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09/27/2019

Walt Dozier celebrates 20 years with AdOhio

Today is Walt Dozier’s 20th anniversary with AdOhio, the advertising affiliate of the Ohio News Media Association.

09/27/2019

The value of training opportunities for your staff

I’d like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in some of the Foundation’s recent training events. While training is an expense and it is time away from usual duties, I’ve always held the theory that if I or the person I sent to training could depart the session having learned at least one thing that will make or save money at least equal to the cost of participating – it is money and time well invested.

08/30/2019

We're all busy these days, but don't forget to invest in your staff members

Is there someone on your team who, with a little investment in their development, could be a difference maker at your paper? If your paper had snappier headlines and cleaner, more eye-catching layouts, would you sell a few more on the newsstand? Could your advertising person easily recoup the few dollars in mileage and the registration fee if they sold just one more ad next month?

08/16/2019

The future of public notices in newspapers depends on you

Public notices in the United States are under siege like never before. In Florida, the legislature is considering House Bill 1235, which would remove move legal notices from newspapers and place them instead on government web sites. Idaho is considering legislation so some state contracts don't have to be published as public notices. The Utah legislature earlier this year turned down a bill to loosen public notice legislation, but the bill was defeated by only a narrow margin.

07/05/2019

The Vindicator was their community's voice and historian

Last week we were all hit with the sad news that The Vindicator, which had just observed its 150th anniversary as Youngstown’s daily newspaper, will cease publication in August.

06/20/2019

Ohio News Media Foundation announces 2019 scholarship winners

The Ohio News Media Association is proud to announce the Ohio News Media Foundation scholarship winners for 2019. Five scholarships were awarded to college and high school students for their work in media-related fields.

06/07/2019

Answering hotline questions on public records violations, marijuana advertising, and more

The legal hotline has been busy this spring with many reporters starting to get stonewalled on some rather routine public records requests.

05/23/2019

Winners announced in 2018 OAPME newspaper contest

Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Newark and Massillon were named the best in the state Saturday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.

05/22/2019

AIM Media Midwest names Kirk Dougal as publisher in Lima and regional VP & group publisher in Ohio

AIM Media Midwest, LLC (“AIM” or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Kirk B. Dougal as Publisher at The Lima News in Lima, Ohio and as Regional Vice President & Group Publisher with responsibility for a group of AIM media properties in Ohio. The announcement was made jointly by Jeremy L. Halbreich, Chairman and CEO and by Rick Starks, President and COO and it is effective June 10, 2019.

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