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#NMPA15 is in the books. Thank you to all participants, speakers, vendors and volunteers behind the scenes who made it another successful convention.
Best of luck to our new Board of Directors:
Las Vegas Optic
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Santa Fe New Mexican
Alamogordo Daily News
Mountain View Telegraph
Term Expiring 2016
Daily Times of Farmington
Silver City Daily Press
Term Expiring 2017
Roswell Daily Record
Term Expiring 2018
Las Cruces Sun-News
The new slate of officers was inducted during the annual business meeting at the convention on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
NMPA Hall of Fame
A very special congratulations to this year's inductee to the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame, Kathi Bearden. Kathi received her award in front of 180 colleagues during the awards banquet on Saturday. Kathi is a former NMPA president and publisher of the Hobbs New-Sun. Congratulations, Kathi, on this well deserved honor.
The next order of business for the Association will be to start planning a legislative breakfast. It will be held in Santa Fe following the opening of the session. Stay tuned for dates and details on this important event.
We will close our books for the Association, Service and Foundation next month. We have had another solid year for the Service and advertising placed in member newspapers are up from a year ago and close to record numbers once again. Our fiscal year ends in October and will begin preparing final numbers shortly after that. We are glad to share financial reports with any member - and you can also attend the board meeting in January to receive a full update. We also saw near record numbers in contest entries and high attendance overall at the convention.
How about another round of applause to all of our award winners? This year was a competitive contest with 1,537 entries. There is a full list of winners on the NMPA website. Our General Excellence winners this year are: Guadalupe County Communicator, Taos News, Roswell Daily Record and the Albuquerque Journal.
And one more thank you to our sponsors: TownNews, Ultimate Print Source, Publication Printers, NewzGroup, Newscycle, eType Services, Las Cruces CVB, Larry Horan, Athlon Media Group and SmallTownPapers.
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Let the new press roll!
Stop the press! - the old one, that is - and prepare to make way for the Albuquerque Journal's new, massive printing towers.
The company is replacing its 30-year-old printing press with a modern system that dwarfs the old one in size, capacity, efficiency and quality. The investment, totaling more than $3 million, will improve the company's ability to print in color while cutting down on paper, ink and other materials.Full story
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Around the Industry
Six ways to use social media
Jaci Smith, a 2014-2015 fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, started a social media training program at the Daily News known as "Social Media Ninja School." Smith recently spoke at the Missouri Press Association's annual convention about why newsrooms should be using social media. full story
NNA welcomes strong start on postal reform from Sen. Carper
WASHINGTON-The National Newspaper Association this week took a big step forward in its decade-long efforts to preserve universal mail service as Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE, introduced the Improving Postal Operations, Service & Transparency Act, iPOST. NNA said it believed the bill would set a positive tone in the 114th Congress to provide the U.S. Postal Service with cash flow flexibility while focusing much needed attention on rural mail service.
National Newspaper Association Urges U.S. Department of Labor to Slow Down on Overtime Rule Hikes
The National Newspaper Association today called on the US Department of Labor (DOL) to scale back its aggressive push to raise salary thresholds for exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. DOL has said it wants to more than double in a single year the salary basis by which professional, creative and administrative white collar workers are qualified as exempt.
2015 INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY
Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of newspaper carriers who are working hard to get the newspaper into the hands of our readers.
This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 10, 2015, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers who deliver to 130 million print readers every week. Full story
Kate McGraw, a mainstay of Santa Fe journalism for more than two decades who also had been active in the local theater scene, has died at age 71 after a long illness.
Roswell native Manny Gonzalez has been promoted to advertising director at the Roswell Daily Record.
The Albuquerque Publishing Co., which publishes the Albuquerque Journal, has announced several personnel changes among its top executives, including promoting Joseph Leong to the new position of vice president/chief revenue officer.
Leong previously was vice president of circulation.
The company also announced:
* Robert Rivera, formerly a manager in the Circulation Department, is now circulation director.
* Roy McCallister, who was a manager in the Production Department, has been named production director.
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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.
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