McClatchy to drive subscriptions through new nationwide opinion initiative 9/16/19

McClatchy is focusing its attention on the power of its opinion journalism to drive subscriptions and engagement across its portfolio of 30 media companies.

In a memo released to staff last week, Kristin Roberts, vice president of news, and Colleen Nelson, national opinion editor, outlined the effort to achieve deeper results from its opinion pages.

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Arkansas County Broadcasters acquires Stuttgart newspaper 9/16/19

Arkansas County Broadcasters, Inc., operating under the East Arkansas Broadcasters company umbrella, has purchased the Stuttgart Daily Leader from GateHouse Media.

The Stuttgart Daily Leader has served Stuttgart and the surrounding communities since 1885.

Scott Siler, chief operating officer for EAB, said: "Our company is excited to purchase the Stuttgart Daily Leader. We feel like adding the Daily Leader to our group of six radio stations in South Central Arkansas will be a great outlet to help us continue to provide great local news and information to the area. We will be making plans over the next several weeks to bring the paper back in some fashion as soon as possible."

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$25 million gift will help UNC lead the way in restoring public trust in news 9/10/19

By Walter Hussman, Jr., Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and WEHCO Media

I am happy to share some good news with my fellow SNPA members. My family and I especially want to share with you some of our thinking and reasoning behind our decision. All of us (Ben, Palmer, Olivia, Eliza and me) have made a commitment to donate $25 million to the University of North Carolina's School of Media and Journalism.

This is the largest donation ever in the history of our family. We are lending our name and it will now be called the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Here's why we are doing it.

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Brainworks has expanded, thrived and revolutionized an ever-changing industry 9/9/19

After successfully launching Stratica, a new strategically-focused Advertising & CRM media solution earlier this year, Brainworks Software marks yet another milestone by celebrating over 30 years of innovative media software development.

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SNPA welcomes another new member 9/9/19

Again this week, SNPA extends a warm welcome to a new associate member: Georgia POS Solutions, Inc.

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2019 International Newspaper Carrier Day -- download ad 9/9/19

Recognize the accomplishments of your newspaper carriers who are working hard to get your newspaper into the hands of readers. Download this customizable ad to run in your paper.

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Brechner Center launches open-access Journal of Civic Information 9/9/19

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information has announced the debut of the Journal of Civic Information, the first open-access, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research related to the field of public information accessibility.

The journal, which will include articles from both scholars and practitioners, will publish online quarterly. Topics will include issues regarding access to public records and meetings, court transparency, access to public employees and elected officials, open data and technology, and other related matters, with an emphasis on issues relevant to the state-and-local levels of government.

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Scripps, News Literacy Project join forces to promote news literacy education 9/3/19

The E.W. Scripps Company and the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, are teaming up to help the next generation of news consumers discern credible information from misinformation in today's media landscape through virtual classroom lessons, training programs, journalists' visits with students and a National News Literacy Week.

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Editor and Publisher sold to media consultant Mike Blinder 9/3/19

Duncan McIntosh, president and group publisher of the Duncan McIntosh Co., Inc. and owner of Editor and Publisher, has announced today the sale of the trade magazine to media consultant Mike Blinder and a newly formed company: The Curated Experiences Group.

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News-Gazette Media to be sold 9/2/19

Family-owned Champaign Multi Media Group LLC, an affiliate company of Community Media Group headquartered in West Frankfort, Ill., has agreed to acquire the publishing assets of News-Gazette Media and its related broadcast operations in central Illinois.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., is representing News-Gazette Media in the transaction.

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