Meet the NEX GEN class of 2015-16 9/1/15

Read bios of 2015-16 NEX GEN participants.

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Weeklies no more 9/1/15

By Jane Nicholes

In two south-central Georgia towns about 31 miles apart, newspaper readers wanted the same thing: more than one printed edition a week, please.

That's what Boone Newspapers Inc. found out when it recently bought the Cordele Dispatch and the Americus Times-Recorder. Starting Aug. 22 in Americus and Aug. 29 in Cordele, readers got their wish.

As of this week, both papers now come out on Wednesdays and Saturdays instead of only on Fridays. And executives in both places, General Manager Chris Lewis in Cordele and Publisher William Hand in Americus, use the same word to describe community reaction: "excited."

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Content That Works releases 2015 Holiday Decorating magazine 9/1/15

"This magazine brings a fresh and upbeat look on holiday decorating that readers will love, making it stand out amongst the competition," said Matthew M.F. Miller, CTW's editorial director. "For an advertiser, this is a great revenue opportunity that you simply cannot miss."

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Reporters Committee, AP sue for records about FBI's impersonation of journalists 9/1/15

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and The Associated Press are asking the U.S. district court in Washington, D.C. to require the Justice Department and the FBI to comply with the Freedom of Information Act and release records regarding the FBI's practice of impersonating members of the news media.

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Eight executives selected for 2015-16 9/1/15

Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.

Read about the executives who will participate as members of the 2015-16 NEX GEN class.

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Baltimore Sun to use My Team Scoop for high school sports 8/25/15

Baltimore Sun will embed the My Team Scoop widgets to display a massive score board where users can see scores from all games within its eight-county coverage area. For more detailed coverage of the events, users will link to the hosted My Team Scoop site.

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Newshounds are finding new homes, with the help of The Greenville News 8/25/15

Meet Arrow, the third Greenville News newshound, who joined reporters in the paper's newsroom last Monday afternoon.

Arrow is a male Jack Russell mix who is at least two years old. He has been at Greenville County Animal Care on Furman Hall Road since mid-June.

Readers can follow him on Twitter @NewshoundGVL.

Arrow follows on the heels of Whirly and Scoop, both of whom were adopted by Upstate residents after spending three days in the paper's newsroom.

This is the third dog that The Greenville News' newsroom has fostered this year

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SNPA Board of Directors approves five new members 8/25/15

Welcome to SNPA's newest members!

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Green Shoot Media unveils holiday sections 8/24/15

Green Shoot Media has released its new lineup of holiday sections for 2015, offering newspapers a wide range of solutions to boost their revenue this Christmas season.

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National First Amendment Moot Court Competition to be held in March 8/19/15

The Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition will debut in March 2016, the Newseum Institute and the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America have announced.

The annual competition will be sponsored by the Newseum Institute's First Amendment Center and the Columbus School of Law. The innovative combined program will feature a competition problem linked to a cutting-edge contemporary First Amendment issue.

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