May 26 is deadline to participate in SNPA Salary Survey 4/20/17

Publishers and human resources directors at daily newspapers can compare salaries paid at their papers by participating in the 2017 SNPA Salary Survey. Questionnaires must be returned to the SNPA office by Friday, May 26. Survey results will be released the first week of June to all participants.

Publishers who share data for this important study will receive a benchmarking report the first week of June that looks at salaries and wages of department heads and non-supervisory staff.

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Family owners primary sellers in Q1 4/18/17

The sale of family-owned newspapers represented the bulk of the deals in the first quarter of 2017, with four of the six announced daily newspaper transactions involving a complete exit from the industry by the owner.

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Last chance to participate FREE in SNPA Salary Survey 4/18/17

Publishers and human resources directors at daily newspapers can compare salaries paid at their papers – no cost – by participating in the 2017 SNPA Salary Survey. Questionnaires must be returned to the SNPA office by Wednesday, April 19.

Publishers who share data for this important study will receive a benchmarking report the first week of June that looks at salaries and wages of department heads and non-supervisory staff.

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Instill initiative in employees and a sense of ownership will be your reward 4/4/17

By Jules Ciotta

Teaching your employees to take initiative in solving problems and seeking opportunities around the workplace is one of the best ways to give them a sense of ownership and commitment. If your workforce wants to do more than just follow your orders, these tips will help.

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U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule litigation update 3/6/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

May 1 is the new due date for the Department of Labor's reply brief involving the overtime rule.

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Lexington passes ordinance that newspaper vows to fight 3/6/17

By Beth Musgrave, bmusgrave@herald-leader.com

The Lexington Urban County Council approved an ordinance recently that would require businesses to put unsolicited fliers and circulars on doorsteps or mail slots or face fines.

The 9-5 vote came despite a warning from the Herald-Leader that it would sue the merged government if the ordinance was passed.

Rufus Friday, president and publisher of the Herald-Leader, said after the vote that he will "aggressively defend the Lexington Herald-Leader's First Amendment rights, which does include any infringement on the press' distribution rights."

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Mega-Conference presenters offer tips for combating ad tech fraud 2/28/17

By Cindy Durham, SNPA

Two presenters at the Key Executives Mega-Conference shared a case study showing how easy it can be for a code developer to skim display ad dollars from a newspaper's website, as well as tips for preventing this type of fraud.

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Employer must pay medical premiums for strikers 2/28/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On Feb. 23, in a 2-to-1 decision with Acting Chairman Miscimarra dissenting, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employer had to continue health insurance premiums during a strike.

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Are you a winner? 2/7/17

By Jules Ciotta

Winners develop the habit of doing the things that losers don't like to do. We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. Here are the basic habit patterns of a winner.

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Effective supervision 12/20/16

By Jules Ciotta

Good leadership needs lots of skills to effectively deal with today's worker. Certainly enthusiasm, empathy, alacrity and humility are important characteristics of leaders who get the job done in a participatory manner.

Here are some day-to-day traits needed to truly supervise effectively.

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