Friday, May 26, is the deadline for non-daily newspapers (printed one to three days per week) to register for a Print Quality Evaluation from SNPA. June 12 is the deadline for daily papers (printed four or more days per week) to register. 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.
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.
The top three newspapers in each circulation breakout will be recognized at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 10-12.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
Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.
With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.
From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.More
In the superheated political atmosphere that surrounds us, a basic lesson in journalism that I learned as a young editorial writer could help the media cool things down.More