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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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NNA’s request to expedite postal appeal granted

The District of Columbia circuit has cut about four months off the usual time for hearing an appeal, increasing the chances that a decision will be made before this fall, said NNA Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Tonda F. …

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Preliminary data shows circulation revenue growth in 2013

Proceeds grew in several other categories — digital advertising, direct marketing, and other, newly-developing sources — while income from traditional print advertising channels declined. This trend reflects an industry evolving its business model in a significant way, taking advantage of …

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#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

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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, …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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Daily Star names new president and publisher

Chase Rankin, former vice president of advertising, sales and marketing, has been promoted to head the Arizona Daily Star’s organization. During his time at the Daily Star, he received a Lee President’s award for Innovation and was a key leader …

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Anti-public notice law fails in Ariz legislature

On March 6, 2014, in a 24-33 vote, the Arizona state legislature defeated HB2554. The proposed bill would have eliminated newspaper publication requirements of corporate filings while requiring the Arizona Corporation Commission to develop and maintain a website database which …

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What is the purpose of a newspaper?

In a no-holds-barred narration, veteran of the news world Charles M. Madigan writes his findings on the “old school” news reporting coming to terms – and sometimes clashing with – the new digital world of reporting. Madigan interviewed several editors …

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People’s choice, front page stories

NewsWhip, a technology firm that measures and tracks news stories based on their social velocity shows an illustrated comparison of front page news based on data gathered from its proprietary web app, Spike.

Stories that were chosen by editors are …

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Tucson Weekly turns 30

The alternative voice of Tucson’s news and entertainment scene is celebrating three decades of surviving in the Old Pueblo.

Read editor Dan Gibson’s birthday salute and founding publisher Douglas Biggers’ chronicle of the early days. TW tops off the birthday …

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Newspapers new balancing act

Newspapers significance hasn’t declined but, in fact, it continues to grow. Almost 75 percent of U.S. adults read newspapers, either in print or online or both.

Caroline Little, NAA’s CEO, says newspapers future in 2014 is refining the balance of …

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When local newspapers end, what happens?

Study finds plausible link in low civic participation tied to demise of community paper. Read what happened to two notable U.S. cities when their local newspaper closed or went to web only. (Click on headline to follow the link)…

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AAM turns 100

Alliance for Audited Media (formerly ABC/ Audit Bureau of Circulations) is marking its 100th anniversary in 2014.

In 1914 the Audit Bureau of Circulations was founded to bring accountability to print media. Today the Alliance for Audited Media upholds this …

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NAA defends copyright protection

As more readers use digital platforms, the Newspaper Association of America stressed the importance of copyright protection this January at a House Judiciary Committee meeting. Testifying before the committee was Kurt Wimmer, general counsel representing the NAA.

The trade group …

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Knight Foundation, grant money available

In late January, 2013, the Knight Foundation announced a $5 million, two-year Local Media Initiative that includes a $1 million INNovation Fund managed by the Investigative News Network, part of an effort to encourage innovation and experimentation by nonprofit newsrooms …

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Cronkite names new assistant professor of digital media

Former journalist for BBC World Service in India, Monica Chadha is joining the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University as an assistant professor of digital media.

Chadha will help lead one of the country’s …

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Press Associations oppose ad tax proposal

In a letter to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), forty-seven press associations voiced their opposition to his proposed advertising tax. The ad tax proposal would require advertisers to wait up to five years before they can fully deduct the cost of …

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2014 Public Notice Journalism Contest

The Public Notice Research Center, in cooperation with American Court and Commercial Newspaper members, has launched its first-ever Public Notice Journalism Contest to recognize excellence in journalism that draws reader attention to public notice.

PNRC co-director Tonda Rush announced the …

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Millennials Still Want Their Newspapers (infographic)

Millennials Still Want Their Newspapers

Despite the perception that the under-30 crowd is leaving newspapers and their websites behind for other digital news outlets, studies are finding that the newspaper is still a vital source of information for the millennials. Some 56 percent of those …

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2014 Capitol Roadshow

Join the Arizona Capitol Times, as we go on the road across our state to help educate Arizonans about the legislative process. There will also be a special Media panel to help Legislators and their staff to understand how to …

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Seeking nomination for 2013 FOI awards

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 …

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Get ready for the 2013 contest

Get ready for the 2013 contest

The ANA 2013 Excellence in Advertising competition and ANA/APME Better Newspapers Contest are both currently accepting entries. The deadline is May 31. Winners will be announced in mid-July and the awards reception will be held on Sep. 14. See the …

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Why the doomsayers are wrong about newspapers

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 …

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Paywalls around the state

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 …

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Buttry to newspapers: Embrace discomfort

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 …

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Fountain Hills Times Publisher Alan Cruikshank honored

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 …

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2012 Public Notice Handbook

2012 Public Notice Handbook

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.

Click here to get the

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It is time! Enter the ANA contest NOW

It is time! Enter the ANA contest NOW

ANA is accepting entries RIGHT NOW for the Excellence in Advertising competition AND the Better Newspapers Contest. Entry packets have already been mailed to publisher, editors and ad managers, but you can all access all the details online. The contest

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NewsTrain coming to Phoenix

NewsTrain will be in Phoenix, AZ, on March 22-23 for a two-day workshop on watchdog journalism, developing enterprise off a beat, multimedia storytelling, how to cultivate community content, mobile tools and tactics for reporters, managing change, and more. NewsTrain is …

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ANA seeking judges for newspaper contest

It’s that’s time of year when ANA calls upon its illustrious membership to help judge the annual newspaper contest. This year, ANA will be trading judging responsibilities with Oregon.

We need about 40 judges for the editorial contest and 25 …

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Public notices: Under attack in the legislature

Public notices: Under attack in the legislature

Long before transparency was the catch phrase of government watchdogs, Arizona newspapers have been the primary fighters in the battle to keep government records open to citizens. In the last few years, the transparency fight has moved to protecting the …

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