Elected to initial one-year terms (2019-2020) on the News Media Alliance Board of Directors with terms beginning May 1, 2019 are:
- Jim Brady, Spirited Media
- Pamela (PJ) Browning, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
- Frank Filippo, Dow Jones
- Timothy Knight, Tribune Publishing
- Bill Marcil, Jr., Forum Communications
The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., has announced that Scott Embry and Chris Zoeller have been named to new management positions at the newspaper.MORE
The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is getting into the horse racing business, acquiring the ownership rights to Steeplechase of Charleston.
P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier, said at a Thursday announcement at The Dewberry that acquiring the event helps the media company to diversify its portfolio and invest in its community.
"It makes good business sense for all of us here to pay attention to the ways in which Charleston residents and visitors alike embrace our unique events," Browning said. "Thousands of people attend festivals around town each year, and there's every reason that this can and should happen with Steeplechase."MORE
PJ Browning, president and publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, was elected president of the South Carolina Press Association at the group's Annual Meeting Saturday at The Marriott in Columbia.MORE
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) has launched a new Facebook group exclusively for its subscribers – or what the paper calls its Insiders.MORE
You think you know how the poem goes – and if you grew up anywhere in the United States, you can probably recite at least the first couple of lines.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...MORE
With its acquisition of Charleston Newspapers Inc. and subsequent merger now complete, HD Media Co. LLC has announced its leadership team for the combined operations.
That team, or Operating Committee, will be responsible for overseeing operations of The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.W.), owned by HD Media; the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail, which was owned by Charleston Newspapers Inc.; and several other publications.
The other publications include daily newspapers The Logan Banner and Williamson Daily News and the weekly newspapers Wayne County News, the Coal Valley News in Madison, the Independent Herald in Pineville, the Lawrence Herald and Putnam Herald. HD Media also publishes the bimonthly River Cities Magazine.MORE
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.MORE
The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has a new face in charge of its opinion pages. Charles Rowe recently retired after a decade as editorial page editor, and newsroom veteran Rick Nelson has taken over the role.MORE
HD Media and Charleston Newspapers have closed on the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, and a new publisher and executive editor have been named. For the first time in more than a century, the West Virginia newspaper is being published without a member of the Chilton family at the helm.MORE
"This morning about 0500 the convoy realized its destination and the first wave was formed and started for the beach. Our job was to sweep for floating mines and air protection. When we were about 1800 yards from the beach we threw our mine sweeping gear over and that is where the fun started. They begin to fire at us from the shore as we went in LCF 31 on our port side was hit and went down. And on our starboard side I saw P.C. 1261 going down. After we saw this we were all so damn scared. We wish we had never seen that many but we had to keep going.
"After the first troops and rockets hit the beach things begin to quiet down. All day and night troops were sent to the beach."
P.C. 1621 was the first ship sunk on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
William Lunsford was a Navy Gunfire Support Craft specialist on USS LCF-27 (or Landing Craft Flak), part of the invasion force at Utah Beach in Normandy. Lunsford is the father of Margie Bennett, a sales support employee at the Aiken Standard in South Carolina. He kept a diary, and excerpts from it made up part of a package of stories commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day last week.
"They're all in their 90s now," said Managing Editor Michael Harris. "Time is killing them more than the Germans did, as I pointed out in the editorial. We're losing them. So I wanted to go into it with something different."
The Standard asked readers for their memories, stories, photos and other contributions, knowing that the dwindling number of World War II veterans meant that direct interviews would be limited. The plan was flexible based on what was submitted.More
These are rickety times for newspapers. A major issue: printing a paper costs lots of money. Delivering the paper costs lots of money.
So the McClatchy chain, which has 30 newsrooms, is on a learning journey to find out how to get readers to go from print to digital.
In April, the McClatchy-owned Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Sun News went from publishing a print product seven days a week to six. It cut the print edition and produced only digital stories on Saturdays. Because digital activation increased 8 percent in one month, revenue was not impacted and virtually no one cancelled their subscription, McClatchy is adding two more papers to what it calls “Digital Saturdays.” The Durham (N.C.) Herald Sun and the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald will no longer print on Saturdays, starting July 6.More