Sumter paper publishes final Saturday edition 11/7/16

The Sumter (S.C.) Item has published its final Saturday print edition. The paper is now officially printing five days a week, and has a wide range of plans for expanding its growing digital services …

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Get to know Bill Church, as he steps into new role with GateHouse 11/7/16

Former Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune Executive Editor Bill Church was recently named senior vice president of news for GateHouse Media, where he will oversee news strategy for the entire company. Here's where he thinks the industry is headed and what his plans are for the future.

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AP election coverage to include live video, shareable content 11/7/16

The Associated Press on election night will have video interviews with staffers and other shareable content from across the U.S. to augment its reports to members and customers worldwide.

AP will offer that expertise to its member news organizations, customers and the public across all platforms when it counts the vote and covers the results.

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From the CEO: Message to our readers 11/7/16

On Sunday, all Morris Communications newspapers endorsed Donald J. Trump for president of the United States.

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New Media Investment Group acquires Rochester Business Journal 10/28/16

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented New Media Investment Group in its recently announced agreement to acquire Rochester Business Journal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The Wilson Times returning to downtown roots 10/24/16

By Corey Friedman, editor, The Wilson Times

Downtown has always held a special place in the heart of Wilson Times Publisher Morgan Dickerman III. In early 2017, the paper will relocate there.

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AP preseason basketball polls to be released Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 10/24/16

Basketball season is just around the corner. "For many fans, the preseason AP Top 25 poll serves as the starting point for the upcoming season," says Barry Bedlan, AP's sports products manager.

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Cribb, Greene & Cope Publisher Confidence Survey Fall 2016 10/24/16

Publishers who feel their profit will be up next year dropped to 41 percent compared with 48 percent in 2015 and 51 percent in 2014, according to the Fall 2016 Publisher Confidence Survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope.

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Dallas area newspaper cluster sold to S.A.W. Advisors, LLC 10/18/16

S.A.W. Advisors, LLC has acquired Star Local Media from 1013 Star Communications according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope. Star Local Media publishes 14 community newspapers in the suburbs of Dallas.

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Mentoring relationship works both ways 10/18/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Shannon Casas grew up south of Gainesville, Ga., went to Berry College in Rome and was happy to stay close to home by joining The Times in Gainesville after graduation. Promoted in February to managing editor at the age of 32, Casas used her time in SNPA's NEX GEN mentoring program to expand her horizons.

Casas was paired with Barbara Hough Roda, executive editor of LNP and LancasterOnline, part of LNP Media Group Inc. in Lancaster, Pa.

Read about her NEX GEN experience.

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