Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., a consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry, has launched a website aimed at promoting legal notices in newspapers.
The website, USALegalNotice.com, provides direct access to 47 public notice websites from across the country, each of which is operated by state newspaper associations.
Jim Bardwell, publisher of the Gladewater Mirror, Lindale News & Times and the White Oak Independent, was elected president of the Texas Press Association at a special virtual TPA board meeting held Jan. 21. The virtual meeting was held instead of the usual in-person convention meeting due to COVID-19 pandemic health concerns.
Jim Beaver has assumed duties as publisher of The Boerne Star, part of Granite Publications.
Beaver has been with Granite for 12 years, first heading the group’s website sales program and later working with various newspapers in improving sales. Most recently he served as publisher of the Elgin Courier for two years.
We have all seen challenges to the future of a free and independent press. Yet I remain an optimist if we in the community newspaper business can learn best practices from the large media outlets and harness the best tools to help us disseminate information, which will always be in demand.
By Ken Esten Cooke, TPA Second Vice President
Awards in the annual Lone Star Writing Contest for high school students have been released.
The contest is co-sponsored by Texas Press Association and the Interscholastic League Press Conference.
The 2021 Texas Press Association Convention & Trade Show has been rescheduled due to continuing safety concerns associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
The event will be held June 10-12 at the same location, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges announced.
Thanks to the pandemic, the 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will be vastly different than any session we’ve seen before.
By Mike Hodges and Donnis Baggett, Texas Press Association
Texas Press Association has purchased access to the Online Media Campus so that in 2021, members of Texas Press Association will have free access to all webinars and training sessions, TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges announced.
The Headliners Foundation has announced the rules for the 2020 Showcase Awards and set the deadline for entries on March 8, 2021.
The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest for outstanding journalism is now open to all Texas newspapers.
Previously, newspapers had to be members of the Associated Press to enter the contest, but the TxAPME board has removed that requirement.
Papers compete in one of four classifications based on circulation size.
HEARNE – Phillips Publishing, LLC, Dennis and Teresa Phillips, acquired the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate from Moser Community Media, LLC, on Dec. 1.
The sale was announced in a joint statement by Dennis Phillips and MCM President Jim Moser.
CLIFTON – Rita Hamilton has returned to Texas as publisher of the Clifton Record and Meridian Tribune.
A live webinar going over the stimulus package and how it relates to the newspaper industry is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 28. The FREE event starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.
Publishers and printing company officials are reminded that the annual recycled newsprint survey form must be filed by Jan. 31.
Texas journalists are encouraged to enter the Anson Jones, MD, awards, sponsored by the Texas Medical Association.
For the third year in a row, a print journalist took home the Texas Health Journalist of the Year title in Texas Medical Association’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards competition.