Going after the competition 1/22/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

The five newspapers in BH Media's Alabama Group signed up 77 new advertising accounts in about six weeks last year through an in-house sales competition called "Let's Play Takeaway."

The goal is to win new accounts away from competitors and regenerate inactive accounts. Advertising representatives compete among themselves for prizes ranging from $75 for the person bringing in the second-highest number of new accounts up to $500 for the salesperson who generates the highest amount of new revenue.

The competition is about to begin its third year.

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BH Media names Thornton as vice president of news 9/24/18

Rick Thornton, who had been an editor and a vice president at the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, was named vice president of news for BH Media Group.

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Oklahoma native named publisher of Tulsa World 6/12/18

Gloria Fletcher, a native Oklahoman who was president of Sound Publishing Inc. in Everett, Wash., has been named president and publisher of the Tulsa World.

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SNPA papers hold fast to protocols that guard against fake news 5/23/17

By Christy Oglesby, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

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.

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