Alex Acosta confirmed as 27th U.S. Secretary of Labor 5/2/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

June 30 is the new due date for the Department of Labor's reply brief involving the overtime rule. With Alex Acosta now confirmed as secretary of labor, this should be the final due date.

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Randall Family LLC sells daily Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers 5/2/17

After 133 years of ownership, the Randall family has sold the Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the Randall family in the sale.

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Ownership of Sulphur Springs News-Telegram transfers to Southern Newspapers 5/1/17

Southern Newspapers, Inc. officially assumed ownership Monday, May 1, of the Sulphur Springs (Texas) News-Telegram and its associated products, naming long-time managing editor Butch Burney as publisher.

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The Presidency: the history, the traditions, the challenges 4/25/17

"THE PRESIDENCY" – a new product offered by the GateHouse Media Center for News and Design and King Features – chronicles the 44 men who have held the highest office in the land.

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View early entries in the SNPA Photo/Video Contest 4/25/17

View early entries in the SNPA Photo / Video Contest at this link.

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The Dallas Morning News earns four first-place awards from the National Headliner Awards Competition 4/24/17

The Dallas Morning News earned 14 honors from the National Headliner Awards competition, including four first-place awards. This annual contest is one of the oldest and largest of its kind to recognize journalistic merit in the communications industry.

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Gannett acquires location and reputation management software company 4/24/17

Gannett Co., Inc. has acquired SweetIQ Analytics Corp., expanding the ReachLocal digital marketing suite of products. SweetIQ is a leading provider of location and reputation management Software-as-a-Service solutions that enable businesses to manage their location data and measure consumer engagement.

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Poynter selects 21 news organizations to participate in Local News Innovation program 4/24/17

The Poynter Institute has selected 21 news organizations to participate in the first year of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation-funded initiative to accelerate digital transformation in local news. The Poynter Local News Innovation Project is an outgrowth of the Knight-Temple University "Table Stakes" project, now renamed the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative.

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Family owners primary sellers in Q1 4/18/17

The sale of family-owned newspapers represented the bulk of the deals in the first quarter of 2017, with four of the six announced daily newspaper transactions involving a complete exit from the industry by the owner.

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