John C. Wagenknecht, father of Janie Dunn-Rankin, of Venice, Fla., died recently. Janie's husband, David Dunn-Rankin, is president of Sun Coast Media Group and a former president of SNPA.MORE
Sun Coast Media Group, the parent company of Sun Newspapers, has announced a million dollar disaster relief program for local businesses. For any business closed due to storm damage beyond Monday, Sept. 18, Sun Coast Media Group is offering a "Get Back on Your Feet Program."MORE
The SNPA Board of Directors also elected three new trustees for the SNPA Foundation at the same meeting. MORE
The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as new trustees. MORE
In accepting the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award at the News Industry Summit, Jim Moroney told SNPA members: "To do the job the constitution enshrined as our responsibility, we need the scale in our news resources that matches the scale in government or I fear we won't live up to the job the founding fathers expected us to perform.
"The only way to reverse this decline in our news resources is to reverse the decline in our businesses."
In this article, read the text of his remarks, where he outlines what newspapers need to do to change things -- starting now.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
Sun Coast Media Group continues to expand throughout central Florida as it becomes the new owner of the daily newspaper in Highlands County. It completed a deal Friday to purchase Highlands Today from the Tampa Bay Times.
Once the transition is complete, Highlands Today will merge forces with the Highlands News-Sun, which was purchased by Sun Coast Media Group in 2014.MORE
When Monday's Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, the small market Sun newspapers emerged from the giants to capture a first place for Editorial Writing.
The Sun newspapers, which cover Charlotte and Sarasota counties, beat out the New York Times, Boston Globe and other industry leaders for Editorial Writing in its coverage of the state prison system and the aftermath of guards killing inmate Matthew Walker at the Charlotte Correctional Institution south of Punta Gorda.
This column, written by David Dunn-Rankin, president of Sun Coast Media Group, honors both the newspaper's staff and the mission that his father set for the papers.MORE
Where will the next generation of journalists take the profession? During an opening day session at the 2018 Mega-Conference, see how both journalism schools and their students are preparing for a world that is rife with uncertainty. The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
USC Annenberg has been revamping its curriculum and encouraging its faculty to take more risks with the courses they offer. One of the key challenges is to find ways to experiment with creating journalism in untested formats – new data visualizations, content made for chat apps, wearables and so forth. The students are leading the charge, questioning some of the most fundamental conventions of the profession.
At this "Journalism of the Future" session, journalism students will describe why they are drawn to a profession in such a state of flux and describe how they see their careers unfolding.More
Before you get fully distracted during the rush of holidays, please reserve your room at the Carolina Inn for the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum. Jan. 5 is the last day to get a room at the discounted group rate.More
It's not easy to keep video in the forefront of your newsroom strategy. As an editor, how do you keep the focus on adding video, and what topics are better than others? And as a reporter, how do you produce quick-hit videos getting the best quality from their phones or basic cameras? Tim Schmitt will lead a discussion about moving your video strategy forward. New for 2018: SNPA members can register at no cost.More