Newspaper Industry News

Confidence survey to see how newspapers are performing

August 30, 2011

The newspaper industry is changing quickly and publishers are quite interested in how other newspapers are performing, and what they see in the near future. Please take part in the Cribb, Greene Publisher Confidence Survey.

October in Maine brings sales tax on publication sales

November 4, 2013

Fall has arrived in Maine, bringing with it changing leaves, a zip to the air and a rise in sales tax. On Oct. 1, not only did Maine’s general sales tax push upwards, but publications, such as newspapers and magazines, became subject to circulation sales tax for the first time.

National Newspaper Week
is Oct. 6-12

September 10, 2013

National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 6-12, 2013. It observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small. This year’s theme is: “Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life.”

 

There’s a new business laws hotline in town

July 29, 2013

The National Newspaper Association has re-initiated its Business Law hotline.

Adobe’s move to the Cloud causes concern at papers

June 28, 2013

New cost pressure on smaller newspapers showed up from a surprising quarter last month: it came from the software company that has led the industry into the great graphics that are the hallmark of many community newspapers.

State Supreme Court sides with Missouri Lawyers Weekly

June 5, 2013

In a unanimous decision April 5, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled the public should have access to a previously secret disciplinary hearing. 

SD says no to exclusive prep sports rights

June 5, 2013

PIERRE, SD—With little national attention, South Dakota has passed a law of strong interest to newspapers. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill March 8 prohibiting public schools in that state from signing exclusive contracts for media coverage of interscholastic sporting events.

Congress may consider estate tax this year

November 29, 2012

Estate taxes are high on the priority list of the lame-duck 112th Congress, as inaction would allow the so-called Bush tax cuts to expire.

When it comes to backups, do as I say, not as I do

July 31, 2012

You’ve heard me say it time and time again. Julie, in Minnesota, even wrote to me a couple of years ago to thank me for “saving her life” after convincing her to add backup drives to all her machines.

NNA urges USPS to set up ‘hand-off hubs’ for newspapers

February 21, 2012

The National Newspaper Association advised the U.S. Postal Service to set up hub operations in closing Sectional Center Facilities to quickly transfer 5-digit and Carrier Route mail containers to streamlined transportation so that mail can avoid serious service delays.

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