Chris Reen nominated as president of SNPA for 2016-17 8/30/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., will be nominated during the SNPA News Industry Summit to be the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members will elect officers for 2016-17 on Thursday morning, Sept. 15, in Sarasota, Fla.

Read this article to see who has been nominated as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.

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Stay connected with the new AP News app 8/29/16

By Lauren Easton, manager, media relations, The Associated Press

There’s a new offering from The Associated Press available in the App Store: AP News.

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Herald-Tribune signs lease with SunTrust Bank 8/29/16

By Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Herald-Tribune has signed a lease for new office space in downtown Sarasota.

A moving van will not be required. The media company will move its journalists, advertising sales people and support staff, from 1741 Main St. to the SunTrust Bank building next door at 1777 Main. The new space will be remodeled for the downtown office's 135 employees.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"At Morris Publishing Group, what prompted us to look harder at lead generation was the struggle our own sales staffs were having."

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The Tennessean to sell offices, pursue new Nashville home 8/22/16

The Tennessean is putting its longtime offices up for sale, as the media company considers a new downtown Nashville home better suited for its expanding digital operation.

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Star Tribune Media Co. engages LEAP to enrich data culture 8/22/16

Star Tribune Media Company, LLC, publisher of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., has engaged LEAP Media Solutions to engineer, manage and deploy a state-of-the-art marketing automation and analytics platform (MAAXTM) to drive the company's ambitious audience initiatives.

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Lee Enterprises to sell Provo Daily Herald to Ogden Newspapers 8/22/16

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has entered into an agreement to sell its newspaper and digital media operations in Provo, Utah, to Ogden Newspapers of Utah, LLC, including the Daily Herald and heraldextra.com.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., is representing Lee Enterprises in the sale. The transaction is expected to close Aug. 29.

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Ledger, News Chief journalists form union 8/16/16

Journalists in The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) and News Chief's newsrooms (Winter Haven, Fla.) elected to form a union Thursday and will be represented by The NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America. The bargaining unit, the first in the state according to the union, will cover the newspapers' reporters, photographers, copy editors and other non-management journalists.

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