May 2022

In this edition:

  • 2022 Summer Convention hotel deadline extended to Thursday, May 26
  • Endowed support fund established in memory of Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurt
  • Voters list posted to
  • New dean announced at UA College of Communication and Information Sciences

April 2022

In this edition:

  • 2022 Regular Legislative Session – a good one for APA
  • APA 2022 Summer Convention June 23-25
  • Alabama publisher featured in NNA’s Publishers’ Auxiliary
  • Congress passes Postal Reform Act of 2022, but ‘our work is not done’
  • The importance of proofreading
  • Seize opportunity to steer, moderate election noise

March 2022

In this edition:

  • Campbell elected president of APA
  • Clarke County Democrat launches audio articles
  • Mason to be awarded Betsy Plank Distinguished Achievement Award
  • DOJ FOIA guidelines call for more transparency

December 2021

In this edition:

  • APA planning conventions and programs for 2022
  • Ozark newspaper sells to Maine publisher
  • Tuscaloosa News gets mention on Jeopardy
  • Mastering the Top 10 Critical Sales Questions

October 2021

September 2021

In this edition:

  • National Newspaper Week 2021- October 3-9
  • Huntsville judge orders police body cam footage released
  • No new advertising rules expected on alcohol delivery
  • No postage increase in January, but two are on deck each year beginning January 2023

August 2021

In this edition:

  • investigative reporter awarded $35,000 grant
  • Boost ad sales with Latest ‘Relevant’ Research
  • Wisconsin executive named president of NNA
  •’s new platform

July 2021

In this edition:

  • Gov. Ivey kicks off APA’s 150th celebration
  • wins Pulitzer
  • Friends start newspaper in Alabama neighborhood 
  • Poor customer service a threat to newspaper notice

May 2021

In this edition:

  • APA celebrates 150 years
  • Alabama unveils new emergency alert system- CodeRED

  • Carden retires after 47 years at The Daily Home

  • Relevance Project now offers a growing Revenue Resource

April 2021

In this edition:

  • APA celebrates 150 years
  • APA welcomes new magazine member: LiveLee (Opelika)
  • NC judge sides with media in public records case
  • APA Journalism Foundation awards 10 internships, scholarships and grants

March 2021

In this edition:

  • 2021 APA Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Journalist Award announcements
  • APA Past Presidents meet via Zoom during the 2021 APA Media Summit
  • Auburn Plainsman goes online: ‘A spirit that is not afraid to change’
  • The Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast returns to Alabama

January 2021

In this edition:

  • Time to register for the 2021 APA Virtual Media Summit
  • Daily Mountain Eagle moves from five to three print days in strategic move
  • How to improve media literacy in the age of misinformation
  • Newspaper Association Managers launch nationwide public notice website

December 2020

In this edition:

  • APA Conventions in 2021
  • Stiefel named publisher in Fort Payne
  • Examining the difference between weekly and daily newspapers

October 2020

In this edition:

  • The Decatur Daily sues for access to 911 transcripts
  • Bennett named executive editor in Anniston
  • ‘Now is not the time to stop talking about COVID-19’

September 2020

In this edition:

  • National Newspaper Week October 4-10, 2020
  • Ozark editor marks 63 years on the job
  • APA Journalism Foundation internship narrative

August 2020

In this edition:

  • APA presents ad sales workshop with Ryan Dohrn
  • Do you know a struggling journalist?
  • NNA online convention coming in October

July 2020

In this edition:

  • APA Media Awards announced
  • New APA Legal Hotline Series- Aggregation

May 2020

In this edition:

  • APA announces plan for the contest awards presentation
  • Alabama newspapers make changes to deal with pandemic fall out
  • House leaders introduce appropriation to help U.S. Postal Service

April 2020

In this edition:

  • APA cancels 2020 summer convention
  • APA Legal Hotline posts a new web video
  • “Positioning ourselves, and our customers, to come back strong”

March 2020

In this edition:

  • 2020 Hall of Honor Inductees Annoucned
  • APA elects new officers and board members
  • Sunshine Week 2020

January 2020

In this edition:

  • Programs for everyone at the APA Media Summit
  • Stewart and Beck to be honored at APA Media Summit
  • New features from the APA Legal Hotline for 2020

December 2019

In this edition:

  • Longtime Journal Record editor announces retirement
  • Freelancer and Grant Databases coming to APA website
  • APA President Horace Moore appointed as Winston County Sheriff

October 2019

In this edition:

  • 4 APA women named Top Women in Alabama Media for 2019
  • U.S. Postal Service taken to task for spotty service
  • Federal government increases overtime salary threshold

September 2019

In this edition:

  • National Newspaper Week
  • Statement of Ownership due in October
  • Why We Call It “Public Notice”

August 2019

In this edition:

  • Be a part of the THINK F1RST campaign
  • Gannett and GateHouse announce merger
  • Top Women in Alabama Media
  • Terry Connor returns to Dothan

July 2019

In this edition:

  • Two Alabama courts render rulings in favor of openess
  • Democrat-Reporter in Linden publishing under new ownership
  • Majors named publisher in Andalusia
  • SNPA and Inland to merge on October 1

May 2019

In this edition:

  • APA Summer Convention has lots to offer
  • TownNews enlists Jerry Lyles to energize strategic partnerships
  • Southern Newspapers Inc. sells to former employee
  • Vietname veterans pictures sought

March 2019

In this edition:

  • New offices for APA
  • APA elects new officers
  • Democrat-Reporter in Linden suspended
  • 2019 Summer Conference

January 2019

In this edition:

  • Something for all at the 2019 Media Summit
  • Miller named Publisher in Scottsboro
  • Judges needed for Illinois Contest
  • Allen purchases Birmingham Fun and Family

December 2018

In this edition:

  • APA sells building in Birmingham
  • Wigfield named managing editor
  • A Newspaper Tree
  • Alabama newspapers represented at three-state Rural Tourism Conference

October 2018

In this edition:

  • Nominate someone for APA’s Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Journalist awards
  • New owner at the Blount Countian
  • Marshall County papers join forces to hos debate
  • Archibald and Wright honored at Auburn University

September 2018

In this edition:

  • National Newspaper Week
  • Statement of ownership filing due for Oct. deadline
  • Community college sued on open records violation
  • Newsprint tariffs reversed

August 2018

In this edition:

  • Newsprint tariffs remain as high as 20 percent
  • Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School fellowships
  • “My summer at the Hartselle Inquirer”
  • Shed light on the epidemic of suicides

June 2018

In this edition:

  • 2018 summer convention
  • Alabama newspaper executives lobby against newsprint tariffs
  • Judge orders Alabama to release lethal injection information
  • How to hire a millennial

May 2018

In this edition:

  • Registration now open for 2018 summer convention
  • Prestridge named publisher in Greenville
  • Bob Davis leaving The Anniston Star for public radio
  • AG opinion limits open records to Alabama citizens

April 2018

In this edition:

  • APA Summer Convention coming in July
  • Proposed APA bylaw amendment to be presented at the Summer Convention
  • Newspapers join forces in Frist Amendment fight
  • The Clayton Record is back

March 2018

In this edition:

  • APA Media Summit recap
  • Kenneth Boone named new APA President
  • New paper tariffs could cost jobs at U.S. Publishers
  • BNC Advertising and Magazine deadlines approaching

January 2018

In this edition:

  • ALLDOT communications chief meets with APA board
  • Fort Payne and Scottsboro move to three-day printing cycle
  • Garner named publisher of The Atmore Advance
  • Newspaper publishers invited to visit updated public notices site

2017 AlaPressa

November & December 2017

In this edition:

  • ALLDOT communications chief meets with APA board
  • Fort Payne and Scottsboro move to three-day printing cycle
  • Garner named publisher of The Atmore Advance
  • Newspaper publishers invited to visit updated public notices site

October 2017

In this edition:

  • APA unveils new public notice website
  • Pulse of America ressearch will drive sales for you
  • Raycom Media, CNHI announce merger
  • Nomiations begin for APA’s inagural Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ellis named publisher of the Valley Times News in Lanett

September 2017

In this edition:

  • Boone newspapers in Texas hit with flooding from Hurricane Harvey
  • Southern Star honored by Ozark City Council
  • Cherokee County Herald sold
  • Cox named publisher in Scottsboro
  • Valley Times-News sold
  • Martin retires from The Montgomery Independent
  • Start planning now for National Newspaper Week: Oct. 1-7
  • Greer named president of AEJMC

July / August 2017

In this edition:

  • APA Summer Convention back in Alabama
  • Changes coming for APA’s public notice website
  • Patterson named publisher in Albertville
  • Troy University student journalists win national and regional awards
  • Two newspapers celebrate milestone birthdays

May 2017

In this edition:

  • Convention registration is open
  •  APA welcomes two new staff members
  •  Citronelle publisher to run for state legislature

April 2017

In this edition:

  •  APA Summer Convention returns to Orange Beach
  •  APA says farewell to two staff members
  •  Clayton Record sold
  •  Goldsmith wins Chopped Junior
  •  Advocate receives Media Excellence Award
  •  Progressive Era sold out
  •  Gulf State Park Lodge on track for 2018 opening
  • APA Journalism Foundation board meets at Miles College

March 2017

In this edition:

  •  APA elects new officers
  •  APA welcomes new active and associate members
  •  Alabama entrepreneurs showcase products, talents at APA summit
  •  UA launches new journalism CAMP
  •  Bobo and Cargile inducted into the Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor
  •  Rainsville publisher elected House Majority Leader
  •  Fight fake news with the real thing

2016 AlaPressa

Nov./Dec. 2016

In this edition:

  • Ayers steps down as AnnistonStar publisher
  • Ruff and Weaver to receive APA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sharing initiative
  • Auburn journalism students take an impressive road trip
  • Hartselle names new publisher
  • Alabama Media Group donates photo collection to Archives
  • Bolton named to NNA board

October 2016

In this edition:

  • Montgomery Advertiser has new leadership
  • Nominations sought for 2017 APA Hall of Honor
  • Do you need a postal statement review?
  • Learning Experience
  • WWI story available for News Content
  • Sharing initiative
  • Nominate someone for APA’s Lifetime Achievement award
  • APA’s website gets a fresh, new look
  • National Newspaper Week should be every week
  • Good idea: Refurbished news racks

August 2016

In this edition:

  • New Overtime Rules looming
  • Who is preserving our history?
  • State Records Commission has protected public records since 1955
  • Gordon completes internship in Hartselle
  • Mobile reporting: Apps for Journalists 2016
  • Scott Goldsmith announced as President and Managing Shareholder of JamisonMoneyFarmer PC

July 2016

In this edition:

  • Summer Convention a success
  • DuBois elected to APA board
  • Garrison to run for Hartselle mayor
  • A soldier’s D-Day story
  • Study reveals advertising with newspapers triples ad campaign effectiveness
  • Knight retires after 52 years as newspaperman
  • Judge rules lawsuit against Gulf State
  • Park hotel due for dismissal
  • APA attorney Bailey honored

May 2016

In this edition:

  • 2016 Summer Convention coming soon
  • Baker named publisher at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.
  • Griesbach awarded J. B. Stevenson Scholarship for 2016
  • Newspapers’ role in the local political landscape
  • Ethics Commission deserves applause for transparency

April 2016

In this edition:

  • Make plans to attend the 2016 APA Summer Convention
  • Ethics Commission meetings now available online
  • Cullman Tribune sells to CullmanSense
  • Turner new editor of Opelika-Auburn News
  • APA members head to Cuba
  • APA Journalism Foundation Board visits Auburn University
  • English marks 25 years at APA
  • Cook and Free win it all

March 2016

In this edition:

  • APA elects new officers and board for 2016
  • Do you need a postal statement review?
  • New publisher named in Jasper
  • Summit showcases Alabama products and talent
  • Scottsboro makes Newseum’s Top 10 twice in two weeks
  • Daily Home editor dancing for a good cause
  • Opelika-Auburn News finalist in Second Street Award
  • Revenue Resources Revisited
  • Public records come with stipulations
  • Birmingham Times sold
  • APA welcomes six new associate members
  • Troy University changes requirements for MBA program

January 2016

In this edition:

  •  Cox and Moore will receive APA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Pulitzer-winning co-author of ‘Race Beat’ will speak at Troy University next on Feb. 11
  • Summit to feature first-ever Alabama Products Showcase
  • APA Journalism Summit program recognizes Alabama Pulitzer winners
  • Hall of Honor set for Saturday, Jan. 30
  • Gulf State Park convention center challenged in lawsuit
  • Series available for young readers
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