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Latest Al Cross 'Into the Issues' column: Does your newspaper have a slogan?

Does your newspaper have a motto? Or a slogan? Do you know the difference?


ONMA’s Ann Riggs announces her retirement

It's time to express my appreciation for the great friendships made through the ONMA over the past years. As some of you may know, I am retiring at the end of September and will be leaving my desk for the last time as Dennis Hetzel’s assistant and receptionist.


Kevin Slimp on sharpening your focus

Focus groups can change the way you create your newspaper.


Easy money! Join our BENN Digital Advertising Network

Here’s the bottom line: ONMA members have made as much as $1,000 a month in new, incremental revenue simply by participating in our BENN Digital Advertising Network program.


ONMA offering scholarships to the Law and Media Conference on Oct. 13

Make plans to attend the upcoming Law and Media Conference, which will be held at the Ohio State Bar Association in Columbus on Friday, Oct. 13. The conference brings together journalists, lawyers, academics, judges and others to discuss hot media topics.


Reminder about statement of ownership filing for October deadline

The publisher of each publication sent Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office. If Oct. 1 falls on a Saturday, the post office would expect to receive it by close of business on Sept. 30.


GateHouse sets virtual job fair Sept. 20

Businesses searching for workers can connect with job seekers on Sept. 20 during a virtual career fair offered by GateHouse Media Ohio.


NC Legislature adjourns September special session without harming legals or carriers

Far from the sky falling, North Carolina's legal advertising and independent contractor-newspaper carrier climate remains intact. The leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly acted responsibly, with encouragement from the North Carolina Press Association and many SNPA members, to leave N.C. law unchanged.


Canadian paper tariff could significantly raise costs of newsprint

On August 30, the International Trade Commission (ITC) heard testimony on a petition for the implementation of punitive trade duties against Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, a product used primarily for newsprint and book publishing.


Behind Enquirer’s heroin epic: ‘We wanted a normal week. It was terrible enough.’

As a story, “Seven Days of Heroin”—the Enquirer’s September 10 feature, a week in the life of my region’s opioid crisis as documented by more than 60 journalists—was there all along. We just had to do it. So we picked a week.

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