Newport News and Palestine writers awarded Carmage Walls Commentary Prize 10/11/18

The editorial staff of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and the editor of the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press were awarded top honors in the competition this year for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SNPA News Industry Summit.

In the over 50,000 circulation bracket, top honors went to the Daily Press Editorial Staff (Marisa Porto, publisher and editor-in-chief; C.W. Johnson, opinion editor; Robert Brauchle; Mike Holtzclaw; and David Ress).

In the under 50,000 circulation group, first place went to Jeffery Gerritt, editor, Palestine Herald-Press, Palestine, Texas.

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Shared experiences 12/18/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Two promotions. One switchover to outsourced printing. One major hurricane with historic flooding.

Robert Royer's NEX GEN year was busier than most.

Royer, 28, joined the mentoring program as multi-media sales and marketing team leader for the Victoria Advocate in Texas. About six months later, he was named retail advertising supervisor, and near the end of his NEX GEN year he was promoted to local display manager, with broader duties.

Along the way, Royer said, he learned about publishing from mentor Zach Ahrens of The Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas.

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

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Inside a small Texas newsroom that lost power and kept covering the storm 8/29/17

By Kristen Hare, Poynter.org

The Victoria Advocate has covered the story of Hurricane Harvey and the storms that have followed while dealing with loss of power, no water and a displaced staff.

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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!

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

Read bios of 2017-18 NEX GEN participants.

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M. Roberts Media announces new roles for three executives 6/12/17

M. Roberts Media, the family owned company that owns and operates the leading community daily newspapers and associated digital properties in South and East Texas, has announced new and expanded roles for the publishers of the Victoria Advocate and Longview News-Journal and creation of a new position to oversee its growing publishing business.

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All in with digital media 12/1/15

By Jane Nicholes

Advocate Digital Media will market it, place it, produce it, and maybe even put it in the newspaper. This article also includes a television commercial promoting Advocate Digital Media.

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