AIM Media Midwest acquires daily paper in Bowling Green, Ohio 4/3/18

AIM Media Midwest, LLC has acquired the publishing assets of The Sentinel Company, Inc. of Bowling Green, Ohio. The publication and affiliated website included in the transaction are the daily Sentinel-Tribune serving Bowling Green and surrounding Wood County, www.sent-trib.com and a variety of other specialty and periodic publications.

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Poll: 77 percent say major news outlets report 'fake news' 4/3/18

President Donald Trump is not alone in thinking media outlets spread "fake news."

More than 3-in-4 of 803 American respondents, or 77 percent, said they believe that major traditional television and newspaper media outlets report "fake news," according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday, marking a sharp increase in distrust of those news organizations from a year ago, when 63 percent registered concerns about the spread of misinformation.

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Jules Ciotta's new book says horizontal leadership is a win-win 4/3/18

Today's leader is being challenged more than ever. "Do it because I said so" is not effective, and the importance of treating employees as customers is key to success.

In his new book titled "The Art of Majoring in Minor Things," organizational psychologist Jules Ciotta says effective leaders need to encourage their workers to share their thinking, even to be free to assertively disagree.

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Southern Newspapers completes purchase of Lawton newspaper 4/2/18

Southern Newspapers Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Lawton (Okla.) Constitution and a new publisher – Dennis Wade – has taken charge.

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GateHouse Media acquires Online Automotive Solutions 4/2/18

GateHouse Media has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, for $4 million.

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GateHouse Media to acquire The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News 4/2/18

GateHouse Media, one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, recently announced that it has agreed to acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News, in addition to several niche publications and companion websites, from Cox Media Group LLC for $49.25 million.

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Revenue ideas from first P2P video conference keep on giving 3/27/18

SNPA's Executive Development Committee launched its 2018 Publisher-to-Publisher "P2P" initiative this month with a video conference on Growing Revenue. Executives from more than 30 newspapers participated in the live event to talk about revenue ideas that were collected from the participants.

Two participants – from Tulsa and Richmond – reported back to SNPA about the way that this free video conference proved beneficial to their advertising sales teams.

Register by April 13 for the next P2P video conference on tactical cost-cutting.

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Shaw Media buys The Ottawa Times from Small Newspapers 3/27/18

The Ottawa (Ill.) Times has been sold to Shaw Media of Crystal Lake, Ill., according to Len R. Small, president of Small Newspapers. The Times serves both Ottawa and Streator, Ill., publishing a newspaper five days a week. The asset sale includes related operations, including Starved Rock County Magazine, a regional travel publication.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Small Newspaper Group in the transaction.

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Cover Video brings buzzy, shareable editorial content to AP Video Hub 3/27/18

The Associated Press has announced it will offer eye-catching human interest, entertainment and viral content from Cover Video on its online AP Video Hub platform.

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TownNews.com strengthens video offerings with Field59 acquisition 3/27/18

TownNews.com is acquiring Field59, which produces video management and streaming solutions for media organizations.

"We are thrilled to have Field59 join the TownNews.com team," said Brad Ward, CEO of TownNews.com. "Field59 has been a strong and trusted partner for several years. Integration of Field59's video platform within BLOX CMS allows our customers to have broadcast quality video available for their desktop, mobile and OTT applications."

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