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

Q. If we accept political advertising from one candidate, does that obligate us to accept advertising from all candidates in that race? Or candidates in any race? I know we have to charge the same rate from candidate to candidate, but I didn’t see anything in your political advertising post that addressed when we may…
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CREDENTIALING NOW OPEN FOR “Race for the U.S. Senate” TELEVISED DEBATE Sen. Marco Rubio v Congresswoman Val Demings

The Florida Press Association is proud to host the Decision 2022 “Before You Vote” series with other partners and sponsors: The James Madison Institute, AARP Florida, Florida Trend, the Leroy Collins Institute, Florida Realtors, Florida Everglades Foundation, Florida League of Cities, WPBF 25 and Palm Beach State College. WPBF 25, the Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliate…
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Updates on New Public Notice Bill

What Type of Notices Can Be Published on the Publicly Accessible Website Option in HB 7049 (s. 50.0311, F.S.)? Questions have been raised about what type of legal ads and public notices can run on the new publicly accessible (county) website option? The short answer is that arguably the website option is only available to…
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Community leader, former Chronicle publisher, David Arthurs dies at age 92

Back when twin sisters Sandra “Sam” Himmel and Linda Van Allen were in high school, their dad called David Arthurs. Arthurs and the girls’ dad, Walt Connors, were Inverness business partners and friends, and Connors told him, “The girls need a job.” “Suddenly, we were employed by the Chronicle, stuffing papers once a week,” Van…
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HB 7049 GROUND PLAN CONTINUES for FPA Members Publishing Legal Notices

As you know, the new law, effective Jan. 1, 2023, allows counties or their designated entity to create and operate in place of newspaper notice a “publicly accessible website” to provide public notices and legal ads. If a county opts to set up such a site, other local government entities like municipalities and school boards…
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Orlando Comas joins the IM Board of Directors

Orlando Comas is the VP of Advertising overseeing the South Florida markets including the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. In his current role Orlando leads sales teams responsible for leading sales strategy and execution across the in-market advertising departments in Miami and Bradenton generating $20 Million in annual revenues. He is also responsible for…
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HB 7049 GROUND PLAN for FPA Members Publishing Legal Notices

At last week’s Media Conference’s session on public notices, we discussed how best to coordinate strategy going forward with respect to the new public notice law, HB 7049. As you know, the bill allows counties or their designated entity to create and operate in place of newspaper notice a “publicly accessible website” to provide public…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. I received an email today from a reader stating that the paper has an outdated online legal notice that is being associated with his name. He asks that we have it de-indexed from Google Search. He doesn’t have a problem with it appearing on our newspaper website, he just needs it deindexed and delinked…
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Thank you to our 2022 FMC Sponsors and Exhibitors!

The Florida Press Association and Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for participating in this year’s conference. Take a moment and check out the companies that made this year’s conference possible. Column Diamond Elite Sponsor Column is a public benefit company building technology to help news media businesses and their customers manage…
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J. Pason Gaddis joins the FPA Board of Directors

J. Pason Gaddis is CEO of Hoffmann Media Group a multi-media company with publishing, direct mail and digital applications. Their main holding, Florida Weekly has grown from one to nine markets throughout Florida and was co-founded by Gaddis in 2007. Gaddis has been named in Gulfshore Life magazine’s top 40 influential leaders from the past…
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