Reorganization combines New Bern, Kinston newsrooms 7/10/17

By GateHouse Media (reprinted from the Sun Journal of New Bern)

Sister newspapers in Eastern North Carolina are reorganizing their newsroom structures in a push to enhance local coverage on digital news platforms.

Newspapers primarily affected by the reorganization are the Sun Journal of New Bern and The Free Press of Kinston. The Daily News of Jacksonville is included in the reorganization, while additional resources will be provided by the StarNews in Wilmington.


NMA seeks legislation to address impact of digital duopoly 7/10/17

The News Media Alliance has called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with dominant online platforms. The objective is to permit publishers to have concrete discussions with the two dominant distributors of online news content, Google and Facebook, on business model solutions to secure the long-term availability of local journalism produced by America's newsrooms.


SC Business Publications LLC sells operating assets 7/10/17

SC Business Publications LLC, which publishes SC Biz News, Charleston Regional Business Journal, Columbia Regional Business Journal, GSA Business Report, SCBIZ and other affiliated titles, has sold its operating assets to a unit of New Media Investment Group.


Markham family sells Antelope Valley Press 7/10/17

The Markham family has announced the sale of the Antelope Valley Press and its companion publications to a new corporation, Antelope Valley Press Inc., led by veteran newspaper publisher Steven Malkowich.


The Canton Repository's to use My Team Scoop 7/10/17

The hometown newspaper of Presteligence will utilize the My Team Scoop platform to host Friday Night Ohio's website and mobile apps.

Coverage will focus on the 2017 high school football season for more than 50 schools in Stark and surrounding counties.


SNPA members are eligible for discounted, revenue-producing football pages 7/10/17

College football kickoff is just weeks ago, and SNPA members are eligible for special savings on top-quality, revenue-producing weekly conference preview pages that focus on the SEC, ACC and other conferences during the coming football season.

The pages are produced by GateHouse Media's Center for News and Design, a Strategic Partner for SNPA and its member newspapers.


No eBulletin next Tuesday 6/27/17

Next Tuesday, our nation celebrates the Fourth of July and the freedoms we value.

No eBulletin will be published next week, although we will be posting news to the SNPA website throughout the week.

Watch for the next issue of the eBulletin on July 11.


Morcor officially renamed Xpance Inc.; introduces digital proofing suite 6/27/17

Brainworks Software has announced that Morcor Solutions has been officially renamed Xpance Inc.

Brainworks acquired Morcor Solutions in April 2013 with the goal of combining each company's resources and talents to deliver new and innovative media software solutions to an industry undergoing rapid change. Along with the name change, Xpance has released a new version that incorporates a full suite of capabilities around digital ad creation and proofing.


Dallas Morning News wins national award for coverage of police ambush 6/27/17

The Dallas Morning News has been awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award for its breaking news coverage of last year's deadly police ambush in Dallas. The entry showcases the bravery and diligent work of the journalism team, both those in the newsroom and those on the streets when the shooting took place.


Brainworks announces new Paywall/Day Pass functionality 6/20/17

Brainworks has announced a new expanded functionality to its paywall module. The Day Pass will allow media companies the flexibility of charging for their content on a daily basis while also providing non-subscribers the opportunity to consume editorial when convenient for the reader. The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is the initial development partner for this new technology and has gone live with the Day Pass.