Mentors are named for NEX GEN Class of 2017-18 8/29/17

Nine of the brightest talents in the newspaper industry will be serving as mentors for SNPA's NEX GEN Class of 2017-18.

The NEX GEN protégés will meet for the first time with their mentors at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 10-12. The 2017-18 NEX GEN experience will culminate with a presentation at SNPA's 2018 News Industry Summit in Nashville.

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Herald-Journal announces production changes 8/29/17

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Publisher Kevin Drake has announced that the Herald-Journal will be printed in Gastonia, N.C., beginning Sept. 18.

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Creative Circle launches new websites, print redesign 8/22/17

Creative Circle Media Solutions launched six new websites and a print redesign in July and August.

For the Springfield (Mo.) Business Journal, Creative Circle launched a new site Aug. 14 at www.sbj.net along with an all-video sister site at sbjlive.net. SBJ switched its primary site from 1Up to Creative Circle in the transition. MORE

Fourth Amendment protects against warrantless seizure of cellphone location records, amicus brief argues 8/14/17

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 19 other media organizations have submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Carpenter v. United States. The coalition brief urges the Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and require the government to abide by the Fourth Amendment and obtain a warrant to access cellphone location records. The case raises concern for media organizations because the government could access cellphone location records that reveal the newsgathering activities of journalists without adhering to any constitutional safeguards.

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Morris Communications announces sale of newspaper publications to GateHouse Media 8/14/17

Morris Communications has announced that it is selling 11 of its daily and non-daily newspaper holdings, its Lubbock, Texas-based commercial printing operation and other related publications to GateHouse Media, Inc. The sale is part of the company's strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle and niche publications, broadband operations, property development and new business and is expected to be finalized on Oct. 2.

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Boone subsidiary to purchase The Valley Times-News 8/14/17

An agreement has been reached in principle for the sale of operating assets and real estate of The Valley Times-News by Valley Newspapers, Inc. and its owner, Nell Walls. The transaction's legal paper work will be completed and signed in September and the transaction will close effective Oct. l.

This daily newspaper serves West Point, Ga., Lanett and Valley, Ala., from its office in West Point.

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Presteligence adds geo-targeting to mobile apps for football season 8/14/17

Presteligence has added a new feature to the My Team Scoop app where publishers can geo-target event locations. The app will send notifications to users within the specified vicinity of a stadium and during a specified time.

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Please consider serving on SNPA's new R&D Committee 8/8/17

By Les Simpson, publisher, Amarillo Globe-News and SNPA President-Elect

SNPA R&D partners are critical to the future of our industry, and extremely important to SNPA. That's why we are establishing an R&D advisory committee composed of members who want to help SNPA ensure that its R&D members receive value from their memberships, and devise ways to create more value for both newspapers and R&D members at the SNPA annual convention and at the Mega-Conference.

Are you interested in serving on this committee?

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Meet the NEX GEN class of 2017-18 8/8/17

Read bios of 2017-18 NEX GEN participants.

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Dallas Morning News parent contracts with Gannett to produce print, digital ads 8/7/17

By Karen Robinson-Jacobs, The Dallas Morning News

A. H. Belo Corporation, parent of The Dallas Morning News, announced plans Friday to outsource much of its advertising creation and production work to the parent of USA Today.

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