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Notes from the ANA Director

Hiring is a hot topic that comes up when I am out meeting with newspapers. It’s not just the newspaper industry, but we do seem to have an extra stigma to overcome. The word ‘newspaper’ always seems to generate an eye roll. The ANA can’t make candidates appear...

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Notes from the ANA Director

The ANA staff is all about the 82nd Annual Meeting and Fall Convention on October 9. Today is the last day to get an early bird discount! If you haven't, check out our lineup of speakers.  We're excited to be celebrating our members achievements at the awards...

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Time-saving design tools

By Kevin Slimp CEO, newspaperacademy.com Tools that save time while increasing the appeal of your designs My experience as a professional designer goes back quite a while. I suspect many folks who read my columns were yet to be born when I picked up the box containing...

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Notes from the ANA Director

Happy September! Today is the first day of September, which in some parts of the country marks the approach of Autumn and cooler weather. In Arizona, it means that we only have 2 more months of summer-YAY! BUT, it also means that we are just about one month away from...

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Free offers can generate big results

Ad-libs by John Foust Newspaper Advertising Trainer – Raleigh, NC Generally speaking, there are two types of advertising. Image advertising, which is often referred to as institutional advertising, is designed to create a positive overall impression. Response...

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Are you telling your own stories?

By Jim Pumarlo Newsroom Strategies Training I circulated a column celebrating community newspapers earlier this year in recognition of Sunshine Week. Its publication prompted a few comments. One reader, who hailed from a Minneapolis suburb, read the column in his...

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NNAF establishes Max Heath Postal Institute

 A new postal education program from National Newspaper Association Foundation will be named after its longtime mentor and trainer Max Heath of Kentucky. The Max Heath Postal Institute becomes the new umbrella to train newspapers and printers for best uses of the mail...

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Notes from the ANA Director

I’ve just returned from the NAM (Newspaper Association Managers) Conference in Madison, WI. It was a two-and-a-half-day conference filled with many great seminars, and was highly informative. Like ANA, all the other state associations are facing challenges in matters...

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