The Bulletin is a member service available to all employees of ONA member newspapers and to Associate members. This newsletter is published at the ONA office every two weeks. It is distributed on alternate Fridays to more than 700 newspaper executives and staff. The Bulletin mailing list includes publishers, general managers, editors, advertising directors and circulation managers. It is circulated to additional staff within each organization.
Members may access the Bulletin online in the Bulletin Archive.
Members who do not yet receive the bulletin and wish to sign up for a subscription may do so here.
Regular sections of the Bulletin include:
Written periodically by ONA legal counsel David Marburger, this column analyzes significant court cases related to freedom of information, libel, privacy and other matters of concern to journalists. Marburger is a noted expert in media law. He is in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler, which serves as general counsel to ONA.
A regular box provides quick reference to upcoming activities of ONA, including training seminars and committee meeting as well as meetings of affiliated groups such as Ohio Newspaper Advertising Association (ONAA), Ohio Circulation Managers Association (OCMA) and Ohio League of Home Dailies.
Timely articles cover developments with legislation in the Ohio General Assembly that impact the newspaper business. They include ONA position statements as tracked by Dennis Hetzel, executive director & lobbyist. The Bulletin also covers key congressional issues as tracked and reported by the National Newspaper Association & Newspaper Association of America.
This regular section has short announcements of people and activities in the newspaper industry. They include job changes and promotions, contests and entry information and items from national newspaper and journalist organizations.
A regular section of classified ads, Marketplace includes help wanted, situations wanted and equipment for sale. Ads are limited to no more than 50 words and will be published only once unless specified otherwise. There is no charge for ads placed by employees of ONA member newspapers & organizations. The charge for non-members is $15 per placement (up to 50 words).
Member News & Features
From the introduction of a new special section to major changes in operations, news about ONA’s member daily and weekly newspapers is featured in The Bulletin. Individual members are encouraged to submit clips, press releases, original articles and photos for publication. Regularly, an ONA-member newspaper is featured in the Bulletin as a “Meet Our Members” item, whether it be a highlighted program, event or staff member.
Each Bulletin includes an advertising category organized by Chris Crawford, director of advertising, AdOhio. Targeted to newspaper ad executives, this section has important demographic data, sales strategies and trends and updates on the OhioScan classified advertising network as well as ONS display sales.
Deadlines & Other Specifications
* Deadline for copy & photos is noon on the Thursday prior to publication
* Our policy does not permit us to accept display advertising
* Copy may be sent by fax to , ONA publications assistant (614-486-4940)
* Copy & photos may be sent by e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
* Photos that are sent electronically work best in JPEG format
* Marketplace items should be directed to
* Advertising Insert items should be directed to Mark Henry (email@example.com)
* Special items may be directed to Dennis Hetzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)