The last time the Kentucky New Era made a big move, employees left their old offices at Seventh and Bethel streets and headed for new digs at the edge of town with a big wood-paneled newsroom and a typewriter at every reporter's desk. That was in the spring of 1971.
In several months, the newspaper will return downtown and set up offices on South Main at Eighth Street in the former J.C. Penney building. Staffers will bring different tools – slim laptops, digital cameras and smartphones – because nearly everything in the newspaper business has changed since the New Era last called downtown home nearly 50 years ago.
It turns out those changes mean that a modern newsroom can be a good fit for the heart of town again.
New Era Publisher Brandon Cox likes the idea of getting closer to the action.
"From an editorial perspective, we support what's going on in downtown Hopkinsville, and we think we should put our money where our mouth is," he said.
The paper will be directly across the street from city hall, he said, and that is a meaningful nod to journalism's traditional role as the watchdog of local government.
The move, expected by November, is part of the New Era's ongoing transition under new ownership.MORE
Cox Enterprises' Greg Morrison was recently named to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Hall of Fame for 2019 by IDG, a leading technology, media, data and marketing services company.MORE
M. Roberts Media, the parent company of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, has announced several leadership changes as it positions the business for long-term growth.
Justin Wilcox has been named publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph and will continue to hold his role as chief revenue officer for M. Roberts Media newspapers in Tyler, Longview and Victoria.MORE
Sonya Wendell Manfredi has joined Cox Enterprises as vice president of government affairs. In this role, she will serve as a representative to Capitol Hill for Cox and its companies, including Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.MORE
Cox Enterprises has announced that Sonya Wendell Manfredi has joined the company as vice president of government affairs. In this role, she will serve as a representative to Capitol Hill for Cox and its companies, including Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.MORE
Cox Enterprises Inc. has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio. Cox Enterprises will maintain a minority stake and will join the Apollo Funds in forming a new company to operate these stations, which will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.MORE
Cox Enterprises has promoted Cody Partin to senior vice president of Total Rewards & People Operations. In this new role, he will continue to lead the Benefits, Compensation and Human Resources Technology Services (HRTS) teams as well as Talent Management & Diversity and Aviation.MORE
Brandon Cox is leaving his role as publisher of the Jackson County Sentinel for a post in his home state of Kentucky. Cox cited family reasons for the transition.MORE
Cox creates millions of moments of human connections every day and will focus more on what makes these connections so powerful and unique. To emphasize this shift, the company has launched new advertising, a new logo with a warmer look and feel, and a tagline of "bringing us closer."MORE
Cox Media Group has announced the sale of Mundo Hispánico to Mundo Hispano Digital Network, a tech-focused media company created to serve the growth and needs of the U.S. Latino community through its digital and written content, publishing reach and social media network.
"We are excited that Mundo Hispánico has found a new home with owners who are committed to continue offering quality news coverage to the growing Latino community in Atlanta and across the country," said CMG President Kim Guthrie. "The new owners have deep ties to and demonstrated involvement in the Hispanic community and are a perfect match with our talented and passionate group of Mundo employees."MORE
Daniel Evans has been named the president of LaGrange Newsmedia, LLC and editor and publisher of The LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News and its affiliated publications in print and digital.More
Here are the instructions for sending the selected papers for evaluation in the 2019 SNPA Print Quality Contest.More
In the digital age, the Sun Newspapers in southwest Florida are betting on the future of print.
Under the new ownership of Adams Publishing Group and after nine months of planning, the Port Charlotte Sun and its new sister paper, the Punta Gorda Sun, roll out Wednesday with a new look, new sections and new approaches to news coverage intended to expand what readers are getting for their subscriptions.
"Overall, we wanted to create a much better newspaper for our readers, and we wanted to grow our circulation, to modernize and give it a new exciting look and feel," said Publisher Glen Nickerson. But it isn't just one newspaper, it's several.
The biggest change is that the Charlotte Sun will be split into two editions. "It will become the Punta Gorda Sun and the Port Charlotte Sun," Nickerson said.More