McClatchy president and CEO describes independent press as patriotic not political 10/16/18

In a speech Oct. 15 to students at University of the South, McClatchy President and CEO Craig Forman criticized the term "fake news" and championed the importance of local news. He also described a free press as one that shines light in dark corners and sometimes makes people uncomfortable.


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.


Executive editor of Gainesville, Ga., paper steps down 10/16/18

Keith Albertson has stepped down as executive editor of The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to pursue a new career after nearly 34 years with the Gainesville newspaper.


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.


Free Webinar: Five in 24 -- Ideas to Grow Your Business 10/16/18

What can newspapers learn from a professional marketer? Join Michael Libbie from Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications for Five in 24: five things your business can do in 24 hours to re-manufacture your brand and sell more.SNPA members can register at no cost for this Nov. 8 webinar.


NEX-GEN: It's as much about people as it is about the industry 10/16/18

For decades, newspapers have been losing talent to other industries. SNPA's NEX-GEN program is designed to change that.


RJI links 10/16/18

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.


Aileen Devlin of Newport News win Grand Prize in Photo Contest 10/12/18

Aileen Devlin of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., was awarded GRAND PRIZE honors (as well as first-place in the spot news category) in SNPA's annual Photo / Video Contest.

Awards were announced at the SNPA News Industry Summit in Nashville. Read this story to see the winning photos and videos.


SNPA presents Print Quality Contest Awards at Annual Meeting 10/12/18

The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association recognized excellence in newspaper printing at the News Industry Summit in Nashville, Tenn. First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock), Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) and the Bristol Herald Courier (Bristol, Va.).


Respecting the past, building the future 10/11/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Tom Silvestri is this year's recipient of the SNPA Frank W. Mayborn Leadership award.