An Easter Egg Hunt through the classifieds 3/26/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

It's that time of year, when readers of the twice-weekly News Reporter in Whiteville, N.C., start on the annual classifieds Easter Egg Hunt.

Friday is the kickoff for this year's hunt. A small Easter egg graphic may appear between classified ads or inside classified ads, or on top of a larger ad on the pages published Tuesdays and Fridays prior to Easter. Readers are asked to find all the eggs, keep count and enter the total number in a contest.

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Former publisher of Whiteville paper dies at age 85 1/8/19

James Charles High, 85, long-time publisher of The News Reporter in Whiteville, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after a brief illness. His son, Les High, is the current publisher of The News Reporter and a member of the SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Justin Smith named editor of The News Reporter 7/31/18

By Les High, publisher, The News Reporter, Whiteville, N.C.

In the ever-changing media landscape, most newspapers, television and radio stations are shrinking. The News Reporter is taking a different track: we are expanding and naming Justin Smith as editor.

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Can small community newspapers successfully launch digital ad agencies? 2/7/17

Reprinted with permission from the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism

What is the future of newspaper advertising departments in small, low-growth communities? Can the print sales reps at these newspapers become digital advertising experts? JoAnn Sciarrino, Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing at the University of North Carolina, explores these questions in a case study on The Whiteville News Reporter, a Pulitzer-Prize-Winning, twice-weekly paper with a print circulation of 10,000.

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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.

Read this article to see who has been nominated as the three Foundation officers, as well as trustees. MORE

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.

Read this article to see who has been nominated as the three Foundation officers, as well as trustees. MORE