SNPA - Inland Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colo.
With Eric Barnes, publisher & CEO, The Daily News Publishing Company, and Brad Thompson, president & CEO, Detroit Legal News Company
The threat to public notices has never been more dire. During this Monday afternoon breakout session at the SNPA - Inland Annual Meeting, learn about the current state of public notices and the practices that every paper must embrace to help the industry successfully respond to the siege on this traditional pillar of government transparency. MORE
Gov. Chris Christie sent a letter last week to legislative leaders to make his case for pushing what has become known as the "newspaper revenge bill."
The legislation, which lacked support when Christie tried to advance it late last year, would allow municipalities to post legal notices on websites instead of newspapers. All legal notices are posted and archived online through the New Jersey Press Association. Multiple sources have said that Christie's intent on getting it passed is to punish newspapers for their critical coverage of him. He hasn't taken questions from state reporters in 140 days.
But Christie contends that the bill is about taxpayer relief. He contends that the bill's passage would save taxpayers "tens of millions" annually, but his analysis to this point falls far below the $80 million he claims newspapers statewide make on the ads.
Read more from NorthJersey.com.MORE
The Public Notice Resource Center has published an eight-page set of "Best Practices for Public Notices" that addresses the need for newspapers to use both their print and digital resources to inform the public and protect the public record.MORE
This week we take a peek at a new social platform centered around users’ passions, and we explore a new tool that can monitor public records.MORE
My hometown newspaper instituted a new policy requiring that readers "pay" for the First Amendment right to express, and explain why, who or what they support or oppose at the voting booth.
The newspaper is sadly is not the first and won't be the last to begin charging readers for election endorsement letters. As a former editor, I appreciate the arguments presented for enacting the policy. It's still disappointing, and I respectfully disagree.More
Read about the latest job openings posted on the SNPA website. And, send us your listings to post at no cost.More