Shop Talk 

March 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
 
 NMPA Board of Directors meeting 
April 24 9:00 a.m.
Hotel Encanto Las Cruces

High School Journalism Workshop 
June 14-17 
UNM

NMPA Annual Convention 
Sept 24-25-26
Hyatt Tamaya

 

 

Webinars 

Here is a current list of upcoming Inland Webinars. Please note: Through co-sponsorship NMPA members are eligible for the member rates

Visit Inland Press Association for upcoming webinars.  


Visit Inland Press for additional webinars.  


Featured Article

John Foust
9 ways to use numbers in headlines 

 

Technology with Kevin Slimp
The latest news in publishing technology



 


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If you have interesting news items please forward them to director@nmpress.org and we will include them in the next available bulletin.  

For any membership questions or inquiries please call the NMPA office. 

Phil Lucey
505-275-1377  
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State Headlines

 

High School Journalism Workshop being planned.  Once again, NMPA will host a summer workshop for high school students from around the state.   The event will take place June 14-17 on the main UNM campus.   Please contact your local high school and direct them to the NMPA website for more details.   


Save the date...
The 107th annual NMPA convention will take place September 24-26 at the Hyatt Tamaya.  A full agenda will be sent out to the membership over the coming weeks.   If you have vendors or suppliers that would be interested in displaying their products during the convention, please have them contact NMPA for details.   

With the convention in the horizon that means contest time is fast approaching.   Start putting your best work aside or even better, log on to the BNC website and upload your entries.  You can upload anytime throughout the year.    Need your log in info?  Give us a call.  

AP, Gov. Martinez settle open records case

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has agreed to release monthly reports that detail the spending of security officers who travel with her, part of an agreement reached with The Associated Press in a public records case.

Under the settlement, the governor's attorneys agreed that the information in the procurement card reports relate to public business and fall under New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act.

The news organization sued the governor and administration agencies in 2013 for refusing to release records about her work and travel schedules, cellphone calls and the expenses of her security detail. The parties filed papers Tuesday to dismiss the original lawsuit.


Fire at Rio Grande SUN Damages Single Office
Arsonists attempted to light the Rio Grande SUN building on fire, but caused damage to a single office.

The gasoline-fueled fire mostly burned behind a fire-retardant cabinet and flames were contained to a cinderblock room. Smoke caused the majority of the damage in the office. Full story 


   

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.    


 

 

 

Industry Headlines  

 

Around the Industry


 

Postal Service Delays April 2015 Price Change 

The Postal Service Governors decided today to delay the implementation of new market-dominant and competitive rates and classification changes until all of our proposed market-dominant changes are approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission ("PRC"). This decision was primarily motivated by a desire to eliminate potential adverse impacts on postal customers that might result from a staggered implementation of our new prices.  Full story 

 


CAROLINE LITTLE STEPS DOWN AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TENURE AS THE CEO OF THE NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Arlington, Va. - Newspaper Association of America President and CEO Caroline Little announced to the Board of Directors today that she is stepping down from her position effective August 31, 2015. Full release 

 


An ad blocker for tragedies: How news sites handle content around sensitive stories

For stories like the Germanwings plane crash, The New York Times and many other publishers flip a switch to remove ads to avoid unwanted connections. Full story  

 

Twitter Pushes More of Its Tweets to Media Sites With Curator Tool

Twitter on Tuesday released a new media tool called Curator that is designed to support the company's ongoing push to display more of its tweets outside of its site and in front of a bigger audience.

Curator will make it easier for media organizations to find and display a stream of tweets and Vine video alongside broadcasts and stories.

For publishers, the content will add a real-time component to their work.  Full story 

 

 

 

 

People 


 

 

 

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.