Champion Media LLC has acquired the North Carolina and South Carolina print, digital and local assets of Civitas Media LLC. The acquisition includes five daily newspapers and 17 weekly newspapers.MORE
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has announced an agreement to purchase the assets of The Dispatch-Argus, including QCOnline.com and related publications serving Moline, Rock Island and dozens of other communities in western Illinois.MORE
McClatchy has entered into an agreement along with other owners – TEGNA Inc., the controlling shareholder owning 53 percent of CareerBuilder, LLC, and Tribune Media Company – to sell CareerBuilder to an investor group.MORE
Don't forget to nominate your "rising star" to participate in the 2017-18 SNPA NEX GEN mentor program by tomorrow, July 14.
This year-long program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.
Each of the eight selected protégés is paired one-on-one with one of the brightest talents in the newspaper industry. The pool of NEX GEN mentors includes publishers, CEOs and executives from marketing/advertising, circulation, production and digital operations.MORE
"One of my great college professors said it this way, 'Don't show me what somebody does, but show me how somebody feels about what they do.' That's kind of my mantra," Thornton said. "I don't want to show people building a garden, I want to show how people feel building the garden. I want to try to convey their thoughts and emotion, their mental drive about their project. I want to show that visually."
But finding the emotion that conveys the true depths of a story is not always easy. One of the greatest obstacles photojournalists face is creating photos that don't look posed. The key to avoiding that and creating a natural feel lies in making sure that the subject is able to feel comfortable.
"At some point they'll trust you to be in the room, and long enough to where they forget that you're there," Thornton said. "That's always a magical moment for me: when I realize that nobody is attending to the big city newspaper photographer anymore, but they're just going on about their life." MORE
HD Media has acquired four West Virginia newspapers from North Carolina-based Civitas Media. The newspapers and their related websites include the Logan Banner, Williamson Daily News, Coal Valley News and The Pineville Independent Herald.MORE
AIM Media Midwest LLC has acquired the Ohio print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets of Civitas Media LLC. Civitas, headquartered in Davidson, N.C., is a portfolio company of Philadelphia-based private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management LLC.MORE
Although it is widely known that the journalism world is finding more and more new ways to deliver news, Stephen Thornton still sees photography as an irreplaceable outlet for telling stories. Thornton is a two-time SNPA Photo/Video Contest Grand Prize winner and a former photographer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.
Deadline for entries is June 24.
"I still think the still image is the most powerful tool to convey emotions and a pure moment in time," Thornton says.MORE
NEWSCYCLE Solutions has announced the release of SalesLink 2017-1. The latest software includes a Google Maps widget, enabling sales representatives to identify unassigned leads and locate inactive customers in defined geographical areas. A new advertising package tool helps increase revenue and simplify the order process when booking ad bundles. Another new feature in SalesLink 2017-1 is support for business areas, which allows multiple sales reps to share a single account, with commissions split proportionally on booked orders.MORE
"Rotary Clubs and community newspapers are powerful partners," says Vicki Whiting of Kid Scoop. "Rotarians are newspaper readers. Both newspapers and Rotarians believe in the importance of reading and being informed. For Rotarians, the partnership impacts education and lets them share with kids their own love of reading and community."MORE
Attendees at the 2018 News Industry Summit will have a chance to share their stories through SNPA Voices, a unique video system powered by Gather Voices.
We hope conference attendees will stop by our recording area near the conference registration desk and tell us how SNPA has help you learn, grow and connect. Tell us why you're an SNPA member and how your SNPA membership helps your business. We want to share your testimonials with your colleagues across SNPA and the industry.
Attendees at our conferences have so many great stories to share. SNPA Voices will give you the chance to record your insights about conference sessions, speakers or trends in the industry in a professionally-produced video environment.More
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.More