Leveraging Digital to Sell Traditional Media
Free webinar: Leveraging Digital to Sell Traditional Media
Wednesday, Dec 14, | 1-2 pm EST (Noon - 1 p.m. CST)
George Leith, vice president of sales for Vendasta Technologies, and Mike Blinder, president of The Blinder Group, will discuss how blending digital solutions into day-to-day sales tactics can result in huge gains in legacy media sales.
Ed Henninger, Newspaper Academy to host webinar
Ed Henninger is teaming with the Newspaper Academy for a webinar Jan. 11: Ten surefire ways to degisn a better newspaper.
Cost is $49 and to register, click on the link below.
TPA members to consider membership rules change
Texas Press Association members will vote on a proposed bylaws change regarding membership rules at the Midwinter Conference in January.
Interim committee supports newspaper notice
Public notices in newspapers remain a key element of government transparency and accountability, according to an influential legislative committee assigned to study the issue.
The Joint Interim Committee on Advertising Public Notices recommended that newspapers remain the cornerstone of public notice in Texas and called for a “more is better” approach to informing the public.
Week of Dec. 5-11, 2016
Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget
AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019.
Week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2016
Texas African American History Memorial unveiled at Capitol
AUSTIN — A crowd of citizens and dignitaries gathered on the south lawn of the state Capitol on Nov. 19 to witness the unveiling of the Texas African American History Memorial.
Federal court puts new overtime rule on hold
Judge Amos Mezzant of the US District Court of Eastern Texas has issued a preliminary injunction against new overtime rules scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, the National Newspaper Association reports.
Week of Nov. 21-27, 2016 (early delivery, Thanksgiving holiday week, posted 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17)
Bill filers jump to early start as legislative session nears
AUSTIN — Just a few of Texas’ 31 Senate members and 150 House members filed a total of 523 pieces of legislation on Nov. 14, the first day lawmakers could submit legislation for the coming session.
Survey shines spotlight on the under-studied world of local journalism
A new online survey is asking local journalists in the US to share their story as part of a wider initiative examining the health of the local newspaper industry.
Week of Nov. 14-20, 2016
Trump victory turns eyes to possible cabinet nominees
AUSTIN — Republican Donald J. Trump, on his way to winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, won the vote in Texas with 4,651,955 votes, or 52.39 percent of the 8,878,152 votes cast.
26 ways to find information on people: Tips for journalists writing about crime on deadline
So you’re on deadline with breaking news about a crime committed in your community but officials are releasing only basic details: a few facts about the crime and the name and birth date of a person alleged to be involved.
Inexpensive webinars available
Online Media Campus offers two low-cost webinars in December: Selling Strategically: How to Manage Your Time and Territory and
Clean Up Your Copy: Updates on AP style
Week of Nov. 7-13, 2016
States, lawmakers file briefs in support of Texas’ voter ID law
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 23 filed a petition on behalf of the State of Texas, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the Texas voter ID law.
Tips for making public notices noticeable
FRANKLIN, Tennessee — The Public Notice Resource Center’s premier public notice conference packed the room on the first day of the National Newspaper Association’s annual convention.
The nonprofit Public Notice Resource Center provides information about the civic value of public notices in local newspapers.
Week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2016
Officials urge state’s high court not to expand same-sex marriage ruling
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court over issues they say were not addressed in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case declaring same-sex marriage a fundamental right.