Newspapers are sounding the alarm about a new tariff on newsprint that is having unexpected consequences. Following a complaint from a Washington state-based paper mill that Canadian paper producers were dumping product in the U.S., the Commerce Department imposed substantial new tariffs on Canadian newsprint. At the same time, the U.S. doesn’t have enough mills to supply newspapers and the cost of newsprint from Canada has increased 20 percent. Paul Boyle, senior vice president for public policy with the News Media Alliance, says if the newsprint tariff is not overturned, newspapers strapped by years of declining revenues are going to employ fewer journalists, and possibly reduce the size of local newspapers and numbers of days they publish.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2wyAeMX