Collaboration makes national news with Tuition Tracker 4/28/14

By Jane Nicholes
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What's the sticker price for college tuition? There are wide differences in the net price for higher-income students versus lower-income students. This collaborative Tuition Tracker helps families compare costs. It's also proven to be a gift to newspapers across the country.

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The Stolen Ones 3/31/14

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin
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This special report by The Herald-Tribune in Sarasota details the sex-trafficking industry in the Gulf Coast beach town of 50,000 people. The report looks at the criminal justice system's struggles to provide justice to sexually exploited children. It also describes how those children struggle to break free of the trades in which they are forced to work.

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The Florida Times-Union launches events calendar 3/17/14

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The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com have launched a new multi-platform, fully responsive Jacksonville Events Calendar.

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Tampa Bay Times, The Center for Investigative Reporting launch Charity Checker 1/30/14

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The Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting, has built an online tool that captures what the nation's top charity watchdogs have to say about more than 11,000 charities.

Other newspapers can embed part of this tool into their websites by using the Charity Checker widget.

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The letters tell the story 11/13/13

By Jane Nicholes
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Growing up, the Anderson children knew their parents had a collection of letters from World War II. What was in those letters became a five-day series in the Salisbury Post tied to Veterans Day.

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Positive, energetic and proactive content 10/17/13

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin
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A Labor Day special section in Orangeburg, S.C., proved popular with local businesses. It included 16 pages of ads, nine of them full pages. Color positions sold out quickly. Included were two sponsorships: to the county economic development commission and the county chamber of commerce.

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Affordable Health Care Act: Translating it for readers 10/10/13

By Jane Nicholes
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In addition to publishing a special section in print, the Morristown Citizen Tribune has launched a page on its website that will be updated regularly as the Affordable Health Care Act begins to affect individuals' lives. The paper's goal is for the site to serve as a one-stop resource and archive.

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The Washington Post introduces 'Topicly' 9/25/13

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Special feature uses proprietary technology to present news topics visually; offers native advertising solution, sponsored by Land Rover.

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Anniversary edition takes readers back 125 years 9/4/13

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin
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The Watauga Democrat celebrated 125 years of publication with a gala and museum exhibit, plus a front page in the style of its early days, complete with authentic fonts, typography and design. It also produced a special section revisiting stories of local significance from the past.

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Newspaper to host inaugural Indie Online Film Festival 8/21/13

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Four independent filmmakers have a chance to be discovered by a worldwide audience next month when NYTimes.com streams their films live.

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