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.

Newspapers should be wary of marijuana advertising

December 19, 2015

Q. What about running ads for marijuana shops in states where that product is now legal to sell?

Getting Paid for Obits: Improves Readership

February 26, 2015

Approximately 75 percent of community newspapers now charge for obituaries.

Survey: J-students need a mix of old and new skills

June 6, 2014

Accuracy, ethical principles and good news judgment top the list of the most important skills this year’s college journalism graduates should possess, according to journalism educators and news professionals. Those were the preliminary findings in a survey conducted by a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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.

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.

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