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ONMA releases update of member guide on advertising legal issues

A major update of our guide, “Common Issues in Ohio Advertising,” is now available in the “Members Only” area of www.ohionews.org.


Contact your members of Congress today on newsprint tariffs

The Department of Commerce on Aug. 2 announced its final determination regarding tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada.


The many benefits of reading a newspaper

We published at least three stories recently regarding older Sheldon citizens being scammed over the phone for thousands of dollars.


'Into the Issues' column by Al Cross: How rural newspapers can win open-records battles

Small, rural newspapers can win open-records battles with state agencies and beat larger news outlets at covering big stories in their communities, says a journalist who spent most of his career at a metropolitan daily but has returned to the business of publishing a rural weekly.


How this Ohio newsroom got the community to contribute nearly $70,000 for journalism

Last September, Richland Source used a $10,000 grant from the Solutions Journalism Network to build on coverage of infant mortality and safe sleeping and to hold a community baby shower.


Ohio Poet Laureate launches free syndicated column for papers

Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas has launched a syndicated column that aims to challenge people's preconceptions of poetry. The column, titled "Poetry For People Who Hate Poetry," is being provided through he Ohio Arts Council and is available at no cost to publications who wish to print it.


Justices take up defamation case with far-reaching implications for Ohio media outlets

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to take up a case that could have far-reaching implications for media outlets across the state.


Plain Dealer trolls LeBron James with sarcastic headline

"Lonzo Ball and Lakers at the Q on Nov. 21," the headline reads in reference to the Lakers' early 2018-19 season visit to Cleveland. The smaller-printed subheadline then says, "Former Cav James also expected to play."


Dayton Daily News celebrates 120 years of chronicling the community

It isn’t often that any organization can celebrate its 120th birthday, and the Dayton Daily News is using our anniversary year to honor our past and celebrate our future.


Ohio newspapers run editorials against Trump's attacks on media

On August 16 over 350 newspapers across the United States ran editorials to protest President Donald Trump's continual attacks on the media.

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