Morris Communications names director of real estate 7/24/17

Morris Communications has named Allen Grinalds director of real estate overseeing the development and optimization of the company's real estate assets.


SNPA papers hold fast to protocols that guard against fake news 5/23/17

By Christy Oglesby, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

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.


Stephen Wade named president of The Augusta Chronicle 1/17/17

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.


Juneau Empire publisher Rustan Burton pursues new Midwest opportunity 1/9/17

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.


Times-Union to join centralized news design operation 12/13/16

By The Times-Union

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.


Mentoring is a commitment 11/29/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

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.


Brehm Communications sells three midwest dailies to Paxton Media 10/4/16

Paxton Media Group has purchased three newspapers in Indiana and Illinois – the Princeton Daily Clarion, the Mount Carmel Register and The Standard – from Brehm Communications, according to Randy Cope, Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented Brehm in the transaction.


Kurt Caywood promoted to VP of audience for Morris Publishing Group 10/4/16

Kurt Caywood, vice president of audience for The Florida Times-Union, has been named vice president of audience for Morris Publishing Group. The announcement was made by Derek May, president of Morris Publishing Group.


Don't hesitate to ask 10/4/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Over the next couple of months the eBulletin will look at the most recent NEX GEN class and find out what they got out of the program and what advice they have for future participants.

This week: meet Eliza Gaines and her mentor, Steve Gray.


SNPA members elect new officers/directors for 2016-17 9/15/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., has been elected as the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members elected officers for 2016-17 at the News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

Read this article to see who has been elected as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.