The Herald, a weekly newspaper in Havana, Fla., owned and operated by Nick Bert, has been sold to Mark Pettus, a veteran newspaper publisher from Jacksonville, Fla.MORE
On Monday, June 5, no newspapers were displayed in the Today's Front Pages exhibit outside the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, inside the Newseum or online at newseum.org. No pages were displayed on the SNPA website either. In their place were blacked-out pages featuring the hashtag #WithoutNews. The newspaper blackout marks the Newseum's third annual #WithoutNews campaign, meant to raise awareness of the threats to journalists around the world.MORE
GateHouse Media has announced the launch of a new brand campaign, "Newsroom Hero." The campaign, which is the first in the company's history, highlights GateHouse Media's deep community connections and commitment to serving as a trusted source of local, award-winning news.
The "Newsroom Hero" campaign profiles GateHouse Media journalists and shows the positive impact they make in their communities not only as journalists but as parents, coaches and volunteers. Running across GateHouse's print, digital, social media and outdoor platforms, the campaign reaches nearly 23 million weekly readers – including 35 million monthly digital visitors – across 36 states and 535 markets.MORE
The sale of the Council Grove Republican, published continuously the past 145 years since the first issue on Aug. 24, 1872, has been announced by Craig McNeal, president of Council Grove Publishing Company, Inc. The sale to David Parker, Enid, Okla., is effective July 1.MORE
Ted and Kari Jo Almen, owners of Village Ink, of Kerkhoven, Minn., have reached an agreement with Kim and Michael Hawkenson to purchase their 6,500-circulation weekly newspaper. The purchase became effective May 26.MORE
The Southeast Kentucky Publishing facility contacted the Kentucky State Police and evacuated the building after receiving a bomb threat Saturday evening.MORE
Several windows were shattered at the main office of the Lexington Herald-Leader in downtown Lexington, amid suspected signs of small-caliber bullet damage to the building.
The Herald-Leader filed a report on the damage with Lexington Police, who were at the building investigating early Monday morning.MORE
Think of this as a manifesto for the future involving your local community newspaper.
Not all communities have dependable, trusted local media these days, and that's a dangerous problem across the country.
Too many people and communities are isolated, creating what are called "news deserts."
Sumter is fortunate in that regard, and we're proud to be part of an institution that has served this area since 1894.
The larger question – given the disruption of media and just about everything else in the world – is how does a local newspaper continue to serve the public, protect democracy, share history, promote advertisers and keep communities together amidst such information overload?MORE
Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.
With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.
From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.MORE
tronc, Inc. has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Wrapports Holdings, LLC, the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times and other media assets, including its minority ownership interest in digital content network business Aggrego, LLC, the alternative weekly Chicago Reader and syndicated column The Straight Dope.
The announcement comes as Wrapports, at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, publishes notice today of its plan to sell the Sun-Times to a buyer that will continue to publish the paper.MORE
"One of my great college professors said it this way, 'Don't show me what somebody does, but show me how somebody feels about what they do.' That's kind of my mantra," Thornton said. "I don't want to show people building a garden, I want to show how people feel building the garden. I want to try to convey their thoughts and emotion, their mental drive about their project. I want to show that visually."
But finding the emotion that conveys the true depths of a story is not always easy. One of the greatest obstacles photojournalists face is creating photos that don't look posed. The key to avoiding that and creating a natural feel lies in making sure that the subject is able to feel comfortable.
"At some point they'll trust you to be in the room, and long enough to where they forget that you're there," Thornton said. "That's always a magical moment for me: when I realize that nobody is attending to the big city newspaper photographer anymore, but they're just going on about their life." More
HD Media has acquired four West Virginia newspapers from North Carolina-based Civitas Media. The newspapers and their related websites include the Logan Banner, Williamson Daily News, Coal Valley News and The Pineville Independent Herald.More
Although it is widely known that the journalism world is finding more and more new ways to deliver news, Stephen Thornton still sees photography as an irreplaceable outlet for telling stories. Thornton is a two-time SNPA Photo/Video Contest Grand Prize winner and a former photographer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.
Deadline for entries is June 24.
"I still think the still image is the most powerful tool to convey emotions and a pure moment in time," Thornton says.More