Kid Scoop team wins international education award 10/30/18

A project created by the Kid Scoop creative team for the United States Golf Association Museum won a 2018 ISHY for excellence in educational programming.

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After 44 years, Continental Features to shut down 10/30/18

Richard Rae, CEO of Rae Media Services Inc., dba Continental Features, announced that the company, operated with his wife, Penny, is dissolving at the end of December.

The company began in the early 1960s when several Southeastern newspapers in the U.S. banded together to obtain and print Sunday feature comics for their newspapers. Rae said, "Large metropolitan newspapers boasting statewide coverage had agreements with the leading syndicates that effectively blocked some smaller newspapers in Southeastern states from obtaining those comic strip features. Just a few of the original founders had the needed press equipment to print process color and by banding together to form their own features company, the founders felt that they would have access to process color capability as well as collectively have sufficient clout to circumvent the actions of the syndicates."

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McClatchy adds three ReadyCam Studios in newsrooms for Election Day 2018 10/23/18

With Election Day 2018 just two weeks away, McClatchy is making its journalists more accessible than ever to media outlets across the country. Three McClatchy newsrooms are now equipped with VideoLink's ReadyCam television studio systems. Leading journalists based at the Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy's Washington bureau are now available for interviews to provide regional and national media outlets with on-camera insight and analysis for some of this election year's most high-stakes races.

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RTD Public Square 75: Readers' Hopes for Greater Richmond 10/23/18

Over the summer, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch asked readers to share their hopes for the local community – and readers responded with aspirational and thoughtful ideas for Richmond's future.

At the paper's 75th RTD Public Square, the staff will share readers' collected hopes along with survey results from research they conducted on the same topic. "We're excited about the results, and we think that some of the ideas might surprise you," the paper notes in its promotion of this special event.

This will be the Richmond Times-Dispatch's 75th installment of RTD Public Square.

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McClatchy president and CEO describes independent press as patriotic not political 10/16/18

In a speech Oct. 15 to students at University of the South, McClatchy President and CEO Craig Forman criticized the term "fake news" and championed the importance of local news. He also described a free press as one that shines light in dark corners and sometimes makes people uncomfortable.

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Oak Island woman wins $10,000 in GateHouse Media sweepstakes 10/16/18

By Allison Ballard, StarNews Staff

Melissa Girard said she often ignores similar emails. But she didn't ignore this one.

The GateHouse Media Blockbuster Bucket List Sweepstakes was offering the chance to win everything from a luxurious getaway to $10,000 in cash. So she clicked and she entered. Again and again.

For more than a week, the Oak Island resident had her eye on that $10,000 prize. On Oct. 1, she learned that she won.

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UF College of Journalism and Communications inducts 155 alumni into new Hall of Fame 10/16/18

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications inducted 155 alumni into the College's new Hall of Fame during its 50th Anniversary Gala celebration on Oct. 12.

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NEX-GEN: It's as much about people as it is about the industry 10/16/18

For decades, newspapers have been losing talent to other industries. SNPA's NEX-GEN program is designed to change that.

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Tom Silvestri honored with Mayborn Leadership Award 10/11/18

Thomas A. Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, was the recipient of the 2018 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award, presented Thursday morning at the SNPA News Industry Summit.

The award is named for Texas newspaperman Frank Mayborn, whose foresight and guidance helped shape SNPA in the early 1950s and who served as president of SNPA from 1961 to 1962.

VIEW VIDEO OF THE AWARD PRESENTATION

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P.J. Browning elected president of SNPA for 2018-19 10/10/18

P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., was elected president of SNPA for 2018-19 at the News Industry Summit in Nashville.

Three additional officers and eight members of the SNPA Board of Directors also were elected.

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