​Hearst Corporation to increase equity interest in Fitch Group to 80% 12/16/14

Hearst Corporation has announced plans to purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 80 percent. Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group. The transaction is valued at $1.965 billion. MORE

Pulitzer Prizes expand eligibility in feature and investigative categories 12/9/14

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers and news sites, have expanded eligibility for two prize categories, Investigative Reporting and Feature Writing, to include many online and print magazines, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced. MORE

USA Weekend shuts as costs spike and ads tumble 12/9/14

By Alan D. Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur
USA Weekend, the second-largest Sunday newspaper magazine in the United States, will print its final edition on Dec. 28, succumbing to soaring distribution costs and plunging advertising. MORE

Three sections to boost New Year's revenue 12/9/14

Green Shoot Media has released several new products to help newspapers boost their revenue as the new year approaches. Three new special sections – New Year's Resolutions, Financial Planning and a Tax Guide – give papers an easy way to target the traditional start-of-year advertisers in the medical, financial and tax fields. MORE

More newspapers save through PAGE Cooperative 11/25/14

PAGE Cooperative has announced the addition of four new members to the purchasing cooperative, including Ogden Newspapers, Inc. MORE

Last chance for free holiday content 11/25/14

Whether you've been naughty or nice this season, Content That Works can help fatten up year-end advertising revenue. MORE

New Media announces agreement to acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 million 11/24/14

New Media intends to fund the acquisition with a combination of cash on the balance sheet and incremental debt under its existing term loan. New Media anticipates the deal will close in the first quarter of 2015. MORE

Georgia newspaper sponsors Elf on the Shelf contest 11/24/14

The Statesboro Herald is inviting readers to enter its Elf on the Shelf Contest. Readers can submit their most clever photos of Elf on a Shelf for a chance to win $100. MORE

Cribb Greene Publisher Confidence Survey 11/18/14

By Cribb, Greene & Associates
Responses to the Fall 2014 Publisher Confidence Survey indicate publishers continue to be encouraged about the short-term future, but are still wary in some areas. One hundred forty-four newspaper publishers/executives completed the 2014 survey with 55 percent of respondents owning daily and weekly newspapers and 45 percent owning primarily weekly publications. MORE

The Greer Citizen applies for membership 11/18/14

The Greer Citizen, which is published every Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C., has applied for membership in SNPA. MORE
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