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  • Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors

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    BY BARBARA SELVINAssistant professorStony Brook University's School of Journalism (Poynter) — A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum's snubbing of community journalism resulted in the Washington, D.C., mu...
  • Strength, success depend on membership, involvement

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    In 2012, the Gallup organization conducted a survey of both successful and struggling businesses and discovered the strength of any team, business or organization comes from the members.Leadership is important but successful organizations are built on the...
  • City’s closed session rubs publisher wrong way

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    Q: Our city council went into closed session to discuss awarding a bid to a company that sells water meters. Is there an exception to the open meetings law that allows this? A: Is it possible that someone with the city assumed that if counties can do it,...
  • TPA revamps Newspaper Exchange

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    Texas Press Association is teaming with eType Services to modernize its member service, TPA Newspaper Exchange.The revamped service will be entirely digital, free and will not be limited to just 52 participants. Each week, subscribers will receive an emai...
  • Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas creates Decherd Endowment

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    The FOI Foundation this spring presented Robert and Maureen Decherd with the John Henry Faulk Award for Civic Virtue for their support of open government and the First Amendment. The foundation also created the Decherd Endowment that will benefit its miss...
  • South Texas Press enjoys 88th convention in Hill Country setting

    Texas Press Messenger
    On April 17-19, members convened in Kerrville for the 88th annual South Texas Press Association conference.The meeting kicked off on Friday morning with a presentation from Broc Sears with the Texas Center for Community Journalism.Sears provided tips on...
  • Port Aransas hosts 76th annual conference of Texas Gulf Coast Press Association

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    On May 15 - 17, the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association held its 76th annual conference in Port Aransas.On Friday morning, Griff Singer, director of the Dow Jones News Fund Editing Excellence at the University of Texas, led the panel discussion Dealing w...
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    JIM HUDSONJames Rogers "Jim" Hudson, 63, died May 26, 2014.He was born Dec. 7, 1950 in Perryton to Harold and Jane Hudson. He married Lina Kay Singleton on Oct. 22, 1994, in Amarillo. He became publisher of The Perryton Herald after the death of his fathe...
  • A man called ‘Brick;’ H.V. O’Brien’s reflections from 60 years ago

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    An old 100-key keyboard & salute to a bygone era BY H.V. O'BRIENPublisher of Eastland County Newspapers You probably know that the Mergenthaler Linotype Machine was state-of-the-art typesetting equipment for the printing industry until computers came ...
  • 2014 TPA Summer Leadership Retreat

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    Texas Press Association members will gather in Corpus Christi for the 2014 TPA Newspaper Leadership Retreat at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, June 19-21.Attendees will enjoy presentations by a former major league pitcher, a light-hearted trainer with ...
  • Broadcast networks sue Aereo over copyright violations

    Texas Press Messenger
    After years of reporting on how the Internet is causing the demise of newspapers, television broadcasters are now finding the creep of advancing technology threatens to kill their golden egg-laying geese. Finally.Broadcast television networks including AB...
  • Agenda item generates questions for reporter

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    Q: Our city council is proposing to amend the city budget to include $50,000 to $75,000 in funds earmarked to process open records requests that are pending. The city manager informed me that a large number of police records were being requested and that ...
  • Newsmakers

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    SUZANNE BARDWELL - Gladewater MirrorSuzanne Bardwell joined her husband, Jim, full-time at the Gladewater Mirror last fall. She spent 33 years teaching high school, the last 19 as a journalism teacher and adviser of the nationally recognized scholastic ...
  • TPA part of national effort in protecting advertising deductibility

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    Earlier this year, Texas Press Association joined 22 other state press associations in supporting the efforts of the National Newspaper Association, Newspaper Association of America and the Association of National Advertisers to protect the deductibility ...
  • Dumas hosts 104th Panhandle Press Association conference

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    Click here to view the results of the PPA Better Newspaper Contest Panhandle Press Association met in Dumas April 3-5 for its 104th annual convention.Luncheon keynote speaker Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth and Democratic candidate for gov...
  • 88th annual North & East Texas Press Association conference held in Tyler

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      Click here to view the results of the NETPA Better Newspaper Contest. North and East Texas Press Association held its annual convention April 10-12 in Tyler.Mark Engebretson, editor of The Lake Country Sun, Graford, received the association's Sam C. ...
  • A town without a newspaper helps make sure a Star is born

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETT To Roy E. Bode and the citizens of Lago Vista, The Northshore Star is evidence that community newspapers have a solid future in the ever-evolving media landscape of Central Texas.Bode's company, Highland Lakes Newspapers, launched the...
  • The Sun will rise on June 4, 2014

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    On June 4 history will be made in two states when the Hall County Herald, The Childress Index, Wellington Leader and the Hollis News merge to become The Red River Sun.The announcement was made recently by Blackburn Media Group, owner of all four publicati...
  • Reporter-Telegram products rebranded as MRT Media Group

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    The Midland Reporter-Telegram recently rebranded its newspaper as part of new company called MRT Media Group. The Reporter-Telegragm is still a Hearst Corporation company. "During the past decade, we've launched many new products and marketing solutions t...
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    WOODY MORGANFormer Bowie County Citizen's Tribune publisher Woody Morgan passed away on Friday, March 28 in Texarkana. He was 64 years old.Morgan was from Sanford, Texas and graduated from Fritch High School in 1968. He attended Ventura College in Ventura...