OC Weekly sold to Duncan McIntosh 2/8/16

Voice Media Group has sold OC Weekly, its award-winning publication in Costa Mesa, Calif., to Irvine-based publisher Duncan McIntosh.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Voice Media Group in the sale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Duncan McIntosh also owns Duncan McIntosh Co., which publishes Boating World magazine, Sea magazine and The Log Newspaper. Since 2010, he has also owned the 138-year-old iconic journalism trade publication Editor & Publisher.

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Finalists selected for inaugural Mega-Innovation Award 2/3/16

Calkins Digital, Forsyth County News (Cumming, Ga.), Oklahoma Media Company, and Proven Performance Media LLC (Belo) have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Mega-Innovation Award. Their work and others will be showcased and the winner will be announced on the final day of the Mega-Conference, to be held at Austin's JW Marriott, Feb. 22-24.

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Newsreps applies for membership 2/2/16

Newsreps, which connects Smartphone users with news companies, has applied for membership in SNPA. The Newsreps technology allows Smartphone users to simply respond to tasks through the app or send in their own sightings directly to their local newspaper.

Newsreps offer news companies – not only increased customer engagement – but a platform that lets Smartphone users provide the newspaper with user generated news.

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Tampa Bay Times to print The Tampa Tribune 2/2/16

The Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.) will begin printing The Tampa Tribune as part of a five-year contract with the Tribune's owner, Tampa Media Group.

Starting this month, the Times will begin its transition toward printing all editions and weekly sections of the Tribune, its affiliate publications – including Centro, Highlands Today, and The Suncoast News – and its commercial printing partners, the New York Post and the MacDill Thunderbolt, a weekly newspaper devoted to news about MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

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AJC named nation’s first newspaper facility to achieve zero waste 2/2/16

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been awarded the GOLD level certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) for successfully diverting nearly 99 percent of its waste from landfill, incineration and the environment. This is the nation's first newspaper printing facility to receive certification from the USZWBC.

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World-Herald moving to all-morning delivery March 7 1/19/16

By Terry Kroeger / World-Herald Publisher

In the Jan. 19 edition of the Omaha World-Herald, Publisher Terry Kroeger writes:

"We will become an all-morning newspaper, effective March 7. ... For me, and for generations of our readers who have been loyal to our afternoon edition, this will feel a little like losing a close friend. I owe you an explanation as to why we are doing this."

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Boone finalizes purchase of four Kentucky papers 1/8/16

Bluegrass Newsmedia, LLC, a new Kentucky entity owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC, (CNL) and managed by Boone Newspapers, Inc., (BNI) has completed its purchase of The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, The Winchester Sun, The Jessamine Journal in Nicholasville and The Interior Journal in Stanford from Schurz Communications, Inc., (TSCI) of South Bend, Ind.

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Free serialized story offered to newspapers to reach young readers 1/6/16

The National Newspaper Association Foundation is offering newspapers an opportunity to reach out to young readers again this year with "Window to the Past," a free eight-chapter serialized story that looks back at the founding of the Girl Scouts in 1912.

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Content That Works releases 2016 Heart Health Magazine 1/5/16

This magazine is dedicated to helping readers get heart smart, and it offers a fresh revenue-generating opportunity.

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Block Island Times is sold 1/4/16

The weekly Block Island Times, the lone newspaper on this destination island for high-worth individuals from New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island since its founding in 1970, has been sold to the owners of Central Connecticut Communications LLC, publishers of two dailies and other publications.

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