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More than 720 newspapers from across the country, totaling more than 6,000,000 in distribution, have united to contribute to a new national print advertising network launched by America’s Newspapers. This program creates a great opportunity for advertisers to reach a premium audience at an attractive CPM rate.
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McClatchy’s 30 newspapers probably won’t be endorsing this year

The New York Times reported yesterday that McClatchy’s 30 papers will be permitted to make a presidential endorsement only if they conduct interviews with both Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.

Monday is deadline for Publisher of the Year nominations

Do you know a news publisher who's risen above the rest and accomplished what seems like the impossible? Someone who knows how to outmaneuver the competition and outthink the future while maintaining profitability? If you do, then help Editor & Publisher Magazine recognize that person as the 2020 Publisher of the Year!

Board of directors to consider bylaws change to redefine publication members

The board of directors of America's Newspapers will be voting on a revision to the bylaws pertaining to the definition of publication members at its next meeting on Oct. 1.

Election 2020 app aims to help newspapers generate local election revenue

Creative Circle Media Solutions has created an effective way to gather and present information about the upcoming election through an Election 2020 app.

Rock the Vote, Cox announce partnership

Rock the Vote and Cox Enterprises have announced a new partnership aimed at ensuring Cox employees and customers have the resources they need to register to vote, become engaged, and make sure their voices are heard in this fall’s presidential election.

A pop-up newsroom goes digging on Facebook to share its COVID-19 news

There’s a lot of reason for hope in the news media industry, and there’s one surprising obstacle that a “pop-up” newsroom called the Missouri Information Corps hopes Facebook fixes.

Wilkes Journal-Patriot acquired by Paxton Media Group

Paxton Media Group has purchased the Wilkes Journal-Patriot newspaper in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, from Carter-Hubbard Publishing Co. With the sale, Dale Morefield, publisher of The Enquirer-Journal in Monroe since 2015, has taken on the additional duties of publisher of the Wilkes Journal Patriot.

Packet/Gazette and its journalists agree to create union

Newsroom employees working at the The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette in South Carolina will soon form a union, it was confirmed late Thursday.

McClatchy acquired by Chatham Asset Management

McClatchy’s 30 news organizations and all of its employees have transitioned to a new private entity under Chatham ownership, completing Chatham's acquisition of McClatchy. The new company will retain The McClatchy Company name.

Inaugural Meeting: Conference highlights, sessions

Putting challenges in perspective: Difficult doesn't mean impossible

"I love journalism," Mi-Ai Parrish told publishers gathered for the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, "and so do all of you. I love that we're watchdogs and storytellers. We're advocates, innovators. We're business strategists and community leaders. We're friends and neighbors, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. We help connect our readers to the world and to the communities we serve. We enrich and inform, delight and unite."

How the Battle of New Orleans was Won

The "pirate" marketing tactics that The Advocate employed in the Battle of New Orleans played a key role in helping the paper overtake The Times-Picayune in the fight for dominance.

Hussman encourages all newspapers to adopt Statement of Core Values

In response to requests from a number of individuals since his talk at the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, Walter Hussman Jr. is sharing his Statement of Core Values on this website. He said: "I believe adopting a statement like this can help improve our relationship with our readers as a trusted and professional source on news."
Walter Hussman: Restoring faith in newspapers

Digital-not-so-ready: Initial findings from the GNI Subscriptions Lab

So what are the newspaper participants learning from the Google News Initiative Subscriptions Lab? Hint: Something about themselves.

In battle with digital giants, looking for a 'safe harbor' in Congress

The advocacy interests of America's Newspapers falls right in line with the first topic addressed at the Inaugural Meeting of America's Newspapers. The News Media Alliance's Danielle Coffey talked about frustrations she encounters when lobbying on Capitol Hill and the latest in the newspaper industry's campaign to get a fair revenue arrangement with the digital giants.

Take advantage of a tool everyone already uses: Email

Email is a daily part of millions of American's daily lives. So why aren't newspapers taking advantage of this amazing revenue generating opportunity? News-Press & Gazette Company's Kristen Frey and Observer Media Group's Emily Walsh talked about the insights they've gained from experimenting with email marketing.

Small is the new big: Niche publications that are year-round revenue generators

What do backyard poultry, goats and beekeeping have in common? All are niche interests that have been scaled into reliable revenue generators.

Protecting public notices and the vital information they provide to communities

Many advertisers find the process they must go through to place public notices to be frustrating, Legislators what to change the law to move legal notices out of newspapers (and onto state and local websites) and publishers are doing their best to make the process work. Where's it all heading and what will be key to hanging onto public notices?

Inaugural Meeting: Congrats to our award winners
PJ Browning honored as E&P magazine's Publisher of the Year
PJ Browning: Recipient of E&P magazine's Publisher of the Year Award
Carmage Walls Commentary Prize honors courageous editorial writing
Peter Kovacs, editor of The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, accepted the Carmage Walls Prize on behalf of Danny Heitman and Lanny Keller.
SNPA's staunchest advocate honored for 43 years of service
Edward VanHorn: Recipient of SNPA's Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award
Joyce McCullough honored with Carlsen Distinguished Service Award
Joyce McCullough: Receipient of the Ray Carlsen Distinguished Service Award
Former Forum Communications CEO honored with high Inland award
Lloyd Case: Recipient of the Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award

A new champion for newspapers is born

America’s Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural meeting in Chicago.