AP expands, rebrands custom content and distribution service 8/2/16

The Associated Press has expanded its custom content and distribution service, re-branding it AP ContentWorks, to reflect its broader set of capabilities.

AP ContentWorks offers a full suite of customizable services, including strategy, distribution, project management and measurement, as well as the creation of text, video, photo and graphic content. The content is delivered to AP's member publishers and broadcasters through the Nativo platform.

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AP to publish first all-time college football ranking 8/2/16

The Associated Press will rank the nation's all-time top college football programs for the first time, as tabulated from its more than 1,100 weekly polls of top college football teams over the past 80 years.

The all-time ranking is being released today at 2 p.m. (EST). They will be based on total poll appearances, number of times ranked No. 1 and AP national championships.

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Morris Publishing Group acquires Buzz on Biz, LLC 8/2/16

Morris Publishing Group, LLC has acquired Buzz on Biz, LLC which includes the Buzz on Biz suite of print, digital, broadcast, radio shows and events.

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Hearst purchases Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group 8/2/16

Hearst has acquired the Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group from 1013 Star Communications. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray represented Hearst in the sale.

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Barrow newspapers to merge 8/1/16

The Barrow County News, the oldest continually operating business in Barrow County (Ga.), has been acquired by Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc., of Jefferson and will be merged with the Barrow Journal to become a single newspaper and website servicing the people of Barrow County.

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The Fayetteville Observer is sold to GateHouse Media 7/28/16

Fayetteville Publishing Co. has sold The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer and its other businesses to GateHouse Media, LLC. The sale ends 93 years of local ownership by the family of the late Ashton Wilson Lilly.

Fayetteville Publishing Co. was represented by Gary Greene, managing director of Cribb, Greene & Cope.

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Exclusive offer from Content That Works for members of SNPA 7/26/16

Content That Works – SNPA's latest Strategic Partner – wants to be your go-to features department.

Get access to everything Content That Works produces for your print products. It's like having your own in-house features department without the overhead or the hassles.

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Evening Post Publishing Co. equips multiple plants with ProImage NewsWay 7/25/16

ProImage has announced the sale of two NewsWay Workflow Systems to the Evening Post Publishing Co. The two systems will manage the workflow of the Aiken (S.C.) Standard and of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., respectively.

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Zinser offers employer action plan for addressing new rule on overtime 7/19/16

Michael Zinser outlined an action plan for all employers during last week's webinar on the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Rule on Overtime.

While he noted that the November 2016 election could impact the finality of the rule, he encouraged all employers to take steps now so they are prepared to implement the changes.

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Ready-to-use pages available for upcoming football season 7/18/16

With college football kickoff just weeks away, SNPA members are eligible for special savings on high-quality, revenue-producing weekly conference preview pages that focus on the SEC, ACC and other conferences during the coming football season.

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