Four D-R Media employees were recently promoted. The promotions cross county lines between Highlands, Lake, Polk and Sumter counties. D-R Media produces the daily and weekly community newspapers in those Florida markets as well as multiple magazine publications.MORE
D-R Media and Investments is purchasing Sun Publications of Florida from Lakeway Publishers, according to Gary Greene and Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope.
Publications include the Sumter Shopper, The Clermont News Leader, the Four Corners News Leader, the Mt. Dora Triangle News Leader and the commercial printing operations based in Polk county, Fla.MORE
A 7,500-circulation Monday-Friday daily in rural Dunn, N.C., has grabbed its own piece of the preprint pie with a two-part sales pitch. First, people in Dunn like to shop, too, and they're willing to leave town to do so. Second, why not drop off a small percentage of the preprint spoilage destined for larger papers at The Daily Record in Dunn instead?MORE
Adams Publishing Group announced Monday that it is purchasing Sun Coast Media Group, based in Venice, Fla., including SCMG's publications located on the west coast of Florida.
Sun Coast Media Group newspapers to be included in the sale are The Venice Gondolier, The Arcadian, The West Villages Sun, The Englewood Sun, The North Port Sun, The Charlotte Sun and The Charlotte Sun Times.
Sun Coast Media Group is a family-and-employee-owned company founded by Derek Dunn-Rankin in 1976.MORE
John C. Wagenknecht, father of Janie Dunn-Rankin, of Venice, Fla., died recently. Janie's husband, David Dunn-Rankin, is president of Sun Coast Media Group and a former president of SNPA.MORE
The Daily Record (Dunn, N.C.) has expanded its operation with the acquisition of The Courier-Times of Roxboro, one of North Carolina's leading community newspapers.
Daily Record publisher Bart Adams, along with Brent Adams and Maere Kay Lashmit, announced the purchase. Their father and mother, Hoover and Mellicent Adams, founded The Daily Record in 1950.
Brinn Clayton, Courier-Times publisher, and Bart Adams are longtime friends and that friendship played an important role in the sale.MORE
Sun Coast Media Group, the parent company of Sun Newspapers, has announced a million dollar disaster relief program for local businesses. For any business closed due to storm damage beyond Monday, Sept. 18, Sun Coast Media Group is offering a "Get Back on Your Feet Program."MORE
The SNPA Board of Directors also elected three new trustees for the SNPA Foundation at the same meeting. MORE
The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.
Read this article to see who has been nominated as new trustees. MORE
After leading The Anniston Star for 47 years, H. Brandt Ayers has stepped down as the newspaper's publisher. The move was among several changes announced last week in the leadership of Consolidated Publishing.
The title of publisher and editor goes to Bob Davis, formerly The Star's associate publisher and editor.MORE
You get what you measure.
Count the number of bylines a newspaper reporter produces, and you'll likely get more bylines. Track page views closely, and your newsroom will be far more attune to what is driving page views and how to get more of them.
What a news organization includes in the set of metrics that leadership and staff monitor regularly can have some unintended consequences. Distraction from things that are more important, if nothing else. Google Analytics can measure a lot of different things, and there's a temptation to include as many ways of measuring audience as one can cram into a spreadsheet. In the process, staff can get hung up on measuring changes in process instead of changes in outcomes.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