New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.MORE
As initiatives and collaborations continue to grow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, Executive Director Randy Picht announced a key promotion and a new addition to RJI's leadership team.MORE
Roger Chesley, a columnist with The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., and John Hackworth, editor of The Charlotte Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., took first-place honors in this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize competition.
The awards were presented during an awards breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the News Industry Summit.MORE
SNPA is a member of a coalition announced today that is fighting proposed countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD) on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood papers including newsprint and other papers.
The coalition – Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP) – is comprised of members of the printing, publishing and paper-producing industries, which employ more than 600,000 workers.
"To think that one company could file a petition that would so adversely affect the entire newspaper industry is unconscionable," said SNPA Chairman Chris Reen, who is president and publisher of The Oklahoman Media Company. "The consequences of this will be devastating to an industry already under enormous financial pressure. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission should heed the warnings from local publishers. There is no way to absorb these costs along the supply chain – they will lead to even more job losses and in some cases, outright news deserts."More
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