At 2019 ONMA convention, plan on relevance and fun

Maurice Clarett, Ken Paulson, great networking, lots of ad training and a ‘wall of wine.’


What Ohio election results mean for ONMA members

My crystal ball quickly starts to crack when I try to make political predictions, but here are a few thoughts in the wake of Tuesday’s election in terms of issues that matter to all of us.


Newspaper notice helps save county’s oldest grave

Theophilus Hunter was a big deal in Wake County, North Carolina, and in Raleigh, the county seat.


Kevin Slimp on what newspaper folks are saying about the state of the industry

Over the past two weeks, I’ve traveled from coast to coast speaking at newspaper conferences and meeting with Canadian and American journalists about what is happening at their newspapers and, hopefully, offering a little good advice.


ONMA accepting nominations for Maxwell Award

The ONMA is now accepting nominations for the William Maxwell Award, which recognizes individual achievement in the advancement of the newspaper profession. The award can be made to people inside or outside the industry who have made significant contributions to journalism, the newspaper industry and the public’s right-to-know. The Maxwell Award is the ONMA’s highest honor.


Libel cases and cannabis oil – ONMA gets involved

What do a libel case against a Columbus television station and the legality of sales of so-called “hemp oil” products have in common?


ONMA board acts on dues, ad revenue and new director search

Following more than a year of study, the Ohio News Media Association Board of Trustees approved a new method of calculating the dues investments of its members at its October meeting in Sandusky.


Ahead of midterm elections, call on Congressional candidates to support newspapers

To have a chance for a sustainable future for news publishing, we need to do everything possible to get the JCPA passed in the next Congress. Therefore, I am writing to ask you to publish an editorial calling on candidates in the midterm elections to support an antitrust safe harbor for news publishers between Wednesday, October 24 and October 31.


Membership program could be strong new revenue model

Advertising and subscriptions aren’t the only revenue strategy options publishers should be weighing. According to Robbie Kellman Baxter, president of Peninsula Strategies and author of The Membership Economy, there’s a third option: membership.


Michael McCarter named new editor for Evansville Courier & Press, Henderson Gleaner

An eye for dynamic visual storytelling and a passion for local news have been the cornerstones of Michael McCarter's 20-plus year career in journalism, carrying him to some of the country's most prestigious newspapers.

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