Shop Talk 

May 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
 
High School Journalism Workshop 
June 14-17 
UNM

 NMPA Board of Directors meeting 
July 24 9:00 a.m.
Taos


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.  


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Featured Article

John Foust
 Take it from here

 

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.  

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High School Journalism Workshop is set for June 14-17.  Deadline for students to register is extended .   Please contact your local high school and direct them to the NMPA website for more details.   If you have summer interns or contacts with local high school journalism departments, please have them contact us as soon as possible.  A few spots remain open.   



Save the date...
The 107th annual NMPA convention #NMPA15 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.   

Call for Entries 
It contest time! Only the best time of the year.   

The New Mexico Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest is open for entries. Please visit www.nmpress.org for contest details. Winners are announced at the awards' banquet on Saturday, September 26th at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort. Good luck.

Contest Period: July 1, 2014 -June 30, 2015

Entry Deadline: Postmarked or Uploaded by July 24, 2015 


 

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to newspapers in New Mexico, benefited the Press Association, a champion of the First Amendment or shown outstanding service to the industry and association? Now is the time to recognize that person. 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 June 15th.


 

Last edition for Chronicle, Comet papers
Angel Fire's Sangre de Cristo Chronicle and The Raton Comet ceased weekly print publication Wednesday (May 27).
The Taos News is the parent company of the publications, having purchased them from Guy and Marcia Wood in 2006
 

SIC votes for transparency on settlement agreements
SANTA FE - Facing pressure to increase transparency, the New Mexico State Investment Council signed off Tuesday on changes to its settlement policy that require all such financial agreements to be publicly voted upon.
Although the SIC's previous settlement policy had been upheld by a Santa Fe district judge's ruling, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and the New Mexico Press Association recently asked the state Court of Appeals to overturn the ruling. Full story 

 

 

Columbia Journalism Review seeks to be a force for better journalism

The United States Project at Columbia Journalism Review seeks to be a force for better journalism by monitoring local news around the country, highlighting efforts for solid accountability reporting and keeping tabs on press freedom issues facing local outlets.  Keep reading 


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

 

Congress Should Require the Postal Service to Report on the Quality of Rural Mail Service

 

WASHINGTON-The National Newspaper Association has again called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail.

Appearing in a May 19 roundtable hosted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, NNA Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Tonda F. Rush said Congress should follow the maxim that "what gets measured gets done." If the U.S. Postal Service is required to report on the quality of rural mail delivery, trouble spots of late mail service will be identified and can be addressed.  Keep reading  

 

USPS RESPONDS TO NAA'S CONCERNS AND WALKS BACK STEEP RATE INCREASE

On May 7, 2015, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the U.S. Postal Service's proposed rate increases for Standard Mail and Periodicals. The new rates take effect on May 31. (The PRC had previously approved new First Class rates, which also take effect on May 31).

The PRC's approval of the rates comes after it denied previous USPS proposals that were filed on January 15 and March 12, respectively. The regulatory agency sent those proposal back to the Postal Service because discounts for commercial and non-profit mail were not "equal" as required by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2005, and the rates contained numerous other errors.  Keep reading 

 
WHAT MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS MEAN FOR NEWSPAPERS

Mobile and social media trends make journalism and technology strange bedfellows.

But news organizations can figure out how to define their relationships with social media platforms. They can look to the liminal (in-between) press for insights.  Keep reading 


McClatchy Unveils Bold Print, Digital Redesign With Firm Focus On User

The McClatchy Co. begins rolling out a complete redesign of its print and digital properties today, a process that will encompass all of its 29 papers by 2016. In the second of a three-part Digital Deep Dive, NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp examines the R&D process behind the design, and the radical changes that McClatchy is bringing out to its print newspapers, sites and apps.  Keep reading 


To bring in digital advertising revenue, media companies must provide audience

With advanced technology, publishers can now meet their advertiser partners' demands for a larger audience through the use of smaller traffic bases. Keep reading  

People 

Sammy Lopez has been named the new publisher of The Daily Times. Lopez, who was the paper's publisher from 2004 to 2009, said he looks forward to returning and helping the newspaper improve its print and digital products.

Manny Marquez, former Hobbs News-Sun editor, dies

The Hobbs News-Sun has announced that Manny Marquez, an award-winning sports reporter and its former editor, has died.

The newspaper says Marquez died of natural causes at his Hobbs home. He was 70.


The Student Publications Board unanimously selected Jyllian Roach to once again lead the Daily Lobo as editor-in-chief for the 2015-16 school year after holding the position the last two semesters.

Charles Fischer, publisher of the Roswell Daily Record,announced that Tom McDonald will replace Vonnie Fischer as advertising director. McDonald will serve as the paper's general manager. 


 




 

 

 

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.