Comintelli and Newscycle announce partnership agreement 4/24/18

NEWSCYCLE Solutions, developer of the industry-leading NewsEdge content syndication platform, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Comintelli, a Swedish software company that provides enterprise solutions for competitive intelligence, market insights and knowledge management.


Ballard Spahr applies for membership 4/23/18

Ballard Spahr LLP is a national law firm with more than 650 lawyers across the United States. The firm provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property and public finance.


New company formed by Charles H. Morris Jr. buys papers in Gainesville, Cumming and Dawsonville 4/17/18

Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc., announced April 16 the sale of The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) and The Poultry Times to Metro Market Media, a newly formed company owned by his son, Charles H. Morris, Jr.

In a separate transaction, Morris Sr. also sold from an affiliated company the Forsyth County News (Cumming, Ga.) and Dawson County News (Dawsonville, Ga.) to Morris Jr. and MMM.


The Virginian-Pilot and Style Weekly win VPA's highest awards 4/17/18

The Virginian-Pilot and Style Weekly were named Saturday as the recipients of the Virginia Press Association's awards for journalistic integrity and community service, the organization's highest award.

The Virginian-Pilot won in the daily category for Tim Eberly's series on Virginia's "three-strikes law" which denies felons the opportunity for parole. Eberly also was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Investigative Reporting, announced yesterday for this same series.


How to turn your newsletters into subscription gold 4/17/18

By Bill Ostendorf, Creative Circle Media Solutions
Reprinted from News & Tech

Newsletters can be gold. But they require a little more digging than most publishers are doing today.

A lot of publishers use newsletters to push their news content out to readers each day, reaching an audience that wants the news to come to them rather than buying a paper or going to a website. A few also do calendar-oriented newsletters, telling readers about things to do for the weekend.

Those are a good start (and if you aren't doing both of these yet, you should get going), but that isn't where the gold is.

Newsletters also are a great way to create niche products and to test new concepts.


New study shows more employed in local TV news than newspapers for first time in report's history 4/17/18

According to the 2018 Local News Staffing Report conducted by the Radio Television Digital News Association and Hofstra University, total local TV news employment has surpassed total daily newspaper employment for the first time in the more than 24 years this survey has been conducted.


Akron Beacon Journal sold to GateHouse Media 4/17/18

The Akron Beacon Journal's owner, Black Press Ltd., recently announced the sale of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Akron Beacon Journal and its website to GateHouse Media, which owns multiple publications in Ohio including The Columbus Dispatch and The Canton Repository. Sound Publishing Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Press Ltd., bought the Beacon Journal in 2006.


Olive Software announces release of new e-Edition ODN 2.0 4/17/18

Olive Software's upgraded release of ODN (Olive Dynamic Newsstand) 2.0 offers a complete overhaul, bursting with new features for readers and publishers.

Olive Dynamic Newsstand 2.0 goes far beyond a digital print replica. It has many powerful features to enrich the reader's experience while providing newspaper publishers with a wide variety of new monetization and revenue opportunities.


tbt* becomes a weekly publication in June 4/10/18

Starting June 7, tbt* will return to its roots as a weekly publication. The change allows tbt* to become the weekly go-to news and lifestyle guide for busy Millennials and Gen Xers in the Tampa Bay area.


Certified Audit of Circulations plans merger with Alliance for Audited Media 4/10/18

With unanimous support, the board of directors of Certified Audit of Circulations is recommending a merger with the Alliance for Audited Media to help keep audit rates low, ensure easy access of independently verified data to media buyers, and enhance customer service. Pending approval by both CAC and AAM members, the merger is expected to be complete this summer.