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Newspaper Association of America Names David Chavern as New President and CEO

October 01, 2015

Newspaper Association of America today announced that its board of directors has selected David Chavern, a seasoned public policy and advocacy leader, as its new president and CEO, effective October 14, 2015. Chavern succeeds Caroline H. Little, who led the association for four years and announced her retirement earlier in 2015.

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NAA Roundup

NAA Roundup 10-19-15

NAA Roundup: Gannett Announces Acquisition of Journal Media Group

October 09, 2015

Gannett Co., Inc. and Journal Media Group, Inc. announced a merger agreement in which Gannett will acquire Journal Media Group’s outstanding common stock for approximately $280 million and add approximately $450 million to its revenues. The merger is expected to become final in the first quarter of 2016.

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Trends and Numbers

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Newspaper Digital Audience Grew Twice as Fast as the Internet in Last 12 Months

October 09, 2015

The digital audience engaged with newspaper content reached a new peak in August 2015, totaling 179.3 million adult unique visitors. The count is a 10% increase in adult unique visitors measured by comScore since August 2014, and is double the growth rate for the Internet overall (5%).

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Industry Insight

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Five Answers with Dennis Anderson, Peoria Journal Star

October 08, 2015

The Peoria Journal Star recently published a book, “101 Things That Play In Peoria”, to engage their readers beyond the newspaper. NAA asked executive editor Dennis Anderson about the book and what it is like working at the Peoria, Illinois newspaper.

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International Newspaper Carrier Day

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2015 International Newspaper Carrier Day

October 06, 2015

Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of newspaper carriers who are working hard to get the newspaper into the hands of our readers. This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 10, 2015, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers who deliver to 130 million print readers every week.

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Gannett’s Gravity Ad Product Proves to Draw in Advertisers and Digital Users

September 30, 2015

Gannett has figured out a way to deliver their version of the best possible advertiser and user experience through Gravity digital ad units. Gravity advertisements give users an I-MAX style viewing experience by taking over the entire computer screen in order to present a cinematic video ad as the focal point.

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Industry Insight

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Five Answers with Mallary Jean Tenore, Images & Voices of Hope

September 28, 2015

Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh) aims to show how the media can bring about positive change. NAA asked Mallary Jean Tenore, ivoh's executive director, for an update on the nonprofit organization's work. She discussed building momentum around the storytelling genre Restorative Narrative.

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