Amazon chooses NEWSCYCLE Mobile to participate in new Alexa agencies and developer tools page 2/6/17

NEWSCYCLE Solutions announces that NEWSCYCLE Mobile will be featured in the new Amazon Alexa agencies and developer tools page. The Amazon web page highlights agencies, developers and tool builders that work directly with clients to deliver content on Amazon Alexa devices. The page also serves as a reference guide for companies looking for assistance in building Alexa skills.

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Morris Newspapers buys Monroe Publishing 2/6/17

Morris Newspaper Corporation has purchased the assets of Monroe Publishing from Bliss Communications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition included The Monroe Times, serving Wisconsin's Green and Lafayette counties, as well as two free weekly papers: the Monroe (Wis.) Shopping News and the Freeport (Ill.) Shopping News.

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Dix Communications sells to GateHouse Media 2/6/17

The Dix family, owner of Dix Communications, has sold their five daily newspapers, 18 weekly publications and related websites in northeastern and east-central Ohio to GateHouse Media, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the Dix family in the transaction.

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PF Media Technologies rebrands as News Hub Media 2/2/17

On Feb. 1, PF Media Technologies announced a full company rebrand as News Hub Media (NHM). The new NHM brand reflects an expanded software portfolio that addresses media client needs throughout the whole creative and production process.

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Why are Mississippi's small-town newspapers thriving? 1/31/17

Deer Creek Pilot Editor and Publisher Ray Mosby talks about the ups and downs of owning and operating a weekly newspaper in a small community. Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger

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Finalists selected for Mega-Innovation Award 1/31/17

Learn from these innovative companies at the Key Executives Mega-Conference. Register today.

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Voice Media Group offers LA Weekly for sale 1/24/17

The Voice Media Group has announced that as part of the ongoing diversification of its portfolio it is putting the storied LA Weekly up for sale.

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NEWSCYCLE Mobile adds support for Over-the-Top technology 1/17/17

NEWSCYCLE Solutions is expanding its mobile product portfolio to include Over-the-Top (OTT) technologies, enabling news media companies to deliver content on-demand to online audiences. The new NEWSYCLE OTT offering supports Apple TV and Roku, and the company will be adding support for Amazon Fire this April, with Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV's and other set-top, plug-and-play and voice-activated devices following in the first half of 2017.

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McClatchy to sell and lease back real property in Columbia, S.C., and Sacramento 1/17/17

McClatchy has entered into separate agreements to sell and lease back real property owned by The State Media Company in Columbia, S.C., and The Sacramento Bee in Sacramento, Calif., for total gross proceeds of $67.8 million.

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Number of daily newspaper transactions in 2016 highest since the Great Recession 1/16/17

By Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

The number of transactions involving daily newspapers in 2016 numbered 28, the highest total since 2008, according to newspaper merger-and-acquisition firm Dirks, Van Essen & Murray.

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