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  • Broadcast networks sue Aereo over copyright violations

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    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...
  • Past President, Bill Berger’s reflections from 50 years ago

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    BY BILL BERGER On of the first contacts I had with the Texas Press Association was a year or two after I purchased the Hondo Anvil Herald in 1946. I was fresh out of the Army, and this was my first venture as an owner. There was a meeting in Dallas, spec...
  • Big Bend Sentinel reporter subpoenaed in Prada Marfa vandalism case

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    BY ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERNBIG BEND SENTINEL PRESIDIO and JEFF DAVIS COUNTIES — Investigators have served a Big Bend Sentinel reporter with a subpoena in the Prada Marfa vandalism case.But Texas' journalist shield law requires certain tests and measures...
  • Dan Parker to speak at 2014 TPA Leadership Retreat

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    On the evening of Thursday June 19, Dan Parker, reporter and photographer for the Port Aransas South Jetty, will speak at the 2014 TPA Leadership Retreat in Corpus Christi.Parker specializes on the nature of photographing the sights of Texas' Coastal Be...
  • Findings from State of the News Media report

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    The Pew Research Center's Journalism Project released its 11th annual State of the News Media 2014 report the last week of March. The results were a bit heartening; borrowing a line from Mark Twain, the report of the death of newspapers was an exaggerati...
  • Legislature changed who places, pays for permit

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    Q: A restaurant owner just popped in to place a legal notice of her application for a permit to sell beer. This type of notice normally comes from the county clerk's office. After all these years, the law must have changed. What can you tell me about it? ...
  • Newsmakers

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    LEON ALDRIDGEGRANITE PUBLICATIONSLeon Aldridge joined Granite Publications Feb. 24. Aldridge will work out of the Center Light and Champion office while fulfilling duties for all 23 of the Granite Publication newspapers. He will also serve as interim ma...
  • Russell Viers to host free webinar

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    With graduation season nearing and the thought of typing each student's name in your newspaper looming ahead, you can't help but think, "There's gotta be a better, way, right?" Good news — there is! On May 1 Russell Viers, Adobe Suite specialist, will h...
  • Upcoming awards

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    FOI Foundation of Texas 2014 Spirit of FOI AwardDEADLINE: APRIL 15 | SEND ENTRIES TO KELLEY.SHANNON@FOIFT.ORGThe Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is now accepting entries for the 2014 Nancy Monson Spirit of FOI Award recognizing outstanding jour...
  • WANTED: Stories from your market on readers following public notices

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    Texas Press Association needs stories about how your readers rely on the public notices printed in your newspaper.As you know, TPA is fighting hard to protect public notices in newspapers, and we need compelling anecdotes to help make our case. Has a not...
  • Publishers represent Texas newspapers in Washington D.C.

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    National Newspaper Association held its Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., March 12-13.Texas Press Association was represented by Randy and Kathy Mankin of the Big Lake Wildcat and the Eldorado Success, Glenn and Carrie Rea of the Cuero Record and the...