Tag: black newspapers

Bright light of Black Press dims: Bernal SmithII dies at 45

Bright light of Black Press dims: Bernal SmithII dies at 45

| October 31, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association lost one of its own this week. Bernal E. Smith II, the president and publisher of the Tri-State Defender and a well-known civic leader in Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday. Smith was 45. The Tri-State Defender, among the longest running African-American newspapers in the […]

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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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