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April 2014
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NMPA Foundation High School Journalism Workshop
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High School Journalism Workshop 

This summer's workshop will be June 8-11 at UNM.  Please contact your local high school and let them know about this important event. Details are on the NMPA website.   If you would like to sponsor a student, please contact NMPA.   And if you are interested in participating (teaching) in the workshops contact NMPA.   


NMPA Hall of Fame Call for Nominations 

Submit your nominee along with a bio of that person's accomplishments to NMPA for consideration of induction into the Hall of Fame. Deadline for submissions is May 31st. Details here 


Publication of the Daily Press resumes under new management

Publication of the Silver City Daily Press and Independent will continue under new ownership beginning with today's edition, thanks to an agreement formalized between the Silver City Daily Press Publishing Co. and the newly formed Silver City Independent Publishing Co.

The agreement transferred control of the historic name, as well as the archives of the Daily Press and its predecessor, the Silver City Independent, to the new company headed by former Daily Press General Manager Nickolas Seibel. Read on 


NMPA welcomes new member - Hatch Valley Sentinel 

The board of directors of NMPA unanimously accepted the membership request and welcomed the publication into full membership.   The newspaper was recently purchased by the ownership of the Sierra County Sentinel. 



Don't forget to register for ISWNE Convention in Durango

You're invited!  The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors invites editors and publishers to its 60th annual conference in Durango June 25-29 at Fort Lewis College.  The hosts of the conference are our very own Guy and Marcia Wood.   For more information and registration forms visit  They have put together an outstanding agenda with great opportunities to learn and have fun while doing it.   Visit the website for all the details.   






Industry Headlines


Around the Industry


NNA's request to expedite postal appeal granted

April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON-The request of the National Newspaper Association and others in the mailing industry of the U.S. Court of Appeals to expedite an appeal of the U.S. Postal Service's 2014 exigency postage increase has been granted.  Read on


Newspaper Business Model Evolves, Takes Advantage of Market Changes

According to recently released preliminary data by the Newspaper Association of America, circulation revenue for U.S. newspapers recorded a second consecutive year of growth, rising 3.7% to $10.87 billion in 2013. Overall, total revenue for the multiplatform U.S. newspaper media business amounted to $37.59 billion in 2013, a slight decline from $38.60 billion in the previous year. Read on 



A top public policy priority for NAA is enactment of a federal shield law that would enable journalists to protect confidential sources when subpoenaed in criminal and civil cases. In the wake of recent scandals involving the Justice Department's secret seizure of phone records that swept in communications of more than 100 Associated Press journalists, and the monitoring of Fox News reporter James Rosen's personal e-mail and cell phone records, this legislation is critical to protecting the free flow of information and the public's right to know.  Read on  


How 10 news organizations look at issues of online engagement 

How do you measure success in the digital sphere? How should news organizations interact with their audience? What's the best way to personalize content for individual users? These were among the topics discussed over the course of two days in February as representatives from 10 different news organizations gathered around a conference table in Austin to discuss the challenges (and opportunities) wrought by the Internet. Read on



The audience engaging with digital content offered by newspaper media reached a new all-time high, totaling 161 million adult unique visitors in March 2014. The count represents a 19% increase from the 135 million unique visitors measured by comScore in April 2013.

Overall, newspaper digital media reached nearly eight in ten (78%) online adults in the U.S. last month.  Read on


Digital Ad Spend Passes TV for the First Time

Just a few weeks ago we talked about how digital ad spend is growing faster than any other medium thanks to the rising power of mobile. Now, according to new data from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), in a first for the advertising industry, marketers are spending more to promote their brands online than they are on broadcast television ads  Read on 


The newsonomics of 50/50 and the unchaining of the U.S. press 

For decades, newspapers moved from local ownership to nationwide chains. Now, the shift is in the other direction - with the help of your friendly neighborhood billionaire.  Read on  











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