The Republican and Democratic conventions will attract a lot of reader interest this year – and SNPA has arranged a special deal with FedNet that gives its members access to complete video coverage with a 15 percent discount.
Live video coverage includes all proceedings from the main speaker platform in the convention halls. Every speech will be available through a Livestream HTML player plug-in for integration and rebroadcast from your website, mobile applications and apps. This multi-camera HD broadcast feed translates into an easy viewing experience for your online visitors, without the need to incur the high costs of attending and covering the Presidential Conventions.
FedNet – which provides digital video and production services to news organizations from The Washington Post to broadcast networks like Time Warner – is also offering separate access to an exclusive library of speeches as the convention proceeds, readymade for editors to easily integrate into your political coverage.
If your paper is sending a correspondent to Cleveland or Philadelphia, FedNet can provide Skybox Suite positions that overlook the floors at both venues. This opportunity presents an unparalleled way to maximize your investment to cover these historic conventions.
To use these services, you must sign up by June 1.MORE
When Monday's Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, the small market Sun newspapers emerged from the giants to capture a first place for Editorial Writing.
The Sun newspapers, which cover Charlotte and Sarasota counties, beat out the New York Times, Boston Globe and other industry leaders for Editorial Writing in its coverage of the state prison system and the aftermath of guards killing inmate Matthew Walker at the Charlotte Correctional Institution south of Punta Gorda.
This column, written by David Dunn-Rankin, president of Sun Coast Media Group, honors both the newspaper's staff and the mission that his father set for the papers.MORE
The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service based on its international investigation of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia that freed more than 2,000 slaves and traced the seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet food providers across the U.S.MORE
The Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for the series "Insane, Invisible, In Danger." a reporting partnership between the two papers.
In addition, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting was awarded to Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times for their work in exposing how Pinellas County school leaders withheld promised funding and support from five predominantly black schools creating "Failure Factories," the title of the series that was published in 2015.MORE
A new strategic partnership with GateHouse Media offers SNPA member newspapers access to quality editorial and content services – at a 15 percent discount.
The GateHouse Center for New & Design creates original content, including special sections, theme and feature pages, info-graphics, cartoons and illustrations. The Center's Community Content division offers efficient re-writes of user-submitted content, including press releases, letters to the editor and calendar event listings.MORE
During its meeting Monday at the Mega-Conference, the SNPA Board of Directors approved two new members. In addition, four companies have become trial members of SNPA through a special three-month offer given to Mega-Conference exhibitors.MORE
Break-through innovation tends to happen when industries focus on non-consumers, the judge for the inaugural Mega-Innovation Award told publishers during the closing session of the Key Executives Mega-Conference.
Contest judge Michael Maness, innovator-in-residence at Harvard Business School, said: "If you focus on people who aren't using anything that you do and build a solution for them, that tends to be a solution that gets adopted by other people. So, you want to be focused on segments in your communities where there's no heavy consumption."MORE
Streaming video on Over-The-Top platforms, Calkins Media Incorporated newspapers are now also "micro TV stations."
In just a couple of years, the Bucks County Courier Times in Pennsylvania and its sisters newspapers in Calkins Philadelphia Region have incorporated OTT channels into their routine operations, said Emily Dresslar, director of strategic partnerships for Calkins Digital. Calkins ABC-TV affiliate stations have adopted the technology as well.
"The key was not bringing on a whole new video team, which is the route some newspapers have gone, but transforming our newsrooms so that photographers became videographers, and reporters became print reporters as well as video reporters," Dresslar said. "A couple of years ago what we wanted didn't exist in the market, so we built it ourselves."MORE
The Oklahoman Media Company is always willing to try something new.
"We have tried to create a culture here of ongoing innovation," said Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman. No single strategy is more important than another, and all employees are expected to contribute and improve.
The result is a dozen or more innovations over the last several years, not just one or two. The core goals are to increase audience and engage readers through news, advertising, digital, a TV studio, social media or the giant video screen on the side of the newspaper building in downtown Oklahoma City.MORE
Forsyth County News Publisher Vince Johnson says that when he came to the paper a couple of years ago, it had a rule about social media. Only one article was posted to Facebook each day, at 6 a.m.
In his entry form for the Mega-Innovation competition, Johnson noted that rule officially died on Jan. 20, 2014. Since then, the paper has increased its social media following by more than 1,000 percent.
That's just one example of how the Forsyth County News, described by Johnson as "wildly traditional" not so long ago, has changed.MORE
Beginning Monday, Sept. 17, The LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News will change print publication days to Tuesday through Saturday, no longer producing a Monday printed edition.
The change to Tuesday through Saturday print publication will help the community's top media organization align resources with its core mission: informing readers and guiding customers to its advertisers. The Daily News will continue 24/7 news coverage and publication at lagrangenews.com and its other digital and social media channels.More
GateHouse Florida, a group of major Florida newspapers owned by GateHouse Media, has announced the creation of a statewide digital political reporting network called Inside Florida Politics anchored by a weekly audio podcast Inside Florida Politics.
Combining the reporting of The Palm Beach Post, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Florida Times-Union, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Lakeland Ledger, Gainesville Sun, Ocala Star-Banner and Northwest Florida Daily News, Inside Florida Politics will offer ongoing, in-depth political coverage for the State of Florida.More