09.12.2017
Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award


Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., Savannah, Ga., was the recipient of the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award, presented Monday morning at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.

The award is named for Texas newspaperman Frank Mayborn, whose foresight and guidance helped shape SNPA in the early 1950s and who served as president of SNPA from 1961 to 1962.

The Frank W. Mayborn award is given each year to someone in the industry who has demonstrated great vision.

In presenting the award, SNPA President Chris Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman Media Company, said: "Those who have had the pleasure of dealing with Charles Morris through the years know him to be more than willing to share his knowledge and insights of the media business in any way he can to help others. He is highly respected by all those who know him, and very deserving of the prestigious Frank W. Mayborn award."

View video of the award presentation

Video by Charles Hill Morris, Jr., regional manager, Morris Multimedia

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Calendar of Events
September 21, 2017

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February 26 - 28, 2018
SNPA Officers and Directors

Les SImpson
Lester T. Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News, was elected president of SNPA for 2017-18 on Monday afternoon during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting. Read this article for news about the election of additional officers and directors.

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SNPA Foundation
Trustees of the SNPA Foundation board elected officers Sunday morning, Sept. 10, to serve during the 2017-18 year.

The SNPA Board of Directors also elected three new trustees for the SNPA Foundation at the same meeting. More

Membership

During its meeting in Colorado Springs on Sunday, Sept. 10, the SNPA Board of Directors welcomed The Albany (Ga.) Herald into SNPA membership.

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Outstanding Commentary on Local Issues

Writers for The Dallas Morning News and the Seguin Gazette took top honors in the competition this year for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented Monday, Sept. 11, at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.

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SNPA Photo/Video Contest

This photo by Ian Maule of the Tulsa World captured GRAND PRIZE honors in the 2017 SNPA Photo / Video Contest. View all of the winning photos and videos.

Ian Maule of the Tulsa World was awarded GRAND PRIZE honors this morning (as well as first-place in the spot news category) in SNPA's annual Photo / Video Contest.

Awards were announced at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Read this story to see the winning photos and videos.

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Excellence in Printing

The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association recognized excellence in newspaper printing at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs. First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to The New York Times (printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.); The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.; The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.; and The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.

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Awards Presented by Inland Press Association

SNPA congratulates Doug Franklin, 2017 recipient of Inland Press Association's Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award.  The annual award, named in honor of the first director of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communications, honors someone who is an agenda-setter, bringing about change while exemplifying the finest in journalism and community service.

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Ted McGrew of Southern Lithoplate was honored with the Inland Press Association's Ray Carlsen Distinguished Service Award at the Inland-SNPA Annual Meeting this week.

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More Next Week!

Coverage of the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting will continue next week.  We also will be posting photos from the conference on the SNPA Facebook page in the next few days.

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Legal

John Bussian
By John Bussian, The Bussian Law Firm

Far from the sky falling, North Carolina's legal advertising and independent contractor-newspaper carrier climate remains intact. The leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly acted responsibly, with encouragement from the North Carolina Press Association and many SNPA members, to leave N.C. law unchanged.

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Training and Development

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Readers' Corner

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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