Save money and give more, not less
You're the general manager of three small newspapers in north Florida, two of them much smaller than the third. It would be easy to cut costs by closing one or both of the smaller papers, each with circulation in the hundreds, not the thousands. Just shut one or both down, give their subscribers the larger paper instead, and hope they don't resent it too much. That's not what they did.MORE
Harlan Daily Enterprise changes to twice-weekly
The Harlan Daily Enterprise has changed its publication days to Wednesdays and Saturdays. No longer will the newspaper be producing printed editions on Tuesdays and Fridays.MORE
Daily News to convert to five days per week
Beginning Monday, Sept. 17, The LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News will change print publication days to Tuesday through Saturday, no longer producing a Monday printed edition.
The change to Tuesday through Saturday print publication will help the community's top media organization align resources with its core mission: informing readers and guiding customers to its advertisers. The Daily News will continue 24/7 news coverage and publication at lagrangenews.com and its other digital and social media channels.MORE
Vicksburg Post reducing print publication frequency
Beginning July 2, The Vicksburg Post will change its print publication days to Tuesday through Friday and Sundays, no longer producing printed editions on Mondays and Saturdays.MORE
Greenwood Commonwealth begins publishing five days a week
The Commonwealth (Greenwood, Miss.) will no longer publish a print edition on Mondays due to advertising declines, company officials have announced.
The change to producing a print edition Tuesday through Friday afternoons and Sunday morning went into effect this month.MORE
A tough but necessary decision
Three days after the big announcement, Jack Ryan, editor of the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Miss., said he was surprised by the quiet reaction to the paper's decision to stop printing a Monday edition.MORE
Hattiesburg paper to print three days a week, starting in April
The Hattiesburg (Miss.) American has announced plans to shift from publishing a print edition seven days a week to three – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – beginning April 5.
In a letter to readers, Nathan Edwards, president of the Hattiesburg American, said: "The shift, driven by our consumers and advertisers, enables us to invest in new ways of doing business and better position ourselves for the future. Our research shows subscribers are increasingly choosing to access the American online via our website, mobile and tablet devices, with the Hattiesburg American having 8X more digital readers than print readers."MORE
The Atmore Advance moves to once weekly
The Atmore Advance combined its two print editions last week and no longer publishes a weekend print edition. Instead, the new Wednesday print edition will be a larger newspaper.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
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SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More