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GAC transforms into We Believe

The Government Affairs Conference will transition in 2012 into the We Believe in Newspapers Conference.

SURVEY: Readers prefer community paper for news

Readers in areas served by community newspapers continue to prefer the community newspaper as their source of local news and advertising, according to the 2011 results of an annual survey conducted by he National Newspaper Association and the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. The survey is in its sixth year.

Urban newspapers might be suffering, but what about small-town publications?

NET Radio, a statewide public radio network originating in Lincoln, NE, broadcast the story below about community newspapers in Nebraska.

Gerri Peterson deftly flipped through the pages of the latest Hooker County Tribune newspaper. "I'm just checking to make sure that the pages are in order and not upside-down or ..." she trailed off with a chuckle. "Which has happened before, (though) not to me."

Urgent alert on postal reform

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders broke a stalemate on postal reform legislation to develop a package of financial relief, workforce revisions and service protections for mailers in November.