Nine executives selected for 2017-18 mentor program 8/8/17

The SNPA Foundation has selected nine newspaper executives to participate in the 2017-2018 NEX GEN program. Each of the nine participants will be paired with one of the brightest talents in the newspaper industry.

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.

Meet the Class of 2017-18!


Meet the NEX GEN class of 2017-18 8/8/17

Read bios of 2017-18 NEX GEN participants.


Hometown publisher 8/2/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

James Phillips is back at the Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper, Ala., for the third time. This time he's the publisher, a publisher who covers news stories, ramps up the paper's social media presence and thinks up promotions.

A native of Walker County in coal country northwest of Birmingham, Phillips, 38, started out as a football stringer out of high school and later served as managing editor. He's been back in town for a couple of months.


Can employee who is requesting additional leave under the FMLA be terminated? 6/23/15

The following Legal Hotline question was addressed by Hagood Tighe of Fisher & Phillips
Question: We have an employee who has exhausted his FMLA leave. He cannot return to work yet, but says that he should be able to return soon. He is requesting three more weeks of leave. Can we terminate him and hire a replacement since his FMLA is exhausted?

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Legal Hotline launched for SNPA members: (844) 804-2016 5/12/15

SNPA has launched a free Legal Hotline for members – (844) 804-2016 – to assist newspapers with a broad range of legal issues.

Hotline attorneys and CPAs will tackle questions about circulation, independent contractors, labor and employment law, taxes, finances and accounting, employment benefits, open records, libel and privacy, and other issues newspapers encounter.

The attorneys and CPAs who will take calls from SNPA member newspapers are the best in the business: The Bussian Law Firm PLLC, Fisher & Phillips, Way, Ray, Shelton & Co., P.C. and The Zinser Law Firm.

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