Grand Prize in Photo Contest goes to Melanie Bell 9/24/19

Melanie Bell of The Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, Fla., has been awarded GRAND PRIZE honors (as well as first-place in the features category) in SNPA's annual Photo / Video Contest.

The photo shows two women reaching across the aisle to join hands during a prayer at an anti-gun concert.

First place in other contest categories went to Ana Ramirez, Austin American-Statesman, for best video; Tommy Metthe, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, for best spot news photo; and Scott Rogers, The Times, Gainesville, Ga., for best sports photo.

Read the full story for a complete of winners, judges' comments and some general advice from contest judges.


Video as revenue: Start with listening 7/15/19

Alabama Media Group launched Red Clay Media in 2017 as a video-driven revenue stream. It began with videos created in the newsroom that inspired engagement from their readers. Today it is a thriving video arm with three distinct brands that focus on feel good, inspirational and comedic southern content.

Kat Duncan spoke with Elizabeth Hoekenga Whitmire, senior director of audience development for Alabama Media Group and Red Clay Media, to learn more about how they've conquered what many newsrooms are still struggling with – making money with video content.


TownNews and Stringr partner to provide video content for local news outlets 6/11/19

TownNews and Stringr have announced a strategic partnership that will enable clients using TownNews' content management systems to easily expand their video inventories with high-resolution pre-packaged videos from Stringr's vast video marketplace.


Virginia Video Network is live in the Richmond area 1/29/19

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is excited to launch the Virginia Video Network, a location-based video advertising solution delivered through standalone periodical racks and video displays. Through this new platform, the paper's advertisers can market directly to consumers at the point of purchase in high-traffic retail locations.

Virginia Video Network is Virginia's first digital-out-of-home video marketing solution that combines data and technology together to deliver relevant advertising messages to targeted customers.


Aileen Devlin of Newport News win Grand Prize in Photo Contest 10/12/18

Aileen Devlin of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., was awarded GRAND PRIZE honors (as well as first-place in the spot news category) in SNPA's annual Photo / Video Contest.

Awards were announced at the SNPA News Industry Summit in Nashville. Read this story to see the winning photos and videos.


Photo / Video Contest finalists are named 8/28/18

SNPA has announced the finalists in this year's Photo / Video Contest. Is one of your photographers on this list?


There's just over a week to submit your Photo Contest entries 4/27/18

Win cash prizes and earn recognition for your photojournalism skills in SNPA's 2018 Photo/Video Contest.

The contest includes four categories: Spot news photos, Sports photos, Feature photos and Videos.


Cover Video brings buzzy, shareable editorial content to AP Video Hub 3/27/18

The Associated Press has announced it will offer eye-catching human interest, entertainment and viral content from Cover Video on its online AP Video Hub platform.


Live video: Have fun, it's a community now 3/26/18

In segment one of Innovation in Focus, the Donald W. Reynolds Futures Lab spoke with Terez Paylor, Chiefs beat writer at The Kansas City Star, who goes live with readers every week. During March, Innovation in Focus explored live video by testing various tools and methods in the field. In this segment the Futures Lab used multiple iPhones to broadcast live from the Columbia Missouri Farmers Market.


Keys to success with video 3/20/18

"Newspapers have been trying to play defense for a long time. From classifieds to inserts to our core users migrating to digital, our industry has been in protection mode," says Vince Johnson, publisher of The Item in Sumter, S.C. "Video allows us to play offense."

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