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Bruce publisher elected president of Mississippi Press Association

BILOXI – The publisher of The Calhoun County Journal in Bruce was elected the 142nd president of the Mississippi Press Association during the newspaper trade group’s annual meeting on the gulf coast.  Joel McNeece, 44, will serve as president of MPA and Mississippi Press Services, Inc., an affiliated advertising and marketing service. McNeece and his wife, Lisa, and sister-in-law, Celia ...

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Study: 7-in-10 Mississippians are regular newspaper readers

JACKSON, Mississippi – A new study finds more than seven in 10 Mississippi adults read a printed daily, Sunday or weekly newspaper during an average week. The findings are part of a new study announced by the Mississippi Press Association and conducted by American Opinion Research of Princeton, NJ. “This is equal to 1.5 million consumers, or about half of ...

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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 worked with many great people. ...

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Alverson named editor/publisher

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 knows the area well from ...

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Forecaster Forum: Reports that newspapers are dying are greatly exaggerated

When it comes to newspapers, there are two cousins – large metro dailies and community newspapers. The latter includes weeklies and small dailies (publishing three or fewer days a week). Safer and reporters and broadcasters from media giants across the United States and around the world owe it to the public – and to community newspaper owners and staffers – ...

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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 and Jones County. Emmerich plans ...

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Celia Emmerich, matriarch of newspaper family, dies

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 1995. Funeral services are 4 ...

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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 election in 2011. The request ...

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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 him to reshape the school’s ...

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Journal Inc. buys group of weekly newspapers

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 Sun Times, Oakland News and ...

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