Committee focusing on transparency

Committee focusing on transparencyThe NDNA Government Relations Committee will focus on transparency issues when it convenes Friday, July 13 in Bismarck. At the top of the committee's agenda is discussion of a bill draft that would give counties the option of publishing their minutes online rather than in newspapers. There also are several other matters that threaten to chip away at government transparency, said Committee Chairman Tom Monilaws, general manager of the Traill County Tribune in Mayville.

read article >7/12/18 (Thu)

Photos of the Year

Photos of the YearWinners of the photo of the year competition at this year's NDNA Better Newspaper Contest were Jamie Kelly of The Williston Herald and Larry Biri of the Walsh County Press in Park River.

read article >6/12/18 (Tue)

Teaming up against tariffs on newsprint

Teaming up against tariffs on newsprintThe Canadian government has something in common with North Dakota newspapers -- opposition to tariffs on the sale of Canadian newsprint. The federal tariffs on Canadian paper products have dramatically increased printing costs for U.S. newspapers, with some taking price increases as high as 32 percent.

read article >6/12/18 (Tue)

Paul Erdelt named president of state newspaper association

Paul Erdelt named president of state newspaper associationPaul Erdelt, publisher of The Steele Ozone and Kidder County Press, has been elected president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Erdelt was elected Saturday, May 5 at the association’s 132nd annual convention in Bismarck. He succeeds Harvey Brock, publisher of The Dickinson Press.

read article >5/07/18 (Mon)

State’s top newspapers recognized

State’s top newspapers recognizedNorth Dakota’s top newspapers by circulation class are The Grand Forks Herald, The Dickinson Press, The Journal of Crosby, The Hillsboro Banner and the Walsh County Press of Park River.

read article >5/07/18 (Mon)

Fun and games and a whole lot more

Fun and games and a whole lot moreThere'll be some fun at NDNA's annual convention next month in Bismarck, and some games. There also will be some good old fashioned learning about things that can help make your newspaper better and more profitable, along with a bit of politics and some free legal advice.

read article >4/04/18 (Wed)

Oakes newspaper quickly back on its feet after fire

Oakes newspaper quickly back on its feet after fireWithout missing a deadline, the staff of the Oakes Times has overcome a fire that destroyed their office, and is now operating in new office space nearby. Fire broke out in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Times' Main Street office. By the time firefighters arrived shortly after 1:40 a.m. fire was already into the building's roof and little could be done but to protect neighboring buildings.

read article >3/19/18 (Mon)

BSC student chosen for D.C. reporting fellowship

BSC student chosen for D.C. reporting fellowshipHunter Andes, a Bismarck State College student from Makoti, has been selected by NDNA to attend a reporting fellowship program in Washington, D.C. next month. This is the fifth year that NDNA, with grant funding from the NDNA Education Foundation, has participated in the national fellowship program.

read article >3/01/18 (Thu)

Members bid farewell to NDNA hall of famer

Members bid farewell to NDNA hall of famerJohn Andrist, a member of the NDNA Hall of Fame and the only North Dakotan to serve as president of the National Newspaper Association, died Jan. 17, 2017 at the age of 86. Community journalism was a lifelong passion for Andrist, who grew up in the back shop of the newspaper his father operated in Crosby.

read article >2/22/18 (Thu)

Fake or Real? Video helps to decide

Fake or Real? Video helps to decideFunded by a grant from the NDNA Education Foundation, NDNA has produced a 14-minute video that offers a primer on how to spot fake news, how to responsbly share information on social media, and the importance of real news using journalistic standards.

read article >1/19/18 (Fri)