Adams Publishing Group announced Monday that it is purchasing Sun Coast Media Group, based in Venice, Fla., including SCMG's publications located on the west coast of Florida.
Sun Coast Media Group newspapers to be included in the sale are The Venice Gondolier, The Arcadian, The West Villages Sun, The Englewood Sun, The North Port Sun, The Charlotte Sun and The Charlotte Sun Times.
Sun Coast Media Group is a family-and-employee-owned company founded by Derek Dunn-Rankin in 1976.MORE
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
Over the summer, the folks at The Palm Beach Post in Florida realized they had "a very large stock" of aging spadea paper that had to be used fairly quickly. Spadea paper, used for premium advertising that folds or wraps around the front section of the newspaper, eventually ages to the point that it's no good. The unused stock of paper became one half of a special package that also featured premium positioning on the paper's website.More
Southern hospitality and a Midwest-rooted sensibility will combine when SNPA and Inland Press Association team up for a Joint Annual Meeting next fall.
SNPA and Inland, known for programming practical, actionable information in a collegial environment, will meet at the J.W. Marriott Chicago in the city's Loop from Sunday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Oct. 8.More