Alabama Press Association

Alabama Press Association Alabama Press Association (APA) is a non-profit membership association formed to advance the interests of newspapers.
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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/

Alabama Press Association's cover photo
01/28/2021

Alabama Press Association's cover photo

01/26/2021
al.com

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

In the tornado path in Fultondale

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
James Spann

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.

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

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
America's Newspapers
10/27/2020

America's Newspapers

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/

This is an important issue regarding public records. The public has a right to know!
10/23/2020
Decatur Daily sues for access to 911 transcripts

This is an important issue regarding public records. The public has a right to know!

The parent company of The Decatur Daily has sued the Morgan County Emergency Management Communication District, asking that it be required to comply with state law dealing with public records

It's National Newspaper Week! The 2020 theme is 'America Needs Journalists' Journalists shed light on vital issues that ...
10/09/2020

It's National Newspaper Week!

The 2020 theme is 'America Needs Journalists'
Journalists shed light on vital issues that may otherwise be left in the dark. They expose problems and give citizens the tools they need to make informed decisions about issues that impact everyday life in their community.

~ Editorial Cartoon by Phil Hands, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wis.

10/05/2020
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.

Wallace State Center for Career & Workforce Development
08/13/2020

Wallace State Center for Career & Workforce Development

📣🔹️🔸️Job Opportunity🔸️🔹️📣

📰The Cullman Tribune is currently seeking to fill an open Reporter position!

👉Qualities/ Skills:
🔹️Self-Motivated
🔹️Time Management Skills
🔹️Able to within a team
🔹️Proficient in AP style
🔹️Able to take photos & livestream events

📨If interested in applying, please email the following to [email protected]:
🔸️Cover Letter
🔸️Resume
🔸️(3) Professional References

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the 2020 APA Media Awa...
08/12/2020

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the 2020 APA Media Awards Contest.

Today we are featuring Best Local News Coverage. Congratulations! Links to stories can be found at www.newspapercontest.com/alabama/winners

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the 2020 APA Media Awa...
08/05/2020

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the 2020 APA Media Awards Contest.

Today we are featuring Best Use of Humor (Advertising Division). Congratulations! Links to stories can be found at www.newspapercontest.com/alabama/winners

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the 2020 APA Media Awa...
08/03/2020

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the 2020 APA Media Awards Contest.

Today we are featuring Best Sports Single Event Story. Congratulations! Links to stories can be found at www.newspapercontest.com/alabama/winners

America's Newspapers
07/16/2020

America's Newspapers

America's Newspapers supports passage of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, which was introduced today. It is critically important that #newspapers across the country get involved and take action to encourage their Congressional representatives to support this legislation. #LocalJournalism #SupportJournalism

http://newspapers.org/local-journalism-sustainability-act/

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the recent APA Media A...
07/16/2020

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the recent APA Media Awards Contest over the next few weeks.

Today we are featuring Best Feature Photo. Congratulations! Links to associated stories can be found at www.newspapercontest.com/alabama/winners

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the recent APA Media A...
07/15/2020

In efforts to share the great work of our membership we will be highlighting winning entries from the recent APA Media Awards Contest over the next few weeks.

Today we are featuring Best Feature Story. Congratulations! Links to stories can be found at www.newspapercontest.com/alabama/winners

America's Newspapers
07/15/2020

America's Newspapers

Local #newspapers have always been the #trusted ad source. Download the new marketing campaign from America's Newspapers to show your #advertisers they have a choice other than Facebook. Ads are free to local newspapers.

http://newspapers.org/marketing-trusted-source/

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No one covers the happenings in communities throughout the state like the daily and weekly newspapers of the Alabama Press Association.

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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