Social media: A lot of people use it, but not a lot of people trust it 12/11/18

Despite the meteoric rise of social media as a source for information, most Floridians still trust television over social media to get their news. That is one of the findings from a University of Florida study about news consumption habits and trust in news.


A. H. Belo Corporation announces termination of agreement to sell property 12/11/18

A. H. Belo Corporation has received written notice from 508 Young Acquisition LP, an affiliate of KDC Development, LLC, exercising its right to terminate the agreement dated Oct. 29 under which 508 Young Acquisition LP contracted to acquire the former campus of The Dallas Morning News in downtown Dallas for $33 million.


Nexstar to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion 12/4/18

Nexstar Media Group has agreed to buy Tribune Media for about $4.1 billion, creating the largest owner of local TV stations in the U.S.

In 2014, Tribune Media, then known as Tribune Co., spun off its publishing division, including the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, retaining its broadcast and real estate assets.

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Adams Publishing Group acquires Wisconsin newspapers 12/4/18

Brian Knox, president of W. D. Hoard & Sons Company, has announced that the newspaper division of the company has been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south central Wisconsin.


Watertown Times sold to Adams Publishing Group 12/3/18

James M. Clifford has announced that the Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times and Dodge County Independent News have been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Watertown Daily Times is published Monday through Friday and the Dodge County Independent News weekly. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


NTVB Media selects VoicePort's IVR on call center 12/3/18

NTVB Media, a publisher of TV entertainment and listings magazines, has selected VoicePort to provide an IVR solution to improve customer self-service and call center efficiencies, according to a news release from VoicePort.


Paxton Media Group acquires Kentucky New Era 12/3/18

The Kentucky New Era Group has sold its daily newspaper in Hopkinsville and four non-daily newspapers to Paducah-based Paxton Media Group.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Kentucky New Era Group in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.


Tyler Morning Telegraph being acquired by M. Roberts Media 11/28/18

After more than a century of continuous family ownership and management by the Clyde and Bothwell families, the daily Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph is changing owners.

The paper is being acquired by M. Roberts Media, a family-owned newspaper group that operates the Longview News-Journal, Marshall News Messenger, Panola Watchman and the Victoria Advocate in Texas. The new ownership took effect Dec. 1.


Log Cabin Democrat moves to new location 11/26/18

As 2019 approaches, longtime Conway, Ark., institutions – the city main offices and the 140-year-old newspaper – each will move locations.

The Log Cabin Democrat and its staff are moving from its current location on the first floor of the Federal Building on Main Street to its new spot at 1121 Front St.


Elyria Chronicle-Telegram moves to Presteligence for editorial, website, apps and e-edition 11/26/18

Presteligence has announced that the Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette will implement My News 360 Platform to replace a multitude of vendors in the editorial and digital space.

The My News 360 Platform offers a true multi-channel publishing system where there will be no more copying/pasting content, no more manually moving stories to an archived folder and many more streamlined efforts as a result of consolidating systems to Presteligence.