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Pantone selects two ‘color of the year’

For the first time, joined together, Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919) demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of …

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Readers’ Choice 2015

computer_TWANA_2015_SHDW_fltWhich stories and articles published on This Week @ ANA caught the audience’s attention in 2015? We tabulated all the stories
that had the highest open-rates, and compiled our top 20 list for the Readers’ Choice 2015.
1. Independent Newsmedia …

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ANA 2016 association dues

RED BIRD LOGO wSHADOW Here’s a friendly reminder to our members that the 2016 ANA dues statements were sent out this week. ANA members have the choice to pay their dues in 2015 or wait until 2016. For more information contact Liisa Straub or …

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Q & A: NNA, marijuana advertising

NNA_logo_SMALL_rgb Q & A with Tonda F. Rush, general counsel of the National Newspaper Association and former associate general counsel of the American Newspaper Publishers Association. In states where marijuana use is legal and regulated —whether recreational or medicinal— the risk …

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Registration now open for News Hack Arizona 2016


News Hack Ariz_2016_logo_smallData reporting and visualization skills are increasingly in demand in newsrooms around the country. A coalition of Southern Arizona’s journalists are putting on a training and project-building event to help journalists …

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NAA editorial: View from the Valley

By David Chavern, NAA president & CEO

The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, NAA members are constantly developing new strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and …

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Payson Roundup wins LMA newspaper award

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Local Media Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Newspaper of the Year contest. These award-winning newspapers displayed top-notch editorial coverage, eye-catching graphic design and prominent advertising layouts, exemplifying creativity and innovation in all areas of the …

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Who gets it right?


In 2015, I visited a lot of Successful Papers

Kevin Slimp, The News Guru

I’ve been training and advising newspapers for 21 years, every since Larry Smith asked me to come look over his operation in LaFollette, Tennessee back …

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Why they don’t subscribe


Plus, keeping subscribers you already have

Kevin Slimp, The News Guru


Back in February, I spoke on the topic of Customer Service at the Ohio Newspaper Association Winter Convention. Shortly after, I received an email asking if I …

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Witnessing the evolution of the newspaper industry

Editorial: Caroline Little, CEO, Newspaper Association of America

Four years ago, most of us wouldn’t have predicted award-winning TV series would debut via online streaming on websites such as Netflix and Hulu and would never be aired on cable or …

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ANA and SPJ accepting FOI nominations for 2015

It’s time again to nominate someone you know for the Arizona Freedom of Information Award.
This honor will be given to those who have made a significant contribution to First Amendment and Freedom of Information issues. The awards will be …

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Charlie Rose to Receive 2015 Cronkite Award

Charlie Rose, the award-winning anchor of “CBS This Morning” and host of the respected late-night talk show on PBS that bears his name, is the 2015 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced …

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ANA welcomes new member

The Arizona Muslim Voice, a long-standing publication in the Phoenix area for 20 years, was unanimously voted into membership by the ANA board of directors on May 14.

In March of 2015 the paper came under the new ownership

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Humenik promoted

Lee Enterprises has promoted John Humenik to Vice President – News. He succeeds Joyce Delhi who is stepping down after nine years of celebrated leadership. Humenik, who is a former Chairman of the LMA board of directors and is the …

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Sunshine Week – 10th anniversary

2015 marks the 10th anniversary for the national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Newspapers have always played an important role in promoting and protecting transparency in government.
ANA strongly encourages …

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Hudson warns about copyright claims

Beware ‘The Dash,’ other lyrics and poems

By David Hudson, GPA General Counsel

There are companies that hunt for unlicensed usage of materials in newspapers — such as poems, song lyrics and photos — for the sole purpose of collecting …

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‘Hooked’ documentary reaches 1 million viewers

An estimated 1 million Arizonans tuned in last week to a documentary produced by Arizona State University students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use in Arizona.
The …

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Online Media presents: Pub Aux LIVE

Working with eDoc: Save time, money and problems with USPS

Over the last few years, there has been a major shift towards electronic documentation by the Postal Service which has eliminated the need for and ability to submit paper postage …

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New CFO at Wick Communications

Ronald J. Lee was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Wick Communications Company on September 1, 2014. As CFO, Ron will be responsible for all financial and accounting functions of the corporation.

He was a former associate …

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2014 Zenger Award, date set for October

Mark Your Calendars

Zenger Dinner to honor founder of public-interest site, ProPublica

Paul Steiger, the founding editor-in-chief and CEO of ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, is the 2014 winner of the John …

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Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: New Rules

Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: New Rules, New Newsgathering Challenges, Oct. 17, 2014

Attention ANA members: Learn about a recent state court rule about how you can use mobile devices in open court — and how you can’t. A free panel …

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Technology and journalism’s future

NAA Editorial: The technology that will stimulate journalism’s future is now here
By Caroline Little, NAA president & CEO

To say technology has changed the newspaper media industry is understating the obvious.

While much discussion focuses on how we read …

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Meet the Candidates 2014

On July 15, Arizona Capitol Times sponsored their election year event, “Meet the Candidates”.

A very successful turnout of more than half of the invited candidates where present and many brought campaign materials and signage. Co-sponsoring the event were several …

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Schneider Disability Reporting Contest Is Now Open

June 23, 2014

The National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University is accepting entries for the second annual Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

Administered by the NCDJ at the Walter Cronkite School …

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Nieman Reports, in depth look at J-schools today

As technology advances, journalism schools are transforming themselves to teach new forms of media and new methods of delivering the news. Read this comprehensive article about the future of journalism education and the Cronkite School’s prominent role. Click on headline …

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2014 Freedom of Information Award

Time again to nominate someone you know to the Arizona Freedom of Information Award.This honor will be given to those who have made a significant contribution to First Amendment and Freedom of Information issues.

This year, the awards are co-sponsored …

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Warren Watson resigning as SABEW executive director

Warren Watson, executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers since 2009, announced Monday that he is resigning effective June 30.

He plans to move back to his native New England to complete a book on the …

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Colorado media company buys two more Arizona papers

10/13 Communications, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado has bought Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business from the Sierra Vista based company, Wick Communications. Inc.

Also, on April 2, the Boulder company acquired the Marana News, Foothills News, Desert Times and related …

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