Latest Partner Press Releases

Subtext selected by BlueLena to provide customers intimate avenue to strengthen audience relationships, boost revenue

BlueLena has named Subtext as the preferred SMS vendor for its clients.

MvWd Enterprises acquires Wallit, a Wisconsin–based software firm

HINSDALE, MA. & CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (November 15, 2021) – Wallit, a state-of-the-art software firm based in Milwaukee, which provides paywall services to dozens of publishers throughout the United States, has sold a majority stake to MvWd Enterprises, a media group based in the Berkshires (western Massachusetts) and New York's Capital Region. MvWd Enterprises is headed by Warren Dews, Jr. and Mark Vinciguerra.

VoicePort, LLC acquires Amalee Systems Design Innovation Inc. (ISD Chatterbox)

VoicePort, LLC, a leading customer self-service automation software provider serving the newspaper and subscription industry, acquired Innovative Systems Design Inc. (ISD Chatterbox), effective Nov. 1.

Indiana publisher selects SCS to provide integrated advertising, production and editorial solution

In October, The Papers, Inc., a Northern Indiana-based publishing company, signed contracts with SCS to implement the Community Advertising System and Community Publishing System to standardize the advertising, production and editorial workflows across its 16 weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines.

How four Lee Enterprises sites supersized paywall conversions 187% with iQ Audience+

Results from Billings Gazette, Omaha World-Herald, The Daily Progress and NWI Times pave the way for an accelerated rollout to all 80 of the group’s properties.

TownNews and BlueLena partner to multiply reader revenue for news organizations

TownNews and BlueLena have announced a partnership that will empower local media organizations to rapidly activate reader revenue using TownNews’ smart metering and paywall solution, iQ Audience+.

CherryRoad Media selects SCS to provide an integrated, front-to-back advertising, production and editorial solution

At the America’s Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, CherryRoad Media (Parsippany, New Jersey) has contracted with SCS to implement the Community Advertising System and Community Publishing System to standardize the advertising, production and editorial workflows across its 27 community newspapers.

Media Appraiser Kevin Kamen Advises Forbes on 400 Richest American's List

Uniondale, NY - On October 5, 2021, FORBES released its 40th annual ranking of the 400 Richest Americans. This study is one of the most anticipated and widely read FORBES …

Sports Illustrated and SI Kids now available to PressReader audiences

Since mid-September, the iconic Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Kids magazines have been available to PressReader users in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, U.K and the U.S. PressReader will leverage its B2B and B2C network and distribute the magazines in those countries.
E&P "Exclusives"
It appears the United States Postal Service (USPS) is jumping on the bandwagon, adding one more financial and operational burden to newspapers nationwide. Effective Aug. 29, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved raising rates for newspapers to 9%. The National Newspaper Association (NNA) and News Media Alliance pushed back on these increases.
On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 24, 2021), Lee Enterprises, announced in a press release that “its Board of Directors has unanimously adopted a limited-duration shareholder rights plan (Rights Plan)." Within the statement from Lee Chairman Mary Junck: "Consistent with its fiduciary duties, Lee's Board has taken this action to ensure our shareholders receive fair treatment, full transparency and protection in connection with Alden's unsolicited proposal to acquire Lee."
The Scott C. Schurz Press Freedom Teacher Award celebrates teachers worldwide who educate young people about the need for journalism and the real-world dangers to journalists everywhere. This year, the award recognizes three outstanding educators from three continents.
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On Monday, Nov. 29, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), along with his colleagues Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at supporting and protecting local journalism, and honoring its role in bolstering our democracy, holding government accountable, and informing the electorate.
With the acquisition, Ogden Newspapers will publish 54 daily newspapers and a number of weekly newspapers and magazines in 18 states.
By 2020, out of the 3,000-plus U.S. counties, half had just one local print newspaper of any kind. Only a third had a daily newspaper. Over 200 counties had no newspaper whatsoever. This trend in local news has been life-changing, of course, for the employees who lose their jobs and incomes. But even more concerning is what happens to the communities they used to serve — and, more broadly, what happens to our society and our ability to self-govern when local news dries up.
More Partner Press Releases
iPublish Media Solutions has launched its first French-English AdPortal SMB, in partnership with Sud Ouest Publicité, a leading publishing group of five newspapers in southwest France, headquartered in Bordeaux.
Oahu Publication’s Inc. eliminates $1.2MM in recurring annualized interchange fees.
We are thrilled to welcome the Florida Press Association (FPA) as the latest members of the Column Partner Program.
ING 2021 - A Virtual Leadership Summit, in collaboration with Editor & Publisher Magazine and America's Newspapers
Long-time SCS customer Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa, has selected SCS/ClassPag to automate the pagination of its classified pages across legacy Lee publications in 26 states. This includes The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Times of Northwest Indiana and the Lincoln Journal-Star.
ThriveFuel, a leading Texas-based marketing company, announced that it has acquired Accelerator Websites, a California company and one of the nation’s leading digital marketing agencies serving accountants, CPAs and other financial professionals in North America.
The Branford Group, a full-service industrial auction and valuation company, along with North East Printing Machinery Inc, have partnered with Metro Web Corporation to host a large industrial auction liquidating assets of the Metro Web’s cold set web printing facility in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Software Consulting Services is pleased to announce that Mid-Atlantic Media, a growing media company centered in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor and publisher of Baltimore’s Child, the …
Like most news organizations, the team at Wick Communications is always on the hunt for new ways to grow reader revenue. When Reilly Kneedler, digital audience editor at Wick, learned that TownNews …
Longtime local news partner Legacy.com is pleased to share the first performance analysis results for its new obituary platform. Launched in test stages starting in mid-2020, the new system combines …
O’Rourke Media Group, which operates community-focused media publications nationwide, and Modulist, a media services company that specializes in processing user-generated content, have entered …
CloudEngage, the Community Engagement Company, has announced a breakthrough in video chat that enables organizations to conduct high-quality video calls connecting teams, colleagues, and customers in …
Pulse Research and Metro Creative Graphics, Inc. today announced a new partnership that will offer a field-proven way to successfully close more sales presentations.
PressReader and The Salt Lake Tribune have partnered to launch a new enhanced e-edition of the Utah-based newspaper. Powered by PressReader's white-label solution, Branded Editions, the new digital edition has been developed around the readers' feedback. After the initial launch in January, The Salt Lake Tribune's e-edition users asked for an easier-to-use platform, and the publisher made the tough decision to switch tech providers.
Last month, we told you all about our new high school memorial pages and their potential to connect your readers with more obituaries that matter to them. We have an exciting update to share. …
In less than six months, McClatchy Newspapers converted nearly 40% of public notices to a DIY automated process powered by iPublish Media Solutions. After launching iPublish Media‘s AdPortal Public Notices, all print notices are now being created and purchased using AdPortal’s self-service workflow.
Column was recently named the winner of a Miami startup competition hosted at the Wynwood Walls by Goldman Properties, OnDeck, and Mayor Francis Suarez. As the winning startup, Column has secured one year of free office space in the Wynwood Art District, which will open in September.
The California News Publishers Association (CNPA), a non-profit trade association, and Column, a public benefit software startup, are excited to announce a long-term strategic partnership that will transform the future of public notice for the most populous state in the country.