June 1 is the deadline for non-daily papers to enter the SNPA Print Quality Contest; June 18 is the deadline for daily newspapers.
For just $95, receive an evaluation of your print quality from three independent judges, and also be entered into SNPA's annual Print Quality Contest. Additional newspapers printed in the same plant on the same press can be entered for just $50 each.
A group of three judges will independently and objectively score your newspaper for black ink density and uniformity, color ink density and uniformity, color register, page alignment, litho defects and other defects. Judges will not consider print defects such as nip marks on the edges of pages.
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The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association recognized excellence in newspaper printing at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs. First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to The New York Times (printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.); The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.; The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.; and The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.MORE
SNPA has announced the finalists in this year's Print Quality Contest. Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs.MORE
Here are the instructions for sending the selected papers for evaluation in the 2017 SNPA Print Quality Contest.MORE
Today is the last chance for daily papers (printed four or more days per week) to register for a print quality evaluation from SNPA. For just $95, newspapers will receive an evaluation of their print quality from three independent judges, and they also will be entered into SNPA's annual Print Quality Contest. Additional newspapers printed in the same plant on the same press can be entered for just $50 each.MORE
The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association recognized excellence in newspaper printing at its News Industry Summit. First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to The New York Times (printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.); The Villages (Fla.) Daily Sun; The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.; and the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier.MORE
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It began with a phone tip to The Galveston County Daily News.
"Early on Friday morning we got a call from a person who we know as a source and who trusts us that there were going to be gunshot casualties coming to an area hospital and that they were coming from the high school in Santa Fe," said Editor Michael Smith.
"This is somebody that we know absolutely to be a credible source and was in a position to know. We started mobilizing the staff from there, sending people to the emergency room and to the school. We were there shortly after the first responders."
Since then, the local paper with a staff of five news reporters, three photographers and an IT person who used to be a photographer has been covering the mass shooting alongside the Houston Chronicle, The Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other large news organizations. "It's been all Santa Fe, all the time for the last few days," Smith said.More
Two weeks after 17 people died in the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Julie Anderson joined the South Florida Sun Sentinel as editor-in-chief. In her first conversation with her managing editor, Anderson asked how the staff was doing.
"Really be mindful that your reporters and your editors are going to be traumatized," Anderson said. "Maybe not all of them, but they're first responders, too."
She offers the following tips to other newspapers that have to deal with school shootings and other mass casualty events:More