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  • Duran, Gibson and Hartman honored at Hall of Fame dinner

    Texas Press Messenger
    On the evening of January 17, attendees of the 2014 Texas Press Midwinter Conference gathered and honored three new members into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame.Larry Jackson, president of TNF, introduced the past Hall of Fame members who we...
  • Train the right salesperson, not just anyone

    Texas Press Messenger
    One of our roles as publishers is making sure our advertising sales team is able to effectively compete in today's marketplace.The January 2014 issue of Editor and Publisher contained several articles about what it takes for newspaper advertising salesper...
  • Attorney General’s opinions provide wealth of insight

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: You've cited Texas attorney general opinions in your responses to published and unpublished questions posed by members of Texas Press Association. Is there a go-to list of opinions you can share? A: Yes. Under each heading, below, citations are in chr...
  • Read recounts JFK Assassination, Connallys’ dealings with press

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY DONNIS BAGGETT Public relations legend Julian Read shared his memories of the JFK assassination with the Texas Press Association Midwinter Conference.Read, who began his media career as a cub reporter for the Fort Worth Press, told TPA that newspape...
  • Optic-Herald: a Texas Treasure Business

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald has been named a Texas Treasure Business by the Texas Historical Commission. "I am proud to have been able to continue our family's tradition of serving the citizens of Mount Vernon and Franklin County," Publisher Susan Reeve...
  • Statesman fighting subpoena by TWIA

    Texas Press Messenger
    AUSTIN — (AP) The Texas Windstorm Association has subpoenaed records from the Austin American Statesman and two other media outlets for information on stories about racist agency e-mails. Andrew McKinney, lawyer and representative for TWIA wants notes, ...
  • The value of newspapers

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY MARSHALL DAY When the world's fourth wealthiest man expresses and interest in buying a newspaper, it's time to listen.Not as in buying a copy of the newspaper, but buying the newspaper.That interest came while many naysayers were extolling the demise ...
  • Native Advertising: easier than you think

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY RUSSEL SKILES Native advertising is a term initially unfamiliar to many of those attending the Texas Press Midwinter Conference in Frisco.Even those actively involved in native advertising are still trying to define exactly what it is, said Lindsay ...
  • Brian Farrington: on Wage & Hour

    Texas Press Messenger
    During the general session on Friday, Jan. 17 of the Midwinter Conference, Brian Farrington of Cowles & Thompson, P.C., spoke on the provisions and stipulations of Wage & Hour, which covers everything from minimum wage and overtime, to child labor and rec...
  • Bob Malish on capturing essentials

    Texas Press Messenger
    On Saturday, Jan. 18, Bob Malish of Canon U.S.A., Inc. spoke to the attendees of the Midwinter Conference about the evolving and all-encompassing digital photography industry.Malish is a Senior Professional Products Specialist for Canon's Imaging Technolo...
  • Tips and exchanges from Russell Viers, Certified Adobe Creative Suite Instructor

    Texas Press Messenger
    Excoriating Texas Press Association members for underutilizing Creative Suites, Adobe certified instructor Russell Viers said the applications in the software package can and should be used to simplify and speed up production.Perhaps "excoriate" is too ha...
  • Upcoming Awards

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    TEXAS BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTESTDEADLINE: MARCH 21, 5 P.M. | ENTER AT WWW.BETTERBNC.COMThis year, the New Mexico Press Association will be judging our Better Newspaper Contest. Entries may be uploaded beginning February 10 and until March 21 at 5 p.m.As a r...
  • Newsmakers

    Texas Press Messenger
    ANDY NEWBERRYTIMES RECORD NEWSAndy Newberry, a sportswriter for the Times Record News, recently was promoted to sports editor after the passing of Nick Gholson back in October of 2013. The married father of four has reported on a variety of local sports...
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    JUDY WIESSLERJudy Wiessler, veteran Washington journalist who wrote about national politics, immigration and the U.S. Supreme Court for the Houston Chronicle, passed away on Dec. 28, 2013. She was 68. She suffered from multiple sclerosis. Wiessler retired...
  • The National Press Foundation names El Paso Times’ Moore Editor of the Year

    Texas Press Messenger
    The National Press Foundation has named El Paso Times Editor Robert Moore the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year for leading the investigative reporting that uncovered a cheating scandal involving the El Paso Independent School District.From 2011 to 2...
  • Associations urge the Senate to drop the Advertising Tax Proposal

    Texas Press Messenger
    Forty-seven press associations, representing daily and weekly newspapers across the country, have voiced their opposition to an advertising tax proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Sen. Max Baucus, in his paper "Discussion Draft on Cost Recovery...
  • Texas Better Newspaper Contest 2014

    Texas Press Messenger
    The 2014 Texas Better Newspaper Contest will open on Feb. 10 at BetterBNC and closes March 21. More rules and instructions will be sent at the beginning of February. In continuation with last year's digital format, Texas Press Association will partner wi...
  • Beware of drone bill up above

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY DONNIS BAGGETT If Santa brought you a spiffy remote-controlled helicopter for Christmas — one capable of taking a camera into the wild blue yonder — you should think twice before snapping a few aerial photos for the next edition of your newspaper....
  • News to engage reader’s needs and wants

    Texas Press Messenger
    We've been conditioned to be a bit more reflective with the beginning of a New Year, pausing, if only briefly, to consider what we did or did not accomplish in the past year but more importantly ponder what the New Year will bring. That reflection often b...
  • Law requires selection of official newspaper

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: Does a home rule city have to name an official newspaper to publish its legal notices? We were named the city's official newspaper again this year, but one council member said she researched it and found that the city did not have to name one. I was un...