Share your local marketing campaigns 1/30/18

Are you telling the positive story of the importance of your newspaper in your local community? Then share it with your peers!

All of us recognize the need to market our brands as the most trusted source of local news and information. Many of you are doing it well – others aren't doing it at all. So let's learn from each other.

SNPA wants to help you access the best of the best when it comes to local marketing campaigns and what our members are doing to fight this battle.


Patrick Dorsey is named president of SNPA, to succeed Les Simpson 1/30/18

Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president for the Coastal Group of GateHouse Media, and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Fla., has been named president of SNPA, effective immediately.

He was appointed by the SNPA Executive Committee to succeed Les Simpson, who stepped down after leaving the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News. Simpson plans to stay in Amarillo and work outside the newspaper industry.


Bestselling authors to write original essays for local newspapers 1/23/18

Beginning in April, 24 bestselling authors will write original 800-word essays for local newspaper readers via a new column, "The Writer's Notebook." Every other week a different author will explore everyday life – familiar joys and sorrows, hassles and triumphs – exclusively for newspapers with average daily print circulations of less than 100,000.


Greensheet Media selects ProImage NewsWay-X Workflow 1/23/18

Texas-based Greensheet Media, a weekly shopper with 19 zones and a total weekly circulation of 650,000, recently upgraded its production workflow with ProImage browser-based, HTML 5 compliant NewsWay-X.


Times-Union announces additional layoffs 1/23/18

The Florida Times-Union has announced plans to reduce its non-production workforce by about 10 percent, or about two dozen positions.

The restructuring is across the board for 2018, including the departments of advertising, circulation, newsroom, accounting and administration.

Many of the positions were eliminated through attrition or transfer, said Mark Nusbaum, president of the Times-Union.

Read more from The Florida Times-Union


Arkadium and AP collaborate to bring interactive content to sports properties 1/23/18

The Associated Press and Arkadium will collaborate to integrate Arkadium's InHabit artificial intelligence tool into AP's professional football, college football and college basketball Digital News Experiences.

The integration of InHabit into AP's DNEs will allow for greater interaction with readers through automatically generated intelligent and contextual content provided by Arkadium.


AP's paginated sports pages get new design from Adams Publishing 1/23/18

Paginated sports previews from The Associated Press kicked off 2018 with a new look from the Adams Publishing Group's Big Sky News Design team, beginning with the Winter Olympics edition that was released last week.


Ready-to-use pages previewing Olympics available at discount to SNPA members 1/23/18

The clock is ticking toward Opening Ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Are you ready?


Newscycle Mobile adds iPhone X support and UX enhancements 1/23/18

The newest Newscycle Mobile software release adds support for the Apple iPhone X and includes several features that enhance mobile user experience, create new revenue opportunities and simplify app management.

MORE and Brainworks Software launch strategic partnership 1/16/18 and Brainworks Software today announced a strategic partnership aimed at providing new and innovative solutions that help print, broadcast, digital and web-native media companies jumpstart revenue and audience engagement.

The companies will collaborate to create integrations between their industry-leading content management, CRM, digital publishing, advertising management and circulation management systems that help media organizations reduce costs while unlocking new revenue streams.