Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships 7/25/18

Working journalists are invited to apply for fellowships to attend Media Law School 2018, to be held Sept. 19-22 in Columbia, S.C., at the University of South Carolina.


Chattanooga Times Free Press selects Presteligence for high school sports coverage 7/24/18

Presteligence has announced that the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press will use My Team Scoop for its high school sports coverage of 55 area schools.


Cox Enterprises explores strategic options for Cox Media Group's television stations 7/24/18

Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it is exploring strategic options for its ownership or other interest in 14 broadcast television stations, including partnering or merging these stations into a larger TV company.

"We didn't take this decision lightly. It is clear that scale is critical for TV affiliates to be positioned well for the future. Our stations are some of the best in the industry and we want them to stay that way," said Alex Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Cox Enterprises.


Times-Union newsroom staff votes to unionize 7/23/18

Reprinted from The Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla.

Journalists at The Florida Times-Union voted Thursday to form a union, becoming the third newspaper in Florida to take that step.

The NewsGuild-CWA will represent all of the newsroom's reporters, copy editors, photographers and digital producers. The vote, held under the supervision of the National Labor Relations Board, authorizes the union to begin contract negotiations with the Times-Union's parent company, GateHouse Media, on employees' behalf.


Forward thinking: Schurz shifts to meet current, future needs 7/23/18

By Rebecca Patrick, BizVoice/Indiana Chamber

Thriving as a media company amid the continually evolving and sometimes turbulent industry is an accomplishment. Doing so as a fifth-generation family-owned business makes it all the more noteworthy and rewarding. Schurz Communications, headquartered in Mishawaka, is approaching 150 years of delivering information to its region and beyond. The company is doing so by staying true to its core values, including input from young and old and, above all, embracing advances in technology.

It all began when two entrepreneurial brothers-in-law, Alfred B. Miller and Elmer Crockett, working in newspapers thought a growing South Bend could support a third publication.


ESW Capital announces acquisition of Olive Software 7/17/18

ESW Capital, LLC, has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software is a leader in e-publishing solutions and digital archiving, providing hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.


Why a reporter's tweet appeared on our masthead 7/17/18

By Nate McCullough, publications manager, The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

As a salute to those at the Capital Gazette who lost their lives and those who rallied in the aftermath, The Times of Gainesville, Ga., echoed Reporter Chase Cook's rallying cry by replacing for one day its slogan, Honestly Local, on the front-page masthead on Thursday, July 12, with Cook's tweet:

"I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow."

The Forsyth County News and Dawson County News took similar action, along with newspapers around the country who were encouraged to do the same.

Read Nate McCullough's column in The Times.


Members of Congress urge ITC reversal of newsprint tariffs today 7/17/18

Seventeen members of Congress were scheduled to testify today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to defend 600,000 American workers in the newspaper, retail, printing and publishing industries, along with the millions of Americans who read local newspapers.


Changes coming in newspaper distribution in Shawnee, Okla. 7/17/18

Beginning Aug. 11, The Shawnee News-Star's two papers from the weekend will be combined into one better, larger product that will be delivered Saturday morning with all of the advertising inserts and coupons readers are accustomed to receiving on Sunday mornings.

The News-Star will still be printed Tuesday through Friday as it always has.


Ogden Newspapers acquires the Loudoun Times-Mirror 7/17/18

The Loudoun Times-Mirror, Loudoun's longest-serving news source, is under new ownership, but it's not losing its 163-year-old bond with the local Virginia community, company officials say.