Oak Island woman wins $10,000 in GateHouse Media sweepstakes 10/16/18

By Allison Ballard, StarNews Staff

Melissa Girard said she often ignores similar emails. But she didn't ignore this one.

The GateHouse Media Blockbuster Bucket List Sweepstakes was offering the chance to win everything from a luxurious getaway to $10,000 in cash. So she clicked and she entered. Again and again.

For more than a week, the Oak Island resident had her eye on that $10,000 prize. On Oct. 1, she learned that she won.

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UF College of Journalism and Communications inducts 155 alumni into new Hall of Fame 10/16/18

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications inducted 155 alumni into the College's new Hall of Fame during its 50th Anniversary Gala celebration on Oct. 12.

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Tom Silvestri honored with Mayborn Leadership Award 10/11/18

Thomas A. Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, was the recipient of the 2018 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award, presented Thursday morning at the SNPA News Industry Summit.

The award is named for Texas newspaperman Frank Mayborn, whose foresight and guidance helped shape SNPA in the early 1950s and who served as president of SNPA from 1061 to 1962.

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P.J. Browning elected president of SNPA for 2018-19 10/10/18

P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., was elected president of SNPA for 2018-19 at the News Industry Summit in Nashville.

Three additional officers and eight members of the SNPA Board of Directors also were elected.

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Trustees, Officers elected for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 10/10/18

The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Nashville on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10.

The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also this morning.

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The Times moves to 5-day print schedule Dec. 24 10/8/18

Reprinted from The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) this week announced it will be making significant changes in its printed editions by the end of the year.

As of Dec. 24, The Times will no longer have printed Monday or Tuesday editions, moving to a five-day-per-week print cycle.

Content will continue to be produced and posted digitally seven days a week, and subscribers will continue to have full digital access to fresh content daily.

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Tronc changing name back to Tribune Publishing 10/8/18

Tronc is changing its name back to Tribune Publishing.

The Chicago-based company announced the decision on Thursday.

The name change will take effect after the market closes Tuesday. Beginning Wednesday, the company's stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol TPCO.

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Meet the NEX GEN class of 2018-19 10/8/18

SNPA has announced the protégés and their mentors for the NEX GEN Class of 2018-19. They will meet for the first time this week at SNPA's News Industry Summit in Nashville.

SNPA's NEX GEN mentor program helps newspaper employees with executive potential develop leadership skills and grow professionally.

NEX GEN protégés and their mentors will craft their own agenda, schedule times to talk by phone at least once a month, and set a time for a personal visit.

SNPA also arranges group video conference calls for participants about every six weeks and invites the group to participate in online networking opportunities with key industry executives.

The NEX GEN Class of 2018-19 includes:

  • Mark Adams, audience acquisition and retention manager for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.

  • Ethan Aden, digital sales manager for the Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

  • Mickie Anderson, local news editor at The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla.

  • Tonya Maddox, publisher of the Montrose Daily Press, Montrose, Colo.

  • Cliff McCollum, managing editor of Gulf Coast Media, Foley, Ala.

  • Andrea Vick, local sales manager for the Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas.

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RJI seeks newsroom partners for millennial-driven innovative projects 10/8/18

By Jennifer Nelson, senior information specialist, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is looking for media outlets interested in partnering with advanced students from the Missouri School of Journalism as part of its RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program. Fellows are embedded in a newsroom for a full semester to help with projects employing innovative technologies, storytelling techniques and revenue models.

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Playoff and World Series preview and coverage pages, plus NFL/college pages 10/2/18

Major League baseball playoffs and World Series previews and coverage are available from the GateHouse Media Center for News & Design.

The Center for News & Design is offering an advance page before the playoff games, the division series and the World Series – a total of five pages.

Each night there is a playoff game, a half-page wrap up will be available with stats, data and other info.

Newspapers can enhance their coverage and save staff time and effort with these ready-to-use pages.

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