Watertown Times sold to Adams Publishing Group 12/3/18

James M. Clifford has announced that the Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times and Dodge County Independent News have been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Watertown Daily Times is published Monday through Friday and the Dodge County Independent News weekly. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


NTVB Media selects VoicePort's IVR on call center 12/3/18

NTVB Media, a publisher of TV entertainment and listings magazines, has selected VoicePort to provide an IVR solution to improve customer self-service and call center efficiencies, according to a news release from VoicePort.


Paxton Media Group acquires Kentucky New Era 12/3/18

The Kentucky New Era Group has sold its daily newspaper in Hopkinsville and four non-daily newspapers to Paducah-based Paxton Media Group.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Kentucky New Era Group in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.


Tyler Morning Telegraph being acquired by M. Roberts Media 11/28/18

After more than a century of continuous family ownership and management by the Clyde and Bothwell families, the daily Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph is changing owners.

The paper is being acquired by M. Roberts Media, a family-owned newspaper group that operates the Longview News-Journal, Marshall News Messenger, Panola Watchman and the Victoria Advocate in Texas. The new ownership took effect Dec. 1.


Log Cabin Democrat moves to new location 11/26/18

As 2019 approaches, longtime Conway, Ark., institutions – the city main offices and the 140-year-old newspaper – each will move locations.

The Log Cabin Democrat and its staff are moving from its current location on the first floor of the Federal Building on Main Street to its new spot at 1121 Front St.


Elyria Chronicle-Telegram moves to Presteligence for editorial, website, apps and e-edition 11/26/18

Presteligence has announced that the Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette will implement My News 360 Platform to replace a multitude of vendors in the editorial and digital space.

The My News 360 Platform offers a true multi-channel publishing system where there will be no more copying/pasting content, no more manually moving stories to an archived folder and many more streamlined efforts as a result of consolidating systems to Presteligence.


Ponca City News sold to Kay Media Co. 11/20/18

After 100 years in the Muchmore family, The Ponca City (Okla.) News has new ownership. Kay Media owners Scott Wesner and Scott Wood grew up in Cordell, Okla., and own several other papers, including The Elk City News. Josh Umholtz will serve as publisher.


Scripps Howard Awards entries open Dec. 1; midterm elections is Topic of the Year 11/19/18

The Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation's most prestigious American journalism competitions, will accept entries from Dec. 1 to Feb. 8 for reporting and storytelling that gives light and changes lives.


Cox changes logo, tagline to bring people closer 11/19/18

Cox creates millions of moments of human connections every day and will focus more on what makes these connections so powerful and unique. To emphasize this shift, the company has launched new advertising, a new logo with a warmer look and feel, and a tagline of "bringing us closer."


Tribune Publishing offers buyouts to newsrooms 11/13/18

Tribune Publishing has offered buyouts to full-time non-unionized workers who have been with the company for at least 10 years.