The Florida Times-Union launches events calendar 3/17/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com have launched a new multi-platform, fully responsive Jacksonville Events Calendar. MORE

Tampa Bay Times, The Center for Investigative Reporting launch Charity Checker 1/30/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting, has built an online tool that captures what the nation's top charity watchdogs have to say about more than 11,000 charities. Other newspapers can embed part of this tool into their websites by using the Charity Checker widget. MORE

The letters tell the story 11/13/13

By Jane Nicholes
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Growing up, the Anderson children knew their parents had a collection of letters from World War II. What was in those letters became a five-day series in the Salisbury Post tied to Veterans Day. MORE

Positive, energetic and proactive content 10/17/13

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   A Labor Day special section in Orangeburg, S.C., proved popular with local businesses. It included 16 pages of ads, nine of them full pages. Color positions sold out quickly. Included were two sponsorships: to the county economic development commission and the county chamber of commerce. MORE

Affordable Health Care Act: Translating it for readers 10/10/13

By Jane Nicholes
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In addition to publishing a special section in print, the Morristown Citizen Tribune has launched a page on its website that will be updated regularly as the Affordable Health Care Act begins to affect individuals' lives. The paper's goal is for the site to serve as a one-stop resource and archive. MORE

The Washington Post introduces 'Topicly' 9/25/13

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Special feature uses proprietary technology to present news topics visually; offers native advertising solution, sponsored by Land Rover. MORE

Anniversary edition takes readers back 125 years 9/4/13

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The Watauga Democrat celebrated 125 years of publication with a gala and museum exhibit, plus a front page in the style of its early days, complete with authentic fonts, typography and design. It also produced a special section revisiting stories of local significance from the past. MORE

Newspaper to host inaugural Indie Online Film Festival 8/21/13

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Four independent filmmakers have a chance to be discovered by a worldwide audience next month when NYTimes.com streams their films live. MORE

Automatically check your emails for AP style 8/7/13

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   With AP StyleGuard for Outlook, you'll have a powerful yet easy solution that integrates with Microsoft Outlook and provides automatic checking of your emails for AP style. MORE

The Washington Post debuts PostTV Web show 8/7/13

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Personality-based segments are giving Washington viewers a look at the politics of politics, in a fun way – in a new PostTV Web show. MORE

Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

Local hospital draws awareness to breast cancer with pink newspaper bags. More

10 Commandments of local news coverage

Bill Ketter, vice president/news for CNHI, offers these tips for improving local news coverage. More

What works for McDonald's, works for classifieds, too

Stealing the value meal concept from McDonald's and the "Have it your way" slogan from Burger King, Creative Circle created some winning house ads for several of its classified redesign clients that saved time in the call center and increased upsell sales at the same time. More
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