Tony Bernados has been named the new president of The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Chronicle Media. Bernados will start in his new position June 5.MORE
Scot Morrissey has been named publisher of The Albany Herald, Southern Community Newspapers Inc. Executive Vice President Mike Gebhart announced.MORE
The SNPA Board of Directors also elected three new trustees for the SNPA Foundation at the same meeting. MORE
The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as new trustees. MORE
Morris Communications has named Allen Grinalds director of real estate overseeing the development and optimization of the company's real estate assets.MORE
Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.
With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.
From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.MORE
Stephen Wade has been promoted to president of The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Chronicle Media. The announcement was made by William S. Morris III, publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and chairman of Morris Communications.
Before his promotion, Wade served as general manager, and as vice president of audience for The Chronicle. He will continue his oversight of The Chronicle's news-gathering, digital, marketing, events and other day-to-day operations. Wade will also lead the expansion of new business diversification, as seen recently with the acquisition of BuzzOnBiz, LLC.MORE
Rustan Burton, publisher of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly in Juneau, Alaska, has stepped down to accept another job in the Midwest. The announcement was made by Deedie McKenzie, group publisher of Alaska Media Partners.MORE
The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) and St. Augustine Record are joining some of their sister Morris Publishing Group newspapers in a centralized page design and production facility in Augusta, Ga.
The move will mean that, while newsgathering – reporting, editing and photography – will remain at the T-U on Riverside Avenue and at the Record, page design, some copy editing and production will be at the new Riverfront Design Center in Augusta. Pages will be sent back to Jacksonville for final approval and printing.MORE
Laura Ray Iwanski says much of her job with Morris Communications markets in Savannah, Ga., and Bluffton, S.C., entails helping traditionally trained print account executives to "embrace and adopt digital" and educate their clients about the benefits. Her NEX GEN mentor, Christian Hendricks, was helpful with that, she said. "We talked a lot about innovation and propelling a team that might not seemingly be ready to move forward."
Read about her NEX GEN experience.MORE
Facebook has made some major changes that could have a serious negative impact on your advertisers. Learn how you can turn these changes into money in your pocket.SNPA members can register at no cost for this July 26 webinar.More
It began with a phone tip to The Galveston County Daily News.
"Early on Friday morning we got a call from a person who we know as a source and who trusts us that there were going to be gunshot casualties coming to an area hospital and that they were coming from the high school in Santa Fe," said Editor Michael Smith.
"This is somebody that we know absolutely to be a credible source and was in a position to know. We started mobilizing the staff from there, sending people to the emergency room and to the school. We were there shortly after the first responders."
Since then, the local paper with a staff of five news reporters, three photographers and an IT person who used to be a photographer has been covering the mass shooting alongside the Houston Chronicle, The Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other large news organizations. "It's been all Santa Fe, all the time for the last few days," Smith said.More
Two weeks after 17 people died in the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Julie Anderson joined the South Florida Sun Sentinel as editor-in-chief. In her first conversation with her managing editor, Anderson asked how the staff was doing.
"Really be mindful that your reporters and your editors are going to be traumatized," Anderson said. "Maybe not all of them, but they're first responders, too."
She offers the following tips to other newspapers that have to deal with school shootings and other mass casualty events:More