Playoff and World Series preview and coverage pages, plus NFL/college pages 10/2/18

Major League baseball playoffs and World Series previews and coverage are available from the GateHouse Media Center for News & Design.

The Center for News & Design is offering an advance page before the playoff games, the division series and the World Series – a total of five pages.

Each night there is a playoff game, a half-page wrap up will be available with stats, data and other info.

Newspapers can enhance their coverage and save staff time and effort with these ready-to-use pages.

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GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company 10/1/18

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount.

Chris Reen, who was publisher of The Oklahoman and president of The Oklahoman Media Company, will remain with The Anschutz Corp. Jim Hopson of Gatehouse will be the interim publisher of The Oklahoman.

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GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company 9/27/18

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount, executives announced Sept. 27.

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National Newspaper Week to be celebrated Oct. 7-13 9/25/18

National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 7-13, in recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis.

Click here to access editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more; all available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America.

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BrandingForward: Class to map future positioning of local newspapers 9/25/18

Ann Day Becker's campaigns class at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media's Integrated Marketing Communication degree program at Ole Miss has divided itself into several "ad agencies" and all of them have taken The Meridian Star on as a client.

For the fall semester, the class will be focusing on developing marketing strategies for The Meridian Star.

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Lakeway Publishers to sell Sun Publications to D-R Media 9/24/18

D-R Media and Investments is purchasing Sun Publications of Florida from Lakeway Publishers, according to Gary Greene and Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope.

Publications include the Sumter Shopper, The Clermont News Leader, the Four Corners News Leader, the Mt. Dora Triangle News Leader and the commercial printing operations based in Polk county, Fla.

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Cribb, Greene & Cope Annual Publisher Confidence Survey 9/18/18

Newspaper owners and executives are encouraged to participate in the Annual Publisher Confidence Survey.

The survey asks 11 questions that provide direct feedback from publishers on revenue, profit and other current trends in the publishing industry.

The survey takes less than two minutes to complete, and results are provided immediately so publishers can see how others are responding.

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American Hometown Publishing buys Osceola News-Gazette 9/10/18

Lakeway Publishers has sold the Osceola News-Gazette (Kissimmee, Fla.) to American Hometown Publishing, according to Randy Cope and Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented Lakeway Publishers in the transaction.

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Three Arkansas papers to close this week 9/10/18

After 150 years, the Daily Siftings of Arkadelphia, Ark., will publish its final issue on Friday, Sept. 14.

The Hope Star, in print for 145 years, also will print its last issue on Friday. The Nevada County Picayune, based in Prescott, publishes its last issue on Sept. 12.

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Inaugural gathering to explore solutions to vital policy issues in Florida 9/10/18

Influential leaders from diverse backgrounds across the State of Florida along with readers of McClatchy's Florida newsrooms – the Miami Herald, Bradenton Herald, el Nuevo Herald – and Sayfie Review, will hash out solutions to tough policy issues with a shared goal of building a better Florida at the Florida Priorities Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the University of Miami.

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