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Jan. 10 is deadline for entries in the Texas Medical Association’s Anson Jones awards recognizing general interest journalists in 11 award categories tailored for print media by market size and story length, for online media, and for radio and television. 

A U.S. Postal Service rate case was filed Oct. 10 for changes effective Jan. 27, 2019.
The inflationary cap allowed USPS was about 2.5 percent. Here are details of the proposal.
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North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC), the hedge fund-owned paper mill in Washington state that lobbied for tariffs on Canadian newsprint, took the first steps towards appealing the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision to lift the duties that had been imposed for several months this year. 

Free Speech Week (FSW) begins today, Oct. 22, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 28. Media organizations, schools, universities, and community groups around the country will promote free speech and freedom of the press in their own ways throughout the week.

Postage increases will make their annual appearance in January as the struggling U.S. Postal Service picks targets for some hikes while leaving other mailers with a closer-to-inflation increase. USPS has seen a deteriorating financial picture all year, with Congress unable either to pass postal reform legislation or, until just weeks ago, even provide USPS with a governing board.

Citing his longtime support of government transparency and his hard work to restore public access during the 2017 legislative session, Texas Press Association named Texas Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, a Friend of the First Amendment.

Texas Press Association members have an opportunity to get updated consumer survey statistics for their sales presentations through participation in Pulse Research’s national purchasing survey.

(ROCKPORT-FULTON, TX) – A book chronicling what happened when Hurricane Harvey first hit the shores of Aransas County, through the storm's first anniversary, has been released by Mike Probst, editor and publisher of The Rockport Pilot, Aransas County's semi-weekly newspaper.

On Aug. 16, hundreds of newspapers across the country responded to a call for editorials emphasizing the role of a free press the country's history as a democracy and reminding readers that journalists are not the enemy of the people.

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