The Arizona Newspapers Association and Arizona APME wants to honor journalists, as well as non-media citizens, for work published, broadcast or in the courts that has involved significant reliance on public records, open meetings or freedom of information. Nominees can be chosen from the general public, or they can be members of the media. Click… Read More
See below to download the rules for the ANA 2013 Excellence in Advertising competition and the ANA/APME 2013 Better Newspapers Contest. Questions? Contact Perri Collins at (602) 261-7655 ext. 110. ANA Contest Entry Packet 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced last week that it will stop Saturday mail delivery beginning in early August. The agency said Saturday delivery of packages and mail to post office boxes will continue. Is this a done deal? No. Serious questions are being raised on whether the Postal Service has legal authority to stop Saturday… Read More
It seems like each time a newspaper implements a bold new strategy or deviates from the traditional model, pundits interpret those changes as acts of desperation. Ironically, these are often the same pundits who claim newspapers are not innovating and transforming fast enough. Developments such as reduction of publication frequency, adoption of more aggressive paid-content… Read More
By Andrew Knochel The panelists and audience alike had a bullish attitude towards paywalls at the Paid Content Strategies panel at the Arizona Newspaper Association’s 2012 conference. Moderated by Jim Small, editor of the Arizona News Service, the panel discussed several different approaches to securing payment for online content. Brian Kramer, representing the Casa Grande… Read More
By Andrew Knochel Keynote speaker Steve Buttry told attendees to the Arizona Newspaper Association’s fall 2012 convention to “change until it stops hurting.” Buttry, the digital transformation editor of Digital First Media, spoke about the changes taking place in the newspaper industry, saying, “Nostalgia is not going to take us on a path to prosperity.”… Read More
Thank you to everyone who participated! 2012 Excellence in Advertising winner list [.doc] or [.PDF] 2012 Excellence in Advertising presentation 2012 Better Newspapers Contest winner list [.DOC] or [.PDF] 2012 BNC presentation, categories 1-8 2012 BNC presentation, categories 9-16 2012 BNC presentation, categories 17-24 2012 BNC presentation, Of the Year awards
Congratulations to ANA member Alan Cruikshank. Last night, at a surprise ceremony attended by six mayors, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Rep. John Kavanaugh, and ANA’s own Paula Casey (as well as 100 other people) the River of Time Museum dedicated an original George Lundeen sculpture titled “Good News” to Cruikshank for his 65th birthday,… Read More
Lawmakers made a number of changes to notice-by-newspaper requirements during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. Over the past two sessions, the Arizona legislature added four new notice requirements and eliminated two existing publication duties.
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On June 15, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued a notice of inquiry on the Postal Service’s proposed negotiated services agreement (or contract rate) with Valassis Direct Mail. The proposed NSA would give the national direct mailer postage rebates ranging from 22 to 36 percent for new mail containing ad inserts from national durable and semi-durable retailers, and is a direct assault on preprinted inserts in newspapers’ Sunday editions.