Statesman to end Ahora Sí, offer voluntary severance to all employees 8/14/18

Ahora Sí, the American-Statesman's weekly Spanish-language newspaper, will cease publication Oct. 11.

The announcement came at the same time the Statesman announced all its 200-plus employees would be eligible to take a voluntary severance package.

Staffers who take the voluntary severance package would depart the newspaper next month, the company said.

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Scripps Howard Foundation establishes Howard Centers for investigative journalism 8/14/18

In a move to advance high-quality enterprise journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation has announced a $6 million investment into the creation of two centers for investigative journalism.

Arizona State University and the University of Maryland will each receive $3 million over three years from the Scripps Howard Foundation to establish a Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at their institutions.

The Howard Centers will be multidisciplinary, graduate-level programs focused on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects. The Howard Centers' students will work with news organizations across the country to report stories of national or international importance to the public.

The Howard Centers honor the legacy of Roy W. Howard, former chairman of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain and a pioneering news reporter.

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The Boston Globe asks newspapers to publish editorials calling for action to protect free press 8/14/18

A free and independent press is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.

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McElvy Media Group enters into preliminary agreement to acquire Greensheet Media 8/6/18

The Greensheet, which has been published in Houston for 48 years, has entered into a preliminary agreement to be sold to McElvy Media Group. The transaction is targeted to close Sept. 1.

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UF College of Journalism and Communications announces unprecedented expansion 8/6/18

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced the addition of 15 new full-time faculty members, an expansion of faculty ranks that is believed to be unprecedented in the field.

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Revision to newsprint tariffs welcome, but does not solve underlying problem 8/2/18

Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition of printers, publishers, retailers, paper suppliers and distributors today released the following statements regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination on uncoated groundwood paper imports from Canada.

"These import duties on newsprint have already caused job losses in the printing and publishing sectors and have resulted in decreased news coverage in local communities," said David Chavern, president and CEO, News Media Alliance. "Although this is a step in the right direction, the reduced rates only lessen the pace at which the tariffs are harming the industry. We hope that the International Trade Commission will entirely reverse these misguided tariffs at the end of the month."

Newsprint used by U.S. newspapers and commercial printers consists of two-thirds of uncoated groundwood paper. This claim was filed by North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC), a single paper mill located in Longview, Washington, owned by a New York private equity firm. NORPAC is an outlier-the rest of the U.S. paper industry opposes the tariffs due to the deep and lasting harm to the industry's primary customers-newspapers, book publishers and printers.

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AP to kick off 83rd year of Top 25 football poll 7/31/18

The Associated Press will release the preseason edition of the AP Top 25, the longest-running college football poll of its kind, on Monday, Aug. 20. The preseason AP All-America team, an extension of the longest-running honor roll of the nation's top players, will be released the next day on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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Association for Print Technologies applauds legislation to advance workforce career, technical education 7/30/18

The Association for Print Technologies has commended President Trump and Congress for taking major steps to advance workforce career and technical education, which include an Executive Order establishing the National Council for the American Worker, the White House Pledge to America's Workers initiative, making the expansion of workforce development a national priority, and reauthorization of the bipartisan Perkins CTE legislation, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by unanimous voice vote.

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Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships 7/25/18

Working journalists are invited to apply for fellowships to attend Media Law School 2018, to be held Sept. 19-22 in Columbia, S.C., at the University of South Carolina.

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Chattanooga Times Free Press selects Presteligence for high school sports coverage 7/24/18

Presteligence has announced that the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press will use My Team Scoop for its high school sports coverage of 55 area schools.

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