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.

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Times Free Press president resigns; new president named 5/22/17

Reprinted from the Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jeff DeLoach, a 56-year-old native of Jackson, Tenn., has been named president of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press.

He succeeds Bruce Hartmann, who has taken a job with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Leifeste named Gazette's new general manager 3/6/17

Terri Leifeste is the Texarkana Gazette's new general manager, parent company WEHCO Media Inc. has announced.

Leifeste assumes responsibility for the Gazette's day-to-day operations and will relocate from Jefferson City, Mo., to Texarkana.

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Kept cash flowing for newspaper war 2/28/17

From the purchase of the Arkansas Democrat through the newspaper war with the Arkansas Gazette and later the merger of the two Little Rock newspapers, Allen Berry was at the side of Walter E. Hussman Jr., making the financials work as WEHCO Media's chief financial officer.

Berry, 72, died last Wednesday in Germantown, Tenn, where he had moved with his wife Cathy, after he retired from WEHCO Media, Inc. after 37 years.

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WEHCO Media papers publish Statement of Core Values 2/28/17

"Impartiality means reporting, editing and delivering the news honestly, fairly, objectively, and without personal opinion or bias," states the opening paragraph of the Statement of Core Values that WEHCO Media began running in all of its newspapers on Saturday, Feb. 18.

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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.

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The Gazette makes its move 9/12/16

By Aaron Brand, Texarkana News

After more than 85 years at its downtown Pine Street office, the Texarkana Gazette has a new home in the historic Landmark Building.

The Gazette's business, circulation, advertising, creative services and editorial departments now occupy the first two floors of the Landmark Building at 101 E. Broad St. in Texarkana, Ark. The newspaper's printing press and distribution center operations will remain about two blocks away at 315 Pine St., giving the Gazette a presence on both sides of State Line Avenue.

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Eight executives selected for 2015-16 9/1/15

Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.

Read about the executives who will participate as members of the 2015-16 NEX GEN class.

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