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Newspapers have your back

Just as communities generously support their restaurants and favorite stores by ordering take-out meals and gift cards, we hope you will also remember to support the staff of your local newspaper and the vital work newspapers do by subscribing in print or online. They are your neighbors — and they’ve got your back.

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Dallas Morning News parent company promotes Katy Murray to executive vice president

A. H. Belo Corporation has promoted Katy Murray to executive vice president, reflecting a broader role she has taken on at the parent company of The Dallas Morning News. more

Paul Taylor elected a director of Hearst

With the election of Paul Taylor, there are now 22 members of the Hearst board of directors, elected by the trustees of the Hearst Family Trust. more

Gannett appoints new chief financial officer

Gannett Co., Inc. has announced the appointment of Douglas E. Horne as chief financial officer. He succeeds Alison “Ali” Engel, who stepped down at the end of the first quarter. more

America's Newspapers offers free marketing campaign to newspapers promoting subscriptions — in print or digital

"Newspapers have your back," reads a new marketing campaign being rolled out by America's Newspapers.  "We are grateful for those who have our back in this important time."

Newspapers can download a series of print and social media ads at no cost and add their own subscription marketing message to the ads.

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The coronavirus crisis has lessons for us about service journalism

Now that it’s been a coronavirus world for several weeks, we have a clearer picture of what works as effective service journalism in a crisis, and how those takeaways might inform the practice more generally. A few of the lessons include newsletters, which can be a great tool for cultivating loyal readers, and listening to your readers, which  is always the right answer. more

Maynor named publisher of Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss papers

Rex Maynor has been named publisher of The Natchez (Mississippi) Democrat, Natchez The Magazine, The Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related digital and print products. more

Peter Farr appointed chief financial officer of McClatchy

Peter Farr has been appointed chief financial officer of McClatchy, to succeed Elaine Lintecum, who is retiring June 30. more

Jolene Sherman appointed Lee vice president of digital sales and agency strategies

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has announced that Amplified Digital Vice President and Managing Director Jolene Sherman has been named company vice president of digital sales and agency strategies. The appointment is effective immediately. more

Lee Enterprises names Andrew Bruns Virginia regional publisher

Andrew Bruns has been named regional publisher of a number of Lee Enterprises' publications in Virginia, including Roanoke, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Bristol. more

Tampa Bay Times to print just two days a week as coronavirus savages revenues

Beginning the week of April 5, the Saint Petersburg, Florida-based newspaper will print and deliver copies only on Wednesdays and Sundays. Subscribers will get a digital replica all other days.  more

Updated Covid-19 Impact Study: There IS demand, yet for very different categories

Early results from the COVID-19 Impact Study conducted by Pulse Research shows very different demand from the survey fielded two months ago. “The important point," says John Marling, president of Pulse Research, "is that while shopping intent is very different, merchants and service providers still need to communicate, so media partners can be of real service by using these data! Knowing who to call on, yet also who not to call on is crucial in these stressful times.” more

Ogden Newspapers puts up $1 million in grants to help local businesses

Newspapers in the company’s markets from Hawaii to Ohio can apply for the grants to help them recover from the devastating loss of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. more

In coronavirus crisis, count newspapers among the local businesses that need help

The value of information about COVID-19 that is being shared with the American people can be seen in the soaring increases in online traffic to newspaper sites and the life-saving actions the information inspires. But for newspapers, this civic stewardship has come at a cost as devastating as the damage to the economy at large. more

Galveston paper adjusts print frequency to navigate COVID economy

On April 4, The Daily News will begin a five-day-a-week publishing schedule with an expanded weekend edition and a new focus on digital news coverage and features, company leaders announced today. Print editions of The Daily News will be distributed to subscribers and single-copy readers Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The larger weekend edition will appear Saturdays. Coast Monthly, the newspapers glossy magazine, will be delivered in the larger weekend editions. more

Leadership changing at Columbia Daily Tribune

Publisher Terri Leifeste has left the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune to lead a group of privately owned newspapers. She has been succeeded by Joseph Leong. more

America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher launch coronavirus information site for news industry

America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher have launched Media Virus Watch as an online source for the latest COVID-19 information. Send contributions for the site to cdurham@newspapers.org more

As Sunshine Week drew to a close, an order of secrecy from the U.S. Labor Department

In an email last week to state labor officials, the administrator for the Labor Department’s Office of Employment Insurance instructed them not to release precise numbers of the unemployed in their states.  All of us should be disturbed by this attempt to delay the release of public information collected with the public’s tax dollars. The fact that this demand came during Sunshine Week makes it all the more galling. more

Duncan native promoted to Banner general manager

Crystal Childers, veteran advertising executive, has been promoted to general manager of the Duncan (Oklahoma) Banner. Her appointment is effective immediately.  more

The Madison Courier names new department heads

The Madison (Indiana) Courier, which was acquired in February by Paxton Media Group, has appointed a new editor and advertising manager. more
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