Request for News Articles
We pull ShopTalk news from articles received from the clipping service, stories sent out by national trade groups and items we happen to hear on the street. We need your help in making this a comprehensive bulletin. If you have articles or learn of stories on any industry-related item, please forward them to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get the message out to the masses.
NMPA is working on the 2011 Directory. Last call for updates. Please send any updates to email@example.com by Friday Jan 21st to be reflected in the 2011 directory.
Member rate cards due
We are currently working with clients and agencies to plan 2011 advertising buys. We need your updated rate cards. You may email 2011 rate cards (or links to rate cards) to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail copies to NMPA at 700 Silver SW Albuquerque NM 87102
Public notices target of proposed legislation
Once again there is proposed legislation to change the language concerning requirements for publishing public notices. The new legislation would no longer require that public notices be published in newspapers; it states that they can simply be posted on a site created by the Broadcasters Association.
NMPA is working hard to fight this legislation in the upcoming session. We ask for your support.
Please contact your legislators today to tell them of the benefits of the website already monitored by the press association, the concerns with web-only posting of notices and the value of having notices appear both in print and on line. Feel free to contact the press association for additional talking points. The press association is also providing a series of ads that we ask you to print in any available remnant space free of charge. We recommend they run at least half-page; the ads are available to start running as soon as possible. It is an important effort. You'll find all of these at http://www.nmpress.org/houseads.html - link under the advertising section.
This is your site and it currently posts already published notices from newspapers across New Mexico. Visit the site today and remind your legislator the newspapers of this state already have a public notice website up and running. All notices on the site have appeared in print and have become a permanent archivable record before posting to the internet.
NMPA launches redesigned website
The New Mexico Press Association has a redesigned web site with lots of new and interactive features. The new site will not only allow the association to showcase news and photos from member newspapers, it will also allow members to post their own views about industry trends and issues.
Visit the new site at nmpress.org and let us know what you think.
NMPA will host a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, February 11 in Santa Fe. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 and will be held at the
Rio Chama Invitations are being sent directly to each legislator. Please extend a personal invitation to your local legislator. Details and more information will be sent out directly in the coming days.
Las Cruces newspaper sets up at hotel after fireLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Newspaper executives promised readers that editorial and business operations will continue unabated at the Las Cruces Sun-News, despite a fire that heavily damaged a building adjacent to its offices.
No injuries were reported in Sunday's blaze.
"The most important thing is that no one was hurt," publisher Frank Leto said. "We'll assess whatever physical damage has been done, but our commitment to Las Cruces, seven days a week, stays the same. We will not miss a publication date."
The building that burned is one of three properties owned by the Sun-News on the block. The middle building where the fire began was gutted. The newsroom, advertising department and business offices sustained heavy water and smoke damage.
Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze. A damage estimate was not released. Read more
Employees buy Independent
As of Dec. 1, 2010, ownership and management of The Independent passed to Independent News LLC, a new limited liability company owned by four veteran members of The Independent's staff: Leota Harriman, Paul Rothberg, Debbie Ohler and Jim Goodman.
Mountain Musing: Flattering farewell from Edgewood
by Wally Gordon
Taos News launches new lifestyles pages
The Taos News is launching a lifestyles section with In the kitchen. Lifestyles will have rotating themes: kitchen; home and garden; health and fitness; and great outdoors. Read more.