GateHouse Media, one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, recently announced that it has agreed to acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News, in addition to several niche publications and companion websites, from Cox Media Group LLC for $49.25 million.MORE
SNPA's Executive Development Committee launched its 2018 Publisher-to-Publisher "P2P" initiative this month with a video conference on Growing Revenue. Executives from more than 30 newspapers participated in the live event to talk about revenue ideas that were collected from the participants.
Two participants – from Tulsa and Richmond – reported back to SNPA about the way that this free video conference proved beneficial to their advertising sales teams.MORE
The Ottawa (Ill.) Times has been sold to Shaw Media of Crystal Lake, Ill., according to Len R. Small, president of Small Newspapers. The Times serves both Ottawa and Streator, Ill., publishing a newspaper five days a week. The asset sale includes related operations, including Starved Rock County Magazine, a regional travel publication.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Small Newspaper Group in the transaction.MORE
The Associated Press has announced it will offer eye-catching human interest, entertainment and viral content from Cover Video on its online AP Video Hub platform.MORE
TownNews.com is acquiring Field59, which produces video management and streaming solutions for media organizations.
"We are thrilled to have Field59 join the TownNews.com team," said Brad Ward, CEO of TownNews.com. "Field59 has been a strong and trusted partner for several years. Integration of Field59's video platform within BLOX CMS allows our customers to have broadcast quality video available for their desktop, mobile and OTT applications."MORE
The Coalition to Stop Tariffs on Printers and Publishers is asking newspapers to take a stand and join the fight against unwarranted preliminary countervailing and antidumping duties imposed this year by the Department of Commerce on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint used by newspapers, printers and other publishers. Combined, these duties climb as high as 32 percent.
Here are two ways to help now:MORE
On March 1, reversing the Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a part-time grocery store security guard was an independent contractor, and not an employee, for purposes of Workers' Compensation.
The significance of this decision for newspaper publishers in Arkansas is that the primary factors relied upon by the Arkansas Supreme Court are usually present in the contract relationship between newspaper publishing companies and its independent contractor newspaper carriers.MORE
In segment one of Innovation in Focus, the Donald W. Reynolds Futures Lab spoke with Terez Paylor, Chiefs beat writer at The Kansas City Star, who goes live with readers every week. During March, Innovation in Focus explored live video by testing various tools and methods in the field. In this segment the Futures Lab used multiple iPhones to broadcast live from the Columbia Missouri Farmers Market.MORE
Recently, a former newspaper carrier filed a wage claim with the North Carolina Department of Labor, claiming employee status at a daily newspaper in the state. The newspaper carrier filed with the state Department of Labor, rather than federal DOL, because the federal wage and hour law contains a complete exemption for newspaper carriers; the North Carolina wage and hour law does not.
Of course, the newspaper stated that the individual was an independent contractor, not an employee. As part of its investigation, the North Carolina Department of Labor asked the company to provide specific information, in order to determine whether there was an employer/employee relationship.MORE
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Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc., announced April 16 the sale of The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) and The Poultry Times to Metro Market Media, a newly formed company owned by his son, Charles H. Morris, Jr.
In a separate transaction, Morris Sr. also sold from an affiliated company the Forsyth County News (Cumming, Ga.) and Dawson County News (Dawsonville, Ga.) to Morris Jr. and MMM.More