Libel cases and cannabis oil – ONMA gets involved

What do a libel case against a Columbus television station and the legality of sales of so-called “hemp oil” products have in common?


ONMA board acts on dues, ad revenue and new director search

Following more than a year of study, the Ohio News Media Association Board of Trustees approved a new method of calculating the dues investments of its members at its October meeting in Sandusky.


Ahead of midterm elections, call on Congressional candidates to support newspapers

To have a chance for a sustainable future for news publishing, we need to do everything possible to get the JCPA passed in the next Congress. Therefore, I am writing to ask you to publish an editorial calling on candidates in the midterm elections to support an antitrust safe harbor for news publishers between Wednesday, October 24 and October 31.


Membership program could be strong new revenue model

Advertising and subscriptions aren’t the only revenue strategy options publishers should be weighing. According to Robbie Kellman Baxter, president of Peninsula Strategies and author of The Membership Economy, there’s a third option: membership.


Michael McCarter named new editor for Evansville Courier & Press, Henderson Gleaner

An eye for dynamic visual storytelling and a passion for local news have been the cornerstones of Michael McCarter's 20-plus year career in journalism, carrying him to some of the country's most prestigious newspapers.


Richland Source in Ohio among local news organizations taking part in Facebook’s membership accelerator

After leading a cohort of metropolitan newspapers through a subscriptions accelerator this year, Facebook is now kicking off its next round, focused this time on membership in nonprofit and digital-only local news organizations.


Column: Sex-toy detail crossed ethical lines in Urban Meyer story

In a story entitled, “Zach Smith Ordered Sex Toys to Ohio State Offices, Had Sex With Staffer, Took Nude Photos at White House,” sports writer Brett McMurphy chronicled how former Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith did, well, what the headline indicated.


Legacy Advisor Network connects funeral homes with households

Legacy.com has launched the Legacy Advisor Network, a program that will match Legacy’s demographically ideal consumers who are interested in funeral planning with local funeral homes. With more than 20 million baby boomers visiting Legacy.com monthly, the company’s user base, which skews toward women 55+, is a strong match for the funeral planning market, according to legacy.com.


Why a road on Florida’s Gulf Coast is named after the Toledo Blade

I’m talking about Toledo Blade Boulevard, an 8.4-mile thoroughfare in North Port, Florida, named after a newspaper some 1,200 miles away.

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