Pilot to buy Business North Carolina magazine 1/27/15

This article, written by the newspaper's staff, is reprinted from The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C.
The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.), which has gradually grown its magazine division from scratch to three regional titles, has agreed to purchase Business North Carolina magazine from Red Hand Media, the Charlotte company that has owned it since 1998. MORE

Newseum Digital Classroom learning module endorsed by National Council for the Social Studies 1/27/15

Free online learning tool helps students explore how suffragists used their First Amendment rights to win the right to vote. MORE

Deal volume increases for third straight year 1/19/15

Reprinted from the Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Newspaper Acquisitions newsletter
The market for newspapers remained strong in 2014, as the total dollar amount of daily newspaper deals rose for the third straight year and several new buyers emerged on the scene. In this article, Dirks, Van Essen & Murray takes a look at the Year in Review. MORE

Slimp asks newspapers to take part in industry research survey 1/13/15

Kevin Slimp has prepared a survey that he is distributing throughout North America to newspaper executives for research purposes related to our industry. This is an anonymous survey and primarily focuses on the relationship between digital and print in our publications. He is requesting the help of newspapers of all sizes and types in this survey. MORE

New Media announces agreement to acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 million 1/13/15

New Media Investment Group Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Halifax Media Group for $280.0 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. New Media intends to fund the acquisition with a combination of cash on the balance sheet and incremental debt under its existing term loan. MORE

Content That Works announces representation agreement with Kid Scoop 1/6/15

Content That Works has entered into a long-term distribution and management agreement with Vicki Whiting's Kid Scoop. Now CTW is the exclusive distribution and billing agent for all Kid Scoop products and platforms to local media outlets. Whiting and her team will continue to produce and package the content. MORE

The 2014 Second Street Awards winners & finalists 1/6/15

At the 6th annual Second Street Awards, Second Street celebrated some of the best promotions work being done by its nearly 3,000 media partners. Winners were announced in five promotion categories, with several SNPA members being among the group. MORE

Northwest Arkansas dailies consolidated into single, regional newspaper 1/5/15

Reprinted from ArkansasOnline
Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, LLC announced Monday that it is consolidating its five northwest Arkansas daily newspapers into a single regional newspaper, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, LLC is jointly owned by WEHCO Media, Inc. and Stephens Media. Northwest Arkansas Newspapers owns and operates the Benton County Daily Record, Rogers Morning News, Springdale Morning News and Northwest Arkansas Times and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Northwest Edition. With the consolidation, the individual daily newspaper nameplates and content will continue to be published as the "B" section of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Production of the company's 10 weekly publications is not affected by the change. MORE

A. H. Belo acquires three digital and print marketing companies 1/5/15

A. H. Belo has purchased majority ownership of Distribion, Vertical Nerve and Marketing FX for $15.3 million. The three companies specialize in local marketing automation, search engine marketing, direct mail and promotional products. MORE

New Year's Resolution: Be a leader, not a manager 1/5/15

By Jane Nicholes
In shrunken newsrooms buffeted by rapidly changing missions, technology and job descriptions, it's easy for managers to worry first and foremost about keeping their own heads above water. But losing sight of the needs and goals of employees makes them less productive than they could be, says corporate trainer and coach Jules Ciotta. MORE
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