VNA on legal issues, new communication technology next week
VNA on digital, print ads rescheduled for May 2014
A Virginia Newspaper Academy originally scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for May. Adam Cook's workshop "What Makes An Effective Digital or Print Ad" will now be held on May 8, 2014. (News / )
NAA Policy Update: Advertising still a target in House tax reform bill
Deadline to register for AP Day at the Capitol is Nov. 29
Journalists can hear from the governor-elect and also question experts about the Affordable Care Act and other health care issues at this year's Virginia AP Day at the Capitol, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Gov.-Elect Terry McAuliffe is confirmed as the lunch speaker. There will also be a panel on health care to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Virginia.
For the remainder of the day, you'll hear about Ethics/Disclosure and about the Freedom of Information Act.
National Newspaper Association Continues Fight Against Unfair Postal Rate Increases
The National Newspaper Association, America's alliance of community weekly and daily newspapers, this week continues a multi-front attack against unfair postage rate increases with litigation at the Postal Regulatory Commission and strong grassroots work on Capitol Hill.
NNA has joined the Affordable Mail Alliance at the PRC to object to the planned “exigency” postage increase proposed for January. NNA and others are arguing that the U.S. Postal Service has overstated the amount of its financial losses created by the Great Recession. (News / Industry)
Trimble to retire Thursday as vice president of Lakeway Publishers
William "Bill" Trimble got into the journalism field because he enjoyed writing and was told he was pretty good at it.
After nearly four decades in the business, Trimble is set to retire Thursday as the publisher and vice president of Lakeway Publishers of Virginia where he oversees the Herald-Progress in Ashland, the Caroline Progress, Westmoreland News, Northern Neck News and Northumberland Echo. (News / People)
Virginia’s ePress for Oct. 30
Here is Virginia Press Association's weekly e-newsletter with the latest information on the news industry and VPA member organizations. This week's issue includes the retirement of a Lakeway Publishing executive, a name change for the VCU School of Mass Communications and information about the VPA Golden 50 Club. To subscribe, please email Jeremy Slayton at firstname.lastname@example.org. (News / Industry)
Virginia’s ePress for Oct. 23
Here is Virginia Press Association's weekly e-newsletter with the latest information on the news industry and VPA member organizations.
This week's issue includes a newspaper publisher's retirement, the firings of three Associated Press staffers and information on the annual VPA Outstanding Sales Professional of the Year Award.
Ruth Herrink, publisher of The Journal in King George, died Saturday
Newport News judge reverses order on witness names
The Daily Press reported Tuesday that a Newport News Circuit Court judge on Tuesday reversed a lower court's order that barred the newspaper and other media outlets from publishing the names of witnesses who testified at a murder hearing last week. (News / Industry)
Newspapers: a part of your everyday life
This is the week, Oct. 6-12, that newspapers nationwide share important facts about quality journalism with their readers. This is not our typical role. We do not promote our industry on a regular basis. Instead, we work overtime to keep our communities informed about everything that touches their lives. This is our role and has been for centuries.
Citizens expect their newspaper to report human interest stories, spotlight worthwhile causes and show every phase of life from cradle to grave in the printed pages. We celebrate a child’s first art project award, highlight the high school football team’s win and the loss of a loved one — all on our pages. Strong and growing communities rely on their local newspaper to hold public officials accountable because that is our role and it makes “home” a better place to live. (News / Industry)
Virginia Communications Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Supreme Court of Virginia to hear more in case against Virginian-Pilot
According to Virginia Lawyers Weekly, one day after oral arguments were heard on Sept. 11 in the case Philip D. Webb v. Virginian-Pilot Media Companies LLC, "the high court issued a one-page order granting two of the paper's assignments of cross-error the court initially rejected last spring."
The justices now want to consider whether the trial court erred in finding that the newspaper article "created a defamatory false implication, and in holding that a defendant need not intend the defamatory implication for purposes of determining the existence of actual malice," Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported. (News / Industry)