06.25.2019
Watch for eBulletin Special Edition

Watch for a special edition of the eBulletin on Friday afternoon with the results of voting on the proposed merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association.

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Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Attach the newspaper's name and brand to the local high school football rivalry game, and you have the Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic in Morristown, Tenn.

The two high schools serving Morristown and Hamblen County, the East Hurricanes and the West Trojans, play the game, sell the tickets and provide the concessions. The Citizen Tribune sells everything else, from souvenirs to Jumbotron ads to time-out sponsorships.

"They play anyway. We just make it a much bigger deal," said Mike Walker, sales and marketing director for the paper.

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Calendar of Events
July 11, 2019

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July 29 - August 1, 2019
August 15 - 17, 2019
October 6 - 8, 2019
SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8

Today is the last day to register for the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of SNPA and the Inland Press Association at the lowest possible rates.  The discounted rate of $695 being offered to members will increase tomorrow.  The early-bird rate for non-members is $995.

Here's a taste of what you'll hear in Chicago, Oct. 6-8:
  • Walter Hussman reports on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's bold move to convert all its subscribers to digital subscribers.
  • Recruitment guru Laurie Kahn on what newspapers need to do to assemble a team of sales superstars.
  • The Post and Courier reveals results from the Google News Initiative – literally days after its conclusion.
  • News from Washington on the newspaper industry's fight to get a fair share of revenue from Facebook and Google.Springs.
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SNPA People

Daniel Evans
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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Foster Klug, left, and Kiichiro Sato

The Associated Press is bolstering its coverage of Asia by naming an experienced photo editor and a seasoned foreign correspondent to key leadership posts in Tokyo.

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Sally Stapleton

Sally Stapleton, an award-winning editor, photojournalist and newsroom leader, has been tapped to direct global religion coverage for The Associated Press, overseeing a new team that will report on faith and its influence throughout the world.

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Research

While 88 percent of respondents reported they are confident in their critical thinking skills, only 9 percent received an "A" on a digital literacy test, according to a new national study from edtech firm MindEdge Learning. The third annual State of Critical Thinking study, commissioned by MindEdge and conducted by Qualtrics, found that a large majority of college-educated Americans could not pass a basic, nine-question digital literacy and fake news identification, and critical thinking skills test. Fully 69 percent of survey respondents failed to answer more than five of the questions correctly.

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Industry News

GateHouse Media has announced a powerful investment in journalism: a national investigative and data-driven reporting team of more than 30 award-winning editors and reporters. The team will be embedded in local newsrooms, adding to local coverage efforts.

The team will be headed by Managing Editor Emily Le Coz, an award-winning journalist and GateHouse Media's first national digital projects editor. The team will report on high-impact national projects, elevate local news and experiment with innovative ways to shape the future of the industry.

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The PAGE Cooperative voted last week to expand its membership eligibility beyond the association's long-standing, independently-owned, newspaper-only requirement to now permit newspapers of all ownership categories, as well as commercial printers, to become members of the buying cooperative.

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Reading Eagle Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, had solicited bids for the WEEU license when it was not included in the sale of the rest of the Reading Eagle Company to MediaNews Group, which is expected to close no later than July 31.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., is representing the Reading Eagle Company in the sale.

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SNPA Jobs Network

Burlington Executive Editor / Triad Editor, Burlington, N.C.
This person will serve as executive editor for the Burlington Times-News with additional oversight of newsroom leaders at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune and Lexington Dispatch. Learn more and submit your resume

2nd Pressmen for a DGM 430 press, Sun  Publications, Lakeland, Fla.
Sun Publications (DR Media) is looking for 2nd press leaders who are experienced – ensuring safety, quality, basic maintenance and repairs on press. Learn more and submit your resume

Post your job openings with us. To post your employment listing, simply email the text of your ad to cindy@snpa.org.

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Training and Development

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Reader's Corner

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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