The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., recently switched its digital edition newspaper product to Olive Software ODN – dynamic e-edition. As part of The Post and Courier's overall digital strategy, the newspaper wanted to advance and enrich readers' digital experience and considerably grow its digital subscriber base and traffic.MORE
The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has a new face in charge of its opinion pages. Charles Rowe recently retired after a decade as editorial page editor, and newsroom veteran Rick Nelson has taken over the role.MORE
HD Media, publisher of the Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch, has been approved as the successful bidder to acquire the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail.MORE
The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader will re-establish a reporting bureau in Pikeville next year as part of a partnership aimed at providing deeper news coverage in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.
The Lexington-based newspaper is one of three regional news organizations partnering with the Galloway Family Foundation and The GroundTruth Project's new "Report for America" initiative to establish three yearlong fellowships in 2018 for emerging journalists. The other news organizations are West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
The three journalists will report directly to their respective news organizations and combine daily assignments with a longer, in-depth project that will be a collaboration of the three news organizations.MORE
Brainworks has announced a new expanded functionality to its paywall module. The Day Pass will allow media companies the flexibility of charging for their content on a daily basis while also providing non-subscribers the opportunity to consume editorial when convenient for the reader. The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is the initial development partner for this new technology and has gone live with the Day Pass.MORE
Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on Monday for his coverage of the opioid crisis in small-town West Virginia.
He was honored "for courageous reporting, performed in the face of powerful opposition, to expose the flood of opioids flowing into depressed West Virginia counties with the highest overdose death rates in the country."MORE
SNPA members elected officers for 2016-17 at the News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.
Read this article to see who has been elected as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.
SNPA members will elect officers for 2016-17 on Thursday morning, Sept. 15, in Sarasota, Fla.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.
If you have not registered for the conference yet, please register right away. Costs increase $100 per person on Thursday. MORE
It's been a year since a mass shooting took the lives of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, S.C. The event made national headlines and right there in the action was the local newspaper, The Post and Courier. But the full context of a story that hits a community that deeply can't be told through breaking news coverage. As the story unfolded over the next year, it became more complicated and complex, according to Mitch Pugh, Post and Courier executive editor.
"There is this forgiveness narrative out there that is very powerful and there is truth to that. The families were remarkable how they approached the situation," Pugh said. "When Mr. Roof (21-year-old Dylann Roof was later arrested as the gunman) was brought in that preliminary hearing, they all got up one after another and forgave him. The truth of that action was much more complex. It's one thing to stand up there in that moment and be able to say 'I forgive you,' it's another to live that."
To tell this narrative, The Post and Courier has partnered with St. Martin's Press to publish a book scheduled to be released in 2017. However, Pugh said that date could change based on what happens at Roof's trial.
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ProImage has announced the sale of two NewsWay Workflow Systems to the Evening Post Publishing Co. The two systems will manage the workflow of the Aiken (S.C.) Standard and of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., respectively.MORE
Read about the latest job openings posted on the SNPA website. And, send us your listings to post at no cost.More
Five years after its inception, Main Street Media of Tennessee is a fast-growing media company operating in the suburbs of Nashville. Publishers of eight weekly newspapers, magazines and websites, the company's focus on hyper-local news unique to each community has allowed it to grow ad revenue as well as circulation.
In three weeks, at the SNPA News Industry Summit, hear how a "print-first" operation has been able to buck the trends and set itself on a path for continued growth.
Dave Gould, president and CEO of Main Street Media, says: "The idea that people no longer want to read newspapers is, in my opinion, completely misguided. But as an industry, we have to be honest and ask ourselves if we are offering our communities a product that will attract and retain readers. If we do that, can we then build a business model that will support our efforts to provide readers with strong newspapers? I believe the answer is 'yes' and that has been the basis of our company's growth to this point."More