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CEO Update

Newspapers are still here and still making money

The sky is always falling and newspapers are always dying. For more than a decade, that has been a common and constant refrain. I have been asked frequently about the state of the industry as people search for the worst. Though newspaper media is enjoying the largest audiences ever, there is one fact that always tends to be obscured or outright ignored – newspapers are still making money and newspapers remain a good investment.

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NAA Roundup

Big Data

Athlon Media Group acquires Parade; Tribune Publishing invests in Contend

September 19, 2014

Athlon Media Group (AMG) announced it has entered an agreement to purchase Parade and Dash magazines with associated digital assets from Parade Media Group, LLC.

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Digital Media

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Bill to Protect Communications Content Supported by Majority of House

September 18, 2014

NAA joined a letter of the Digital Due Process coalition urging House leadership to bring up the Email Privacy Act for a floor vote. The bill has an impressive 265 co-sponsors.

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Constitution Day

Quiz on the First Amendment

September 17, 2014

Test you knowledge of history! In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, NAA created a quiz on the First Amendment. The short quiz looks back at the fascinating evolution of freedom of the press.

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Public Policy

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Congress Should Pass FOIA Reform Legislation Before the End of the Year

September 17, 2014

NAA has been advocating for legislation to reform the Freedom of Information Act, which would improve the ability of journalists (and members of the public) to access federal government documents.

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Industry Insight


Five Answers with Richard and Martha Cichelli, Software Consulting Services

September 16, 2014

Richard and Martha Cichelli, co-owners of Software Consulting Services, explain why they feel trust is the most important commodity for newspapers and why it must be maintained.

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Net Neutrality

Public Policy

NAA submits comments to the FCC to maintain an open Internet

September 15, 2014

"Maintaining an open and sustainable Internet—where publishers can continue to distribute important content serving the public interest without restrictions—is essential to ensuring the role of media organizations in maintaining an informed public."

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