National Newspaper Week to be celebrated Oct. 7-13 9/25/18

National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 7-13, in recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis.

Click here to access editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more; all available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America.

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AP senior vice president for revenue across the Americas to retire at year's end 9/24/18

The Associated Press has announced that Senior Vice President in the Americas David Gwizdowski has decided to retire from AP at the end of the year.

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Disruption in the music industry: What newspapers can learn from the turnaround 9/24/18

Digital disruption is now decades old to both the music and the newspaper industry. Massive shifts in platforms and business models have forced publishers and content creators to take new paths and learn some important lessons along the way.

At the upcoming SNPA News Industry Summit, join industry veteran Carol Hudler as she interviews Mark Montgomery, a music industry veteran and serial entrepreneur to understand how the lessons learned and paths taken in the music industry might provide insights that could help local media operations today.

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Getting paid for content: Rethinking fair use 9/10/18

The newspaper industry's practice of permitting digital platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to exploit content created by publishers without compulsory or use-based compensation must change, says John Chachas, managing partner of Methuselah Advisors, a merger advisory firm specializing in serving media, digital and other industrial clients.

In a hard-hitting presentation at next month's SNPA News Industry Summit. Chachas will talk about his firm's evaluation of the economic model of the publishing industry. "Absent a major re-definition of the relationship between publishers and digital companies, the survival of many daily papers will be at risk," he says. Publishers of all SNPA member newspapers need to hear this presentation.

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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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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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