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Latest on HB 7049 County Website-only Option (Feb. 1)

The new public notice law HB 7040 is now effective. It 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…
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FPA Attends and makes a sales splash at the FAMU Spring Career Expo

As part of our SNPA grant funding this year to tell our “growing and evolving” print and digital media story through our EYC (Elevate your Connections) initiative, we are elevating awareness of our media business as a great place for professional sales students to start their sales career by building stronger connections to Sales Professors…
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Newspapers Should Proof All Legal/Public Notice Ad Drafts

This is a reminder that newspapers placing legal ads and public notices should always proof/edit draft ads for format, typos, and compliance with statutory requirements to the extent possible. While ultimate responsibility for ad compliance is with the customer placing the ad, it is still good business practice to perform this editing function. Such review…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. I have a quick question if you don’t mind. A political gadfly in town is asking to run an ad with us again, and I’d like to not do business of any kind with him. Every word I say to him will end up in emails he sends out, or in court. Are there…
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Latest on HB 7049 County Website-only Option

The new public notice law HB 7040 is now effective. It 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…
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Florida Press Association joins “Earn Your Press Pass” network

The Florida Press Association and all of its member newspapers free of charge now have access to the “Earn Your Press Pass” course developed recently by Kansas Publishing Ventures (KPV) in conjunction with the Kansas Press Association. This course is another value added FPA member benefit provided to your newsrooms as we continue to hear…
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Consider the Florida Press Foundation for Your Year-End Giving

This is the time of year when many of us are considering year-end appeals from various charitable organizations. This year, we hope you will consider an organization that is very important to our industry, the Florida Press Foundation. We are excited about the opportunities available through the foundation for helping Florida’s newspapers. The 2022 Florida Press Foundation…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. I have a question for you about using a screenshot from a website in an article I’ve written. Long story short, a candidate who just filed for a local office used to run a political action committee that sold t-shirts with some relatively inflammatory statements on them, including ones that attacked various local politicians…
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Warm Holiday Wishes from your Florida Press Association!

In the spirit of being grateful this holiday season, I would like to personally thank all of you once again for your continued support of the Florida Press Association. Without your loyalty and strong commitment as members, we would not be able to continue to protect the freedoms and advance professional standards of the press of Florida.…
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Florida Press Association receives a $30,750 grant from the SNPA Foundation to promote newspaper sales careers

The SNPA Foundation has announced a $30,700 grant to fund a Florida Press Association project to inform sales students across America about the evolving and growing career opportunities at newspapers. There are over 200 Universities with sales majors. Newspapers are not on their radar. The Florida Press Association began this unique project with a small…
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