Year in review: Transaction volume increases for fourth straight year 1/15/19

The number of deals involving daily newspapers continued its upward trajectory in 2018, with 36 separate transactions closed by year end.

It was the largest number of daily newspaper deals since 2000, and the fourth straight year of higher transaction volume.

The two key drivers of this activity were largely unchanged from the prior year: owners of clusters of publications seeking to build larger regional footprints, and the difficulties faced by small operators lacking the scale needed to manage expenses.

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Shelby Daily Globe sold to Horizon Publications 1/8/19

Horizon Publications has acquired The Shelby Daily Globe Inc., which includes The Shelby Daily Globe, the Willard Times-Junction, The New London Record, Firelands Farmer and the Shopper's Helper from Scott Gove and the Stambaugh family, according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the families.

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Groundbreaking research shows journalists can restore media trust 12/17/18

In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking.

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2019-20 RJI Fellowship application period open 12/17/18

RJI is looking to advance new products, services, ideas and storytelling techniques with funding, mentoring, testing and promotion. RJI offers three types of fellowships.

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Social media: A lot of people use it, but not a lot of people trust it 12/11/18

Despite the meteoric rise of social media as a source for information, most Floridians still trust television over social media to get their news. That is one of the findings from a University of Florida study about news consumption habits and trust in news.

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4 Journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year 12/11/18

Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.

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A. H. Belo Corporation announces termination of agreement to sell property 12/11/18

A. H. Belo Corporation has received written notice from 508 Young Acquisition LP, an affiliate of KDC Development, LLC, exercising its right to terminate the agreement dated Oct. 29 under which 508 Young Acquisition LP contracted to acquire the former campus of The Dallas Morning News in downtown Dallas for $33 million.

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Nexstar to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion 12/4/18

Nexstar Media Group has agreed to buy Tribune Media for about $4.1 billion, creating the largest owner of local TV stations in the U.S.

In 2014, Tribune Media, then known as Tribune Co., spun off its publishing division, including the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, retaining its broadcast and real estate assets.

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Adams Publishing Group acquires Wisconsin newspapers 12/4/18

Brian Knox, president of W. D. Hoard & Sons Company, has announced that the newspaper division of the company has been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south central Wisconsin.

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Watertown Times sold to Adams Publishing Group 12/3/18

James M. Clifford has announced that the Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times and Dodge County Independent News have been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Watertown Daily Times is published Monday through Friday and the Dodge County Independent News weekly. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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