Zinser offers employer action plan for addressing new rule on overtime 7/19/16

Michael Zinser outlined an action plan for all employers during last week's webinar on the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Rule on Overtime.

While he noted that the November 2016 election could impact the finality of the rule, he encouraged all employers to take steps now so they are prepared to implement the changes.

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Ready-to-use pages available for upcoming football season 7/18/16

With college football kickoff just weeks away, SNPA members are eligible for special savings on high-quality, revenue-producing weekly conference preview pages that focus on the SEC, ACC and other conferences during the coming football season.

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NEWSCYCLE Solutions releases new content management software 7/18/16

Content Publisher 2016-1 expands the system’s Command Center dashboard with enhanced production tools and improved newsroom search capabilities.

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NEWSCYCLE Solutions launches new digital content management platform 7/12/16

Built upon Drupal 8 technology, NEWSCYCLE’s ONSET is developed for news media companies, with specialized modules to improve publishing processes and support digital revenue strategies.

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Last chance to submit a NEX GEN nomination 7/12/16

Don't forget to nominate your "rising star" to participate in the 2016-17 SNPA NEX-GEN Mentor program by Friday, July 15.

This year-long program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation. Nominate your "rising star!"

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Lexington Herald-Leader to be printed in Louisville, will put downtown building on market 7/11/16

By Karla Ward (reprinted from the Lexington Herald-Leader)

The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader has announced that it will transfer its printing and packaging operations to Louisville starting in August, and that the company will put its downtown Lexington building on the market.

Gannett Publishing Services in Louisville will begin printing the Herald-Leader beginning Aug. 1.

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Essay contest to earn winner a cornerstone of the Fourth Estate 7/5/16

If you have the passion for writing, journalistic integrity, good business acumen, and want the opportunity to pursue the noble profession of being a newspaper publisher in the majestic hills, valleys and mountains of Vermont, here's an essay contest for you.

  • Grand and only prize: The Hardwick Gazette, located in Hardwick, Vermont.
  • Entry fee: $175
  • Essay guidelines: 400 words or less about the entrant's skills and vision for owning a paid weekly newspaper in the new millennium.

The contest winner will assume ownership of The Hardwick Gazette, the historic Main Street building where the newspaper has been published for over 100 years, and equipment and proprietary materials necessary to operate the business. *The Hardwick Gazette is printed offsite by a regional press not owned by the newspaper. MORE

NEX GEN nominations due by July 15 7/5/16

There are just 10 days left to nominate your "rising star" to participate in the 2016-17 SNPA NEX-GEN Mentor program.

This year-long program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

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AP expands Minor League Baseball coverage 7/5/16

The Associated Press has expanded its coverage of Minor League Baseball, through automated stories, for games not previously covered by the news organization.

AP is working with technology from Automated Insights and data from MLBAM, the official statistician of Minor League Baseball, to make the expanded coverage possible.

Automated game stories are now available for all Triple-A, Double-A and Class A games, covering 142 MLB-affiliated teams and 13 leagues.

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Gannett to acquire digital marketing solutions company ReachLocal 7/5/16

Gannett Co., Inc. and ReachLocal, Inc. have executed a definitive merger agreement whereby Gannett will acquire the outstanding shares of ReachLocal, Inc., for $4.60 per share in cash, via a tender offer.

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