DOL proposal threatens recruitment advertising in newspapers
The Department of Labor is working on a draft regulation that would “modernize” the permanent labor certification program known as Program Electronic Review Management (PERM), according to an article in John Kelly’s Daily Clips.
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Dallas Area Newspaper Cluster Sold to S.A.W. Advisors, LLC
S.A.W. Advisors, LLC has acquired Star Local Media from 1013 Star Communications according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope. Star Local Media publishes 14 community newspapers in the suburbs of Dallas. Total weekly distribution exceeds 270,000 homes. The company also has 14 affiliated websites averaging over 600,000 page views monthly.
Week of Oct. 17-23, 2016
Abbott, Patrick, Straus call for action by Child Protective Services
AUSTIN — Texas’ top three officeholders on Oct. 12 instructed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to improve the protection of children at risk of abuse.
Newspapers aren't dying, but thriving in changing industry
Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. “Ha!” You say, “I haven’t gotten a newspaper in years.” But I’m not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I’m talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in the television broadcast and the push notification on your phone.
New UT program makes student work available to newspapers
Utilizing the work of students, a new digital initiative at the University of Texas at Austin makes timely articles and multi-media reporting available to Texas newspapers.
The Dallas Morning News is relocating to the Statler Library
The Dallas Morning News announced it has signed a letter of intent to move its headquarters to The Statler Library, formerly known as the Old Dallas Central Library, at the corner of Commerce and Harwood Streets in downtown Dallas. After 67 years at its home on Young Street, the Morning News is taking the next step in its transformation to a digitally-focused media company.
Just launched: A tool that will make life easier for FOIA reporters
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, FOIA users must be geniuses. In some ways, the FOIA is as impenetrable as it is helpful, but a new resource wants to change all that:FOIA Wiki, which launched in beta today.
Into the Issues
At The Rural Blog we watch events and issues, but also trends and ideas in rural America – especially those that offer opportunities for localizing stories. We’ve had several examples lately.
TPA members invited to join Pulse America shopping survey
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.
Marked copy requirement set to change to annual sample process
Readers of this column might recall that we thought that the National Newspaper Association had gotten relief some months ago from the requirement to submit a marked copy with each issue of the Periodical newspaper, only to find that change slip from our grasp.
Faith column available
Living on Purpose
Math basics for journalists
Journalists are often thought of as being “word people” and even the most diligent reporter can blanche when faced with a thicket of figures. However, sidestepping or downplaying numbers can be perilous.
Texas Monthly changing hands
Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) announced the signing of an agreement to sell the assets of Texas Monthly to an affiliate of Genesis Park, LP, a partnership founded by Paul Hobby, for $25 million, subject to working capital adjustments.
Free Speech Week is Oct. 17-23
Free Speech Week (FSW) is a yearly event to raise public awareness of the importance of free speech in our democracy- and to celebrate that freedom. As freedom of speech is a right all Americans share, this non-partisan, non-ideological event is intended to be a unifying celebration.
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