321-283-5274
membership@flpress.com

Blog

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. We have heard that there have been recent legal changes regarding the Seminole Tribe compact for sport betting and the legality of sports betting sites and placing advertising on digital sites. Can you provide any background? A. As you may recall, despite some online sports betting being legally sanctioned in 2021 through a new…
Read more

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. How long do newspapers need to save physical copies of public notices published? We’ve been archiving them physically for 18 months. This includes private, government, and tax deed notices. A. I am not aware of any archiving requirement for printed notices. (There is an 18-month period for the online FPA site notices). We have…
Read more

Public Notice Uploads: Important Changes Effective 8/7!

Attention FPA Members who place public notices: We wanted to share some important news with you regarding the way you upload your public notices to our aggregated FloridaPublicNotices.com site.  It was decided a few weeks back by the FPA board, for business reasons, we would reinstate our previous vendor Quoin and will be sunsetting the…
Read more

Gerry Mulligan – Florida Press Association Hall of Fame- Inducted 2023

It was a Friday in November 1978, Gerry Mulligan’s first day as editor of the Citrus County Chronicle. Back then, the paper came out two times a week and work was finished by noon on Fridays. At noon, Mulligan asked his boss, David Arthurs, “What’s next?” Just then, a woman pushed open the door of…
Read more

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. Do you have any guidance on ADA website compliance? A. Attached is a memo from a while back but it should still be relevant. Q. A local political party women’s club wants to run a series of informational ads regarding voting. Are we bound by any political rates for the ad and is the…
Read more

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. With the Seminole Tribe compact for sport betting in flux, we have been receiving inquiries from existing, out-of-state, sports betting sites about advertising on our digital site. Are you aware of any state laws prohibiting us from accepting this advertising? I do hear these sites advertising on sports radio stations in our market. A.…
Read more

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q.We’ve had a couple of people (out of thousands) who really do not like our paper being thrown in their neighborhoods. We’ve stopped the specific houses that complained, but they’re suggesting calling police, code enforcement, etc. if we do not stop delivering ALL newspapers, unless someone subscribes. I know free home delivery is common practice…
Read more

From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. I’m trying to get up to speed on the legal publication qualification law changes that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and I’m hoping you might be able to clarify something for me. Will publications holding a periodicals permit (including Requester) be required to meet the 10% penetration threshold in a county and/or…
Read more

The Jewish World and CRIM ally to blow up readership and ad sales, fulfilling missions of integrity and education

The Jewish World of Albany, NY, has formed an alliance for enriched sales and marketing projects, with Capital Region Independent Media (CRIM), which operates media companies including nine newspapers in the region. Mark Vinciguerra of Clifton Park and Warren Dews, Jr., of Hinsdale, Mass., operate CRIM and NYVTmedia, whose properties include The Ravena News-Herald, The…
Read more

Florida Press Association members benefit from “Earn Your Press Pass” course

Florida Press Association member newspapers have access to the “Earn Your Press Pass” course developed by Kansas Publishing Ventures (KPV) in conjunction with the Kansas Press Association. FPA is thrilled to offer this course at no charge as another benefit for members as we continue the pursuit of strengthening Florida newspapers. The course is an…
Read more