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.


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.


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.


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.


#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.


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.


Council Grove Republican sale announced 5/30/17

The sale of the Council Grove Republican, published continuously the past 145 years since the first issue on Aug. 24, 1872, has been announced by Craig McNeal, president of Council Grove Publishing Company, Inc. The sale to David Parker, Enid, Okla., is effective July 1.


The Lakes Area Review in New London, Minn., has new ownership 5/30/17

Ted and Kari Jo Almen, owners of Village Ink, of Kerkhoven, Minn., have reached an agreement with Kim and Michael Hawkenson to purchase their 6,500-circulation weekly newspaper. The purchase became effective May 26.


State police investigate bogus bomb threat to newspaper printing plant 5/30/17

The Southeast Kentucky Publishing facility contacted the Kentucky State Police and evacuated the building after receiving a bomb threat Saturday evening.


Windows shattered at Herald-Leader building; suspected bullet damage found 5/30/17

Several windows were shattered at the main office of the Lexington Herald-Leader in downtown Lexington, amid suspected signs of small-caliber bullet damage to the building.

The Herald-Leader filed a report on the damage with Lexington Police, who were at the building investigating early Monday morning.

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