AP preseason basketball polls to be released Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 10/24/16

Basketball season is just around the corner. "For many fans, the preseason AP Top 25 poll serves as the starting point for the upcoming season," says Barry Bedlan, AP's sports products manager.

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Cribb, Greene & Cope Publisher Confidence Survey Fall 2016 10/24/16

Publishers who feel their profit will be up next year dropped to 41 percent compared with 48 percent in 2015 and 51 percent in 2014, according to the Fall 2016 Publisher Confidence Survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope.

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Dallas area newspaper cluster sold to S.A.W. Advisors, LLC 10/18/16

S.A.W. Advisors, LLC has acquired Star Local Media from 1013 Star Communications according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope. Star Local Media publishes 14 community newspapers in the suburbs of Dallas.

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Mentoring relationship works both ways 10/18/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Shannon Casas grew up south of Gainesville, Ga., went to Berry College in Rome and was happy to stay close to home by joining The Times in Gainesville after graduation. Promoted in February to managing editor at the age of 32, Casas used her time in SNPA's NEX GEN mentoring program to expand her horizons.

Casas was paired with Barbara Hough Roda, executive editor of LNP and LancasterOnline, part of LNP Media Group Inc. in Lancaster, Pa.

Read about her NEX GEN experience.

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Get 3 holiday special sections with SNPA discounts 10/18/16

More Content Now, the syndication unit of GateHouse Media's Center for News and Design, is offering three special sections to help boost revenue and readership for the holidays.

Normally priced at $150 each, all three holiday sections are available for $100.

In addition, there is a special extra 15 percent price reduction for SNPA members since GateHouse is a content provider in SNPA's Strategic Partner program.

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Boone affiliate acquires LaGrange Daily News 10/18/16

An affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc. has acquired the LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News from Civitas Media.

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Gannett acquires Golfweek 10/18/16

USA TODAY Sports Media Group has added Golfweek to its portfolio to expand its coverage and commitment to golf across the USA TODAY NETWORK.

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Unscheduled mentoring 10/11/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

For Nate Rodriguez, participation in the NEX GEN program did not go according to plan. Still, he said, it helped him handle a career crisis.

About three months into the 2015-16 mentoring program, Rodriguez suddenly lost his job at the Las Vegas Review-Journal following its purchase by local billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Selected first- and second-level executives were let go or re-assigned, Rodriguez said. At the time he was senior director of advertising/classified, agency, niche and magazines.

Rodriguez needed some mentoring in a hurry, and is grateful to his assigned NEX GEN mentor, Jeremy Halbreich, chairman and CEO of AIM Texas Media in Dallas.

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Nebraska publisher buys paper from its long-time owner 10/10/16

The publisher of The Fairbury Journal-News has purchased the paper from its long-time owner.

Timothy Linscott, who has held the position of publisher for the past year, bought the paper from Fred Arnold and McBattas Publishing.

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The Dallas Morning News is relocating to The Statler Library 10/10/16

The Dallas Morning News has signed a letter of intent to move its headquarters to The Statler Library, formerly known as the Old Dallas Central Library, at the corner of Commerce and Harwood Streets in downtown Dallas. After 67 years at its home on Young Street, the Morning News is taking the next step in its transformation to a digitally-focused media company. The move is planned for mid-2017.

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