Association News

FPA announces Virtual Awards Program for Weekly Newspaper Contest, Hall of Fame, others

Mark your calendars! FPA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Virtual Awards Program on Facebook on Friday, July 31 at noon.

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Virtual Idea Panel (VIP) Roundtable

Mark Your Calendar! The Florida Press Association is excited to announce the first Virtual Idea Panel (VIP) Roundtable experience to be held June 4.

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Let’s get your business back to business.

The new normal in our lives is starting to take hold and we’re seeing mounting desire to recharge America’s economy. For many of our local businesses, now is the time to welcome your customers back.

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Legal Update

From the Legal Hotline (877-NEWS-LAW)

Public records, marriage legal notices and more in today’s Legal Hotline recap.

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Newsmakers

Veteran reporter Lloyd Dunkelberger’s last day of putting out the news

From decades of traditional print newspaper jobs to the changing world of digital journalism, veteran reporter Lloyd Dunkelberger is retiring from the news business he loved. His last day is today.

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Florida Trends & Insights

Welcome to the first issue of Florida Trends & Insights!

Dear FPA members,

My name is Damon Scott and I’m a First Draft News fellow located in Florida. Jim Fogler has generously offered to help me distribute my newsletter to FPA members.

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Obituaries

Steve Vaughn Was Among Brevard’s Original Sports Journalists, ‘Covered Everything That Moved

Steve Vaughn began his journalism career as a sophomore at Cocoa High School in 1959 where he served the next three years as the sports editor for the Tiger Topics student newspaper and the TIGER school yearbook.

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Industry News

Investigative journalism, long criticized for a lack of diversity, has made significant developments since March

There’s been little in the news lately besides coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic — and rightly so, as it is likely to be one of the defining episodes of our lifetimes — but around the time most of us were learning what “PPE” meant, there were several milestones emerging in our industry.

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‘We’re careful about what we propose’: Even strapped for ad revenue, publishers are wary about taking retailer ad campaigns

As parts of the U.S. economy begin to open up, there’s new hope that the key retail sector will start to get going — and start spending on advertising.

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Digital Publishing: Tools and Tricks You Can Use While Covering a Pandemic

COVID-19.

It’s a combination of letters and numbers most of us had never seen placed together just a few short months ago. Now it dominates everything we do as journalists, from covering daily press briefings to chronicling the outbreak’s impact on our communities. Most breaking news is immediate and short-term, but coverage of the coronavirus outbreak has been relentlessly slow-moving, wearing down even the most well-tuned news staffs.

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