Community Newspaper News

Searching for winning photo of golfer ends in defeat

July 8, 2014

I would never have dreamed it in 1975 when, in the dead of winter, I moved from balmy Columbia, SC, to frigid Campbellsville, KY, and rented an $80-a-month farmhouse.

Women use smartphones more than men to read news found within social media

July 8, 2014

Women are much more likely than men to read news stories found within social media on their smartphones, according to the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Reducing print days is detrimental to a newspaper’s financial health

June 9, 2014

I asked my new friend, Kevin Schwartz, to coauthor a column about the trend of college newspapers toward reducing print days or moving away from print to digital. Kevin is going to hate that I told you this, but College Media Matters recently referred to Kevin as “Dean of the College Media Business.” He knows his stuff.

Family Reading Night: The Joy of Reading

June 9, 2014

Each year on the first Friday in March, hundreds of people squeeze into the middle school in Washington, MO, to celebrate the simple pleasure of hearing a book read.

Publishers’ front-page protest produces positive result

June 6, 2014

Community newspapers across America organized what appears to have been a successful protest to get the Newseum in Washington, to include community newspapers in its Today’s Front Pages exhibit.

Marketing video shows the strength of Mississippi newspapers

May 6, 2014

The owners and publishers of Mississippi newspapers knew the value and strength of their publications. All the doom-and-gloom stories about failing newspapers and print slowly fading into extinction were just that—stories.

NNA board supports project to help war memorial foundation

July 2, 2014

The National Newspaper Association board of directors voted to support a project being conducted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, coordinating efforts with state and regional press associations to help locate photos of military personnel who died during the Vietnam War.

Syndicated content vendors say they're here to help

March 6, 2014

The range of offerings from syndicate vendors is vast, from stock photos and clip art to fully prepared special sections. To help Pub Aux readers learn more about what is available and if there were any low cost materials available out there, a survey was sent to vendors asking about their products.

Community publishers find syndicated content useful

March 4, 2014

Community newspapers base their strength and longevity in their local coverage. But with many expanding their digital footprint or special print products, some may find a need for syndicated content.

The top five (or so) things to do when preparing to sell your newspaper

December 10, 2013

Nearly every newspaper owner will decide at some point that it is time to sell his/her publishing business. It may be time to retire, step up to a larger property, or push in a different direction entirely.

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