NNA Issue Brief: Spending rules for PPP loans changed by Congress; NNA praises prompt action

By Tonda Rush, General Counsel, National Newspaper Association Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, HR 7010, a bill supported by the National Newspaper Association. The President is expected to sign the bill today and to put it into immediate effect. Here is what the bill does: • Allows borrowers to spend their funds over 24 […]

Wayne County Outlook converts to digital only

From Bill Atkinson, Regional Publisher for CNHI The financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has forced CNHI to reorganize the Wayne County Outlook’s distribution of local news, features and sports. The May 28 print edition of the Monticello weekly was the last produced and sent to subscribers’ homes or made available at newsstands. Effective then, CNHI will distribute the Wayne […]

At least 125 press freedom violations reported over 3 days of U.S. protests

S0 far in 2020: From the Committee to Protect Journalists Local and state authorities in the U.S. must stop targeting journalists and media workers covering protests and ensure that the press is exempt from any curfew restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. “We are horrified by the continued use of harsh and sometimes violent actions of police against […]

Journalists’ safety must be ensured – Statement from national newspaper groups

Below is a joint statement issued this week by the News Media Alliance, America’s Newspapers and the National Newspaper Association. The last several days, journalists have been risking their lives to report on the ground at the scenes of protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd. These journalists are serving a critical role in providing […]

Middlesboro seeks reporter to cover local news, features

The Middlesboro News, a multi-weekly newspaper with a robust website in southeastern Kentucky, is looking for an energetic, motivated reporter to cover local news and features. Middlesboro is located on the Kentucky/Tennessee border, and features beautiful scenery with many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in some of the region’s scenic state parks. We are seeking a reporter with a […]

Upcoming webinars through the Newspaper Academy

For more information on any of these webinars, and to register, go to https://newspaperacademy.com/ The Newspaper Academy is offering three webinars, one already available and two set for June 18 and June 26. June 18 at 3 pm Eastern/2 pm Central is Ryan Dohrn: Re-igniting the Post-COVID Sales Conversation with Advertisers. Cost is $59. June 26 at 11 am Eastern/10 […]

What does Gen Z celebrate? Team shifts through 4 months of research, surveys to find out

From Reynolds Journalism Institute A capstone team at the Missouri School of Journalism worked with BuzzFeed to find the answer to one complex question: What does Gen Z celebrate? While finding the answer, they were to develop personality profiles that captured what it’s like to be a member of Gen Z and give BuzzFeed three to five content suggestions that […]

Shoutouts to PJ Martin, Michelle Rowe at Jobe Publishing; Bennett resigns as ADI publisher

Michelle Rowe has been named Director of Operations for Jobe Publishing, Inc. She has 20 years’ experience with the company, including working in the bindery, in payroll and developing film. In her new position, she will establish the production schedule for the Horse Cave operations, manage the bindery, oversee the finances and human resources for Jobe Publishing. She is a […]

So far, publishers are keeping subscribers gained during the coronavirus crisis

 From Digiday via America Press Institute With advertising revenue down for most publications, news outlets have been turning to subscriptions to remain financially viable. And early indications show that subscribers who came on board during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic are sticking around. It’s too soon to say whether these outlets have gained paying readers for life, but an increased […]

Advertising is a problem-solving business

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC When I heard the doorbell ring that Saturday afternoon, I did something I had never done before. I bought something from a door-to-door salesperson. It was a pest control representative who was canvassing the neighborhood for new business. The logo on his bright green golf shirt matched his truck in the driveway. He introduced himself […]