Herald-Leader opening Pikeville bureau as part of alliance to boost Appalachian news 10/16/17

Reprinted from the Lexington Herald-Leader

The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader will re-establish a reporting bureau in Pikeville next year as part of a partnership aimed at providing deeper news coverage in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

The Lexington-based newspaper is one of three regional news organizations partnering with the Galloway Family Foundation and The GroundTruth Project's new "Report for America" initiative to establish three yearlong fellowships in 2018 for emerging journalists. The other news organizations are West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The three journalists will report directly to their respective news organizations and combine daily assignments with a longer, in-depth project that will be a collaboration of the three news organizations.

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Brainworks announces new Paywall/Day Pass functionality 6/20/17

Brainworks has announced a new expanded functionality to its paywall module. The Day Pass will allow media companies the flexibility of charging for their content on a daily basis while also providing non-subscribers the opportunity to consume editorial when convenient for the reader. The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is the initial development partner for this new technology and has gone live with the Day Pass.

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Eyre, Gazette-Mail win Pulitzer for investigative reporting 4/10/17

Staff report from the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on Monday for his coverage of the opioid crisis in small-town West Virginia.

He was honored "for courageous reporting, performed in the face of powerful opposition, to expose the flood of opioids flowing into depressed West Virginia counties with the highest overdose death rates in the country."

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The Post and Courier names three to key leadership posts 4/4/17

Following a nationwide search, three veteran newspaper leaders have been named to key leadership posts in Charleston, S.C.

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SNPA members elect new officers/directors for 2016-17 9/15/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., has been elected as the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members elected officers for 2016-17 at the News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

Read this article to see who has been elected as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.

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Chris Reen nominated as president of SNPA for 2016-17 8/30/16

Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Okla., will be nominated during the SNPA News Industry Summit to be the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members will elect officers for 2016-17 on Thursday morning, Sept. 15, in Sarasota, Fla.

Read this article to see who has been nominated as additional SNPA officers and as members of the Board of Directors.

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Charleston reporter to write book on Emanuel AME Church shootings 8/16/16

It's been a year since a mass shooting took the lives of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, S.C. The event made national headlines and right there in the action was the local newspaper, The Post and Courier. But the full context of a story that hits a community that deeply can't be told through breaking news coverage. As the story unfolded over the next year, it became more complicated and complex, according to Mitch Pugh, Post and Courier executive editor.

"There is this forgiveness narrative out there that is very powerful and there is truth to that. The families were remarkable how they approached the situation," Pugh said. "When Mr. Roof (21-year-old Dylann Roof was later arrested as the gunman) was brought in that preliminary hearing, they all got up one after another and forgave him. The truth of that action was much more complex. It's one thing to stand up there in that moment and be able to say 'I forgive you,' it's another to live that."

To tell this narrative, The Post and Courier has partnered with St. Martin's Press to publish a book scheduled to be released in 2017. However, Pugh said that date could change based on what happens at Roof's trial.

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Evening Post Publishing Co. equips multiple plants with ProImage NewsWay 7/25/16

ProImage has announced the sale of two NewsWay Workflow Systems to the Evening Post Publishing Co. The two systems will manage the workflow of the Aiken (S.C.) Standard and of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., respectively.

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Photographer sees the city through the unique lens of its street signs 3/1/16

By Wade Spees, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

The Post and Courier gives a weekly assignment to its readers who want to submit photos on a given theme, themes that run from "Urban decay" to "Seeing red" to "Signs of spring."

Along the same lines, the paper gave its photography staff an assignment to come up with a gallery on any theme that could run any time.

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David Dunn-Rankin nominated as president of SNPA for 2015-16 9/21/15

David Dunn-Rankin, president and publisher of The Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., will be nominated during the SNPA News Industry Summit to be the next president of SNPA. SNPA members will elect officers for 2015-16 on Monday afternoon, Oct. 5, in Savannah, Ga. Read also about nominations for additional SNPA officers, as well as seats on the Board of Directors.

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