Association News

Public Notice Day is a month away! Here’s how you can participate

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Florida Press Association will be holding the second annual (more…)

FPA member application pending – Comments requested

The Florida Press Association has received an application for Associate membership – Online, from Villages-News.com. In accordance (more…)

Deadline extended to Feb. 25 for FSNE Journalism Contest

Now is the time to submit those last minute entries! You now have until 11:59 pm on Monday, February 25, 2019 to enter this year’s (more…)

2019 Leadership Institute applications due March 8

Apply now for the 2019 Derek Dunn-Rankin Leadership Institute, presented by the Florida Press Foundation. The program will (more…)


Legal Update

From the Legal Hotline (877-NEWS-LAW)

Surrogacy ads, delay of public records requests and more in today’s Legal Hotline recap. (more…)


Newsmakers

Tim Smolarick promoted to VP & Group Publisher for D-R Media, LLC

Tim Smolarick has been promoted to Vice-President and Group Publisher for D-R Media.  Tim will be responsible (more…)

Kim Edwards promoted to General Manager for Polk County for D-R Media, LLC

Tim Smolarick, Vice President and Regional Publisher for D-R Media announced today that Kim Edwards will be the (more…)

Romona Washington promoted to Corporate Executive Editor for DR Media, LLC

Romona Washington started her newspaper career as a typesetter and manager of the circulation department for the (more…)

Rob Kearly promoted to Corporate Circulation Director for DR Media, LLC

Rob Kearley has been named the Corporate Circulation Director for DR Media, LLC. In his expanded role Rob will oversee (more…)

Times Publishing announces new board members, promotions

The board of directors of Times Publishing Company, parent of the Tampa Bay Times, is adding Sherri Day and Kelly McBride (more…)


Special Features

2019 America East conference – April 1-3

The America East News Media & Technology Summit is taking place April 1-3, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention (more…)

Southern Circulation Managers’ Association annual conference – April 4-6

The SCMA and MACMA conference is held each year in order for all of everyone to network, meet, discuss, receive and (more…)


Industry News

Want to reduce political polarization? Save your local newspaper

It almost seems impossible to ignore national politics today. The stream of stories about the president and Congress is (more…)

Poynter Institute and Craig Newmark Philanthropies to launch a new center on ethics. Here’s why.

We live in the age of the misinformation superhighway. The pile-ups that happen there no longer revolve around (more…)

Here’s where your new readers are going to come from in 2019

Data has a habit of giving us advance signals about particular trends. It shouts: “Hey, something big is happening.” Like (more…)

The AP is using data journalism to help strengthen local newsrooms

The forces facing local news aren’t all bad. (more…)

Snopes pulls out of its fact-checking partnership with Facebook

Snopes is no longer debunking misinformation in partnership with Facebook. (more…)

Let technology plot the path forward

Like many others who grew up during the glory days of newspapers, I must say I never envisioned the kind of  innovations (more…)

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