Public Notices Promotion Toolkit

Display ads and more remind readers of the importance of public notice advertising in government transparency.

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BNC Awards Materials

BNC Tab BNC Powerpoint Script BNC Winners Press Release 2016 BNC Program Division 1 Winning Stories Division 2 Winning Stories Division 3 Winning Stories Division 4 Winning Stories Division 5...

Know When to Fold Them

By Kevin Slimp The Newspaper Institute While in Minnesota last week, I had an assignment similar to assignments I’ve had many times during the past 20 years: to spend a day with a small community...

Major Accounts Make Major Mistakes

By Pete Van Baalen Fort Wayne Newspapers If you’ve worked in an advertising department of a newspaper, you’ve either had this phone call or know someone that has. It’s a major account or their...

Advertisers Tasked to Care for Notice Ads

Last month, I called out editors on public notice advertising. This month, it’s the advertising directors’ turn. Too many newspapers for too long have taken public notice advertising for granted....

Good News for Newspapers

The U.S. Postal Service announced several bits of good news last month for newspapers. The periodicals in-county rates used most often by newspapers will not change, according to Max Heath, postal...

Media Rights During Election Day

With one presidential candidate exhorting citizens to go to the polls to watch for fraud, the possibility of chaotic situations at polling precincts exists. Precinct and county election officials...

Most Ignored Source is Readership Gold

Ok, editors – this one is for you. On a weekly, if not daily, basis, there’s a source of news that more often than not is ignored by the newsroom. Perhaps the reason is the information is funneled...

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