New publisher named in Paris, Texas 11/14/17

Interim publisher and longtime business manager Relan Walker has assumed the role of publisher of The Paris (Texas) News, Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., has announced.

Two additional appointments at the paper also have been announced.

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In the face of Harvey, Texas papers keep printing and posting 8/29/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Members of Texas-based Southern Newspapers Inc. haven't missed a beat even though four of the 16 papers are directly involved in covering Tropical Storm Harvey and its historic flooding.

"We haven't missed any editions of our papers," SNI president Dolph Tillotson said Monday from his home in Galveston, Texas. We've printed them all either in Lake Jackson or in Galveston."

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Southern Newspapers: An 'unabashedly print-centric company' 3/14/17

By Leonard Woolsey, publisher, The Galveston County Daily News

Southern Newspapers, Inc., like other newspaper companies, decided to pivot resources into new areas of opportunity when traditional newspaper revenues came under stress. Unlike others, the pivot involved investing in new, valuable print products.

The result now drives nearly $5 million in annual magazine revenue through the company's 15 print properties.

"We are an unabashedly print-centric company," said Leonard Woolsey, publisher of The Galveston County Daily News.

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Tom Silvestri is elected chairman of SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 9/15/16

Thomas A. Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, has been elected chairman of the SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees.

The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Sarasota on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also that same morning.

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Nominees announced for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 8/30/16

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Sarasota on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

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Donna Barrett nominated for re-election as chairman 9/21/15

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect two trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Savannah on Monday, Oct. 5.

The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

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Donna Barrett re-elected as chairman of Foundation Board of Trustees 10/7/14

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect four trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Charlottesville on Monday, Oct. 6. The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

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Anyone can sell a subscription 10/7/14

By Jane Nicholes

During Week 2 of the Kentucky New Era's "Everybody Sells" promotion, players each received a t-shirt in their team color with “RU?” printed on the front in large print. This was designed to get everyone asking the question: R U What? (Are you a subscriber?)

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Standardizing expectations 9/30/14

By Jane Nicholes

Annual editorial evaluations at papers published by Southern Newspapers, Inc., are leading to better print products. Download SNI's standards and use them to evaluate your own paper.

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Encouraging results -- usually 7/21/14

By Jane Nicholes

In Part 3 of this continuing series, we see that publishers find readership survey results valuable, if sometimes surprising.

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