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Monitor Your Local/County Government re: Website-Only Option

While the new public notice bill (HB 7049) is not effective until Jan. 1, 2023, we have heard that at least one county is already meeting to discuss the possibility of implementing the county website-only public notice option contained in the new bill. The first step for this county will be to determine what current…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. We received a “press release” from a law firm notifying the public of a breach of protected health information. I don’t know if this is a new ploy or what. I don’t remember ever receiving a press release by certified mail under the pretense of it being a legal notice. Is this something that…
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Understanding Periodicals session, Things You Forgot — Or Maybe Never Knew — About Periodicals

Join us for the Max Heath Postal Institute™ Understanding Periodicals session, Things You Forgot — Or Maybe Never Knew — About Periodicals on Thursday, June 23, at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT/2 p.m. MT/1 p.m. PT. This Zoom session will cover some fundamentals that are baked into most newspapers’ Periodical usage. But why are they…
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Florida Media Conference Weekly Ideation Workshop, Exchange and Contest!

We Want Your Entry… let’s share our best advertising ideas with each other and we all win together! This ideation workshop is a safe space that allows for sharing and the generation of ideas. The main goal of this ideation session is to spark innovation and draw out a sense of creativity regarding local advertising…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. A local county commissioner has been texting during meetings and I plan to send her a public records request asking for copies of those texts. Does the texting violate the SL and are they public records? A. The Sunshine Law requires boards to meet in public. They may not take action or engage in…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. We are thinking about bringing on an associate editor and whether or not this person would be an exempt employee. His duties would involve editorial control but not management of personnel. I am aware of the FLSA overtime rule. There is an exemption for small market outlets, but the definition is markets with a…
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It’s here: NewsMakers

Brought to you by Sachs Media and your Florida Press Association The Florida Press Association is entering into a strategic alliance with the integrated marketing and communications guru, Ron Sachs, and Sachs Media, to produce a timely, topical, and trendy statewide relevant video interview feature series called “NewsMakers.” Every month we will share 2-4 high definition and succinct video…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. One of our local towns published a notice for a public hearing for a planning and zoning board meeting in the local free newspaper, which by current law, is not the legal organ for our area. They did not publish the ad for the public hearing in our newspaper – which is currently the…
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Update on HB 7049 (Public Notice Bill)

The time is NOW!   Please take a few minutes to listen to founder Jake Seaton of Column as he shares his take on how to position ourselves as an association to win public notice moving forward.  He and his Column team have moved to South Florida and are committed to helping all of us…
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First Amendment Foundation Announces New Board of Trustees Leadership

TALLAHASSEE — The First Amendment Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees has unanimously elected a new chair and vice-chair to help protect the public’s constitutional right to open government and free speech. Caitie Muñoz, a lead producer for WLRN Public Media’s midday public affairs program Sundial, was elected Chair of the Board, and Trimmel Gomes, president…
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