U.S. court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million 11/22/16

By Michelle Rindels, The Associated Press

A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.


Herald-Mail Media acquires What's NXT 11/21/16

Herald-Mail Media has acquired What's NXT, the Hagerstown, Md., company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe's Donut Drop.


An opportunity to learn something new 11/14/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

As enterprise editor for LNP Media Group in Lancaster, Penn., Lison Joseph says 80 percent of his job is focused on print. When he applied for SNPA's NEX GEN mentoring program, he wanted to learn more about digital journalism from someone with hands-on experience.

Joseph was matched with Christy Oglesby, then managing editor/audience growth for Cox Media Group in Atlanta. With CNN also on her resume, Oglesby had expertise in using video to drive traffic to a website.

Read about his NEX GEN experience.


New Media Investment Group to acquire assets of Harris Enterprises 11/14/16

New Media Investment Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the newspapers and most other assets of Harris Enterprises Inc. The six newspapers will be operated by a division of New Media's GateHouse Media.


News media organizations offer hotline for election coverage problems 11/8/16

Several news media organizations are joining together to provide a legal hotline for reporters who encounter restrictions or threats of arrests while covering the election today.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.