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#FrontPageBlitz protest proves to be successful

In an effort to spotlight the lack of featured-interest in weekly publications by the Washington, D.C. Newseum, the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors organized a “#front page blitz”, urging its members to email their front pages to the Newseum and follow up with social-media tweets and posts. At least 130 front pages were sent,… Read More


#FrontPageBlitz – April 17 -Take Part!

The Newseum (the national museum of news in Washington, D.C.) has had a less than perfect record on the topic of community journalism. For that reason, many ISWNE members have decided to take part in the community journalism #FrontPageBlitz, THIS THURSDAY April 17, 2014 (the birthday of Huck Boyd, the legendary community journalist from Phillipsburg, Kan.)…. Read More


ASU’s Cronkite J-School, one of 12 to win ONA’s grant money

A team of educators, students and media professionals collaborated together to win a $35,000 micro-grant in the first round of the $1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The challenge’s purpose is to develop a live news project that better informs and increases community engagement. Read more about the challenge and Cronkite’s project here…. Read More


Boulder media company acquires Tucson papers

10/13 Communications LLC has acquired the Marana News, Foothills News, Desert Times and related websites from Tucson West Publishing, Inc. a division of News Media Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not announced. The acquisition became effective on April 2, and Cribb, Greene and Associates, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm, represented Tucson West in… Read More


Sahuarita Sun names new publisher

Rebecca Bradner has been named publisher of the Green Valley News and the Sahuarita Sun. She also will be co-publisher of the Santa Cruz Valley Sun. Bradner said she looks forward to getting involved in the community and meeting with readers and advertisers. Read more here. (Clink on headline to follow link)


Two of Wick’s newspapers to be sold

Wick Communications, has announced the sale of two of its Louisiana newspapers. Wick owns and operates 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 11 states with its home offices located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Read more of the story here. (Click on headline to follow link)


Proposed changes in federal tax code, serious impact on newspapers

NAA commends putting forward proposals to start the conversation on tax reform but, under some of the new proposals, there are provisions problematic to newspapers, other media and advertisers – a provision that would limit business deduction for advertising expenses. Read about the NAA’s opposition here. (Click on headline to follow link)


State of the News Media 2014

by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project The State of the News Media 2014 is the eleventh edition of an annual report by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project examining the landscape of American journalism. This year’s study includes special reports about the revenue picture for news, the growth in digital reporting, the role of… Read More


Phoenix Business Journal publisher to retire

Don Henninger, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal for 13 years, announced his plans to retire. Henninger joined the paper in 1997 as editor and was named publisher in 2001. He will stay with the PBJ until his successor is selected. Please read more here. (Click on headline to follow link)


UA J-School director testifies at Senate hearing on FOIA

Dave Cuillier, director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism and president of the Society of Professional Journalists, testified before Senate committee to give feedback on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Read more of the story here. In addition, here is the link to watch the video of Cuillier testifying. Testimony begins at… Read More

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