10.09.2018
Professional Development

Top Row: Mark Adams, Ethan Aden and Mickie Anderson
Second Row: Tonya Maddox, Cliff McCollum and Andrea Vick
 
Calendar of Events
#NewsIndSummit

If you can't be with us tomorrow in Nashville, follow the SNPA News Industry Summit on Twitter at #NewsIndSummit.

We have a great program, awards to present, officers, directors and trustees to elect, opportunities to learn from our sponsors/exhibitors, and time to network with colleagues.

Follow us on Twitter and the SNPA website for convention coverage and to be the first to learn about the following awards:

  • Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award - to be presented on Thursday
  • Carmage Walls Commentary Prize - presented on Thursday
  • Photo/Video Contest - presented on Friday
  • Print Quality Contest - presented on Friday
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SNPA People

Scot Morrissey

Carlton Fletcher, who has served the past several months as the newspaper's interim editor, has been named editor of The Herald and AlbanyHerald.com, and sales trainer Heather Harrison has been promoted to retail sales manager.

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Industry News

Reprinted from The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) this week announced it will be making significant changes in its printed editions by the end of the year.

As of Dec. 24, The Times will no longer have printed Monday or Tuesday editions, moving to a five-day-per-week print cycle.

Content will continue to be produced and posted digitally seven days a week, and subscribers will continue to have full digital access to fresh content daily.

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Tronc is changing its name back to Tribune Publishing.

The Chicago-based company announced the decision on Thursday.

The name change will take effect after the market closes Tuesday. Beginning Wednesday, the company's stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol TPCO.

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The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is looking for media outlets interested in partnering with advanced students from the Missouri School of Journalism as part of its RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program. Fellows are embedded in a newsroom for a full semester to help with projects employing innovative technologies, storytelling techniques and revenue models.

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Marketing

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

The Oklahoman Media Co. generated hundreds of advertising leads with one new marketing initiative while creating a popular new event from its traditional emphasis on prep sports.

Since March, the company has generated 850 new leads through a LinkedIn B2B marketing system, according to Lawre Everest, creative director for Oklahoman Media. To say it has exceeded expectations is an understatement.

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SNPA Jobs Network

Burlington Executive Editor / Triad Editor, Burlington, N.C.
This person will serve as executive editor for the Burlington Times-News with additional oversight of newsroom leaders at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune and Lexington Dispatch. Learn more and submit your resume

2nd Pressmen for a DGM 430 press, Sun  Publications, Lakeland, Fla.
Sun Publications (DR Media) is looking for 2nd press leaders who are experienced – ensuring safety, quality, basic maintenance and repairs on press. Learn more and submit your resume

Post your job openings with us. To post your employment listing, simply email the text of your ad to cindy@snpa.org.

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Training and Development

Learn both technical and creative best practices that allow you to capture audio that enhances your story and engages your listeners and viewers.SNPA members can register at no cost for this Oct. 11 webinar.

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Reader's 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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If you look closely at the fine print just below the banner logo for PublicNoticeAds.com, a single-source searchable database for legal ads published by "participating newspapers" across the country, it reads: "The public notice database on this site is not a substitute for the official publication that is required by law. You will still find those notices in your local newspaper."

On the site's homepage are links to each to state with "participating newspapers," though most simply redirect the browser to other websites of a similar design. For example, clicking on the link to Connecticut redirects the user to Connecticut public notices, which is "powered by MyPublicNotices.com." From there, users can click on individual links to public notices on individual websites for each newspaper title, or search notices published in any of the state's local and regional titles.

In fact, legally mandated public notices are already prevalently available online and digitally redundant to what's published in printed newspapers. In addition to these sites, they are also found on government-maintained sites, legal sites and on many newspaper-branded websites.

Yet, in several states just this year, legislators have proposed bills that would allow for public notices to bypass print altogether, possibly narrowing access to information and starving newspapers of the revenue derived from publishing information of this kind.

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