Steven Sloan named political editor of AP 6/12/18

Steven Sloan has joined The Associated Press as political editor.


AP to automate video, audio transcription with Trint 6/11/18

The Associated Press and Trint have announced that they will work together to automate AP's video and audio transcription process, streamlining the news agency's workflow.

AP video journalists across the globe will use Trint to transcribe recorded interviews and events for use in the video and text news report. The transcriptions are reviewed by journalists for accuracy before the content is published.


Half Moon Bay Review acquired by local group 6/5/18

A newly formed company, the Coastside News Group, has acquired the Half Moon Bay Review newspaper and related publications from Wick Communications.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Wick Communications in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


The Post and Courier sees multitude of benefits with Olive Digital E-Edition 5/29/18

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., recently switched its digital edition newspaper product to Olive Software ODN – dynamic e-edition. As part of The Post and Courier's overall digital strategy, the newspaper wanted to advance and enrich readers' digital experience and considerably grow its digital subscriber base and traffic.


Dirks, Van Essen & Murray names Sara April partner and renames firm 5/22/18

Owen Van Essen and Phil Murray have announced that Sara April has become a partner in the firm, now renamed Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April.


AP announces debut of new Election Day survey 5/15/18

The Associated Press will debut a new election survey in November aimed at capturing the opinions and preferences of voters as they choose who to vote for, along with the reasons behind their decision.

AP VoteCast is based on a decade of research and experimentation that moves away from traditional, in-person exit polling to a new, more accurate approach that reflects how Americans vote today: not only in person, but also increasingly early, absentee and by mail.


Lineup Systems launches Adpoint App Market 5/15/18

Lineup Systems has launched the Adpoint App Market to provide media customers with an online app directory of publishing solutions that have been integrated into Adpoint, its media sales solution. The new marketplace enables Lineup's customers to easily browse more than 50 of Adpoint's pre-built integrations to publishing applications being used by its customers worldwide.


Recipe for revenue 5/1/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Publishing a recipe card a day made nearly $1,000 a month for The Times Leader in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and readers called if it was left out. The concept was simple: Sell a 2 x 1 ad that runs along the bottom of a 2 x 5 space, and fill the rest of the space with a recipe. The size is small enough to clip and save like a recipe card, with the advertiser as the sponsor.


New York Times Company names new CFO 5/1/18

The New York Times Company has announced that Roland A. Caputo has been named chief financial officer. He will report to the company's chief executive officer, Mark Thompson.


There's just over a week to submit your Photo Contest entries 4/27/18

Win cash prizes and earn recognition for your photojournalism skills in SNPA's 2018 Photo/Video Contest.

The contest includes four categories: Spot news photos, Sports photos, Feature photos and Videos.