Fourth Amendment protects against warrantless seizure of cellphone location records, amicus brief argues
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 19 other media organizations have submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Carpenter v. United States. The coalition brief urges the Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and require the government to abide by the Fourth Amendment and obtain a warrant to access cellphone location records. The case raises concern for media organizations because the government could access cellphone location records that reveal the newsgathering activities of journalists without adhering to any constitutional safeguards.More
Morris Communications has announced that it is selling 11 of its daily and non-daily newspaper holdings, its Lubbock, Texas-based commercial printing operation and other related publications to GateHouse Media, Inc. The sale is part of the company's strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle and niche publications, broadband operations, property development and new business and is expected to be finalized on Oct. 2.MORE
An agreement has been reached in principle for the sale of operating assets and real estate of The Valley Times-News by Valley Newspapers, Inc. and its owner, Nell Walls. The transaction's legal paper work will be completed and signed in September and the transaction will close effective Oct. l.
This daily newspaper serves West Point, Ga., Lanett and Valley, Ala., from its office in West Point.MORE
Presteligence has added a new feature to the My Team Scoop app where publishers can geo-target event locations. The app will send notifications to users within the specified vicinity of a stadium and during a specified time.MORE
SNPA R&D partners are critical to the future of our industry, and extremely important to SNPA. That's why we are establishing an R&D advisory committee composed of members who want to help SNPA ensure that its R&D members receive value from their memberships, and devise ways to create more value for both newspapers and R&D members at the SNPA annual convention and at the Mega-Conference.
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A. H. Belo Corporation, parent of The Dallas Morning News, announced plans Friday to outsource much of its advertising creation and production work to the parent of USA Today.MORE
Consumer confidence surveys can measure consumers' plans for spending. They also can provide a timely opportunity to advertise and market your business and services.MORE
The McClatchy Company has announced the completion of the sale of a majority of its interest in CareerBuilder, LLC.MORE
This partnership is designed to provide new solutions for recruitment advertisers and a better experience for job seekers.MORE
Digital Genie and ITI Digital are the newest members of SNPA.More
When the marketing director refers to the "clean, white space" design on the cans of the Mississippi Delta's first craft beers, it's a tipoff that a newspaperman is involved in the operation somewhere.
Sure enough, Jon Alverson, publisher and editor of the Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville, Miss., is "the beer guy," of Mighty Miss. Brewing Co., which opened May 27 as part of a multimillion-dollar downtown redevelopment project anchored by an historic Sears building.More