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  • -30-: September 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    Don Chandler (left) and Burl Osborne Don Chandler(1924 — 2012)Don Chandler, a longtime assistant publisher for The Brenham Banner-Press, died Aug. 4 in Brenham. He was 88.Chandler’s 51-year career in the newspaper industry included more than 20 years...
  • TCCJ’s second fall advertising boot camp to offer training in design and copywriting

    Front Page News
    From the Texas Center for Community Journalism: The Texas Center for Community Journalism will offer its second fall advertising boot camp on Nov. 2 to train community newspaper advertising professionals in advertising design and copywriting. The worksh...
  • Better digital design = better engagement, retention

    Front Page News
    From the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: COLUMBIA, MO – The results of a national media study revealed that adults who are motivated to seek out rewards rather than avoid threats are more likely to use mobile media platforms to access local an...
  • Statement of Ownership due Oct. 1

    Front Page News
    If you are claiming e-subscriptions you must complete an additional worksheet The deadline for filing your Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (PS Form 3526) with the United States Postal Service is Oct. 1. The filing and publication ...
  • Find your new hire this fall at UT's job fair

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    Texas newspapers are hiring (as evidenced by TPA's Job Bank). So what better opportunity to find a new addition to your staff than a job fair? The University of Texas at Austin will hold its Fall 2012 Communication Job & Internship Fair on Tuesday, Oct. ...
  • Reynolds Journalism Institute needs your input

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    The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, in partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism, is exploring the creation of a weekly VODcast (video program for web and mobile) on the latest news, technology and practices surrounding innovation and en...
  • Kevin's favorite new features in Adobe Creative Suite 6

    Front Page News
    By Kevin Slimp | Institute of Newspaper Technology It’s that time of year again. Fall means lots of road trips to conventions and training events. One of the things I really enjoy when speaking at a conference is the chance to lead a workshop or two wh...
  • Texas Press confirms first 2013 conference speaker

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    "Selling Has Nothing To Do With Selling"Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 Rick Farrell is president of Tangent Knowledge Systems. Having been responsible for sales and business development for nearly 25 years, Farrell brings a tremendous depth of experience and re...
  • Newsmakers: September 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    See who made the news this month! (Top row, left to right) Jane WilliamsCox Media Group Jane Williams, publisher of the Austin American-Statesman, was named senior vice president for parent company Cox Media Group’s television markets. A native of A...
  • National Newspaper Week is right around the corner

    Texas Press Messenger
                Newspapers are the cornerstone of a community, and it’s time to remind your readers! Let your community know that the local newspaper is there for them by promoting National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13. NNW materials, including l...
  • FOIFT to offer e-filing service for AG’s open records rulings

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas has introduced a pilot program to help newspapers save money on requesting open records rulings, related materials and written arguments from the Texas Attorney General’s office. The new program is a ...
  • News Briefs: September 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    Postal ruling favors direct mailer over newspapers The Postal Regulatory Commission has approved a three-year contract between the U.S. Postal Service and one of the largest advertising mailers in the country, Valassis Communications Inc. The agreement, ...
  • Digital vs. Dinosaur

    Texas Press Messenger
    "Rambling" by Russel Skiles, TPA President 2012-13 Earlier this year I was looking through a filing cabinet in the old photo darkroom when I came across the memory card for our first digital camera. Labeled as a Digital Camera Storage Adapter, it was an...
  • When tragedy hits home

    Texas Press Messenger
    A Midland County Sheriff’s Office armored personnel carrier approaches Madison’s home early Thursday morning (Aug. 2) in a continued attempt to have Madison surrender on his own. Snipers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers kept aim on Madis...
  • TCCJ to hold boot camps to train newspaper ad staffs

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    From the Texas Center for Community Journalism: The Texas Center for Community Journalism will hold two one-day “boot camp” training sessions this fall for advertising staff members at Texas community newspapers. The first workshop, open to advertis...
  • Celebrate Constitution Day, Sept. 17

    Front Page News
    Media Contact: Rachel GillespieRGillespie@BillofRightsInstitute.org or cell: 703-409-3431  ARLINGTON, VA - On Sept. 17, the Bill of Rights Institute will celebrate Constitution Day with engaging educational games, videos and activities for people of all...
  • KU to host D.C. event on covering, coping with PTSD

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    KU NEWS RELEASE LAWRENCE, Kan. — When the military goes to war, journalists follow. While the two groups have different roles to play, they do share common ground: Their experiences in combat zones can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. ...
  • Handy info on property taxation

    Front Page News
    Every year, the state comptroller's office posts handy information detailing the ins and outs of local property taxation in Texas.  The newspaper publishers of Texas find the information enlightening and invaluable because it clears foggy areas in the ...
  • Why NIE is so important:

    Front Page News
    From the Shoe Comic Strip (Aug. 21, 2012) ...
  • Welcome Ye Editors (to 1908)

    Texas Press Messenger
    This picture of the arch in Mineral Wells, erected to welcome members of the Texas Press Association (who held a meeting in the nearby Chautauqua auditorium), was taken from East Hubbard Street looking north on Mesquite in 1908. The Texas Press Associatio...