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(Member login required) Annual readership survey confirms community newspaper readers are voters

August 29, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Newspaper readers are voters, and the National Newspaper Association’s annual readership survey of more than 1,000 people from rural and urban communities across the country once again validated that point. 

NNA moves Congressional Action Team Summit one week later in 2020

January 1, 2020

National Newspaper Association is taking the unusual step of moving its Congressional Action Team Summit to new dates in 2020. 
The Summit will now be March 25 to 27, 2020, according to NNA’s Public Policy Director Tonda Rush.

“Because NNA has to make event arrangements well ahead of the final Congressional schedule each session, we sometimes find we have chosen dates that land on a Congressional recess. That is what happened for our next Summit. We are now moving the event to make it one week later than previously announced dates,” Rush said.

Labor Department hasn't provided clarity regarding exemption for newspapers with circulation under 4,000 in Fair Labor Standards Act

November 1, 2019

Q: I understand newspapers under 4,000 circulations do not have to apply the Overtime Rule. But what if we have three newspapers whose total circulation is over 4,000? 

A: Your understanding is correct. 

‘Journalism practices the discipline of verification’

October 31, 2018

For decades, Al Cross was perhaps the preeminent political journalist in the state of Kentucky. He still writes a column every other week or so for his former employer, the Louisville Courier-Journal, but most of his time these days is spent teaching students as head of the University of Kentucky’s Rural Journalism and Community Issues. Cross oversees the Midway Messenger blog his students write (with a bit of help from him), is at most Midway City Council meetings, and is considered a national expert on community newspapers like The Woodford Sun.

Checking the pulse of journalism

October 31, 2018

Over the past two weeks, I’ve traveled from coast to coast speaking at newspaper conferences and meeting with Canadian and American journalists about what is happening at their newspapers and, hopefully, offering a little good advice.

Slimp: Independent newspaper ownership showing a resurgence

October 22, 2018

I’ve been noticing a couple of patterns lately, and I wonder if you have been, too.

‘I fell in love with community newspaper publishing right away’

October 22, 2018

It’s mid-morning on Thursday, Sept. 20. The sun is burning off the gray clouds over Stonington, ME, and through a window that looks out onto the Stonington Harbor, one can see the rays gleaming off the chrome on a variety of cars and trucks as they pull up to put their boats in the water for a day of sightseeing or fishing.

Florence does not stop community paper

October 5, 2018

The historic hurricane that battered North Carolina in September showed what community newspapers could do in the face of adversity.

Three generations of publishers have built a newspaper institution in Moab

August 30, 2018

The work is not easy, and it seems to get harder every day, yet the owners and employees of the Moab (UT) Times-Independent continue to excel in its mission to deliver news and information to its readers.

NC News Lab Fund provides 10 journalism grants

August 30, 2018

In 2011, Asheville journalist Angie Newsome took a leap of faith and started Carolina Public Press, an online investigative reporting outlet, as a fiscally sponsored project of the Institute for Southern Studies.

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