Posts Tagged ‘newspapers’

CRAWFORD: Newspapers vital to communities

“Have you lost your mind?” a friend responded to one of my recent columns. That got the old noodle off in an unexpected direction. Not about the column in question, but about why I bother to write any column. It’s all about newspapers, I keep reminding myself. I was in the business long ago and […] [...]

Alverson named editor/publisher

by Published: April 19,2013

Tags: Delta Democrat Publishing, Jon Alverson, newspapers

Jon Alverson has been named editor and publisher of the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville. Alverson, a native of Mobile, Ala., graduated from the University of Florida in 1998. He has more than 15 years of newspaper experience including stops in Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Mississippi. Though Alverson is new to the Delta, he […] [...]

Emmerich launching newspaper to replace defunct Leader-Call

LAUREL — Emmerich Newspapers says it will start a newspaper to replace the Laurel Leader-Call, which has shut down. In a statement last Saturday, Emmerich said the start-up newspaper would be launched April 15 with the name The Chronicle. Wyatt Emmerich, the president of Emmerich Newspapers, said the new community newspaper will serve Laurel, Ellisville […] [...]

Celia Emmerich, matriarch of newspaper family, dies

by Published: March 2,2012

Tags: death, media, newspapers, obituary, publisher, publishing

JACKSON — Celia Emmerich, the matriarch of the Emmerich newspaper family, died yesterday at her home in Jackson. She was 80. The family said in a statement that she died of a heart attack. Celia Emmerich was the widow of former Associated Press board member and ex-Greenwood Commonwealth editor/publisher John Emmerich. John Emmerich died in […] [...]

School district denies request for information on administrators’ salaries

GREENWOOD — The Leflore County School District has denied a public records request for information on the salaries of its administrators. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports it filed the request Feb. 15. The Commonwealth said it asked for a list of all administrative employees who have either left or been hired since superintendent Viola Williams won […] [...]

Author/journalist/educator Milner dies in Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Texas author Jay Milner, who went from being a football star to a coach to a journalist, novelist and teacher whose contemporaries included David Halberstam and Larry McMurtry, has died in Fort Worth, Taxas. He was 88. Milner’s robust career brought him to Dallas in 1969, when Southern Methodist University hired […] [...]

Journal Inc. buys group of weekly newspapers

by Published: November 28,2011

Tags: media, mergers and acquisitions, NEWS, newspapers, publishing

TUPELO — Journal Inc., which publishes the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo, has acquired a group of weekly community newspapers in the suburban Memphis, Tenn., area. The company reports details of the transaction were not disclosed. Clay Foster, CEO of Journal Inc., says the company acquired the Bartlett Express, Millington Star, Collierville Independent, Shelby […] [...]

Newspaper goes from seven-day to four-day publication

by Published: September 2,2011

Tags: media, newspapers

LAUREL — The Laurel Leader-Call is changing from seven-day to four-day publication. The newspaper will now publish on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Leader-Call editor Rob Sigler says while the newspaper will no longer publish print editions on Monday, Friday and Saturday, news updates, features, sports, photos and video will be provided on the paper’s […] [...]

Fleming sells newspaper, new owners relocating

by Published: April 25,2011

Tags: media, mergers and acquisitions, newspapers

MARKS — The century-old Quitman County Democrat has been sold to new owners in Batesville. J.B. Fleming, longtime editor and publisher, made the announcement in the April 14 edition of the weekly newspaper. The new owners are Bill and Carol Knight. The sale was completed April 1. Carol Knight is a former staffer at The […] [...]

Newspapers and an online strategy that doesn’t always pay

by Published: February 20,2011

Tags: newspapers, online strategy, Phil Hardwick

For a news junkie like me these are the best of times. For newspapers, especially small town ones, these are times filled with apprehension and opportunity. And it is all because of technology and the Internet. Today, people in rural communities and smaller towns, especially those that lack affordable high-speed Internet access, will most likely […] [...]

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