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October 26, 2016

Newberry News For Sale

The Newberry News, a 131-year old institution in poor Luce County, is for sale after 27 years with the Diem family, which followed more than 85 years and three generations of the Fretz family. 2015 gross revenues $364,000. E-mail William Diem, president, at
October 21, 2016

Advertising Specialist

Monroe News Sales Executives use their marketing and consulting skills, multi-media knowledge, and their ability to influence and lead the execution of a customer’s  personalized advertising strategy. Applicants must be able to collaborate with new and existing customers, facilitate the preparation of ad layouts, copy and campaign ideas with accuracy […]
October 18, 2016

Page Designer

Northern lower Michigan’s largest daily is seeking a talented page designer for our design center.  We produce eight daily newspapers and four non-dailies in one of the state’s most beautiful, and vibrant cities. J-school grads are preferred, however, others are welcome to apply.  InDesign/Photoshop skills are a must. Email resume […]
October 12, 2016

Questions to ask candidates for federal office

From the Sunlight The American Society for News Editors and have put together a list of questions on open government for federal candidates for office. We join them in calling on the moderators to fulfill their roles as watchdogs by asking a question at the presidential debates about the policies the candidates would “implement […]
October 12, 2016

General Assignment Reporter

The County Press in Lapeer, winner of the General Excellence Award, for three consecutive years, has an opening for a full-time general assignment reporter. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, or a related field, is preferred. The position offers a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefit package. Successful candidate must have […]
October 6, 2016

Research Shows that Newspapers Continue to Inform Communities and Drive Sales

By Jane Hungarter, PNA/MANSI Media Research findings from the recently launched advertising impact service from Coda Ventures, Triad Newspaper Ad Effectiveness Service, are consistent with similar research from the Newspaper Association of America, and the National Newspaper Association – all of which demonstrate that newspapers work.  Newspapers actively engage audiences […]
October 6, 2016

Lawsuits Challenge Department of Labor’s New Overtime Pay Regulation – But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

By Scott Patterson On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s overtime pay regulation, which increases the required salary to qualify for the white collar overtime pay exemptions, is scheduled to take effect.  However, on September 20, 2016, two lawsuits were filed in a federal court in Texas in an […]
September 30, 2016


The Iron County Reporter is seeking applications for a highly energetic individual for the position of Publisher in a fast-paced industry. This is a full time position and all applicants must be organized, self-motivated, sales and people oriented. Two year associates degree requested or equivalent work experience with a journalistic background a plus. Send resume to Attn: Publisher, P.O. Box 311, Iron […]
September 29, 2016

This is your LAST weekly Bulletin

The Michigan Press Association will start publishing a monthly Bulletin at the end of October.  In the meantime, watch your email on Thursdays for a Weekly Briefing from us. We will continue to provide updates on legislative issues and other matters impacting newspapers in this email. We need your help.  […]
September 29, 2016

Use digital tools to aid, not replace, solid reporting

By Jim Pumarlo Meeting reader’s needs requires editors and reporters to multitask, but the challenges are ratcheted up in today’s digital newsroom. Everyone is expected to be adept across the spectrum of news gathering— writing breaking news for the web and a more complete story for the print edition, taking […]