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Public Notices Grow Ever More critical to Small Papers’ Survival


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Government-required public notices have been published in newspapers since colonial times, generating a steady and profitable income stream, especially at small weeklies. But the advent of websites operated by federal, state and local governments gave politicians a money-saving opening to redirect public notices to their own sites. Overwhelmingly, that simply hasn’t happened. Despite growing legislative …

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Laura Frank Named Executive Director of Colorado News Collaborative

CPA and the Colorado Media Project are excited to announce Laura Frank as the new Executive Director of COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative. Laura brings unmatched experience and expertise to the role, enhancing COLab’s mission to serve all Coloradans by helping their news sources strengthen high-quality local journalism, support civic engagement, and ensure public accountability. …

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Alert from NNA Congressional Action Team re: Periodicals permits

USPS has advised NNA that Periodicals permits will not be revoked if a newspaper has to suspend a print issue during coronavirus quarantines. Technically, a change in publication frequency requires a change in the permit. But during this emergency, USPS says a letter to the postmaster of the entry office advising USPS of the newspaper’s revised publication …

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Local Legal Initiative Brings Pro Bono FOI Attorney to CO

We’re excited to announce that Colorado is one of only 5 states out of 50 applicants to receive a pro bono FOI attorney for at least two years. The Local Legal Initiative provides local news organizations with the direct legal services they need to pursue enterprise and investigative stories in their communities. Reporters Committee attorneys …

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