Ray Eckenrode is new Breeze publisher 9/23/19

Ray Eckenrode has assumed the role of publisher for the Breeze Newspapers (Cape Coral, Fla.)

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Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council 9/23/19

The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission.

The dispute stems from an Aug. 29 story by a Moscow correspondent based largely on an interview with elections commission chairwoman Ella Pamfilova.

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Celebrate National Newspaper Week 2019 9/16/19

Download editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more to help your newspaper draw attention to National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12.

All of the materials are available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America.

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2019 International Newspaper Carrier Day -- download ad 9/9/19

Recognize the accomplishments of your newspaper carriers who are working hard to get your newspaper into the hands of readers. Download this customizable ad to run in your paper.

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News-Gazette Media to be sold 9/2/19

Family-owned Champaign Multi Media Group LLC, an affiliate company of Community Media Group headquartered in West Frankfort, Ill., has agreed to acquire the publishing assets of News-Gazette Media and its related broadcast operations in central Illinois.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., is representing News-Gazette Media in the transaction.

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Cutting print: Making it work when publishing days must go 8/27/19

Reducing print days is often about cutting costs for immediate financial survival. A new report from the American Press Institute says a better approach is to make planned, proactive decisions about downscaling print as a step toward a long-term digital future.

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Post's Arc unveils subscriptions platform, video app 8/19/19

Reprinted from News & Tech

Publishers in search of a new subscriptions platform or video app have new options from The Washington Post.

The Post's Arc Publishing is now offering Arc Subscriptions, a commerce platform that "equips publishers, broadcasters, and brands with real-time capabilities designed to accelerate digital monetization and grow revenue," according to the Post.

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The Sun Herald has added back pages to the newspaper. Here's what else is planned. 8/19/19

In response to feedback from readers, the Sun Herald of Gulfport, Miss., is adding back pages to the newspaper.

In a recent column to readers, Executive Editor and General Manager Blake Kaplan said that a task force of newsroom personnel, marketing executives and circulation leaders surveyed and interviewed readers. Then the group talked about what they learned.

"Rarely was the feedback about the quality of journalism the Sun Herald produces," Kaplan wrote. "The biggest issue we heard was that readers wanted back things we had taken away over the years as we moved news and information from the paper to our website."

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AP hires Alison Kodjak as Washington investigations editor 8/12/19

Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak, an award-winning reporter and editor, will join The Associated Press as its Washington investigations editor.

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AP names James Jordan as deputy news director for Europe 8/12/19

The Associated Press has named a senior news leader who has led coverage across Europe and around the world as its deputy director for newsgathering in Europe.

James Jordan, currently an executive producer for global video at AP, will start his new role in September. His appointment was announced by Anna Johnson, AP's Europe-Africa news director.

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