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May 2018

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PAGE 2 THE INLANDER • INLANDPRESS.ORG • MAY 2018 THE INLANDER TEAM MARK FITZGERALD, EDITOR CREATIVE CIRCLE MEDIA SOLUTIONS, DESIGN & PRODUCTION OUTSOURCING The Inlander is the official publication of the Inland Press Association and Foundation. It is published 12 times a year. The Inlander is printed by Shaw Community News Group, Sterling, Ill. Paper supplied by PAGE Cooperative, King of Prussia, Pa. DISCLAIMER: Columns and articles do not represent the opinions of Inland Press Association or its members or of the Inland Press Foundation. Submissions from law firms do not constitute legal advice or opinions. They are intended for general information purposes only THE INLAND PRESS ASSOCIATION The Inland Press Association is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members and operated by a volunteer board. Dues are among the lowest in the industry, about $32.20 per thousand circulation for dailies, $137.50 flat rate for weeklies. The Inland Press Foundation assists with continuing educa- tion programs for newspaper employees. TOM SLAUGHTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PATRICIA SLUSHER, DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & PROGRAMMING CARLEY LINTZ, PROGRAMMING AND MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR STEVE HOFFMAN, ACCOUNTING MANAGER INLAND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TOM YUNT, ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT United Communications Corp. • Kenosha, Wis. DOUG HIEMSTRA, ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN BH Media Group • Omaha, Neb. DOUG PHARES, ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT-ELECT Sandusky Newspapers Inc. • Sandusky, Ohio CORY BOLLINGER, ASSOCIATION VICE PRESIDENT Schurz Communications • Mishawaka, Ind. JEREMY HALBREICH, FOUNDATION PRESIDENT AIM Media Texas • McAllen, Texas AMY GLENNON, FOUNDATION VICE PRESIDENT Cox Media Group • Atlanta, Ga. TOM SLAUGHTER, SECRETARY-TREASURER Inland Executive Director • Des Plaines, Ill. The Inlander: (ISSN 1066-2146) is published monthly by the Inland Press Association, Inc. Subscription rate for non- members is $75. Periodical Postage Paid at Des Plaines, Ill., and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Inland Press Association, ATTN: The Inlander, 701 Lee St., Suite 925, Des Plaines, IL 60016 ©2017 The Inland Press Association, Inc. All Rights Reserved. MAY 2018 • VOL. 33, NO. 5 701 Lee St., Suite 925, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 795-0380 • Fax (847) 795-0385 • BRIEFS AIM MEDIA UNIT BUYS OHIO PAPER OWNED BY THE HASWELL FAMILY FOR 118-PLUS YEARS AIM Media Midwest LLC has a c q u i r e d S e n t i n e l - T ri b u n e o f Bowling Green, Ohio and the other publishing assets of The Sentinel Company Inc. The newspaper had been owned by the Haswell family for 118 years, and in its announcement, AIM said Sentinel-Tribune Publisher Karmen Concannon, a fourth-generation family member, will remain in her current position under the new ownership. "The Haswell family has owned and operated the Sentinel-Tribune for over 118 years with Karmen representing the fourth generation of family ownership and her parents, Tom and Kathy Haswell, repre- senting the third generation," said Jeremy L. Halbreich, Chairman and CEO of AIM Media Management, AIM Midwest's parent. "Through our sale process, we have had the great pleasure and priv- ilege of becoming acquainted with Karmen and her parents," he added. "We have great admiration for the entire family and we are very flat- tered to have this opportunity to become directly involved with their important, high-quality, local jour- nalism operation." he added. The Haswell family has "demon- strated extraordinary commitment, suppor t and leadership to the Bowling Green community and across Wood County throughout their four generations of ownership," Halbreich said. "It is our goal and strongest desire to continue this community service and we look forward to providing the guidance and direction necessary for this publication to engage its local audi- ences and to set the civic agenda and discourse in both online and print." "The sale of the Sentinel-Tribune to AIM Media Midwest represents another milestone in our effort to provide the people of Bowling Green and Wood County with a daily news- paper of the exceptional quality they have learned to expect," said Tom Haswell. "The Haswell family is deeply appreciative of the support we have received over the past 118 years both from our dedicated employees and the generations of people that have helped make the Sentinel the outstanding newspaper that it is. We will be watching with pride and confidence as AIM Media leads the Sentinel far into the future." Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, the media mergers and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico represented The Sentinel Company in the transaction. SHAW MEDIA ADDS ANOTHER DAY TO ITS MORRIS, ILLINOIS, WEEKLY When a newspaper announces a change to its publication schedule, it's inevitably a reduction in print frequency. But not this time. Shaw Media on April 24 added a second edition, on Tuesdays, to its weekly Morris (Ill.) Herald-News. The paper has been published on Thursdays since it was converted to a weekly in 2016. The title will continue to be published online daily at Shaw said the move came in response to reader demand and also partly as a result of its "strengthened p o s i t i o n a l o n g t h e H e r i t a g e Corridor" as a result of its purchase in April of Small Newspapers' daily Ottawa Times, said J. Tom Shaw, vice p r e s i d e n t a n d I l l i n o i s g r o u p publisher. The Heritage Corridor takes its name from the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area. "Since we made the switch to a weekly publication schedule in Morris, readers have told us they like the new product but wanted to receive it more often," Shaw said. "We see strong potential for growth in the area, and so we're giving readers what they've consistently told us they want—another edition of the Morris Herald-News each week." In a column announcing the publi- cation change, Herald-News Editor Kevin Solari wrote, "In the six weeks I've been editor here, one thing I've learned quickly is that people feel that a weekly paper just isn't cutting it. We've heard you: You want more news, published more often." Sterling, Ill.-based Shaw Media now owns newspapers in four major markets along the Heritage Corridor: the Joliet Herald-News, Morris Herald-News, Ottawa Times and the B u re a u C o u n t y Re p u bl i c a n i n Princeton. The Morris newspaper formerly was known as the Morris Daily Herald. Shaw Media has owned the newspaper since 1953. It has been published in the city since 1879. "Our company has a long history serving the city of Morris and its people, and we plan to continue to do so for many years to come," Shaw said. T H U R S D A Y , M A R C H 2 , 2 0 1 7 • $ 2 .0 0 M o r r i s H e r a l d - N e w s . c o m WS HERALD NE ORRIS M MEETING PACZKI DEMAND Bakery in Morris caters to local hunger for Polish pastries on Fat Tuesday / 3 Our agents & office staff have over 100 years of combined experience. We specialize in all types of insurance coverage including life, health, auto, home, business/commercial, surety bonds, dental & disability. We work for you to insure you find the best coverage at the most competitive rate available. 7 Locations - Morris, Joliet, Chicago, Plainfield, Glen Ellyn, Ottawa, and Wilmington 114 W. North St. • Morris • (815) 942-0017 Cassie Ferrari, CIC Call her for all of your insurance needs! SM-CL0396726

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