Lee Enterprises will manage Berkshire Hathaway newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets 6/26/18

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has joined with BH Media Group, Inc., in an agreement for Lee to manage Berkshire Hathaway's newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets, beginning July 2.

BH Media Group chairman and CEO Terry Kroeger is stepping down, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Kroeger also is publisher of that paper, a position he will also leave. Kroeger told the paper he would stay with BH Media for a transition.

"And then Jackie and I are looking for our next adventure," Kroeger said, referring to his wife, also a former World-Herald staff member.

The agreement provides Lee with flexibility to implement revenue initiatives and business transformation consistent with how it manages its own newspaper and digital operations in 49 markets, while Berkshire Hathaway continues as owner of BH Media.

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Florida Times-Union staff take step toward unionization 6/26/18

Reprinted from News&Tech

Journalists who work as reporters, photographers, copy editors and desk editors in the The Florida Times-Union newsroom in Jacksonville have signed cards stating that they want to be represented by The NewsGuild-CWA, the guild announced.

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GateHouse Media, Savannah Morning News acquire printing facility operations 6/26/18

From the Savannah Morning News

GateHouse Media and the Savannah Morning News have acquired from Morris Communications Company the printing operations located on Chatham Parkway in Savannah. The announcement was made by Savannah Morning News Publisher Michael Traynor.

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Sign petition to ITC to oppose newsprint tariffs 6/25/18

There is a fight underway in Washington D.C. to save jobs in the printing, book publishing and news industries. And, we need your help!

  • Sign our petition here: https://www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org/join-the-fight-to-protect-u-s-jobs
  • Email five individuals – family, friends, neighbors, etc. – with a note asking each to get involved to protect jobs in our community and the printing, publishing and newsprint industries.
  • Follow STOPP on Twitter and Facebook. Share information with your friends and family to help spread the news about this tax overreach, using this hashtag #StoptheNewsprintTax across social channels.
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CNHI explores sale of newspaper company 6/25/18

CNHI, LLC, one of the country's leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states.

The announcement was made after its parent company, Raycom Media Inc., reported it has signed an agreement to be acquired by Gray Television group, a public company headquartered in Atlanta. The transaction does not include CNHI's more than 100 newspapers (68 dailies and more than 40 non-dailies).

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GIADC partners with Presteligence for editorial layout 6/19/18

Presteligence has announced that Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center will use My News 360 CMS, Adobe InDesign integration tools, and STATUS to design pages for commercial clients beginning in July.

GIADC's clients will write and post content in the My News 360 CMS. The cloud-based CMS allows users to access the system from any device with a web browser to write stories, upload photos and upload ads. This content is made available as an RSS feed for clients' websites or other third parties to ingest.

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Sun Coast Media in Venice, Fla., sold to Adams Publishing Group 6/18/18

Adams Publishing Group announced Monday that it is purchasing Sun Coast Media Group, based in Venice, Fla., including SCMG's publications located on the west coast of Florida.

Sun Coast Media Group newspapers to be included in the sale are The Venice Gondolier, The Arcadian, The West Villages Sun, The Englewood Sun, The North Port Sun, The Charlotte Sun and The Charlotte Sun Times.

Sun Coast Media Group is a family-and-employee-owned company founded by Derek Dunn-Rankin in 1976.

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Site Impact and Diane Hayes Sales Training & Consulting announce training partnership 6/18/18

Media sales teams that combine industry leading products and highly-skilled training are extremely effective at growing revenue. That is why Brandon Rosen, chief executive officer and co-founder of Site Impact, and Diane Hayes, owner of Diane Hayes Sales Training & Consulting, have formed a strategic partnership to provide high-impact training services, along with best-in-class products for direct marketing clients. They are offering in-person sales training nationwide.

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All Photo/Video Contest entries must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. today 6/18/18

Today at 11:55 p.m. (EDT) is the deadline to enter SNPA's Photo and Video Contest. We love recognizing the best work that our members do. Nominate your photographers for recognition this year!

The SNPA Photo/Video Contest includes four categories:

  • Spot news photos
  • Sports photos
  • Feature photos
  • Videos - Maximum file size is 200 MB. (Video format should be one of the following: .avi, .dv, .mov, .qt, .mp4, .mpeg, .3gp, .asf, .wmv or .mpg)

Entries will be accepted through 11:55 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, June 23. MORE

Certified Audit of Circulations merger with Alliance for Audited Media completed 6/12/18

Members of the Certified Audit of Circulations voted unanimously to support a merger with the Alliance for Audited Media. One hundred percent of the votes cast were in favor of the merger with more than 30 percent of members voting. AAM's membership also overwhelmingly supported the merger with 99 percent approving it. With support from both memberships, the merger was completed on May 29.

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