Lee Enterprises adds agriculture publications to Adinfinitum 4/3/17

Presteligence has announced that Lee Enterprises will add Lee AgriMedia publications to Adinfinitum for electronic tearsheets and electronic invoices.

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Herald-Leader sues city of Lexington 4/3/17

By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader (reprinted with permission)

The Lexington Herald-Leader has sued the city of Lexington, Ky., alleging that a new ordinance – which restricts where publications can be delivered – runs afoul of the First Amendment.

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2 Civitas Media markets purchase NewsXtreme 3/28/17

The Sedalia Democrat and Jacksonville Journal Courier have purchased NewsXtreme Lite Prepress Production Workflow Bundle from Presteligence. The deal is part of a Southern Lithoplate Strategic Alliance Partnership.

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Research study seeks partners 3/21/17

Research Director On Demand is looking for partners on its national survey to learn more about Millennials and their media habits. The object of the research will be a better understanding of this massive generation, including media usage, sources of information, content preferences and newspaper readership drivers.

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Maryland daily to be sold to Ogden Newspapers 3/21/17

An agreement in principal has been reached by the Randall Family, LLC, owners of The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, to explore the sale of the News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, Inc., of Wheeling, W.Va., according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Cope newspaper brokerage firm.

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Hattiesburg paper to print three days a week, starting in April 3/21/17

The Hattiesburg (Miss.) American has announced plans to shift from publishing a print edition seven days a week to three – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – beginning April 5.

In a letter to readers, Nathan Edwards, president of the Hattiesburg American, said: "The shift, driven by our consumers and advertisers, enables us to invest in new ways of doing business and better position ourselves for the future. Our research shows subscribers are increasingly choosing to access the American online via our website, mobile and tablet devices, with the Hattiesburg American having 8X more digital readers than print readers."

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Print ads in newspapers, magazines are most trusted ad channels for purchase decisions 3/20/17

Eighty-two percent of Americans trust prints ads, followed by TV ads (80 percent) and direct mail (76 percent); online pop-ups are the least trusted (25 percent).

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New study shows the newspaper industry confidence continues to rise 3/20/17

According to the 2017 HubCiti Publishers' Confidence & Technology Report, the overall confidence in the sustainability of the local and regional newspaper industry is getting stronger amid new technologies and digital strategies. A full 70 percent of publishers surveyed believe digital services is necessary, with nearly 50 percent planning to implement in the next six months. Consumers of news continue to use the internet as the dominant source for content delivery, but with an increase of more than 10 percent from last year, mobile apps have now become the top method for digital news delivery.

"The new survey shows a definitive movement towards a more modern, digital strategy for news distribution among our local and regional publishers," stated Roy Truitt, CEO of HubCiti. "Implementing digital is now a must-have – compared to a competitive advantage. Training traditional sales staff to focus on digital and finding the right partners to implement new technology will determine how well publishers will meet market and consumer expectations."

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AP to publish first all-time college basketball ranking 3/20/17

The Associated Press will rank the nation’s all-time top men’s college basketball programs for the first time, as tabulated from its more than 1,100 weekly polls of top basketball teams over the past 68 years.

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New Orleans Advocate acquires weekly Tammany Farmer 3/16/17

The New Orleans Advocate's owners expanded their footprint in St. Tammany Parish last week, purchasing The Farmer, a weekly newspaper that has been part of the Northshore's civic life since 1874.

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