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October 12, 2016

Questions to ask candidates for federal office

From the Sunlight Foundation.org: The American Society for News Editors and OpenTheGovernment.org 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 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 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 […]
September 29, 2016

Final Reminder to Publishers: USPS Statement of Ownership Due Oct. 1

U.S. Postal Service requires publishers of newspapers and other publications, including foreign publications, which are qualified for Periodicals Mail, to file the annual Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (PS Form 3526) no later than October 1. Publication requirement This form must be published in the newspaper as follows: For […]
September 15, 2016

Montcalm County lawsuit leads to proposed change in state FOIA law

From: The Greenville Daily News When The Daily News utilized the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) as part of primary election coverage this summer, Montcalm County sued this newspaper. Now, state legislators are working on amending the law to make sure it doesn’t happen again. District 39 State Rep. Klint […]
September 15, 2016

A huge loss for Michigan, MPA and his district…Representative Peter Pettalia dies in crash

by Richard Lamb, Advance Editor Tributes continue to pour in regarding the life and death of our state representative, the late Peter Pettalia, 61, who died as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash Monday. After marching in Sunday’s Posen Potato Festival grand parade in support of Republican […]
September 15, 2016

Don’t waste your budget on teaser ads

By John Foust- Raleigh, NC I ran across something in my Bad Ads file which reminded me of ads I see every now and then. It was about an eighth of a page, with big bold type: “Big news coming to Main Street.” That’s it. No details. Just “Big news […]
September 15, 2016

Host newsrooms needed for international journalists

The International Center for Journalists in Washington DC is  organizing the 2016 General Election Embed Program and would like to invite newspapers to participate by hosting two international journalists at your newsroom from October 30, 2016 to November 8, 2016. These journalists come from the following countries: Russia, Tajikistan, Laos, […]
September 8, 2016

Three months until new overtime rules take effect… unless…

The Michigan Press Association and The National Newspaper Association support a proposal by four House Democrats to phase in an increase in the threshold salary requirements for overtime-exempt employees. A bill by Reps. Kurt Schrader, Oregon; Jim Cooper, Tennessee; Henry Cuellar, Texas;  and Collin Peterson, Minnesota, would help small businesses […]
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 wrdiem@gmail.com
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 Foundation.org: The American Society for News Editors and OpenTheGovernment.org 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

Publisher

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 […]