Who are the Adams family, and why are they buying newspapers by the dozen?

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As family owners of newspapers are deciding in waves to exit the difficult industry, many of them are finding a new and eager suitor — the secretive Adams Publishing Group. Barely three years old, Minneapolis-based Adams has assembled a group of more than 100 small dailies, weeklies and shoppers in at least 15 separate transactions. In

NNA survey: Newspapers still top choice for local news

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By National Newspaper Association People prefer newspapers for their local news over TV and the internet, according to a survey conducted for the National Newspaper Association. The majority of those who responded stated their preference for local news was: 33% local newspapers 30% TV (cable/local stations) 11% internet 5% radio 5% social media When asked

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Belgrade News and the Pioneer News Group sold to Adams Publishing.

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By Bozeman Daily Chronicle The Pioneer News Group Co. announced Thursday it is selling its newspapers, websites and other properties — including the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Belgrade News — to family-owned Adams Publishing Group. The sale will include 20 other daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah along with a commercial

Jo Dee Black named Great Falls Tribune newsroom leader

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By Great Falls Tribune Jo Dee Black, a veteran editor at the Great Falls Tribune, is taking over as the top newsroom leader. Black has worked as a reporter and a business and features editor at the Tribune for 17 years. She will become its news director, providing overall supervision for all news staff and

NNA announces Sam Fisher as new president

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SPRINGFIELD, IL–After an extensive search process spanning four months, the Illinois Press Association board of directors is pleased to announce the selection of Shaw Media Publisher Sam Fisher as the new president and chief executive officer for the IPA, Illinois Press Foundation and National Newspaper Association. Fisher is the immediate past chair of the IPA

10 Problems, 10 Solutions: Newspapers Share How They Overcame Some of Their Toughest Challenges

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10 Problems, 10 Solutions: Newspapers Share How They Overcame Some of Their Toughest Challenges By: Gretchen A. Peck For centuries, newspaper organizations did it all. They reported and crafted the columns. They laid out the pages and applied the ink to newsprint. They sold the ads and fostered relationships with businesses that bought them. And

Matt Gibson named general manager of three Lee newspapers in western Montana

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    By David Erickson, Missoulian Longtime Missoula Independent publisher Matt Gibson has been named the general manager of the Missoulian, the Ravalli Republic and the Independent, three news outlets owned by Lee Enterprises. Mike Gulledge, Lee Enterprises publishing vice president and regional publisher of the Missoulian and Billings Gazette, made the announcement during a

Pulitizer-prize winning editor to speak at Exceptional Women event

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By DARRELL EHRLICK [email protected]   Pulitzer Prize winning editor Kathy Best believes now is the perfect time for more women to trust their voices and become active. And she should know. The current editor of The Missoulian has been a journalist for some of the largest newspapers in the country, including helping her team take

Skullduggery rampant with Chronicle’s eclipse glasses

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Skullduggery rampant with Chronicle’s eclipse glasses By Nick Ehli, Bozeman Daily Chronicle editor This, apparently, is why we can’t have nice things. A few weeks ago, some Chronicle staffers — OK, it was over cocktails — hatched the idea of inserting eclipse glasses into the newspaper on the Sunday prior to the moon crossing in

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