Newport News and Palestine writers awarded Carmage Walls Commentary Prize 10/11/18

The editorial staff of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and the editor of the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press were awarded top honors in the competition this year for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SNPA News Industry Summit.

In the over 50,000 circulation bracket, top honors went to the Daily Press Editorial Staff (Marisa Porto, publisher and editor-in-chief; C.W. Johnson, opinion editor; Robert Brauchle; Mike Holtzclaw; and David Ress).

In the under 50,000 circulation group, first place went to Jeffery Gerritt, editor, Palestine Herald-Press, Palestine, Texas.

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Doughton plans to retire as publisher of the Gainesville Sun 9/10/18

James Doughton, regional publisher of seven newspapers, including the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun and the Ocala Star-Banner, will retire at the end of the year.

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New company formed by Charles H. Morris Jr. buys papers in Gainesville, Cumming and Dawsonville 4/17/18

Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc., announced April 16 the sale of The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) and The Poultry Times to Metro Market Media, a newly formed company owned by his son, Charles H. Morris, Jr.

In a separate transaction, Morris Sr. also sold from an affiliated company the Forsyth County News (Cumming, Ga.) and Dawson County News (Dawsonville, Ga.) to Morris Jr. and MMM.

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Mentoring relationship works both ways 10/18/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Shannon Casas grew up south of Gainesville, Ga., went to Berry College in Rome and was happy to stay close to home by joining The Times in Gainesville after graduation. Promoted in February to managing editor at the age of 32, Casas used her time in SNPA's NEX GEN mentoring program to expand her horizons.

Casas was paired with Barbara Hough Roda, executive editor of LNP and LancasterOnline, part of LNP Media Group Inc. in Lancaster, Pa.

Read about her NEX GEN experience.

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Don't hesitate to ask 10/4/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Over the next couple of months the eBulletin will look at the most recent NEX GEN class and find out what they got out of the program and what advice they have for future participants.

This week: meet Eliza Gaines and her mentor, Steve Gray.

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SNPA members elect new officers/directors for 2016-17 9/15/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., has been elected as the next president of SNPA.

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.

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Chris Reen nominated as president of SNPA for 2016-17 8/30/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., will be nominated during the SNPA News Industry Summit to be the next president of SNPA.

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

David Dunn-Rankin nominated as president of SNPA for 2015-16 9/21/15

David Dunn-Rankin, president and publisher of The Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., will be nominated during the SNPA News Industry Summit to be the next president of SNPA. SNPA members will elect officers for 2015-16 on Monday afternoon, Oct. 5, in Savannah, Ga. Read also about nominations for additional SNPA officers, as well as seats on the Board of Directors.

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Meet the NEX GEN class of 2015-16 9/1/15

Read bios of 2015-16 NEX GEN participants.

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Eight executives selected for 2015-16 9/1/15

Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.

Read about the executives who will participate as members of the 2015-16 NEX GEN class.

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