The Daily Aztec selects My Team Scoop as its sports platform 5/24/16

San Diego State University's independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec, will deploy My Team Scoop from Presteligence for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Daily Aztec, will cover 18 NCAA sports and 18 sport clubs with its newly branded website and apps.

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13 keys to holding a successful awards event using your current staff 5/23/16

Conducting events helps The St. Louis American connect with the community and create goodwill. But the luncheons and galas also help the newspaper reach nontraditional advertisers and compensate for losses from national advertising. Here are some tips from the paper on how to conduct a successful event.

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Ancestry.com acquires Adpay, Inc. 5/19/16

Ancestry.com LLC, the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, announced that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger to acquire Adpay, Inc., creators and operators of the Memoriams.com obituary input network.

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Long-time editor publishes book: 'Hurrah for Liberals' 5/17/16

James A. Haught, editor emeritus of the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail, wrote three columns last year about liberal political victories. The columns were syndicated and appeared in 130 newspapers altogether. He then expanded the material into his 11th book, "Hurrah for Liberals."

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Community content publishing service helps reporters save time 5/16/16

GateHouse Media's Center for News and Design is providing other newspaper companies with its unique Community Content publishing service, which helps free a reporter's time to focus on important local stories.

GateHouse Media, which is a Strategic Partnership provider with SNPA, is offering this service at a 15 percent discount to SNPA members.

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The Post and Courier signs book deal with St. Martin’s Press 5/10/16

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) has signed a contract with St. Martin's Press to publish a book chronicling the Emanuel AME Church shooting and its impact on Charleston and the victims' families.

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What's your photo use policy? 5/10/16

An SNPA member needs your help! We'll be happy to share the collection of responses with everyone who responds and shares information about their policy with us.

This member said:

We have never developed a digital image usage/resale policy, and requests for use of photos are becoming more and more common.

Currently, we still sell prints to people, although that business is dying off. We have a loose understanding that we'll share images with non-profits for use on their website. And whenever possible, we'll ask people to link to our story on our website, rather than giving them a digital copy.

But we're starting to get more requests from businesses that have ribbon cutting ceremonies which we cover. Are any newspapers releasing digital copies of pictures, or are they holding fast to a pay-per-print model. Ribbon cuttings, in particular, are a challenge because they're kind of a collaborative with the Chamber, so we would share with the Chamber if they wanted us to.

Please send your responses to cindy@snpa.org

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Cuba:
A first-person look
5/9/16

By Kenneth Boone, chairman, Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.

Suzanne, our blond, bubbly and very able American tour guide, met us in the lobby of the NH Capri hotel and announced the "bad news." Our tour bus had broken down and she arranged for taxies to take us to dinner.

Not really a tragic announcement anywhere in the world, but not good news either.

Except in Havana, Cuba, where it turned out to be a highlight of our visit.

Lined up on both sides of the street were 17 vintage 1950s American convertibles, tops down, awaiting 41 American travelers on a 75-degree breezy evening. Buicks and Oldsmobiles and Fords and Pontiacs, all painted bright colors like lime green, sky blue, crimson and white, and the most iconic of all, Pepto Bismal pink.

Read this article, view photos and see a video.

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Four-day visit gives SNPA publishers a glimpse of life in Cuba 5/9/16

By Carrol Dadisman

Americans visiting Cuba on recently-authorized "people to people" tours catch only glimpses of the burdens borne by 11 million Cubans still subjected to Communist rule. But they see flashes of change and innovation that eventually could unlock the latent potential of our island neighbor.

Carrol Dadisman, publisher of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1981 to 1997, participated in the recent Southern Newspaper Publishers Association "people to people" visit to Cuba. Read this account written by him.

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WEHCO Media announces acquisition 5/9/16

WEHCO Media has acquired Stephens Media's 50 percent interest in Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC, created in 2009.

WEHCO Media owns the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and eight other daily newspapers in Arkansas and bordering states.

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