The Associated Press on election night will have video interviews with staffers and other shareable content from across the U.S. to augment its reports to members and customers worldwide.
AP will offer that expertise to its member news organizations, customers and the public across all platforms when it counts the vote and covers the results.MORE
On Sunday, all Morris Communications newspapers endorsed Donald J. Trump for president of the United States.MORE
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented New Media Investment Group in its recently announced agreement to acquire Rochester Business Journal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.MORE
Downtown has always held a special place in the heart of Wilson Times Publisher Morgan Dickerman III. In early 2017, the paper will relocate there.MORE
Basketball season is just around the corner. "For many fans, the preseason AP Top 25 poll serves as the starting point for the upcoming season," says Barry Bedlan, AP's sports products manager.MORE
Publishers who feel their profit will be up next year dropped to 41 percent compared with 48 percent in 2015 and 51 percent in 2014, according to the Fall 2016 Publisher Confidence Survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope.MORE
S.A.W. Advisors, LLC has acquired Star Local Media from 1013 Star Communications according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope. Star Local Media publishes 14 community newspapers in the suburbs of Dallas.MORE
Shannon Casas grew up south of Gainesville, Ga., went to Berry College in Rome and was happy to stay close to home by joining The Times in Gainesville after graduation. Promoted in February to managing editor at the age of 32, Casas used her time in SNPA's NEX GEN mentoring program to expand her horizons.
Casas was paired with Barbara Hough Roda, executive editor of LNP and LancasterOnline, part of LNP Media Group Inc. in Lancaster, Pa.
Read about her NEX GEN experience.MORE
More Content Now, the syndication unit of GateHouse Media's Center for News and Design, is offering three special sections to help boost revenue and readership for the holidays.
Normally priced at $150 each, all three holiday sections are available for $100.
In addition, there is a special extra 15 percent price reduction for SNPA members since GateHouse is a content provider in SNPA's Strategic Partner program.MORE
In concurrent board meetings held Wednesday, June 5, directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA) and the Inland Press Association unanimously approved a plan to consolidate the two associations, effective October 1.
Details of the plan approved by the two boards will be sent to members of both associations on June 7 for their consideration and vote. The result of the member balloting is expected to be announced on June 28.
The consolidated association is crafted to be the champion of the newspaper industry and a proactive voice that promotes the value and contributions of newspapers to the communities that they serve.More
Judging newspaper print quality isn't a subjective undertaking but a matter of determining how well a paper meets a set of industry standards, according to Kevin Conner, quality assurance manager for The Washington Post.
"The key always rests on ink density and color registration. Those are the key components," he said.
Contest entrants with SNPA's annual Print Quality Contest are evaluated on how closely they meet the standards of SNAP, Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production. These can be measured objectively with tools such as a densitometer for ink density.
Conner has chaired the SNPA contest for 15 years. Conner said SNAP standards not only make for a fair and objective contest, they offer individual publishers a way to judge for themselves how well their printers are doing the job.
A state-of-the-art printing press certainly helps, but the skills needed to make any press perform are paramount.
"No 1, know how to set ink and water balance correctly," Conner said. "No. 2, color registration: Be able to keep all the color pages in perfect register.
"And then, something that's kind of an intangible but extremely important: You need to have a press that's well maintained. These are the factors that are behind good printing. You have a workforce of highly skilled press operators who know their jobs inside and out."More
Bliss Communications has announced that it intends to sell its newspapers to Adams Publishing Group (APG) and its radio stations to Ben Thompson, CEO of Big Radio.More