Commerce Department’s rollback of tariffs is still good news

WASHINGTON–Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition of printers, publishers, retailers, paper suppliers and distributors today released the following statements regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination on uncoated groundwood paper imports from Canada. “These import duties on newsprint have already caused job losses in the printing and publishing sectors and have resulted in decreased news coverage […]

NNA, NMA sought reduction in margins on newsprint

While the Department of Commerce’s decision didn’t do away with the newsprint tariffs as such, and only the International Trade Commission can do that, this week’s announcement on the tariff situation was a victory in part for the coalition seeking to slow down the margins. Below is a comment from the News Media Alliance, and similarly from the National Newspaper […]

Blakeley leaving The Independent as publisher

ASHLAND –Eddie Blakeley, publisher of The Daily Independent since 2003, has resigned, effective Aug. 17, to become chief operating officer of Journal Inc. of Tupelo, Mississippi. CNHI, LLC, parent company of The Independent, said it was grateful for Blakeley’s fine stewardship of the paper, and that a successor publisher would be appointed soon. Blakeley also serves as publisher of CNHI’s […]

Anna Murrell – Adair County Community Voice Inter

Future is now ‘crystal clear’   Growing up in Adair County, I watched my parents read the Adair County Community Voice newspaper each week. I had no idea that I would one day have the privilege to work for ACCV and that it would make such an impact on my future career and life. My love for writing and storytelling […]

James Turner — The Leitchfield Record Intern

More comfortable about a future in journalism Getting an internship was an intimidating prospect to say the least. Moving to an unknown town, finding a place to stay and working with people I haven’t even met yet kept me on edge up until my first day. However, it turned out finding a place to stay was the most difficult part […]

Collin Overton — Henry County Local Intern

Among what he learned? Deadlines dictate everything This summer, I had the privilege of interning for the Henry County Local, a weekly paper in a community just one county over from where I grew up. I can’t overstate how valuable the experience was for me. Working for a weekly meant I got do a little bit of everything. In my […]

Emily DeLetter — Franklin Favorite Intern

Completes dual internship with Franklin Favorite, Macon County Times in Tennessee   This summer I was given the opportunity to complete a two-in-one internship. I divided my time between my original internship, the Franklin Favorite in Franklin, Kentucky and the Macon County Times in Lafayette, Tennessee. While working for both of these news organizations was not the way I had […]

McKenna Horsley — Frankfort State Journal Intern

Grateful to KPA, The State Journal for the opportunity   I greatly appreciate the summer that I had working at the Frankfort State Journal. I feel that I grew as a reporter and learned a lot about community journalism through the experience. Throughout my internship, I covered one to two stories a day. These topics ranged from local events to […]

NNA Annual Convention set for Sept. 27-29

  NNA’s 132nd Annual Convention & Trade Show will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Va. There are 30 flash sessions scheduled including a keynote from Penny Abernathy and a newsprint tariff panel discussion. There are various registration levels available. SCPA members can attend at the NNA member rate. Early bird registration ends Sept. 4, after […]

Drone journalism workshop offered at UGeorgia October 12-14

The University of Georgia in Athens is hosting a drone journalism workshop from the National Press Photographers Association the weekend of Oct. 12-14. This workshop is designed to prepare journalists for the FAA Part 107 certification exam as well as help them work through the legal and ethical issues surrounding drones and journalism. View more details about the drone journalism […]


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