Adams Publishing Group acquires assets of Cooke Communications in N.C., Fla. 9/4/18

Adams Publishing Group announced today that it has purchased the assets of Cooke Communications, LLC, based in Greenville, N.C., and in Key West, Fla., including its print publications, websites and commercial printing operations.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Cooke Communications, LLC in the transaction. The transaction closed Friday, Aug. 31. Terms were not disclosed.

Cooke Communications newspapers included in the sale are The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.), The Rocky Mount Telegram (Rocky Mount, N.C.), The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.), The Key West Citizen (Key West, Fla.) and several non-daily newspapers and websites.

Two Oceans Digital, KeyWest.Com and FloridaKeys.com will remain in Cooke Communications Florida.

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Harlan Daily Enterprise changes to twice-weekly 9/3/18

Reprinted from the Harlan Daily Enterprise

The Harlan Daily Enterprise has changed its publication days to Wednesdays and Saturdays. No longer will the newspaper be producing printed editions on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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ITC terminates tariffs on newsprint from Canada 8/29/18

Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition of printers, publishers, retailers, paper suppliers and distributors, today welcomed the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) decision to terminate duties currently being applied to uncoated groundwood paper, or newsprint, imports from Canada.

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Koenig & Bauer changes subsidiary names 8/28/18

During its 200th anniversary last year, Koenig & Bauer returned to its founding name "Koenig & Bauer" as part of a global brand re-launch.

In a continuation of this rebranding, the Germany-based company is changing the names of the global business units, subsidiaries, and agencies to be aligned with this new brand.

Effective immediately, KBA North America Inc. is now named Koenig & Bauer (US) Inc., and KBA Canada Inc. is now named Koenig & Bauer (CA) Inc.

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Daily News to convert to five days per week 8/28/18

Reprinted from The LaGrange Daily News

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.

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GateHouse Florida announces launch of Inside Florida Politics 8/28/18

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.

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Content That Work introduces 365: A content marketing newsletter 8/27/18

In a monthly newsletter, Content That Works will share lessons learned, upcoming content packages and fresh content marketing news to inspire you and your team. Subscribe for the latest content trends, marketing insights and sales resources.

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Adpay reveals a new website 8/22/18

In advance of the fall conference season, Adpay has released a new look and feel for its website, www.adpay.com. Designed in a mobile-friendly format, it quickly answers key questions about Adpay solutions in a responsive, approachable design.

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McClatchy Studios announces inaugural fall lineup and inks pact with Storied Media Group 8/21/18

McClatchy Studios, the documentary production arm of McClatchy, has announced its inaugural fall lineup, focused on local stories with national appeal. Three shows produced by McClatchy Studios will stream on Facebook Watch, McClatchy news websites and other streaming services in the fall, including a series inside the surprisingly competitive Texas Senate race between Democratic contender Beto O'Rourke and Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.

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Meredith's television stations select TownNews.com for content and video management 8/20/18

Meredith Corporation's Local Media Group has signed with TownNews.com for the content and video management of 17 television stations. Meredith's television group, based in Des Moines, Iowa, reaches more than 11 percent of U.S. households, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 markets-including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 13 in the Top 50.

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