Carmage Walls Commentary Prize honors courageous editorial writing
Editorial page editors and writers from The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., and Roanoke, Va., are the recipients of the 2019 Carmage Walls Commentary Prize – in recognition of courageous and constructive editorial commentary.
The Advocate's Danny Heitman, editorial page editor/columnist, and Lanny Keller, editorial writer, placed first among newspapers with circulations over 50,000 circulation.
Dwayne Yancey, editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times, placed first among newspapers under 50,000.
Second-place honors go to Howard Goodman, editorial writer for The Palm Beach Post, and Chris Cobler, editor and publisher of the Victoria Advocate.MORE
Scripps Howard Awards entries open Dec. 1; midterm elections is Topic of the Year
The Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation's most prestigious American journalism competitions, will accept entries from Dec. 1 to Feb. 8 for reporting and storytelling that gives light and changes lives.MORE
Scripps Howard Foundation establishes Howard Centers for investigative journalism
In a move to advance high-quality enterprise journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation has announced a $6 million investment into the creation of two centers for investigative journalism.
Arizona State University and the University of Maryland will each receive $3 million over three years from the Scripps Howard Foundation to establish a Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at their institutions.
The Howard Centers will be multidisciplinary, graduate-level programs focused on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects. The Howard Centers' students will work with news organizations across the country to report stories of national or international importance to the public.
The Howard Centers honor the legacy of Roy W. Howard, former chairman of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain and a pioneering news reporter.MORE
Nine executives selected for 2017-18 mentor program
The SNPA Foundation has selected nine newspaper executives to participate in the 2017-2018 NEX GEN program. Each of the nine participants will be paired with one of the brightest talents in the newspaper industry.
The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.
Meet the Class of 2017-18!MORE
Meet the NEX GEN class of 2017-18
Read bios of 2017-18 NEX GEN participants.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
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SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More