TGIF. We have been through another week of the corornavirus pandemic and we are starting to see some positive signs that our new normal is making a difference. Meanwhile, subscription companies are thriving or barely surviving. In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, Tribune Publishing is the latest media company to offer license and severance packages for voluntary separations, NPR is facing steep cuts and YouTube creators are suffering a huge blow as rates of AdSense decrease by at least 20%. Also this week, we bring you five “must-have” work apps to try and share which streaming companies are offering free content – and the favorite subscription TV and movie choices from the Subscription Insider team!
Tribune Publishing implements unpaid leave for non-union employees
It seems that the layoffs, licenses and severance packages for newspapers never end. Earlier this month, Tribune Publishing, which owns Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, The Virginian-Pilot, The New York Daily News and other papers, implemented permanent salary cuts. These salary cuts ranged between 2% and 10% and impacted non-union employees with a base salary of $ 67,000 or more. Even executives and the board of directors have received salary cuts.
But wait, there’s more. Tribune Publishing has now announced
three week unpaid leave to be taken in one week increments between and may
and July, reports
the Chicago Tribune. Licensed employees will still receive medical assistance
benefits during your licenses. Impacted employees include non-union employees
who earn between $ 40,000 and $ 67,000 a year.
In a memo to employees, CEO Terry Jimenez wrote:
strong involvement with our journalism, the impact on advertising was
deep. State orders at home have been extended beyond the initial value
government orders and, as a result, we will need to take additional measures to
guarantee the financial stability of the company. “
In addition to these changes, the company is looking for potential
cost savings among union employees.
NPR expects $ 30 million to $ 45 million budget deficit
Newspapers are not the only media organizations affected
difficult with impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Public Radio will be
making significant cuts as well, reports
Market Watch. According to a memo to the team, NPR is anticipating a budget
deficit between $ 30 million and $ 45 million through fiscal year 2021. From the company
cannot afford to sponsor NPR at the moment and donations are drying up as donors reevaluate
financial priorities, given the current economy. With a third of its
revenue from corporate sponsorships, this is painful.
In a statement, NPR said: “NPR is taking on a significant budget
due to the economic blockade due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We do not
have a profit motive or shareholders to serve as commercial media, then all
our resources go to the public service. We will continue to manage our budgets closely
across the organization – our top priority is to preserve jobs. During this
pandemic and beyond, NPR will continue to provide an essential public service
to the public on all platforms. “
NPR Chief Executive John Lansing will have a 25% cut in wages.
Other NPR executives will see pay cuts ranging between 10% and 15%, says
The New York Times. At this point, other measures are being considered, but
No finite decisions have been made. According to an email to the team, Lansing
said NPR would have a better idea in mid-May or June, steps that will be needed
take to sustain the company through the pandemic and its subsequent effects.
AdSense fees on YouTube falling by double digits for many
Like many other people in the creative fields, YouTube creators are
reporting large declines in revenue. In this case, the drops are being seen in the
forms of CMP, the amount an advertiser is willing to pay for 1,000 impressions.
Last week, YouTube creator Hank Green invited his colleagues to share their CPMs,
numbers that are usually kept confidential to compare notes. Many are seeing great
falls on your CPMs, reports
Green, for example, is seeing a 28% drop in his three
channels (Crash Course, SciShow and SciShowKids). At an average price of $ 4.75,
this is the lowest Green has seen since January 2013. At the same time, views
rose, which helps to compensate for their losses.
Here are some responses he received via Twitter:
for Tubefilter, Green said creators are likely to look for other recipes
streams that can include YouTube Premium and Patreon.
5 must-have apps to help you work from home
Coda is an application
that brings together words, data and teams. Coda allows you to have all your
documents, spreadsheets and workflow applications to get everything done
perfectly. No more switching between applications, dealing with the Start menu or your task
Bar. Companies like Square and Figma speak highly of Coda. Another feature
Coda allows users to work with the same data samples, but in the form of work users
to prefer. If somebody prefers to type things and somebody prefers to care
map, both can use the same data. It also allows users to send reminders
and data for other applications, such as Slack, Gmail and other online tools. Coda offers a
free level, but users get more features with a paid subscription. Coda has four paid
for $ 10 per month per user. Coda also offers special prices for larger
it is another option for gathering words and data. Airtable, like Coda, allows
users to organize their work as they want. They have a calendar feature for
allow users to view their to-do list day by day and users can change this
interface as desired. Airtable is ideal for creative teams, marketing, design
management and communication. Companies like Medium, Shopify and Expedia use
Airtable. Like Coda, they have a free level and subscription levels, starting
$ 10 per user per month. The benefits of a paid subscription include greater
space for attachments, revision history and a dedicated customer success manager.
GitHub is a platform for
developers that allow developers to host and review code, manage projects and
build software. Companies like AirBnb, Walmart and Spotify use GitHub, which is
now owned by Microsoft. The platform allows developers to write better code,
because it allows a more direct conversation between coders. GitHub too
promises code security, which can allow problems before they happen. GitHub
uses a freemium model with a free level and a subscription level that starts at
$ 4 per user per month.
Flock and another
team communication application. Applications like Slack and Microsoft Teams are on the rise,
and Flock is gaining popularity. The application allows you to have instant
conversations with co-workers, make video calls, follow your apps,
and integrate with more than 50 applications. Using the freemium model, Flock offers three
layers with subscription layers starting at $ 4.50 per user per month; their
the professional level comes with a free 30-day trial.
Do you want to get your work done faster? Try Droplr. Commercial
you can take screenshots and screen recordings instantly. The application also allows users to
save everything in the cloud, offers flexibility across devices and allows users to
to share with co-workers instantly. Users can also annotate their work. Nike,
AirBNB and eBay have already used Droplr. Like Flock, they offer a free 30-day service.
attempts. Your paid subscription layers start at $ 5 per user per month.
If you’re running out of TV shows or movies to broadcast,
here’s a quick summary of some of the video streaming services they are offering
free options during the coronavirus pandemic. Some offer free trials, free
layers or temporarily free content.
Amazon Prime Video
– one month free trial
Streaming video giveaways and Insider’s favorite picks for the weekend
CBS All Access
– one month free
Together – compiling many free services
Quibi – Free 90-day trial
Kanopy – documentaries
Netflix – free
– Live TV for three months
Here’s what the Inscription Insider team is watching and
June Foret: Netflix favorites Hook and O
The talented Mr. Ripley
Seth Clampett: Hulu, first season of Killing Eve and
guilty pleasures like Mean Girls and the Fast and furious.
Kathy Greenler Sexton: Kathy is on the new Disney +.
Favorites include Frozen II, Star Wars and Forward.
Sean Sexton: Sean loves the Mel Brooks classics, plus Airplane,
Space Balls and the Three Stooges, wherever he can find them.
Dana Neuts: I subscribe to Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix,
but they tend to watch Netflix more than any other service. My favorite classics
are Ferris Bueller’s day off and groundhog daywhy not
does the pandemic seem the same day over and over ??? I’m also watching the season
2 of Big Little Lies, on HBO for free with my Comcast subscription right