Association News

Register early for the Florida Media Conference and take advantage of discounted rates

Take advantage of special early-bird pricing and register today! The registration discount ends May 17, 2019. (more…)

FNAME Creative Excellence Contest deadline extended to April 24

The contest deadline has been extended! You now have until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to submit entries! (more…)

Deadline extended to April 19: Florida Bar Media Awards

The deadline for the call for entries has been extended for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism (more…)


Legal Update

Latest Update on Bad Public Notice Bills– HB 1235 by Rep. Fine (R. Palm Bay); SB 1676 by Sen. Baxley (R. Lady Lake)

HB 1235 (the bill ending the current system of newspaper public notice) was recently removed from the State Affairs Committee reference and placed on the House second reading calendar. (more…)

Legislative Report (Middle of Week 6)

Session began March 5. Last day for committee meetings is April 23. Session lasts 60 days, concluding on May 3. Here are the bills we are following with the current status (more…)


Newsmakers

Tim Burke stepping down as publisher of The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News

Timothy D. Burke, who led The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News into the digital news age (more…)

Eve Samples named opinion and engagement editor for the USA TODAY-Network Florida

Seventeen years ago, I rolled my beat-up Honda Civic hatchback into Fort Pierce — a city I knew (more…)


First Amendment Foundation News

FAF April Roundup

New FAF website launched, 2019 Legislative Session action report and more news from the First Amendment Foundation. (more…)


Industry News

Why losing our newspapers is breaking our politics

Last month, staffers at The Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado, experienced the latest low point in the American newspaper business (more…)

When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor

What do strong local newspapers do? Well, past research has shown they increase voter turnout, (more…)

A Trusting News analysis: What news consumers say they trust

Fundamentally, news consumers trust journalism that they find to be balanced, in-depth, honest and reputable. (more…)

Here’s what it looks like when 30 media entities from one state work together

Bob Wise had been in the TV news business for decades, but he’d never run up against anything (more…)

Mistakes, we’ve drawn a few: Learning from our errors in data visualization

At The Economist, we take data visualisation seriously. Every week we publish around 40 charts across (more…)

Smart speaker use is growing. Will news grow with it?

On midterm election night last year, NPR carried out its usual live coverage, coordinating stories from (more…)

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