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Seventeen members of the 2024-25 Executive Development class were in New Orleans this week for the start of this professional development program. This program is designed to develop leadership skills and a broader understanding of sustainable business models for local journalism organizations.
Executive Development Program kicks off the start of a very promising year
Cindy Durham | America's Newspapers

The America's Newspapers Executive Development Program kicked off this week in New Orleans.  The 17 participants selected for participation in the 2024-25 Class met Tuesday afternoon at the offices of The Times-Picayune for a welcome session, before a group dinner that evening.

Report for America is looking to add more than 50 newsroom positions next summer and applications are now open. Learn how your newspaper can apply during an informational session (July 24) designed for members of America's Newspapers.
Make plans now to attend the premier event for senior newspaper executives! Registration is now officially open for both newspaper executives and Solutions Partners for the America's Newspapers 2024 Senior Leadership Conference taking place Oct. 20-22 in historic Charleston, South Carolina. 

Registration is also open for the Family & Independent Owners Meeting, to be held Oct. 18-19, just before the Senior Leadership Conference.  The Family & Independent Owners meeting is a unique opportunity to gather and collaborate with other newspaper families that have similar business organizations, challenges and opportunities.

Plus, dates and locations have been announced for our 2025 meetings!
Advocating for Newspapers

Rep. Greg Casar (D-TX-35) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-12)
Two additional representatives sign on as co-sponsors for Community News Act
Staff | America's Newspapers

Two additional Congressional representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of the Community News & Small Business Support Act (H.R. 4756), bringing the number of sponsors/co-sponsors to 48.

Support Journalism Fly-In
America's Newspapers is partnering with the News/Media Alliance to make our voices heard in Washington.  Join your peers in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10-11 for the Support Journalism Fly-In, where you will have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress to reinforce the need for legislation compensating news publishers for our valuable content and in support of the Community News and Small Business Support Act.
Cameron Nutting Williams, regional publisher and chief revenue officer of Ogden Newspapers, has been named to the board of directors of the America's Newspapers Foundation.

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July 19, 2024 - A Minnehaha County judge declined to order a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that would have reinstated the Argus Leader as the legal newspaper for the City of Sioux Falls.
Earlier this month, Deb Gruver, a former reporter with the Marion County Record, and Gideon Cody, the police chief who led the raid against the paper last year, reached a $235,000 settlement in her case. Gruver said she plans to start a journalism scholarship with some of the money.
The Associated Press and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced they will work together to ensure AP’s election content and services are accessible to local newsrooms in battleground states ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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As CFO, Charles Pavlounis will oversee all corporate finance, including accounting, financial planning and budgeting, treasury and internal audit. Additionally he will be responsible for global real estate, administrative services and procurement.
Cox Enterprises announced that Anne Lofye has been named senior vice president of Corporate Services & Sustainability, effective immediately.  
The award-winning former managing editor of the Miami Herald will lead and expand the prestigious investigative journalism prize.