AP election coverage to include live video, shareable content 11/7/16

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.


From the CEO: Message to our readers 11/7/16

On Sunday, all Morris Communications newspapers endorsed Donald J. Trump for president of the United States.


New Media Investment Group acquires Rochester Business Journal 10/28/16

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.


The Wilson Times returning to downtown roots 10/24/16

By Corey Friedman, editor, The Wilson Times

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.


AP preseason basketball polls to be released Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 10/24/16

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.


Cribb, Greene & Cope Publisher Confidence Survey Fall 2016 10/24/16

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.


Dallas area newspaper cluster sold to S.A.W. Advisors, LLC 10/18/16

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.


Mentoring relationship works both ways 10/18/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

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.


Get 3 holiday special sections with SNPA discounts 10/18/16

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.


Boone affiliate acquires LaGrange Daily News 10/18/16

An affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc. has acquired the LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News from Civitas Media.