Digital First Media to explore strategic alternatives 9/15/14

The company has said that strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, the sale of the company as whole, the sale of one or more regional clusters, or the continued execution of its business plan. MORE

How to generate revenue with holiday promotions 9/15/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street
Generate major revenue this holiday season with ecommerce promotions, ballots and contests. MORE

Discover the path to profitability at the News Industry Summit 9/9/14

Former Wall Street Journal and New York Times executive Penelope Muse Abernathy will draw on cutting-edge research to reveal pathways to long-term profitability for newspapers at the 2014 SNPA News Industry Summit in Charlottesville. You should not miss it. Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present a three-part strategy that defines the critical moves newspapers must make to remain competitive, engage readers and offer unique value to advertisers. Don't be misled by the term "community newspapers." In the digital age, "community newspaper" is defined by mission, not size. As used by Abernathy, the term includes almost every newspaper in the United States – both daily and non-daily – with print circulation under 100,000. It's important for newspaper executives to get together to talk about the future of the industry, common interests and shared concerns. Consider what you will miss if you don't join your colleagues in Charlottesville. Register by Sept. 12 to receive a free copy of her book: "Saving Community Journalism." MORE

Done something cool? Show it off! 9/9/14

SNPA is collecting best ideas that increase revenue, build audience, cut costs, improve efficiency or engage readers. Print ideas. Digital ideas. We want them all. If you submit an idea, we will send you a copy of all of the ideas we collect. MORE

Washington Post launches signature event series 'America Answers' 9/9/14

This fall, The Washington Post will launch "America Answers," an event series that highlights how big, national problems are being solved on the local level. America Answers will bring together disruptors from start-ups, innovators from big businesses, and creative public officials from a variety of U.S. communities, including Atlanta, Memphis, Boston, Minnesota, California, South Carolina and Texas. MORE

Dubai publisher selects NEWSCYCLE Solutions for content management system 9/9/14

The Khaleej Times is adding Newscycle Digital to help drive efficiencies and audience engagement. MORE

AP adds live blog to NFL Sunday lineup 9/9/14

The blog, which debuted Sunday, Sept. 7, gives readers a true second-screen experience and helps drive traffic to AP members via the Pro32 Digital News Experience, an embeddable package of Web-exclusive coverage produced by AP's sports staff. MORE

Eight executives selected for 2014-15 NEX GEN class 9/1/14

Eight newspaper executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2014-15 "NEX GEN" class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program. "The quality and quantity of those nominated almost perfectly reflects the diversity of SNPA members – in news organization size, geography and ownership, " said Howard Hoffman, SNPA's member services director. "In short, the results have truly exceeded even our most optimistic hopes as to how this would unfold in its first year." MORE

North Carolina papers get first Manugraph press in United States 9/1/14

By Jane Nicholes
Initially, Paxton Media Group was in the market for a used press for its North Carolina production hub as well as a new building to house it. The Herald-Sun in Durham printed the High Point Enterprise, but was using only about half the space in its 110,000-square-foot building. As often happens with major expenditures, things change during the shopping process. Paxton ended up with not just a new press, but a new press that is the first of its kind in the United States: the India-based Manugraph M360. MORE

Leap Media Solutions offers PowerPoints from ROUNDTABLE 9/1/14

The theme of Leap Media Solutions' 22nd Annual ROUNDTABLE in Vail, Colo., was revenue diversification and consumer monetization. Download PowerPoints from the conference. MORE
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