Shop Talk 

February 2015
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John Foust
9 ways to use numbers in headlines 

 

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State Headlines

 

Legislative session
March 21 sine die is in sight...  Follow the action on the NM Legislature website.  

What are we tracking?

 SB311, Amending the self-storage lien act,  introduced by Sen Lisa Torraco was pulled from the judiciary committee and a substitute bill was introduced.  The substitute bill will leave in place the requirement to publish notice in a newspaper. 

SB 624, Relating to procurement, introduced by Sen Campos would allow notice of purchases to be made in three newspapers OR on the state's purchasing website.   Current law requires print first and then on the website, in addition to what's been printed. It has been referred to corporations committee but has not appeared on an agenda.  

HB 142 publishing of sensitive images, introduced by Rep Egolf.  Rep Egolf has worked with us to include an exemption for newspapers and licensed broadcasters.   Passed the House 62-0.

 

We are keeping our eyes on the dummy bills to see if there are any late introductions of note.  The deadline to introduce legislation has passed, but there's always the dummy bills.   They act as place holders and substitutes can be made with new legislation - so we watch those carefully.    

Thanks to all those that attended the legislative breakfast.  We had a great turnout, let us know of any feedback you receive.   

   

Advertising Networks
Would you like $280.00 for every 2x2 ad you sell into the network?  How about another $65.00 for every classified ad?  It's easy and your staff can start doing it today.   One 2x2 ad a week would mean $14,560 a year in commissions.   It may take some effort but it is easy money there for the taking.    
 
NMPS offers advertising clients a classified and 2x2 network throughout the state to help reach customers on a low budget. They are but a few of the many services we provide. Newspapers that participate in the networks run ads on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to receive revenues in two easy ways: receive payments on a bi-annual basis from a pool of revenue from the 2x2 network and receiving commissions on any ads sold into either network. NMPS actively sells clients into these networks on a weekly basis, but you can too!  Download and distribute the sales sheet to everyone on your sales staff.    


Knight grant will help RJI develop born-digital-news preservation model
A $35,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge on libraries will help University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute develop a long-term model to protect born-digital news content from being lost forever.

Monetizing newspaper content is one approach to saving the nation's first draft of history, says Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at MU Libraries and RJI. He will lead the Knight-funded effort to test assumptions about the preservation and monetization of small-newspaper archives. 

 

Racks For Sale
The Taos News has several three-tier racks for special sections and other free publications for sale, in very good condition. Call 575-758-2241 and ask for Tom. See pictures  

 

 

Fires set in back area of Deming newspaper's building
 DEMING - Somebody entered The Deming Headlight's building and set small fires in a back shop area.
The Headlight reported that the circulation workers discovered small piles of apparent newsprint ashes scattered in the carriers' work space.
That part of the building formerly housed a printing press and darkrooms but now is used for storage and sorting.

 
NMPW Offers Scholarships in Photojournalism & Journalism
New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for three higher education scholarships offered this year, open to students regardless of gender. Main criteria for the awards are career potential, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The deadline is Friday, March 6. Full story
 

 

Industry Headlines  

 

Around the Industry


 
NNA's We Believe in Newspapers Leadership Summit
Mar 18, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015
Members of the National Newspaper Association will travel to Capitol Hill to present issues important to community newspapers to congressional leaders. Details 


 

NAA mediaXchange 2015 
NAA mediaXchange 2015 will take place from March 15-18 at the Omni Nashville. The conference offers unprecedented networking opportunities that combine an exchange of information and ideas with programming created to generate results. Details 


 

Postal price increase proposed April 26 mostly at inflation
By Max Heath
The U.S. Postal Service surprised the mailing industry by filing a postage price increase at CPI as allowed under current law Jan. 15, to be effective April 26. The Urban CPI 12-month average is 1.9666, or about 2 percent. Price increases proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission mostly cluster around that 2 percent number, with the average allowed by class. Keep reading 

 

People 

The Roswell Daily Record is very proud to announce the addition of a new sports editor to its staff, Doug Walp.


 
A veteran community journalist, Randal Seyler, has joined the Silver City Sun-News staff as bureau chief.

 

Maria Lopez Garcia was promoted to general manager at the Rio Grande SUN. She was also brought onto the Board of Directors as secretary.
 

 

 

 

Send updates of new hires, promotions, retirements, memorials, etc to  director@nmpress.org.  We will print the news in this section each month.  

  
Looking for extra revenue?

Newspapers that participate in the Classified and 2x2 networks run ads on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to receive revenues in two easy ways: receive payments on a bi-annual basis from a pool of revenue from the 2x2 network and receiving commissions on any ads sold into either network. NMPS actively sells clients into these networks on a weekly basis, but you can too!

Click Here for more information  NMPS Networks


Classifieds
Have something to sell?  Looking to buy?  Need to hire or need a job?  Send details to director@nmpress.org.  We will print the news in this section each month.  

 Job Openings

There are several new job openings posted on the NMPA website. If you have positions open or are looking for a new career please send us an email with the details.    

Visit NMPA website for current openings.