Two Georgia newspaper groups are consolidating their copy/pagination desks to become more efficient, streamline processes and improve their products.
Times-Journal, Inc., in Marietta and Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., in Lawrenceville earlier this month announced plans to consolidate their copy desk and pagination staffs.
The process began as each company transitions to the Town News Total CMS (Content Management System). The companies signed agreements with Town News in late 2018 and plan to produce their products on the new systems in early March. Once that's taken place, the consolidation of the pagination process will begin.More
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. As the U.S. population ages, the financial and societal burden of dementia will grow. The National Press Foundation is offering a four-day training program on all facets of dementia, including the latest research, diagnostic tools, treatment, economic impact, caregiving and high-tech apps for patients.MORE
In outdoor-minded Traverse City, Mich., the Record-Eagle sponsors community activities that include the TC Trimdown weight-loss contest and a series of road runs among other health-related events. It also publishes a health and wellness magazine every other month, serving a community on the shores of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay that depends on tourism, especially in the summer.
So it wasn't a stretch for the newspaper to create "Healthy Community" advertising packages last year. "The financial health of our local businesses is very important as well," said Shawn Winter, director of advertising.
The goal was to sign up businesses for monthly packages that included every form of advertising the Eagle-Record offered at different price points depending on size. Winter said the businesses could reach every audience, try out forms of advertising that were new to them and do so on monthly budgets and contracts of six months or a year.MORE
The Associated Press and the News Media Guild have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-and-a-half-year contract that includes pay raises each year of the agreement and health care revisions.
The agreement comes after more than 17 months of negotiations and is subject to ratification of the union membership.MORE
Donations from McClatchy readers and viewers around the country will help pay off more than $5 million in medical bills owed by servicemembers, veterans and their families.
In partnership with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit that buys bundles of debt at a steep discount and forgives it, McClatchy's War Within Initiative fundraising drive across print, digital, video and social platforms sparked the compassion of donors in the local news company's 30 markets and beyond, leading hundreds to join the effort to lift a burden for those who serve.MORE
Community Impact Newspaper is launching in the Nashville area, debuting an edition in the cities of Franklin and Brentwood. Residents can expect the hyperlocal publication to reach mailboxes in March. The company is also planning an expansion in the Houston area, and may have more news to announce this week, says owner John Garrett.MORE
The Wake Weekly newspaper group – The Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County along with the Butner-Creedmoor News – are operating under new ownership.
Publisher and Executive Editor Todd Allen has sold the newspapers, along with marketing agency Kingsdale Media, to The Wilson Times Co., a growing print and digital media company with a daily paper and two other weeklies in its publishing portfolio.MORE
In these uncertain times, futurists give us scenarios we can use to try to predict how technology might impact journalism's future. But the present is less clear, and anyone who says they know what should be done at the moment isn't being honest. At best, we can only guess what skills we'll need to cope with this ever-changing landscape.MORE
SKAR Advertising, a full-service integrated advertising agency in Omaha, Neb., has been purchased by Terry Kroeger, who was previously chairman and chief executive officer of BH Media Group and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald. Effective with the purchase, Kroeger will become president and CEO of SKAR.MORE
The Richmond Times-Dispatch is excited to launch the Virginia Video Network, a location-based video advertising solution delivered through standalone periodical racks and video displays. Through this new platform, the paper's advertisers can market directly to consumers at the point of purchase in high-traffic retail locations.
Virginia Video Network is Virginia's first digital-out-of-home video marketing solution that combines data and technology together to deliver relevant advertising messages to targeted customers.MORE
With football season winding down, sports fans nationwide are turning their attention to college basketball. The TownNews Bracket Challenge empowers local media sites – newspapers, TV stations, radio stations and magazines – to create digital college basketball bracket contests that turn local sports fans into loyal repeat visitors, driving audience engagement and advertising revenue.MORE
When the New England Patriots went down 28-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs with 2:03 remaining in the NFC Championship Game, The Telegraph's Patriots Pride advertising promotion was looking uncertain. Last year's series of wrap sections and posters proved successful, but the Patriots hadn't been as strong this season and plans had been scaled back.
But when the team came back to win in overtime, the promotion was a go for the paper in Nashua, N.H., a Boston-area bedroom community that covers a strong part of New England's fan base.
So starting this past Sunday, The Telegraph is selling ads around posters of players inserted each day and posted on the website NashuaTelegraph.com for downloading as part of the paper's E-Edition. On Saturday before the big game, the paper will run a four-page wrap around the regular eight-page A section. Should the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, readers may expect to see a commemorative special section as well.More
Schurz Communications, a privately held communications company formed in 1872, has announced its intention to sell its publishing division to GateHouse Media, LLC and will continue investing in the areas of cloud and managed IT services and broadband operations.More
Daily newspapers that are members of SNPA have a FREE tool to let them benchmark their salaries against those of other member newspapers.
SNPA daily newspaper members are encouraged to take part in the 2019 Survey of Newspaper Salaries, which includes job listings and several additional introductory questions – all designed to give you better data with which to evaluate your compensation plan. And, it's all FREE – if you share your data for the survey by Friday, May 17.More