Association News

Tomorrow! Free FPA Virtual VIP Legislative Update!

You asked, we listened! It’s the Florida Press Association’s second (VIP) Virtual Idea Panel to be held via Zoom call on July 30th. This VIP discussion will be focused on the 2020-2021 Florida state budget with legal experts and lobbyists. All members may attend this session absolutely free. (more…)

This Friday! FPA Virtual Awards Program

It’s almost here! FPA will be hosting a Virtual Awards Program on Facebook on Friday, July 31 at noon. (Register below to be sent participation details in the days prior to the premiere.) (more…)

FPA VIP Roundtable…Using Data to Drive Revenue Presented by FNAME

Mark Your Calendar!  FPA VIP Roundtable…Using Data to Drive Revenue Thursday, August 20 at 11:00am & 2:00pm (more…)

FPA Welcomes Two New Associate Members

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, the FPA Board of Directors voted to approve the memberships of two new Associate members: First Draft News, Inc., and Science News Service. (more…)


Legal Update

Public Notice Action Team, New Best Practices

FPA’s public notice group has been meeting via zoom regularly to take proactive steps to better educate the public and legislature on the importance of public awareness of government actions and to strategize on ways to best preserve the crucial role of newspapers in distributing such notice. (more…)

Latest Developments Regarding Marsy’s Law

Here are some suggestions/resources that may help newsrooms respond to law enforcement agencies that withhold victim information in arrest reports, affidavits, and other crime records based on Marsy’s Law. Also, addressed are a couple of recent developments regarding the application of the law in the context of 1) redacting police officer identities and 2) judicial records containing victim information. (more…)


Florida Trends & Insights

First Draft News – Infotheque 2020

Infotheque 2020, from August 4-6, is First Draft’s exclusive event to prepare journalists for covering election misinformation. (more…)


Special Features

Announcing the 2020 FSNE Journalism Contest Live Virtual Awards Program

Mark your calendars! FSNE is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Live Virtual Awards Program on Thursday August 13th at Noon EDT via Zoom. (Please register below to receive Zoom participation details.) (more…)

Florida Infections Soar Twelvefold in 100 Days While Mask-Order States Remain Flat

In the state of Florida, the SARS-Cov-2 infection rate has soared 1,088 percent since mid-April.

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Obituaries

Larry Kahn 1963-2020

Larry Kahn, former editor of the Keynoter, passed away on July 18, 2020. (more…)

Michael Konrad spent his life making his co-workers and community better

The obituary Mike Konrad’s family wrote would never have made it past him. He died at Oak Tree Hospital, it read. That was incorrect. It was Oak Hill Hospital. (more…)

Islander reporter Sandy Ambrogi dies at 66

Sandra “Sandy” Elizabeth (Sneed) Ambrogi, 66, of Bradenton, died July 22 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.

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A forgotten obituary: The legacy of Sgt. Matthew M. Lewey

John Lewey, 56, holds a piece of his great great grandfather’s history in his hands: an article from The Florida Sentinel published on April 22, 1933. It’s yellowed and worn, and held together with tape. (more…)


Industry News

OBJ, WFTV begin new content-sharing partnership

Orlando Business Journal readers and WFTV viewers now will be able to get the latest news in Central Florida through a content partnership between the two media outlets.

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Publishers Can Find Reasons For Optimism With Virtual Events

Many publishers have spent years steadily building a live events business, only to see those efforts quickly dashed during the coronavirus pandemic. In trying to predict when the live events business will recover for publishers, I’ve been monitoring a variety of news developments and other indicators for any reason to be optimistic.

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