Trustees, Officers elected for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 10/10/18

The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Nashville on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10.

The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also on Wednesday morning.

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The Times moves to 5-day print schedule Dec. 24 10/8/18

Reprinted from The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) this week announced it will be making significant changes in its printed editions by the end of the year.

As of Dec. 24, The Times will no longer have printed Monday or Tuesday editions, moving to a five-day-per-week print cycle.

Content will continue to be produced and posted digitally seven days a week, and subscribers will continue to have full digital access to fresh content daily.

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Tronc changing name back to Tribune Publishing 10/8/18

Tronc is changing its name back to Tribune Publishing.

The Chicago-based company announced the decision on Thursday.

The name change will take effect after the market closes Tuesday. Beginning Wednesday, the company's stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol TPCO.

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Meet the NEX GEN class of 2018-19 10/8/18

SNPA has announced the protégés and their mentors for the NEX GEN Class of 2018-19. They will meet for the first time this week at SNPA's News Industry Summit in Nashville.

SNPA's NEX GEN mentor program helps newspaper employees with executive potential develop leadership skills and grow professionally.

NEX GEN protégés and their mentors will craft their own agenda, schedule times to talk by phone at least once a month, and set a time for a personal visit.

SNPA also arranges group video conference calls for participants about every six weeks and invites the group to participate in online networking opportunities with key industry executives.

The NEX GEN Class of 2018-19 includes:

  • Mark Adams, audience acquisition and retention manager for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.

  • Ethan Aden, digital sales manager for the Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

  • Mickie Anderson, local news editor at The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla.

  • Tonya Maddox, publisher of the Montrose Daily Press, Montrose, Colo.

  • Cliff McCollum, managing editor of Gulf Coast Media, Foley, Ala.

  • Andrea Vick, local sales manager for the Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas.

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RJI seeks newsroom partners for millennial-driven innovative projects 10/8/18

By Jennifer Nelson, senior information specialist, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is looking for media outlets interested in partnering with advanced students from the Missouri School of Journalism as part of its RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program. Fellows are embedded in a newsroom for a full semester to help with projects employing innovative technologies, storytelling techniques and revenue models.

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Playoff and World Series preview and coverage pages, plus NFL/college pages 10/2/18

Major League baseball playoffs and World Series previews and coverage are available from the GateHouse Media Center for News & Design.

The Center for News & Design is offering an advance page before the playoff games, the division series and the World Series – a total of five pages.

Each night there is a playoff game, a half-page wrap up will be available with stats, data and other info.

Newspapers can enhance their coverage and save staff time and effort with these ready-to-use pages.

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GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company 10/1/18

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount.

Chris Reen, who was publisher of The Oklahoman and president of The Oklahoman Media Company, will remain with The Anschutz Corp. Jim Hopson of Gatehouse will be the interim publisher of The Oklahoman.

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GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company 9/27/18

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount, executives announced Sept. 27.

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National Newspaper Week to be celebrated Oct. 7-13 9/25/18

National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 7-13, in recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis.

Click here to access editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more; all available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America.

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BrandingForward: Class to map future positioning of local newspapers 9/25/18

Ann Day Becker's campaigns class at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media's Integrated Marketing Communication degree program at Ole Miss has divided itself into several "ad agencies" and all of them have taken The Meridian Star on as a client.

For the fall semester, the class will be focusing on developing marketing strategies for The Meridian Star.

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