Lineup Systems unveils Adpoint Workflow to simplify complex advertising processes 12/5/17

Lineup Systems has introduced Adpoint Workflow to simplify complex advertising workflows for media companies selling multimedia advertising. Adpoint Workflow systemizes and maps order-to-billing business processes, reducing order processing times and increasing operational efficiencies.

Today's media companies handle complex, multimedia orders that require numerous authorizations and involve multiple team members. Manual tasks and authorization processes often delay or prevent orders from being processed. To solve this issue, Lineup Systems designed Adpoint Workflow to automate redundant, manual tasks based on pre-defined standard operating procedures, enabling media companies to quickly and accurately process orders.

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Looking past tomorrow's paper 11/21/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Tony Elkins, director of innovation for GateHouse Media, said his NEX GEN year with SNPA focused more on ideas than on personal development. He and his mentor often talked in the abstract and then focused on how to apply ideas and avoid repeating the mistakes of others.

Elkins enjoyed the NEX GEN program so much that he accepted an invitation to be a mentor to a participant in this year's class.

The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

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Management attorney Peter Robb confirmed as next NLRB general counsel 11/14/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On Nov. 8, by a vote of 49 to 46, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's nomination of Peter Robb to be the next NLRB general counsel. Robb, a management labor lawyer from Vermont, replaces Richard Griffin, whose term expired on Nov. 4.

In this column, also read an update about the U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule, news about an EEOC case, plus a case regarding the ADA.

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Short-term challenges, long-term goals 11/14/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Carlene Cox says her NEX GEN experience was less structured than most because her mentor was in the same city. That made getting together easier, which became important when she changed jobs.

Cox, 34, was director of newsroom development at GateHouse Media in Austin, Texas, when she was accepted into SNPA's mentoring program. At the time, she knew a job change was possible within the GateHouse corporate structure, but the specifics were still being worked out.

Ultimately, she was named director of specialty content.

The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

Read about her NEX GEN experience.

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GateHouse Media launches national scholarship competition 11/14/17

GateHouse Media has launched a scholarship contest for college-bound students across the nation.

Students are asked to select either the word "impact," "trusted," "community" or "local" and submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining what the word means to them.

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Your opinion counts; please share your thoughts by Nov. 30 11/14/17

Florida International University is conducting a survey designed to examine the roles and status of communication professionals – the positions they hold, the role mentoring has played in their careers and their access to management opportunities.

This survey is being distributed to professionals who work for newspapers, magazines, online and broadcast journalism, advertising, and public relations.

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete – but the results are important. We encourage your participation before the Nov. 30 deadline.

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Skive Folkeblad goes live on Newscycle ONSET digital content management platform 11/14/17

The Danish news media company Skive Folkeblad has implemented ONSET from Newscycle Solutions as part of its strategy to generate more page views and boost ad revenues.

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NEX GEN program helps Vic Bowers with job transition 11/6/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Vic Bowers of The McClatchy Company says SNPA offered him practical application as opposed to theory during his 2016-17 NEX GEN year. "How to work in a changing environment. How to adapt. How to manage up as well as manage down."

The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

Bowers' assigned mentor was Nancy Solliday, vice president/advertising sales for The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla.

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

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Three McClatchy newsrooms to join News Co/Lab Initiative 11/6/17

McClatchy has announced that three newsrooms will join an innovative initiative to strengthen news literacy, credibility and public trust.

The Telegraph, in Macon, Ga., and The Modesto Bee, in central valley California, will join The Kansas City Star as part of News Co/Lab, a collaborative project developed by Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and supported by the Facebook Journalism Project and the News Integrity Initiative.

The three local newsrooms will launch a variety of experiments to improve the public's ability to understand how news works, build public trust in reporting, increase transparency in how news is produced, improve community engagement with newsrooms and gather feedback. The Cronkite School will track the success of these steps and share best practices and models that work.

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Boone affiliate acquires Stanly News & Press in N.C. 11/6/17

A newly formed affiliate of Boone Newspapers has acquired the Stanly News & Press in Albemarle, N.C., from Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., based in Montgomery, Ala.

The Stanly News & Press is published three days per week with circulation of approximately 5,000 on Tuesday and Thursday and 6,100 on Sunday.

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