You’ve got mail … and revenue

What if you could increase ad campaigns by $600 or more?

Now you can with SYNC2 Media’s value added email service.

“Clients’ print budgets are shrinking but their overall budgets are not,” a release states. “Recover that lost revenue your clients are using with other vendors.”

SYNC2 Media offers a white-label, digital platform that includes email blast services to CPA members.

To learn more, contact SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117 or at ads@sync2media.com

Deadline to apply for multi-flag member rate coming

CPA members seeking to apply for the new multi-flag rate membership dues have until Sept. 14 to turn in application letters for the board to review.

The board will use the following criteria to base its decision: common ownership; multiple flags; 40 percent common content. primarily free distribution; same staff; production out of the same office; and contiguous circulation.

Groups that receive discount agree to: participate in CDAN and CoSCAN programs and other network programs; and must upload to the digital archive.

Please send letters to CEO Jerry Raehal at jraehal@colopress.net or to the CPA office at 1120 Lincoln St. STE 912, Denver CO 80203. Call 303-571-5117 if you have questions.

SYNC2 Media adds new member

Gabbi Steele has joined SYNC2 Media as an advertising assistant.

Steele has previous ad department experience via three different internships at the Craig Daily Press and the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

As an advertising assistant, Steele will work with CPA member papers and SYNC2 clients on insertion orders and ad placement, among other tasks.

“We’re excited to have Gabbi as part of our team,” said CEO Jerry Raehal. “She comes highly recommended, and she has already shown she is a quick learner.”

Steele can be reached at 720-274-7174 or at ads2@sync2media.com.

Prairie Mountain Media adds South Platte Sentinel to group

The Journal-Advocate, part of the Prairie Mountain Media group, on July 26 announced the purchase of the weekly South Platte Sentinel.

For more than 28 years, owners Delinda Korrey and Ken McDowell published 1,472 issues of the Logan County publication that is now the official property of the Journal-Advocate, which noted that all Logan County residents will receive a copy of the Sentinel in their mailboxes each Wednesday.

Said Korrey: "It is with sadness but also with much happiness that we pass the reins of Logan County's weekly community newspaper to a company that has long invested in northeastern Colorado. Our readers and our advertisers have helped make this newspaper a success and when we decided to take a new journey with our lives, it was important to find a purchaser who also cared about our community."

McDowell told readers that, "Our very first issue on May 11, 1988, did not go off without a hitch. McIntosh has come out with the new PageMaker program … on that first Tuesday night the software locked up and we had to start that first issue all over from scratch." He added that "we have not missed a Wednesday publication in the 28-plus years," through "snowstorms, the Flood of '97, computer malfunctions, late-night elections and sports and just about anything else you can imagine that threatened that streak."

News Editor Forrest Hershberger, Advertising Manager Sarah Matthews and Production Assistant Callie Marin will stay with the newspaper, but will now work out of the Journal-Advocate office at 504 N. Third St., Sterling, Colo.

Korrey and McDowell will also write future columns for the newspaper. The Journal-Advocate is a division of Prairie Mountain Media, owners of newspapers serving Akron, Brush, Burlington, Estes Park, Fort Morgan, Julesburg, Lamar and a total of 17 media companies in the state.

Newsroom changes at The Denver Post

Buyouts, retirement and other decisions have changed the editorial landscape for The Denver Post this year.

In April, Editor Greg Moore resigned, replaced by Lee Ann Colacioppo on May 31. Soon thereafter, a buyout offer announced in April has resulted in big editorial changes at the major daily newspaper, with 20 people taking that option.

On June 20, longtime TV and media columnist Joanne Ostrow announced on Facebook that she was taking the buyout option after more than 32 years at the newspaper.

And on June 22, The Post announced that Editorial Page Editor Vincent Carroll, formerly with the Rocky Mountain News (for 27 years, 19 as editorial page editor), also was part of the buyout roster, replaced by Chuck Plunkett. Carroll joined The Post in 2009, taking the editorial page job in 2013. His last day at The Post was July 1. A journalism veteran of more than 20 years, Plunkett joined The Post in 2003, reporting on politics and government until becoming politics editor in July 2011.

Other familiar names on the buyout list included: Cyrus McCrimmon, photojournalist for both the Rocky Mountain News and The Post; Neil Devlin, longtime prep sportswriter and prep sports editor for The Post; and Irv Moss, veteran sportswriter who retired after 60 years with The Post.

The latest big name to leave was sports columnist Woody Paige, who moved to The Gazette in Colorado Springs as of Aug. 7 after 35 years with The Post. Paige will reportedly be writing two columns a week, in addition to his regular appearances on the ESPN sports talk show, "Around the Horn."

Paige joined the Rocky Mountain News as a columnist in the 1970s, moving to The Post in 1981.

Veteran sportswriter Moss retires after 60 years with The Post

Chances are if you've read a sports story in The Denver Post in the last, say 60 years, you've read something Irv Moss has written. Moss, who worked as a full-time reporter for the newspaper since spring of 1956, officially retired on June 24 at the age of 81, although he will continue to contribute reports on the Colorado Rockies' minor league activity through August.

Moss was born in Denver and a 1952 graduate of West High School. He attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins, but left when his father became ill. Moss began his career at The Post in 1953 as a copy boy in the newsroom, distributing wire-service copy and the like to various editorial departments.

He left the newspaper two times to do electrician work, but returned Feb. 8, 1956. That spring, Sports Editor Chuck Garrity asked Moss if he'd like to try covering a men's fast-pitch softball league, and he was off and running, hired as a sports writer in June.

His first beats included City Park softball, high school sports and Mile High Kennel Club greyhound racing. His Post career was interrupted once more, when he was drafted into the Army in 1957. He was supposed to be in the signal corps, "but when I got to Germany the place I was stationed had a pretty good Army baseball team," said Moss. "I ended up the public information person for the team," contributing stories to the Stars and Stripes office in Stuttgart.

Back at The Post in 1960, he began covering prep sports again. He would also write about Air Force and Wyoming college football, the American Basketball Association's Denver Rockets, the NBA Denver Nuggets, the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. He also worked as a public information officer at 10 Olympic Games, beginning with the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

In recent years, Moss was a general assignment reporter, working on many beats, and wrote a regular feature titled "Colorado Classics." He was the recipient of the Football Writers Association of America's Lifetime Achievement Award this year, and is in the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame.

AP expands custom content, distribution services

The Associated Press has expanded its custom content and distribution service, rebranding it AP ContentWorks, "to reflect its broader set of capabilities." The move "builds on the success of the photo and video assignments AP has executed for years," the company said in a release July 25.

AP ContentWorks offers a full suite of customizable services, including: "strategy, distribution, project management and measurement, as well as the creation of text, video, photo and graphic content. The content is delivered to AP's member publishers and broadcasters through the Nativo platform." AP ContentWorks is separate from the AP newsroom and content created does not involve AP editorial staff.