Seaton Publishing Company goes live with Brainworks publishing solutions 5/7/19

Seaton Publishing Company has gone live with Brainworks Advertising, Finance, CRM, Pagination and Xpance publishing solutions. This go live includes the following publications: The Manhattan Mercury, Junction City Union, 1st Infantry Division Post and Wamego Smoke Signal/The Times, along with their respective websites.


Wick Communications acquires the Delta County Independent 5/7/19

The 137-year-old Delta County (Colo.) Independent, which has been published by the Sunderland family for more than 30 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media corporation, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Sunderland family in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Times-Tribune adjusting with readership, changing publication cycle 5/7/19

Beginning May 21, the Times-Tribune of Corbin, Ky., will change its publication cycle from Monday through Saturday to Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Publisher Bill Hanson announced the change in a column recently in which he noted that that staff has seen significant changes in how and where people obtain news and information, even compared to just a few years ago.


Can you lend a hand with SNPA contests? 5/6/19

SNPA is seeking volunteers to help judge three SNPA contests.


A. H. Belo Corporation announces private stock transaction 5/6/19

A. H. Belo Corporation has announced that the company's chief executive officer, Robert W. Decherd, purchased 143,419 shares of A. H. Belo common stock in a private transaction on Friday, May 3. Decherd purchased 100,000 Series B shares at $5 each and 43,419 Series A shares at $4 each.


Walter E. Hussman Jr. is determined to save the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, one iPad at a time 5/6/19

By Rachel O'Neal, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Walter E. Hussman Jr. is banking on technology to save the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The newspaper publisher has bought thousands of iPads to give to subscribers in parts of the state who no longer receive print editions of the Democrat-Gazette. Some of those subscribers still receive the printed edition of the Sunday newspaper.

The efforts come as Hussman is being celebrated Thursday as the Arkansan of the Year by Easterseals Arkansas. And Hussman is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Arkansas Gazette.


Tampa Bay Times delivering magazines through Doorfront Direct 5/6/19

Reprinted from News & Tech

The Tampa Bay Times is now delivering national monthly magazines in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market through the Doorfront Direct network.

"Delivering monthly magazines broadens the services we offer and adds a new revenue source for our delivery organization," said Ben Hayes, director of operations for The Tampa Bay Times.


Northeast Alabama newspaper cluster sold 5/1/19

For the first time in more than 60 years, The Times-Journal of Fort Payne, Ala., has new ownership.

Patrick Graham, who previously served as the managing editor of The Times-Journal from 1996 to 2000, has purchased the newspaper and its related products from the Walls Family and Southern Newspapers, Inc. of Houston, Texas. Southern, which continues to own and operate 12 newspapers in Texas and Oklahoma, had owned The Times-Journal since 1956.

In addition, Graham acquired The Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsboro and The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, sister papers to The Times-Journal, from Southern as part of the same purchase agreement.

Cribb, Greene & Cope, under the direction of John Cribb and Senior Associate Jeffrey Potts, represented the seller in the transaction.


Rochester Sentinel changes hands: Paxton Media Group acquires daily 5/1/19

Rochester Sentinel owner and publisher Sarah O. Wilson has announced the sale of the Indiana paper to the Paxton Media Group. Cribb, Greene & Cope represented the Wilson family in the sale.

The sale was effective Wednesday, May 1. A price was not disclosed.


Newscycle Solutions announces its new brand identity as Naviga 4/30/19

Newscycle Solutions has announced a comprehensive rebrand, changing its name to Naviga. The rebrand includes a new company identity, logo, visual design, website and mission. With its "Venture Forward" tagline, the name Naviga reinforces a commitment to partnering with global customers to move toward digital expansion and success in rapidly shifting markets. The rebranding also reflects the company's recent growth and vision for the future.

"Over the six years since our company was formed, the industries we serve have evolved dramatically," said Naviga CEO Scott Roessler. "To keep pace with this transformation, we have also evolved, expanding our solution suite through numerous acquisitions and strategic initiatives. Our new company identity reinforces our continued focus on accelerating progress so our customers can focus on growing their businesses."