SNPA President Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president of GateHouse Media's Coastal Publishing Group, was named publisher of the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman today.MORE
Publisher Susie Biehle and Editor Debbie Hiott have announced that they are leaving the American-Statesman in Austin, Texas.MORE
Ahora Sí, the American-Statesman's weekly Spanish-language newspaper, will cease publication Oct. 11.
The announcement came at the same time the Statesman announced all its 200-plus employees would be eligible to take a voluntary severance package.
Staffers who take the voluntary severance package would depart the newspaper next month, the company said.MORE
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
Cox Media Group has announced its plans to sell its Austin American-Statesman and related Texas community newspapers and the Palm Beach newspapers, including The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News.MORE
In the summer of 2016, Austin360 (the entertainment brand of Statesman Media, Austin, Texas) launched a live video concert series – STUDIO SESSIONS. The goal was to combine the skills of the company's video staff (editorial and commercial working together), put its renovated in-house video studio to use, bring audiences together around music (Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, after all) and sell sponsorships.MORE
By Tracy Clark, founder of the technology platform Reportory and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow
Over the past year, an RJI fellow partnered with the Austin American-Statesman to compare e-newsletter content chosen by the readers to e-newsletter content selected by an editor. See what the paper learned. Does increased personalization of news content result in more satisfied customers?MORE
One of the benefits of the NEX GEN program for Bobby Youngs was learning more about the basics of newspaper publishing and how other newspapers operate. He said his mentor, Steve Dorsey, vice present/innovation and planning at the Austin American-Statesman, "exposed me to other aspects of the industry that I don't know if I would have gotten so quickly."
Read about his NEX GEN experience.MORE
As Austin's technology industry and community have grown, so has the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of them, leading to the development and launch of the tech-focused site, 512tech.com.MORE
When the City of Austin changed the geographic boundaries of its elected officials, the Austin American-Statesman created an e-mail campaign based on those boundaries, increasing open rates by up to 10 percent. Read more from INMA.MORE
Read about the latest job openings posted on the SNPA website. And, send us your listings to post at no cost.More
Five years after its inception, Main Street Media of Tennessee is a fast-growing media company operating in the suburbs of Nashville. Publishers of eight weekly newspapers, magazines and websites, the company's focus on hyper-local news unique to each community has allowed it to grow ad revenue as well as circulation.
In three weeks, at the SNPA News Industry Summit, hear how a "print-first" operation has been able to buck the trends and set itself on a path for continued growth.
Dave Gould, president and CEO of Main Street Media, says: "The idea that people no longer want to read newspapers is, in my opinion, completely misguided. But as an industry, we have to be honest and ask ourselves if we are offering our communities a product that will attract and retain readers. If we do that, can we then build a business model that will support our efforts to provide readers with strong newspapers? I believe the answer is 'yes' and that has been the basis of our company's growth to this point."More