Free newsroom security webinar Aug. 10 will include active shooter training

A free webinar, Security Training for Newspapers: Active Shooter Preparation & Response, will be presented Aug. 10 by Online Media Campus.
Registration is open to Texas newspapers at no cost. Deadline to register is Aug. 7 for the webinar, which will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. 
Kevin W. Techau, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa now with the Smith, Mills & Schrock law firm, will conduct the webinar. 

Texas publisher nominated to lead SNPA

Lester T. Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, will be nominated to be the next president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.
SNPA members will elect officers for 2017-18 on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, in Colorado Springs, Colo. 
In addition to Simpson, Leonard Woolsey, president and publisher, Galveston County Daily News, will be nominated to the SNPA board as the director representing Texas.
Other officers for the coming year are: