Waycross Journal-Herald ceases publication 9/30/19

The 105-year-old Waycross (Ga.) Journal-Herald published its last edition on Monday.

Roger Williams, whose family has owned the newspaper since his grandfather, Jack Williams Sr., bought it in 1916, said his brother, sister and other stockholders had no choice other than to exhaust their personal funds to continue publication.


Joyce McCullough honored with Carlsen Distinguished Service Award 9/30/19

When Joyce McCullough was told she would be the recipient of the 2019 Ray Carlsen Distinguished Service Award, her first reaction was, wait, me?

"I was really surprised," she said from her office in LaSalle, Ill. "There are so many people I know at Inland who do much more than I do."

Inside Inland that is strictly one woman's opinion.

McCullough will be honored with the Ray Carlsen Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 7 in Chicago during the first Annual Meeting of Inland and SNPA as a new merged association.


A Casey for Case: Former Forum Communications CEO to be honored with high Inland award 9/30/19

Lloyd Case's impact on the Inland Press Association and the newspaper industry will be recognized Monday, Oct. 7, at the joint Annual Meeting in Chicago as he receives the Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award.


SNPA welcomed another new member last week 9/30/19

Last week, SNPA welcomed The Siebold Company into membership.


Dallas Morning News reintroduces itself with campaign designed to win over new readers 9/24/19

How do you make print journalism matter again? That was the big question for Dallas agency GoDo Discovery Co when they were presented with the challenge of coming up with a campaign for the 135-year-old Dallas Morning News in Texas.

The answer was to reintroduce the paper to the city, especially to younger audiences who may have never picked up a paper in their lives. They had to convince the city that the paper still matters and should play a role in their lives. To reach generations raised on digital, they went about it in a decidedly analog manner – they hit the streets and talked to people to find out what matters to them in their city.

What came out of those interviews makes up the 'What Matters' campaign, which is being rolled out over the next two years. It consists of posters, stickers, free copies of the paper and a lot of live events in the community where the type states what matters, like "Local Journalism Matters," "Democracy Matters" and statements on coffee cups like "Free Caffeine Matters."


50 Ways to Make Media Pay 9/23/19

From ecommerce to affiliate partnerships, programmatic to native ads, paywalls to micropayments, exhibitions to cruises, a free report from What's New in Publishing aims to spark new revenue ideas as well as reaffirm existing publisher strategies.

The report, "50 Ways to Make Media Pay," was written by University of Oregon professor Damian Radcliffe. It is divided into six chapters – the main revenue drivers for publishers: paywalls, subscriptions, advertising, ad-free models, events and ecommerce.

Click the link below for more information and to download the report.


Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council 9/23/19

The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission.

The dispute stems from an Aug. 29 story by a Moscow correspondent based largely on an interview with elections commission chairwoman Ella Pamfilova.


Mayborn Award and Carmage Walls Prizes to be announced Tuesday 9/23/19

The recipient of this year's Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award and the recipients of the Carmage Walls Commentary Prizes, recognizing courageous and constructive editorial commentary, will be announced tomorrow in the SNPA eBulletin.

These awards will officially be presented at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.


BlueVenn to help Seaton Publishing Company with data-optimized approach to audience growth, monetization 9/17/19

BlueVenn has been selected by Seaton Publishing Company to drive multi-channel audience acquisition, engagement and retention.

Jay Seaton, executive vice president and publisher at Grand Junction Media, Inc. commented: "After participating in The ROUNDTABLE at Vail these past two years, my brother and I have recognized the urgency to embrace a data-optimized approach to audience growth and monetization. Seaton's partnership with BlueVenn will enable us to implement such an approach quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently. We can't wait to get started."


Diversifying: How a newspaper publisher branched out 9/17/19

Penny Muse Abernathy, a professor and the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, has done groundbreaking work both documenting the rise of "news deserts" and developing sustainable business models for local news organizations.

She shared a noteworthy example of diversification in her interview with the Medill Local News Initiative's News Leaders Project.

In this article, read about how The Pilot, a twice-weekly hundred-year-old paper in the Sandhills of eastern North Carolina, has transformed its business model, developing critically important digital skills while also remaining first and foremost a newspaper company with strong ties to the community where it is located.

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