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Times Media Group acquiring Tucson Local Media

Steve Strickbine, publisher and president of the Tempe-based Times Media Group, on Tuesday announced he is acquiring Tucson Local Media from Thirteenth Street Media.  more

AP to cover U.S. water issues with Walton Family Foundation grant

The Associated Press and the Walton Family Foundation have announced the creation of a new reporting team that will cover water issues in the U.S. This collaboration will allow the news agency to produce additional comprehensive, all-formats journalism around water use, rights, quality and safety, as well as food production, dams, flooding and natural habits. more

AP becomes exclusive worldwide distributor of USTA’s US Open, select professional tennis images

A commercial agreement between United States Tennis Association and The Associated Press, which runs through 2022, will see the library of USTA-owned photos from a number of American professional tennis events — namely the US Open, US Open Series tournaments and U.S. Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup — made available for editorial use via the news agency’s commercial photo platform, AP Images. more

Hunter Publishing of Madison, South Dakota, joins Wick Communications

The Madison (South Dakota) Leader, which has been published by the Hunter family for 75 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media company based in Sierra Vista, Arizona. more

David Adlerstein named editor of The Star in Florida

A veteran reporter who has steered the Apalachicola Times in Florida for the past two decades will be expanding those duties to take the helm at a second weekly paper, The Star. more

AP names Anna Jo Bratton to post of U.S. enterprise editor

The Associated Press has named Anna Jo Bratton as U.S. enterprise editor on the news cooperative’s Global Enterprise Team, where she will work with colleagues across the United States to produce high-impact journalism for the country and for international audiences. more

AP names Justin Myers as data editor

“Justin’s proven ability to manage complex data-driven projects and turn editorial ambition into technical and journalistic achievement is what AP needs to push its data journalism forward,” says Troy Thibodeaux, the AP’s data science and news applications editor. more

Daisy Veerasingham named AP chief operating officer

With this new appointment, Daisy Veerasingham will have responsibility for all AP departments. This includes the company’s news, business and technology operations, all of which will report jointly to her and President and CEO Gary Pruitt. more

Reid Newspapers acquires Oklahoma Newspapers from Gannett

Reid Newspapers has acquired three Oklahoma newspapers — the Miami News-Record, the Grand Lake News (Grove) and The Delaware County Journal — from Gannett Co., Inc. more

O’Rourke Media Group acquires two newspapers from Forum Communications

Forum Communications Co. has sold RiverTown Multimedia, which publishes the weekly Red Wing (Minnesota) Republican Eagle and weekly Hudson (Wisconsin) Star-Observer newspapers, to O’Rourke Media Group. more

House lawmakers condemn Big Tech’s ‘monopoly power’ and urge their breakups

The New York Times reported yesterday that House lawmakers who spent the last 16 months investigating the practices of the world’s largest technology companies said that Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google had exercised and abused their monopoly power and called for the most sweeping changes to antitrust laws in half a century. more

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. more

WEHCO Newspapers, Inc. acquires Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett

The Pine Bluff (Arkansas) Commercial has returned to seven-day-a-week publishing as part of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette digital replica edition. more

Gannett to sell Mexico Ledger to Westplex Media Group

Gannett Co., Inc. has agreed to sell the twice-weekly Mexico (Missouri) Ledger to family-owned Westplex Media Group. It is the third community newspaper in Westplex’s portfolio. more

AP Top 25 will roll on in unusual college football season

A most unusual college football season is less than a month away and the preseason AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank is scheduled to be released Aug. 24, marking the 85th year of its existence. The AP will also release its preseason All-America team the following day. more

McCartney appointed AP’s entertainment & lifestyles editor

Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press’ West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death and many celebrity trials, has been appointed the news cooperative’s global entertainment and lifestyles editor. more

AP says it will capitalize Black but not white

After changing its usage rules last month to capitalize the word “Black” when used in the context of race and culture, The Associated Press on Monday said it would not do the same for “white.” more

AP changes writing style to capitalize 'b' in Black

The Associated Press changed its writing style guide Friday to capitalize the “b” in the term Black when referring to people in a racial, ethnic or cultural context, weighing in on a hotly debated issue. more

Paxton Media Group acquires Madison Courier

The Madison Courier in Indiana and the Garber family have been intertwined for six generations. But, effective with today's edition, the Madison Courier is now published by Paxton Media Group. The family-owned company owns 70-plus newspapers across the Midwest and Southeast, including 12 other dailies in Indiana. more

Newspaper transaction volume sets post-recession record

Newspaper deal activity broke through the $1.0 billion barrier for the first time since 2007, according to Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April. In total, 154 daily newspapers changed hands in 2019 in 30 separate transactions worth $1.33 billion. more
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