Aug. 4 set for spinoff of Tribune Publishing 7/15/14

Tribune Company has announced the timing and details regarding the separation of its publishing business by means of a pro-rata dividend of 98.5 percent of the outstanding shares of Tribune Publishing Company common stock. MORE

Sandton assumes assets of The Free Lance-Star 7/14/14

Sandton Capital Partners has closed on its $30.2 million purchase of The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co. (Fredericksburg, Va.) and installed veteran newspaperman Gene M. Carr as interim publisher and chief executive officer. MORE

Tampa Bay Times to distribute USA TODAY to Tampa Bay market 7/14/14

The Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.) will begin distributing USA TODAY for the Tampa Bay area after being awarded a three-year contract from Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY. MORE

Morris Publishing Group to launch new career centers for its newspapers 7/8/14

Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a division of Morris Communications, will launch new career centers at each of its 10 daily newspapers and 30 non-daily publications in 10 markets across the U.S. Each career center will feature many new revenue options, enhanced traffic generation, extensive SEO & SMO integrations, full mobile capability, valuable career content and much more -- all targeted to job seekers and employers. MORE

New Media acquires Texas and Oklahoma newspapers 7/7/14

New Media Investment Group Inc. acquired the Southwest newspaper operations of American Consolidated Media, which consist of five dailies, nine weekly newspapers and a shopper group. MORE

Dialing up revenue: Conference explored opportunities in mobile, social media, video 6/30/14

By Mark Fitzgerald, Inland Press Association
Though newspapers must often fight the image of being a medium well past its sell-by date, they actually have many advantages as they move into the digital era, experts agreed at the Mobile and Social Solutions Conference held in Chicago June 26-27.

Co-sponsored by SNPA and the Inland Press Foundation, the conference attracted presenters acknowledged as among the best in the social media, mobile publishing and video spaces. "You should be kicking yourself if you thought about going to the mobile/social conference and didn't," tweeted one of the speakers, Canis Digital CEO Ray Marcano, the former director of digital audience growth for Cox Media Group. MORE

CrowdSource purchases majority ownership of untapped festivals 6/23/14

CrowdSource, the event marketing company of The Dallas Morning News, has purchased majority ownership of Untapped, the Indie Music and Craft Beer festival. Untapped festivals, which focus on providing attendees with quality music and a large craft beer selection, are held in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, and also include the Canned Festival held in Denton, Texas. MORE

Swift Communications becomes corporate member 6/17/14

This corporate membership brings 19 newspapers into SNPA membership. MORE

New AP service meets insatiable demand for news in Middle East 6/16/14

The Associated Press has launched AP Middle East Extra, a new service offering more unique video content centered on the news that matters most to the Middle East. MORE

NEWSCYCLE announces 2014 customer conferences 6/15/14

iConnectSolutions brings together NEWSCYCLE customers from across the Americas. MORE
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