Profit maximization through robotics automation 5/8/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Rohit Rathore wants to take automation in the newspaper industry to a new level by incorporating robotics and artificial intelligence into largely repetitive business functions.

This cutting-edge technology is rapidly emerging as a game changer in financial and insurance industries and offers significant benefits to the media industry as well, Rathore said. He said that if it is applied diligently, the result would be dramatic cost savings ranging from 40 to 80 percent for newspapers and the opportunity to reduce or eliminate outsourcing, especially outsourcing overseas.


Kingsport paper cuts expenses with ProImage's ink saving software 5/7/18

ProImage recently installed its ink-saving solution "OnColor ECO SaaS" at the Kingsport (Tenn.) Times News. The newspaper's goal was to reduce ink cost and improve color reproduction quality.


Can you lend a hand with SNPA contests? 5/7/18

SNPA is seeking volunteers to help judge three SNPA contests.


Salary survey questionnaires are due by Friday 5/1/18

Questionnaires for this year's SNPA Salary Survey are due by Friday. This survey provides good benchmarking data – all at no cost – but your participation is key! Every daily newspaper is encouraged to share data for this study.

Whether you publish a large-circulation paper with all of the positions included in this questionnaire ... or publish a small-circulation daily with a handful of positions: Please share your data for those positions that your newspaper staffs.

Download the survey questionnaire (Excel file)


Advance Local to utilize Arc platform for its many sites 4/30/18

Advance Local has signed an agreement with Arc Publishing, The Washington Post's fast-growing platform-as-a-service business, under which Arc will power technology for Advance's many sites, including,, and, among others.

Built by The Washington Post, Arc technology handles complex publishing and audience needs across video, web, apps, subscriptions and ad monetization, providing a competitive advantage enhanced by a set of sophisticated machine learning and AI-powered tools.


There's just over a week to submit your Photo Contest entries 4/27/18

Win cash prizes and earn recognition for your photojournalism skills in SNPA's 2018 Photo/Video Contest.

The contest includes four categories: Spot news photos, Sports photos, Feature photos and Videos.


Comintelli and Newscycle announce partnership agreement 4/24/18

NEWSCYCLE Solutions, developer of the industry-leading NewsEdge content syndication platform, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Comintelli, a Swedish software company that provides enterprise solutions for competitive intelligence, market insights and knowledge management.


Ballard Spahr applies for membership 4/23/18

Ballard Spahr LLP is a national law firm with more than 650 lawyers across the United States. The firm provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property and public finance.


New company formed by Charles H. Morris Jr. buys papers in Gainesville, Cumming and Dawsonville 4/17/18

Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc., announced April 16 the sale of The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) and The Poultry Times to Metro Market Media, a newly formed company owned by his son, Charles H. Morris, Jr.

In a separate transaction, Morris Sr. also sold from an affiliated company the Forsyth County News (Cumming, Ga.) and Dawson County News (Dawsonville, Ga.) to Morris Jr. and MMM.


The Virginian-Pilot and Style Weekly win VPA's highest awards 4/17/18

The Virginian-Pilot and Style Weekly were named Saturday as the recipients of the Virginia Press Association's awards for journalistic integrity and community service, the organization's highest award.

The Virginian-Pilot won in the daily category for Tim Eberly's series on Virginia's "three-strikes law" which denies felons the opportunity for parole. Eberly also was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Investigative Reporting, announced yesterday for this same series.