Keys to an exceptional story: photography and trust 6/13/17

By Lara Strydom, SNPA intern

Although it is widely known that the journalism world is finding more and more new ways to deliver news, Stephen Thornton still sees photography as an irreplaceable outlet for telling stories. Thornton is a two-time SNPA Photo/Video Contest Grand Prize winner and a former photographer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.

Enter the SNPA Photo/Video Contest.

Deadline for entries is June 24.

"I still think the still image is the most powerful tool to convey emotions and a pure moment in time," Thornton says.

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NEWSCYCLE Solutions strengthens SalesLink CRM 6/12/17

NEWSCYCLE Solutions has announced the release of SalesLink 2017-1. The latest software includes a Google Maps widget, enabling sales representatives to identify unassigned leads and locate inactive customers in defined geographical areas. A new advertising package tool helps increase revenue and simplify the order process when booking ad bundles. Another new feature in SalesLink 2017-1 is support for business areas, which allows multiple sales reps to share a single account, with commissions split proportionally on booked orders.

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Newspapers, Rotary Clubs can be powerful partners, Whiting says 6/9/17

"Rotary Clubs and community newspapers are powerful partners," says Vicki Whiting of Kid Scoop. "Rotarians are newspaper readers. Both newspapers and Rotarians believe in the importance of reading and being informed. For Rotarians, the partnership impacts education and lets them share with kids their own love of reading and community."

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Wisconsin daily sells to Adams Publishing Group 6/6/17

The Eau Claire Press Company, a fourth-generation and fifth-generation family-owned media company with a daily newspaper, a weekly agricultural newspaper, a shopper product, a commercial printing division, digital and marketing services, has been sold, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope. The buyer of The Eau Claire Press Company's assets is family-owned Adams Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis, Minn., and chaired by Stephen Adams.

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Hearst acquires print, digital and local media assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper LLC 6/6/17

Hearst has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers – New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen – as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.

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Audience research: Vitals to grow your revenue 6/5/17

By Ted Stasney and Robin DiSalvo, Research Director on Demand

Since so many in the media industry today are asking their staff to do more multi-tasking, the research strategies outlined in this article may help you with your marketing and advertising sales research.

Whether your research needs are for promotion and branding initiatives, sales presentations, proposals or a request for some quick stats, start by asking these questions.

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Flypaper passes 500 active customers 6/5/17

Local digital marketing agency, Flypaper, announced in April that it has surpassed 500 active customers throughout its seven locations in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma.

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Havana Herald sold 6/5/17

The Herald, a weekly newspaper in Havana, Fla., owned and operated by Nick Bert, has been sold to Mark Pettus, a veteran newspaper publisher from Jacksonville, Fla.

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#WithoutNews raises awareness of threats to journalists 6/5/17

On Monday, June 5, no newspapers were displayed in the Today's Front Pages exhibit outside the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, inside the Newseum or online at newseum.org. No pages were displayed on the SNPA website either. In their place were blacked-out pages featuring the hashtag #WithoutNews. The newspaper blackout marks the Newseum's third annual #WithoutNews campaign, meant to raise awareness of the threats to journalists around the world.

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GateHouse Media launches its first-ever brand campaign 6/5/17

GateHouse Media has announced the launch of a new brand campaign, "Newsroom Hero." The campaign, which is the first in the company's history, highlights GateHouse Media's deep community connections and commitment to serving as a trusted source of local, award-winning news.

The "Newsroom Hero" campaign profiles GateHouse Media journalists and shows the positive impact they make in their communities not only as journalists but as parents, coaches and volunteers. Running across GateHouse's print, digital, social media and outdoor platforms, the campaign reaches nearly 23 million weekly readers – including 35 million monthly digital visitors – across 36 states and 535 markets.

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