New Media completes the acquisition of Harris Enterprises 12/6/16

New Media Investment Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Harris Enterprises Inc.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Harris Enterprises in the sale.

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Three Iowa daily newspapers sell to Cedar Rapids Media Company 12/6/16

Cedar Rapids Media Company has purchased the assets of three Iowa daily newspapers including The Fairfield Ledger, Mount Pleasant News and Washington Evening Journal from the Murray family, according to Managing Director John Cribb of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the Murray family in the transaction.

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NEWSCYCLE Solutions delivers new content targeting module in ONSET 2016-4 12/5/16

Latest ONSET release adds new functionality for personalized content recommendations, audience analytics, ad serving and messaging.

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New York newspapers have major legislative success 12/5/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

After a more than two-year battle, the New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA) and its members have succeeded in passing legislation to make it much easier to prove the independent contractor status of newspaper carriers under the state's unemployment, workers' compensation, and wage and hour laws.

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AP expands collaboration with Sportradar 12/5/16

The Associated Press and Sportradar have announced an expansion of their collaboration that will enable Sportradar to distribute premium AP products such as breaking news, action photos, player headshots and game recaps across 23 sports to its worldwide client base.

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Can local media find a new home in real estate? 11/29/16

By Steve Gray, vice president of strategy and innovation, Morris Communications

Tired of losing real estate advertising dollars year after year? So are we at Morris Publishing Group.

So a couple of us attended the recent National Association of Realtors convention to see what's hot, and how we might be able to create a new niche for ourselves in the business.

We saw plenty to make us think we can do this.

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Mentoring is a commitment 11/29/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Laura Ray Iwanski says much of her job with Morris Communications markets in Savannah, Ga., and Bluffton, S.C., entails helping traditionally trained print account executives to "embrace and adopt digital" and educate their clients about the benefits. Her NEX GEN mentor, Christian Hendricks, was helpful with that, she said. "We talked a lot about innovation and propelling a team that might not seemingly be ready to move forward."

Read about her NEX GEN experience.

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Department of Labor's overtime rule enjoined on a nationwide basis 11/28/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On Nov. 22 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction, halting the planned Dec. 1 effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule.

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U.S. court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million 11/22/16

By Michelle Rindels, The Associated Press

A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.

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Herald-Mail Media acquires What's NXT 11/21/16

Herald-Mail Media has acquired What's NXT, the Hagerstown, Md., company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe's Donut Drop.

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