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Casey Seiler named Times Union editor

Casey Seiler has been named editor of the Times Union in Albany, New York, to succeed Rex Smith, who is stepping down Feb. 1. more

The Age of Video: Trends, insights and the journey to revenue success

Best practices for selling and distributing branded video content on social media will be shared on the Solutions Stage next month at the Mega-Conference. And, learn how Graham Media Group's data-driven approach that has transformed the way the company tracks, validates and monetizes video. more

Etheredge named managing editor at Shelby County Newspapers

The Shelby County Reporter's new managing editor is a Shelby County native. He has served since November 2017 as the paper's sports editor. more

Daily Light’s regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, adds managing editor to role

The Waxahachie Media Group has announced that its regional executive editor, Jill Nevels-Haun, has added another position to her role. more

Crystal Miller named publisher of the Austin Daily Herald

In addition to continuing in her role as publisher of the Albert Lea Tribune, Crystal Miller has been named publisher of the Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald. more

Publishers will find solutions to industry concerns on Mega's Solutions Stage

A wide range of topics that are on the minds of newspaper publishers will be addressed on the Solutions Stage at the Mega-Conference next month in Fort Worth. One person can't attend all of the great sessions at Mega.  So, we're offering some "bring the team" discounts for newspapers and newspaper corporate offices that send multiple attendees. more acquires iPublish Media Solutions, which provides obituary-related services to newspapers and funeral homes, has acquired iPublish Media Solutions, a self-serve platform for the placement of obituaries and other announcements in U.S. newspapers. more

Arkansas and Tennessee newspapers sold to Paxton Media Group

Paxton Media Group has purchased The West Memphis (Arkansas) Evening Times, a paid-circulation daily newspaper, and the Germantown (Tennessee) News, a paid-circulation weekly newspaper. “This business combination creates a strong regional presence for us as it fits well with our other properties in Northeast Arkansas,” said Jamie Paxton, CFO of PMG. more

Democrat-Gazette's digital shift moving to state's NW

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has seen an 80% conversion rate among print subscribers switching to the digital replica in Harrison, which is better than the 78% statewide average. The conversion rate in Little Rock has been more than 90%. more

Mary Irby-Jones named editor of Clarion Ledger, Hattiesburg American

A Mississippi native with strong experience leading local news and investigative coverage for daily newspapers has been named editor of the Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American. more

Lisa Hughes becomes first woman publisher and CEO in The Philadelphia Inquirer's history

The Philadelphia Inquirer has announced the appointment of media executive Lisa Hughes as publisher and chief executive officer, succeeding Terry Egger, who plans to retire. more

Redesigned mobile app gives readers an experience that mirrors the website

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's new mobile app offers complete, customizable access and quickly notifies readers of breaking news. The paper normally provides online readers with five free article views over 30 days before requiring a paid subscription, but app users will have unlimited access to stories and videos through Feb. 14. more

Cox Media Group granted extension to sell Ohio newspapers

Cox Media Group has been given a 60-day extension to complete the sale of its Ohio newspapers to a buyer, during which time it will not be required to reduce the publication schedule of those papers. A previous federal court ruling had given CMG until Jan. 16 to sell the papers or reduce the publication schedule to just three days a week. more

Manny Garcia named as senior editor of the investigative team for The Texas Tribune and ProPublica

Manny Garcia, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is the first of 11 hires for The Texas Tribune's joint investigative project with ProPublica. more

Come early to take part in four Bonus Sessions at the Mega-Conference

You'll want to schedule your airline flights to be sure you are in Fort Worth in time for the Bonus Sessions on Monday morning, Feb. 17, prior to the kick-off of the General Session that afternoon. Side-by-side tracks will offer two choices at 10 a.m., followed by two more options at 10:45.  Each session will run 30 minutes, with a 15-minute break between sessions. more

Former publisher of Goldsboro News-Argus Hal Tanner Jr. dies

Hal Hildreth Tanner, Jr., 77, Goldsboro, North Carolina, passed away Friday evening surrounded by his family. Tanner was an active member of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for many years, serving on the boards of both SNPA and the SNPA Foundation. He served as publisher of the Goldsboro News-Argus from 1974 until his retirement in 2010. more

Publisher of Capital Journal announces plans to retire

John Clark, publisher of the Capital Journal in Pierre, South Dakota, has announced plans to retire at the end of January. more

USA TODAY NETWORK launches 'Women of the Century' project

USA TODAY NETWORK is calling for nominations of inspiring women from across America who will receive national recognition and coverage in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. USA TODAY NETWORK will leverage the combined power of its more than 260 newsrooms across the United States to explore this transformational constitutional change for women — what it has accomplished and what’s left to be done. more

Tighter prose improves writing

Today’s readers are in a hurry, especially when consuming online copy.  Only one of six adults read word-by-word online, according to Dejan Marketing Remarkably.  You need to please those harried individuals, so don’t bog them down with excessive wording.  more

Roanoke Times publisher Jamerson retiring

Terry Jamerson, publisher of The Roanoke (Virginia) Times and a regional vice president of parent company BH Media Group, announced Monday that she is retiring. more
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