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Most Popular of 2014 on NAA.org

By SEAN O'LEARY
December 22, 2014

It has been an exciting year for the Newspaper Association of America, and nowhere is that more evident than here on NAA.org.

To better serve our nearly 2,000 member newspapers and the thousands of interested observers who visit NAA.org every day, we developed new series and posted more articles. Let’s take a look back at the past year to see what grabbed people’s attention.

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NAA Roundup: New Tallahassee Democrat publisher; New Dallas Morning News editor

By SEAN O'LEARY
December 19, 2014

Gannett Co., Inc. has named Skip Foster president and publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat. He will assume his new role on January 12, 2015. Foster was previously publisher of the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, along with overseeing four other publications.

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Quiz on big stories of 2014

By CATHERINE PAYNE
December 15, 2014

From Silicon Valley to the Capital Beltway, 2014 was full of noteworthy events -- breakthroughs and heartbreaking tragedies.

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NAA Roundup: New Springfield News-Leader publisher; New Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor

By SEAN O'LEARY
December 12, 2014

Gannett Co., Inc. has named Daniel Norselli as president and publisher of the Springfield (MO) News-Leader and The Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, AR. Norselli was previously senior digital sales director for the Democrat & Chronicle Media Group in Rochester, NY.

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Five Answers with Chuck Palsho, NewsBank Media Services

By SEAN O'LEARY
December 10, 2014

1) How do you read the newspaper – print, online and/or mobile?

All three – I consume news in every format, every chance I get. I read online and get mobile news alerts from my favorite newspapers, but I still enjoy the printed paper – especially for local news. I have a great weekly paper, The Weston Forum. I listen to news on the radio when I am in the car, too. I am a news junkie!

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Download the NAA Winter Crossword Puzzle

By CATHERINE PAYNE
December 9, 2014

Crossword puzzles and newspapers have gone together for hundreds of years. In the spirit of this partnership and the holiday season, NAA is excited to present our first Winter Crossword Puzzle.

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NAA Roundup: Boston Globe launches new Business section; Dallas Morning News launches new magazine

By SEAN O'LEARY
December 5, 2014

The Boston Globe has launched a new and expanded business section. Tuesday through Friday, and Sunday, the print version of Business will be a standalone section, giving it a more prominent position in the newspaper.

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NAA Roundup: New Media to acquire Halifax Media Group for $280 million

By SEAN O'LEARY
November 21, 2014

New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Halifax Media Group for $280 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. Halifax Media is a leading newspaper publisher serving communities primarily in the southeastern portion of the United States. Halifax publishes 36 newspapers, including 24 dailies, and affiliated websites, and has a total daily circulation of approximately 635,000 and 752,000 on Sunday.

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NAA Roundup: The Times in Shreveport names new publisher

By SEAN O'LEARY
November 14, 2014

Gannett Co., Inc. named Alan English president and publisher of The Times in Shreveport, LA. English is currently the general manager and executive editor of The Times. In his new role, English also will oversee The News-Star in Monroe, LA.

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How to turn sharing trends into social engagement opportunities

By CATHERINE PAYNE
November 12, 2014

A new report about consumer sharing around Shark Week and other events can help marketers and journalists sink their teeth into social media insights.

The ShareThis Q3 2014 Sharing Trends report highlights findings about sharing on social media around major events from July to September. Those events were Shark Week, the NFL season opener, Burning Man (an annual event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert), ISIS attacks, Ferguson riots, Derek Jeter's last game, an Apple launch event, the Napa Valley earthquake and the #IceBucketChallenge.

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NAA Roundup: The New York Times launches digital subscription program for schools

By SEAN O'LEARY
November 7, 2014

The New York Times has announced the launch of NYTimes.com In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K-12 institutions. The subscription offers full web access to NYtimes.com on any device within a school’s IP range, with no login required.

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Quiz on Black Friday weekend

By CATHERINE PAYNE
November 4, 2014

Shoppers will turn to newspapers to prepare for Black Friday weekend, often trumpeted as the start of the holiday shopping season. Find out how much you know about the special weekend.

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Five Answers with Kim Wilson, SocialNewsDesk

By SEAN O'LEARY
November 3, 2014

1) How do you read the newspaper – print, online and/or mobile?

I generally consume news one article at a time, from a huge variety of sources. Most often, I'm finding the content through social media and reading it online or on mobile. And I always make a point of sharing the best articles through social media.

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