Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers to acquire The Westerly Sun 8/20/18

Sun Media Group has announced it has agreed to sell The Westerly Sun and its related publications and websites to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations.

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Infographics: Tips and tools 8/20/18


By Kat Duncan, Senior Video Editor, RJI

Infographic building is a skill that some of us just don't have. If you have the time, you could learn to use Adobe After Effects or if you have the budget, hire someone who is a pro. But if you're like us and had to dive in with no experience, here are a few tools that can help you create professional looking infographics.

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How to build trust and understanding with your audience 8/19/18

At a time when audience trust and loyalty have never been more important, new research and ideas from the American Press Institute show many ways in which the press and the public misunderstand each other, as well as where they agree.

At SNPA's News Industry Summit, Oct. 10-12 in Nashville, learn how your newspaper can build a foundation of trust by better explaining what you do and why. Avoid the common pitfalls that confuse and alienate readers. Build the brand credibility that leads to subscriptions and long-term loyalty.

Jeff Sonderman, deputy executive director and executive vice president of API, will lead this News Industry Summit session. He says that issues of trust and understanding are linked. API's research, he said, shows that "understanding is the foundation for trust."

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The News Industry Summit will be held at the Nashville Hilton. The group rate is $254 (single or double occupancy). Reserve your room no later than Sept. 19 by calling (615) 620-1000 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or dial 1-800-HILTONS. Rooms are expected to sell out early; you are encouraged to reserve your room as soon as possible.
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AP to kick off 83rd year of Top 25 football poll 7/31/18

The Associated Press will release the preseason edition of the AP Top 25, the longest-running college football poll of its kind, on Monday, Aug. 20. The preseason AP All-America team, an extension of the longest-running honor roll of the nation's top players, will be released the next day on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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New leaders appointed in Roanoke Rapids 7/24/18

Two new leaders have arrived to usher The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., forward.

Paxton Media Group has named Nancy Wykle, editor and publisher of The Daily Dispatch in Henderson, N.C., to the position of publisher of The Daily Herald. In addition, The Daily Dispatch Advertising Director Desiree Brooks was named to the same job at The Daily Herald. Both will retain their current positions in Henderson in addition to working at The Herald.

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Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles 7/23/18

The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions.

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Globe publisher accepts position with APG Media of Florida 6/28/18

Michael Beatty, publisher of The Joplin Globe and a vice president of operations and regional publisher for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., has been named president of APG Media of Florida.

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Should publishers raise prices on subscribers who use adblockers? 6/26/18

Based on his experiment, AP Reporter Ryan Nakashima recommended that publishers should charge ad-blocking subscribers an extra $1 or $2 per month.

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CNHI explores sale of newspaper company 6/25/18

CNHI, LLC, one of the country's leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states.

The announcement was made after its parent company, Raycom Media Inc., reported it has signed an agreement to be acquired by Gray Television group, a public company headquartered in Atlanta. The transaction does not include CNHI's more than 100 newspapers (68 dailies and more than 40 non-dailies).

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Steven Sloan named political editor of AP 6/12/18

Steven Sloan has joined The Associated Press as political editor.

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