Two digital firms apply for membership in SNPA 2/7/20

Digital Genie and ITI Digital have applied for membership in SNPA.

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Kids + Newspapers = Successful Kids 10/1/19

By Vicki Whiting, Kid Scoop

As a former teacher, I can tell you it is almost impossible to track how one particular reading program impacts a student's reading achievement when there are so many other factors impacting that student at the same time-things like overall access to reading materials, quality of instruction, parent involvement, etc.

What we can do (and what most of my grant funders look at) is how well we perform with regards to implementing reading strategies which have been studied and shown to increase reading achievement. The good news is that newspapers in the classroom is one of these studies.

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Why have an NIE program? 9/2/19

By Vicki Whiting, Kid Scoop

There are three important benefits of an NIE program. Most people are familiar with two of these. In this column, Vicki Whiting of Kid Scoop proposes a third and surprising benefit: a marketing tool for home delivery subscriptions.

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Hear details about antitrust safe harbor legislation at the SNPA-Inland annual meeting in Chicago 8/26/19

Danielle Coffey, the News Media Alliance's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, will explain the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting in Chicago, and provide an update on its progress through Congress.

"This is a critical time for news publishers to invest in reporters and resources necessary for quality journalism," Coffey said. "Verifiable, fact-based reporting is essential to an informed democracy, and without a sustainable business model that underpins newsgathering, consumers will be harmed and click-bait will prevail. This is why we support an antitrust safe harbor for news publishers to collectively negotiate for a better deal with the tech platforms."

The Oct. 6-8 meeting in Chicago is the launch of the new association formed by the merger of SNPA and the Inland Press Association. Here are a dozen more reasons to attend:

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NIE Sponsors - Who are they? 8/21/19

By Vicki Whiting, Kid Scoop

We often get asked, "Who sponsors NIE programs?"

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Sun News executive editor Stephanie Pedersen adds general manager to her title 7/8/19

Stephanie Pedersen has been named general manager of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C., adding to her role as the newspaper's executive editor.

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Daniel Evans named president, publisher of LaGrange Daily News 6/24/19

By the LaGrange Daily News (Staff reports)

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.

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Alert! Alert! The information demands on the modern digital journalist are overwhelming and leading to burnout 12/4/18

Journalists are overwhelmed by the information they process in their working day and want to explore solutions with third-party providers and management to make it more manageable. That’s the finding of a nine-month project involving discussions across the industry and a revealing in-depth survey.

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Daniels assumes new role as TPS executive vice president 8/7/17

Carol Goss-Daniels has been hired as the new executive vice president of the Tennessee Press Service. Dave Gould, president of TPS, said, "In her new role, Carol will lobby on behalf of our newspapers, lead the TPS ad sales efforts and oversee the staff."

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SNPA Board of Directors approves two new members 7/18/17

Digital Genie and ITI Digital are the newest members of SNPA.

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