Meet the NEX GEN class of 2015-16 9/1/15

Read bios of 2015-16 NEX GEN participants.

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Weeklies no more 9/1/15

By Jane Nicholes

In two south-central Georgia towns about 31 miles apart, newspaper readers wanted the same thing: more than one printed edition a week, please.

That's what Boone Newspapers Inc. found out when it recently bought the Cordele Dispatch and the Americus Times-Recorder. Starting Aug. 22 in Americus and Aug. 29 in Cordele, readers got their wish.

As of this week, both papers now come out on Wednesdays and Saturdays instead of only on Fridays. And executives in both places, General Manager Chris Lewis in Cordele and Publisher William Hand in Americus, use the same word to describe community reaction: "excited."

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Eight executives selected for 2015-16 9/1/15

Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.

Read about the executives who will participate as members of the 2015-16 NEX GEN class.

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Transparensee offers real estate, events listing technology 5/18/15

By Jane Nicholes

Real estate is all about location, location, location. Real estate online searches are all about speed, range and similarity. For some 75 newspaper clients, Transparensee markets what it believes to be faster, more efficient solutions for real estate and calendar listings, both online and print.

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Austin American-Statesman enters agreement with Hearst Newspapers 5/4/15

Cox Media Group's Austin (Texas) American-Statesman has entered into an agreement with Hearst Newspapers to move Statesman Media's printing and packaging operations from Austin to facilities in San Antonio and Houston. The transition will happen over several months starting at the end of June.

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Financial advice for those who don’t have any 4/28/15

By Jane Nicholes

AdviceIQ makes including personal finance content easy for publishers. And, for publishers, the price is right: free.

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Turning the traffic around 4/7/15

By Jane Nicholes

Friends2Follow’s widget helps newspapers take back their market share from social media.

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Pay by the story 3/31/15

By Jane Nicholes

A new company, iMoneza, is banking on the belief that people will pay to read a single story rather than get a digital subscription.

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To sell readers on TV news, NTVB is willing to give it away 3/24/15

By Jane Nicholes

NTVB Media has announced plans to give away its content to all newspapers – regardless of size – in exchange for a partnership to bring in more subscribers. The partnership will pay newspapers up to $400 per thousand subscribers to deliver NTVB's product.

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SNPA welcomes new members 2/23/15

The Greer Citizen, which is published every Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C., has become a member of SNPA. Eight Mega-Conference sponsors/exhibitors also have joined SNPA through three-month trial memberships: AdviceIQ, Friends2Follow, iMoneza, Media Services Group, NewsBank, NTVB Media, SpinGo and Transparensee.

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