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

Ebola awareness: 7 things your readers need to know 11/11/14

Content That Works offers a broadsheet page that newspapers can run at no cost. MORE

Local Media Consortium announces partnerships for revolutionary obituaries solutions 11/10/14

Partnership will provide death care providers with industry-leading products and improved access to local media outlets nationwide. MORE

Cox Media Group launches reimagined newspaper websites 11/10/14

Cox Media Group is unveiling a bold new look for its free newspaper sites, starting with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Austin American-Statesman, The Palm Beach Post and the Dayton Daily News will launch redesigns in the coming weeks. MORE

The Port Arthur News and Orange Leader sold to Boone affiliate 11/5/14

Port Arthur Newsmedia, LLC and Orange Newsmedia, LLC, affiliates of Boone Newspapers, Inc. and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC with offices in Natchez, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., have acquired The Port Arthur News and The Orange Leader from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. of Montgomery, Ala. Majority owners of the newly formed companies are BNI key people and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), a company owned by BNI's president and chief executive officer, Todd H. Carpenter of Natchez. The newspapers will be managed by BNI. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented CNHI in the sale. MORE

How newspapers work, and don't work, for Realtors 11/4/14

By Cindy Durham, assistant executive director, SNPA
When Long & Foster, the largest privately-held real estate company in America, places marketing dollars with media companies, it seeks three things:

  • To be big and bold.

  • To have exclusivity.

  • To be everywhere buyers and sellers are.

    Cindy Jez, vice president of new homes and regional marketing for Long & Foster Real Estate, told publishers at SNPA's News Industry Summit that – five years ago – it placed 100 percent of its marketing dollars in print campaigns. Today, the mix is 52 percent digital and 48 percent print. And, Jez said the company will continue to evolve further into digital.

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