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Thank you to all of the delegates, sponsors, special guests and AMA contestants who attended the 2021 APA summer convent...
06/30/2021

Thank you to all of the delegates, sponsors, special guests and AMA contestants who attended the 2021 APA summer convention this past weekend- and helped us celebrate 150 years!

A special thank you to Steven Stiefel, Publisher of the Fort Payne Times-Journal, who shared his photography talents with us throughout the convention.

Safe travels to all of our summer convention delegates! See you soon. ☀️🍾🏆
06/22/2021

Safe travels to all of our summer convention delegates! See you soon. ☀️🍾🏆

Congratulations!
06/11/2021

Congratulations!

An AL.com team was part of a partnership that did a yearlong investigation of K-9 units and the damage that police dogs inflict on Americans. The project has captured multiple awards, and on Friday won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Read more here: https://trib.al/0edJE2p

Congratulations to the staff of al.com on winning a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting!
06/11/2021
The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Announcement

Congratulations to the staff of al.com on winning a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting!

The 105th class of Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music were announced at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 11.

Visit https://www.alabamapress.org/summer/ to view the agenda, register and to make hotel reservations at the Perdido Be...
05/18/2021

Visit https://www.alabamapress.org/summer/ to view the agenda, register and to make hotel reservations at the Perdido Beach Resort, for the 2021 APA Summer Convention. We can't wait to see everyone! #reconnect #athtebeach

Visit https://www.alabamapress.org/summer/ to view the agenda, register and to make hotel reservations at the Perdido Beach Resort, for the 2021 APA Summer Convention. We can't wait to see everyone! #reconnect #athtebeach

05/11/2021

On this day in Alabama history in 1811: The first newspaper in Alabama, The Mobile Centinel, is published at Fort Stoddert. #ALHistory

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05/03/2021

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Journalism everywhere must be protected and be ethical and independent. SPJ is here to help by educating journalists and the public and advocating for press freedom. On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we want to thank all journalists for the essential work they do keeping the public informed.

04/29/2021
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Check out the April 2021 edition of AlaPressa to learn more about Summer Convention 2021! #itson

http://www.alabamapress.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/April-2021-AlaPressa.pdf

Thank you to APA member Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper) for speaking up about Alabama’s public record laws. This piece is ...
04/06/2021
Stronger public records bill needed in Alabama

Thank you to APA member Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper) for speaking up about Alabama’s public record laws. This piece is available for members to use in their own publications as well.

Alabama ranks dead last in complying with open records requests.A study by David Cuillier, a University of Arizona journalism professor, ranked Alabama last in the nation in responses to records …

Newspapers doing what newspapers do. Getting news and information out to their readers and the general public under dire...
02/19/2021
Dangerously cold winter storm pushes local newspapers into action - Poynter

Newspapers doing what newspapers do. Getting news and information out to their readers and the general public under dire circumstances. Our hearts and prayers are with our friends in Texas.

Local newspapers in Oklahoma and Texas and scrambling to meet the needs of their readers during an unusually cold winter storm.

Day 2 is kicking off with Russell Viers at 10 a.m. to discuss and learn about alternatives to Adobe's Creative Suite. If...
02/12/2021

Day 2 is kicking off with Russell Viers at 10 a.m. to discuss and learn about alternatives to Adobe's Creative Suite. If you did not register and need links to any the programming/meetings, email or call the office and someone can assist. See you soon!

Day 2 is kicking off with Russell Viers at 10 a.m. to discuss and learn about alternatives to Adobe's Creative Suite. If you did not register and need links to any the programming/meetings, email or call the office and someone can assist. See you soon!

Day 1 of the APA annual media summit looks different this year! Looking forward to "seeing" everyone today and tomorrow ...
02/11/2021
Events | Alabama Press Association

Day 1 of the APA annual media summit looks different this year! Looking forward to "seeing" everyone today and tomorrow via Zoom. If you did not register and need links to any the programming/meetings, email or call the office and someone can assist.

2021 APA Media Summit & Winter Meeting February 11-12, 2021 All speakers and meetings will be facilitated virtually using Zoom. Registration (HERE) will be required for each attendee. Wednesday, February 10 10 a.m. Past Presidents Meeting Thursday, February 11 11 a.m. – noon Board Meeting 1 p.m. ....

Join Russell Viers at the media summit next Friday for his program "Alternatives to Adobe's Creative Cloud." Russell is ...
02/04/2021
Speaking

Join Russell Viers at the media summit next Friday for his program "Alternatives to Adobe's Creative Cloud." Russell is well-known by press associations across the country for his dynamic and engaging presentations.

Join us for this not-to-miss program and register TODAY! https://www.alabamapress.org/2021-virtual-media-summit.../

My first speaking gig was in July of 1997. I remember it well, as I

Congratulations to the Monroe Journal!
02/03/2021

Congratulations to the Monroe Journal!

The Chamber is proud to recognize the Monroe Journal as February’s Small Business of the Month. They have served Monroe County for 155 years! Thank you Monroe Journal staff for your commitment to our community!

Join Jim Pumarlo at the media summit next Thursday for his program "Business – an Everyday Beat."  The premise: The coro...
02/01/2021

Join Jim Pumarlo at the media summit next Thursday for his program "Business – an Everyday Beat."

The premise: The coronavirus pandemic is dominating headlines, generating stories on issues touching nearly every aspect of lives. Business lockdowns and restrictions have redefined commerce and reshaped daily routines. Business news from all aspects deserves extra attention during these extraordinary times.

Register TODAY! https://www.alabamapress.org/2021-virtual-media-summit-and-meeting-registration/

Join Jim Pumarlo at the media summit next Thursday for his program "Business – an Everyday Beat."

The premise: The coronavirus pandemic is dominating headlines, generating stories on issues touching nearly every aspect of lives. Business lockdowns and restrictions have redefined commerce and reshaped daily routines. Business news from all aspects deserves extra attention during these extraordinary times.

Register TODAY! https://www.alabamapress.org/2021-virtual-media-summit-and-meeting-registration/

01/26/2021

Our hearts are with our neighbors in Fultondale and the Alabama journalists covering and documenting the damage following today's early morning tornado.

A good newspaper builds community
01/06/2021
A good newspaper builds community

A good newspaper builds community

Editor’s note: As the new year begins, the Daily Mountain Eagle recommits to its readers our continued best efforts to follow the principles that have guided the paper for most of its history. The …

Mark Schlefer, who helped write FOIA legislation, dies at 98
01/03/2021
Mark Schlefer, who helped write FOIA legislation, dies at 98

Mark Schlefer, who helped write FOIA legislation, dies at 98

Mr. Schlefer, a maritime lawyer, became frustrated when a federal agency refused to disclose its reasoning behind a decision detrimental to a client. That experience led to his work on FOIA.

12/31/2020
We Are Alabama

Happy New Year, Alabama!

“A reminder as we close 2020... better days are ahead. Hard times are nothing new for us, we know about perseverance. And, we know that tough times never last, but tough people do. We are Alabama."

Shared from The Cullman Tribune who shared from James Spann.

Merry Christmas from your friends at the Alabama Press Association!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from your friends at the Alabama Press Association!

11/26/2020
10/27/2020

Join America’s Newspapers TODAY for a unique, interactive webinar focused on the impact of the November elections on newspapers. There’s no cost to participate.

TODAY: The impact next week's election may have on newspapers. America’s Newspapers CEO Dean Ridings will moderate a discussion between Ashlee Rich Stephenson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Camille Olson, a partner with Seyfarth.

Among the concerns: Legislation like the Local Journalism Sustainability Act and the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act; the business climate for national and local businesses, and subsequently, advertising spending; tax laws and the impact on national and local businesses; employment laws, including regulations for independent contractors; and how newspapers can engage with their readers on critical issues, whether the "fake news" era continues or not.

https://newspapers.org/election-discussion/

The War on Dumb
09/29/2020
The War on Dumb

The War on Dumb

Where does Alabama rank in public record compliance? I’ll give you a clue: D.C. is on the list but not Puerto Rico.

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The Alabama Press Association is the state trade association of daily and weekly newspapers in Alabama. Its active membership includes 24 daily newspapers and 99 non-daily newspapers. In addition, its membership includes over 100 associate members, which represent newspaper vendors, colleges and universities and other organizations allied to the newspaper industry.

Active members must have been published weekly under a Publications Class (Second Class) Postal Permit for a period of one year.

Founded in 1871 as the Editors and Publishers Association of Alabama, the name was changed to Alabama Press Association in 1891.

APA represents the interests of the newspaper industry by offering two annual conventions and a number of workshops and conferences. It also represents the newspaper industry before the state legislature, focusing on government access laws and on business-related laws that impact the newspaper industry. It also offers media law advice to active member newspapers through its APA Legal Hotline, media law guides and offers a number of other services.

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