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FCC Longs for the Days of Gas Rationing and Bell-Bottoms

July 08, 2016

Last month, the head of the FCC announced a proposal to keep in place a ban on media cross-ownership. Established more than forty years ago, the ban was instituted in the days of gasoline rationing and Bell-bottoms. A few things have changed since then - the advent of straight-leg jeans (several times), punk rock (several times) and, oh yes, that thing called the “Internet”.

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Top 30 Under 30 with Clifford Parody, The Ledger

July 25, 2016

Clifford Parody is old school. He doesn’t own a Kindle. He still has cassette tapes and vinyl records. “I don’t want to see print die,” he says. “I don’t want to see it go away. It’s a big part of who we are as humans.” He is a reporter for The Ledger and a recipient of NAA's Top 30 Under 30.

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NAA Roundup

July 22, 2016

Weekly NAA Roundup of the latest member announcements and staff changes; NAA announcements; what we're reading; what's hot on social media and more. Included in the July 22 edition: Gannett consolidates Corpus Christi editing and design center with Phoenix operation; The Washington Post develops email newsletter platform; Gannett's new tool, Lift, helps auto industry advertisers.

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3 Lessons from the Digitial Publishing Innovation Summit

July 22, 2016

Last week, NAA President and CEO David Chavern attended the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in New York City. The summit explored key topics and trends affecting the digital publishing industry, and was privileged to meet and interact with individuals with varying backgrounds and areas of expertise – from heads of audience to marketing professionals, revenue specialists, digital product creators and more.

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Top 30 Under 30 with Michael Matthews, The News & Advance

July 21, 2016

Matthews is the Single Copy & Marketing Manager at The News & Advance. “To me, it was a challenge that I could get in, put my head down and work hard at to see a difference,” he says. “I want to show a community of people that we’re not dead; we just haven’t worked hard enough to put a paper in front of you.”

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Rivalry

July 20, 2016

When The Tampa Bay Times and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune gained access to a giant database that detailed every crime committed in the state of Florida since 2004, reporters at both papers knew they had hit the motherlode. And so an unusual partnership was formed.

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SLAPP Suits and Their Threat to Freedom of the Press

July 19, 2016

Online reviews the likes of Yelp are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. Similarly, newspapers have long published opinions regarding companies, services and public figures. Those who receive a bad review or negative press may react by filing a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or a SLAPP suit. However, a SLAPP suit would compromise an industry that from its inception has been built on the freedom of expression.

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