Association News

New Public Notice website launching October 22nd

The new FPA Public Notice website is launching on Friday, October 22nd and we ask for you to start providing notices that day. (more…)

FPA VIP roundtable discussion: Meet our new technology partners Column!

Join us for a repeat presentation of the Florida Press Association’s VIP roundtable discussion on Thursday, October 14 at 10 am EDT to update you on the latest public notice developments and meet our new technology partners Column! (more…)

Plan now for your year-end giving campaign…Join the Florida Community News Fund today!

The Florida Press Foundation, a 501 ( c) (3) non-profit organization has created the Florida Community News Fund to help ensure Florida’s newspapers can continue fulfilling their mission of providing consistent, fact based information to the public. The program will allow FPA member newspapers to solicit tax-deductible donations to support coverage of public affairs and current events using individual campaign portals setup by FPF. (more…)

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Legal Update

Public Notice Alert: Best Practice #4: Checklist for Complying with Digital Public Notice Requirements

As indicated previously, FPA is circulating best internal practices that address several areas in the new public notice bill (HB 35). (more…)

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Copyright infringement, Facebook liability, and more in today’s Legal Hotline Recap. (more…)


Newsmakers

Lauren Walck named executive editor of the Bradenton Herald

Lauren Walck has been named executive editor of the Bradenton Herald, starting Oct. 25. (more…)

Bill Barker joins Column as adviser

Column is excited to welcome Bill Barker as our latest adviser. (more…)

Through wars and hurricanes, Sylvan Strickland delivered the news in the 1940s

In the middle of a downpour in September 1941, before the rest of Tallahassee was even awake, Sylvan Strickland picked up 80 copies of the Florida State News. (more…)


Obituaries

Clara McLaughlin, 1939-2021: Owner of Florida Star spent a lifetime in journalism as trailblazer for Black community

Clara Jackson McLaughlin, owner and publisher of the Florida Star newspaper, died Sunday in hospice care at her daughter’s house in Houston. She was 81. (more…)

Remembering ‘Newspaper Guy,’ Mike Etzkin

“Mike Etzkin was a ‘Newspaper Guy’ through and through. He could write a good story, lay out the paper, and then write the headlines. “He could do it all,” said Loraine O’Connell about her former Orlando Sentinel co-worker and spouse of 26 years. (more…)

Former Ledger publisher Don Whitworth dies at 77

Don Whitworth 77 passed away at his home on September 22, 2021. (more…)


Industry News

Gannett Foundation awards grants to 5 Volusia-Flagler-St. Johns nonprofits

The Hub on Canal has worked for a decade to bring the arts to the community in New Symrna Beach through classes and workshops, exhibits and events.  (more…)

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