SNPA partners with AdCellerant to provide free Google training and certifications 5/8/17

SNPA has established a strategic partnership with AdCellerant that will provide FREE training and Google certifications to employees of SNPA member newspapers. AdCellerant is an ad tech/digital marketing managed solutions startup based in Denver, Colo.

SNPA's partnership with AdCellerant will allow association members to have free access to several Google trainings, including Academy for Ads. These are training modules across a variety of different Google platforms, including AdWords, Google Analytics, Mobile, Video, eCommerce, etc.

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Federal judge halts enforcement of Lexington ordinance opposed by Herald-Leader 5/2/17

By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader

A federal judge has ruled that Lexington cannot enforce a recently passed ordinance that restricts where advertising and other unsolicited printed materials can be delivered.

U.S. District Court Judge Karen Caldwell ruled Friday that the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government cannot enforce the ordinance that was supposed to take effect Monday until a court case challenging the ordinance has been resolved.

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Alex Acosta confirmed as 27th U.S. Secretary of Labor 5/2/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

June 30 is the new due date for the Department of Labor's reply brief involving the overtime rule. With Alex Acosta now confirmed as secretary of labor, this should be the final due date.

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Randall Family LLC sells daily Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers 5/2/17

After 133 years of ownership, the Randall family has sold the Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the Randall family in the sale.

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Ownership of Sulphur Springs News-Telegram transfers to Southern Newspapers 5/1/17

Southern Newspapers, Inc. officially assumed ownership Monday, May 1, of the Sulphur Springs (Texas) News-Telegram and its associated products, naming long-time managing editor Butch Burney as publisher.

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The Presidency: the history, the traditions, the challenges 4/25/17

"THE PRESIDENCY" – a new product offered by the GateHouse Media Center for News and Design and King Features – chronicles the 44 men who have held the highest office in the land.

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View early entries in the SNPA Photo/Video Contest 4/25/17

View early entries in the SNPA Photo / Video Contest at this link.

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The Dallas Morning News earns four first-place awards from the National Headliner Awards Competition 4/24/17

The Dallas Morning News earned 14 honors from the National Headliner Awards competition, including four first-place awards. This annual contest is one of the oldest and largest of its kind to recognize journalistic merit in the communications industry.

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Gannett acquires location and reputation management software company 4/24/17

Gannett Co., Inc. has acquired SweetIQ Analytics Corp., expanding the ReachLocal digital marketing suite of products. SweetIQ is a leading provider of location and reputation management Software-as-a-Service solutions that enable businesses to manage their location data and measure consumer engagement.

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