Online Schools Center identifies 20 most impressive school newspapers 7/17/18

OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has released its list of The 20 Most Impressive School Newspapers, a comprehensive index of the finest school newspapers, presented in order of founding year, so papers are not ranked one more impressive than another.

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Five lessons learned about the drone part of drone journalism 7/2/18

By Judd Slivka, director of aerial journalism, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Missouri Drone Journalism Program has flown more than 450 sorties since December. Here are some hard lessons learned along the way.

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Guns: An American conversation 7/2/18

A coalition of American newsrooms owned by Advance Local launched "Guns: An American Conversation" with the journalism organization Spaceship Media. The project convened people on opposite sides of the social and political spectrum to engage in a dialogue around the polarizing topic of guns.

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Cox Media Group sells Southern Kitchen to GateHouse Media 7/2/18

Cox Media Group and GateHouse Media have announced that the operations of Cox's Southern Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Southern food and lifestyle brand, have been acquired by GateHouse.

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GIADC partners with Presteligence for editorial layout 7/2/18

Presteligence has announced that Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center will use My News 360 CMS, Adobe InDesign integration tools, and STATUS to design pages for its commercial clients beginning this month.

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Historical marker honors Wilson newswoman Swindell 7/2/18

Elizabeth Gold Swindell, the matriarch of Wilson's local newspaper and a pacesetter for women in journalism and business, was honored Saturday with the dedication of a state historical marker on the lawn of her longtime home.

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Vicksburg Post reducing print publication frequency 6/26/18

Beginning July 2, The Vicksburg Post will change its print publication days to Tuesday through Friday and Sundays, no longer producing printed editions on Mondays and Saturdays.

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Lee Enterprises will manage Berkshire Hathaway newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets 6/26/18

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has joined with BH Media Group, Inc., in an agreement for Lee to manage Berkshire Hathaway's newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets, beginning July 2.

BH Media Group chairman and CEO Terry Kroeger is stepping down, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Kroeger also is publisher of that paper, a position he will also leave. Kroeger told the paper he would stay with BH Media for a transition.

"And then Jackie and I are looking for our next adventure," Kroeger said, referring to his wife, also a former World-Herald staff member.

The agreement provides Lee with flexibility to implement revenue initiatives and business transformation consistent with how it manages its own newspaper and digital operations in 49 markets, while Berkshire Hathaway continues as owner of BH Media.

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Florida Times-Union staff take step toward unionization 6/26/18

Reprinted from News&Tech

Journalists who work as reporters, photographers, copy editors and desk editors in the The Florida Times-Union newsroom in Jacksonville have signed cards stating that they want to be represented by The NewsGuild-CWA, the guild announced.

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GateHouse Media, Savannah Morning News acquire printing facility operations 6/26/18

From the Savannah Morning News

GateHouse Media and the Savannah Morning News have acquired from Morris Communications Company the printing operations located on Chatham Parkway in Savannah. The announcement was made by Savannah Morning News Publisher Michael Traynor.

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