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LOCAL PAPERS. MILLIONS OF READERS. DEEPLY DISCOUNTED RATES.
Local papers. Millions of readers. Deeply discounted rates.
We are running a fantastic special right
now for Classified Avenue. Buy three
weeks, get three weeks free!!
Hot categories, especially for August
are online colleges, financial aid com-
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So, what does this mean for you? If you
have a potential advertiser in your market
and sell the special above, you can earn
over $1395 in commission for 1 sale.
My advice: Jump on this chance for
substantial revenue by checking with
your local colleges/universities to see if
they have any online offerings they need
Contact me – I can definitely help you
with your pitch.
FRANKS NAMED TO CEO POST OF ACN
Richard M. Franks has been named
chief executive officer of American
Community Newspapers, owner of 86
community newspapers, 14 niche maga-
zines, local Websites and targeted custom
publications in Ohio, Minnesota, Texas,
Since 2007, Franks has worked inter-
nationally as a consultant and expert
advisor to banks and venture capital
firms. Before that he served as president,
CEO, and publisher of North of Boston
Media Group/Eagle-Tribune Publishing
Company, a conglomerate of dailies and
weeklies in northeastern Massachusetts
and southeastern New Hampshire.
Prior to that, Franks spent 17 years
at the Dispatch Publishing Company in
Columbus, Ohio, including four years
as executive vice president and general
manager of The Columbus Dispatch. He
also served as president and co-CEO of
Westward Communications, publisher of
more than 80 community newspapers in
Texas, Arkansas and Colorado.
A graduate of the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, Franks is also
an Army veteran and was awarded the
Bronze Star and two Commendation
Medals for service as a first lieutenant
Franks succeeds Gene Carr, who
resigned in May.
PALMER NAMED TO EDITOR POST IN ALABAMA
David Palmer has
been named editor of
The Cullman Times.
Palmer, a native
of Tuscumbia, Ala.
who brings nearly
30 years’ newspaper
to the role, replaced
editor Derek Price, who departed in March
to assume the editorial position at the
Herald Banner, a Community Newspaper
Holdings, Inc. (CNHI) sister publication in
Greenville, Texas. Bill Morgan, Publisher of
The Cullman Times, expressed enthusiasm
at Palmer’s selection and commented that
“He’s not only a perfect fit for our newspa-
per, he’s also a perfect fit for Cullman. With
his outgoing personality and involvement
in the communities where he’s lived, we
think Cullman area residents will find him
a welcome addition to the community.
Worcester Mag has completely revamped
worcestermag.com with numerous interac-
tive features, a much fresher look, and an
improved advertising platform.
“We’ve worked hard to create a site that
goes beyond just reading the paper online.
We now expect readers to enjoy both our
print and online editions for their unique
advantages,” explains Gareth Charter,
Publisher of Worcester Mag.
The new worcestermag.com includes
a section titled “Wicked Deals” where gift
cards to local restaurants and retail stores
are sold at a 33 percent discount. The web-
site also features an alternative dating hub
called “Wooed” where Worcesterians can
find love (or lust) online.
Online Editor Brittany Durgin says, “We’re
not just putting the print edition online
anymore. The new website is an interactive
community of artists and their work, read-
ers and their opinions, and worcestermag.
com belongs to the community as much
as it belongs to us.”
Site goers can upload and share their
favorite videos and pictures, search and
map local restaurants, browse the latest
Worcester Mag content, and access archives
of prior editions.
METROLAND DURHAM REGION TAKES TOP
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
(CJF) handed out its major awards recently
and the Metroland Durham Region won
the Excellence in Journalism Award in the
small, medium or local market category.
“This is a paper hitting well above its
weight, not afraid to take on large govern-
ment institutions and the justice system in
the pursuit of full disclosure and the public’s
right to know,” said John Macfarlane, Chair
of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
“It’s a huge honour and I was thrilled
to accept this award on behalf of our little
newsroom here in Durham Region,” said
Joanne Burghardt, Editor-in-Chief and
former SNA Editor of the Year.
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