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.

National Newspaper Association recommends phasing in proposed salary threshold for exempt employees of small businesses

May 22, 2019

National Newspaper Association this week objected to a proposed 50% increase in exempt employee salaries under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and recommended instead a phased-in schedule for small businesses. 

In March, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed increasing the threshold salary for employees exempt from overtime pay under the FLSA to $35,300 annually, up from the existing threshold of $23,660. 

NNA backing Electronic Court Records Reform Act

National Newspaper Association is throwing its weight behind a bill to ease the cost of obtaining federal court records.

Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, introduced the Electronic Court Records Reform Act, which will require the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to consolidate its electronic filing systems and drop the fees for general public access. The bill is similar to one he introduced in late 2018.

NNA comments on Interior FOIA rules

January 31, 2019

The US Department of Interior should make it easy for any citizen to request open records, National Newspaper Association said this week.  NNA joined 39 other news organizations in opposition of the Interior Department’s new proposed Freedom of Information Act rule.

Public or private: guidelines for photographers

August 14, 2018

Q--I have a new batch of interns taking photos for the paper. What guidelines can I give them so they don’t get us into trouble?

As dominoes fall, industry trends spur publishers in U.S. and Canada to give serious thought about the future of newspapers

May 4, 2018

So much to write about; so little space. It’s been a whirlwind of a week for me, beginning in Knoxville, TN, where I caught a flight for a “quick trip” to Winnipeg, before heading home for a couple of days, then heading to Sioux Falls, SD, and Lincoln, NE.

Newsprint tariff proposals a threat to U.S. newspapers

March 23, 2018

You know how serious a threat to newsprint is.  We need a large industry response to the tariff proposals that I wrote to you about earlier.

ISWNE and Huck Boyd seek proposals

January 3, 2018

The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at Kansas State University are seeking proposals for papers that provide insight and guidance on general issues and/or everyday problems confronting community newspapers and their newsrooms.

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.

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