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2017 Hooper Award and Collegiate Competition winners

The winners of the Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Awards and the Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition were announced on February 9 at the Ohio Newspaper Association's annual convention in Columbus. The Hooper Awards honor the best weekly newspapers in Ohio while the Collegiate Competition recognizes the achievements of Ohio’s college and university newspapers.


Schloss joins ONMA board; Douthit thanked for years of service

David Schloss, owner of Schloss Media Inc., was elected to the Ohio News Media Association Board of Trustees at the annual meeting of members on Feb. 9. Schloss succeeds former board president Ken Douthit of Douthit Communications, Sandusky.


Kevin Slimp on what he learned in Ohio

Convention season is an interesting time in the life of a speaker. Most years, I’ll travel directly from one convention to the next between late January and June. Some years, the travel doesn’t slow until July or August.


Japanese firm to buy GateHouse parent company

SoftBank Group Corp. and Fortress Investment Group LLC announced this week that they entered into a definitive merger, according to a statement.


Gannett beats 4th quarter revenue and profit forecasts

Revenue for the quarter hit $867.0 million, up from $739.3 million in the year-earlier period, and above FactSet's consensus of $849.0 million.


SPJ's Ohio's Best Journalism contest opens for submissions

Ohio’s Best Journalism contest is ready to accept submissions for 2017 beginning today – and we’re excited to introduce a new contest software program called OpenWater.


Who says journalism is a dead-end major?

Forget the angst over “fake news” and the threats to journalism. We are living in a new golden age, thanks to the travails and missteps of the Trump administration and the outsized personality of the man in the middle.


Ohio celebrates 100 years of home state journalism Pulitzer winners

The Pulitzer Centennial celebration in 2016 was big. Hundreds of Campfire events in dozens of states, four marquee programs and fantastic student workshops highlighted the diversity of the prizes and the ideas they continue to spark.


Peter Bhatia: To restore trust in journalism, enhance transparency

Make explaining how we do what we do an essential part of our journalism, not an afterthought.


Couple to marry in Canton Repository lobby

"Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" was a mystery-comedy that came out in 1982. For Danielle Cline and Scott Krol of Hartville, it was the centerpiece of the night in 1998 when they fell in love.

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