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Ad representation will move from MANSI February 1

Posted Janaury 12, 2017
MDDC represents member organizations to agencies and direct clients, placing millions of dollars in advertising with its members each year. We think there is opportunity to grow.

As of February 1, MDDC's display network will be rebranded as MDDC Advertising Services, which will be administered by FNP Solutions (owned by MDDC member, The Frederick News-Post).

Press credentials for the Maryland State House

posted February 10, 2017
Maryland Capitol Police, which is responsible for access and security at Maryland state government buildings, has issued a new press credentials policy. MDDC Press Association worked closely with the MCP as well as the Society for Professional Journalists and other stakeholders to evaluate the policy and codify current practices.

Welcome, Capital News Service!

Capital News Service, the student-focused news wire of the University of Maryland, is MDDC's newest member! Under the direction of several faculty members at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, students in the Capital News Service cover current news. Here's how they describe themselves:

Breaking Heroin’s Grip airs February 11

Heroin’s grip in the region has tightened, and MDDC member organizations will respond with ongoing news coverage about the cycle of addiction in their local communities. This coverage supports the effort of Maryland Public Television, which will broadcast and widely distribute a special documentary, Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery, at 7 pm on February 11, 2017.

Members have examined heroin's grip in their own communities and links to their reporting are below.

Best Practices for Public Notice

Public notices are part of the public's right to know and play an important role in citizen engagement. Is your publication providing the best showcase for these notices? Try highlighting the beginning page and section for public notice on your front page. Read more best practice tips from the Public Notice Resource Center.

Maryland & Delaware sessions open

Change is the theme in this year's new legislatures. At the local, state and federal level, there were major changes, and the environment continues to evolve.

Covering the inauguration?

Posted January 13, 2017
If you'll be in DC January 20th, there are critical things to know: which roads are closed and where to get a drink with other journos after inauguration.

What’s your idea? Apply now for 2017-2018 RJI Fellowships

It's time to find the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s next class of fellows who have innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism they would like to turn into fellowship projects. Deadline for application is February 1.

Opting out of Sniply

PROTECT AGAINST SNIPLY'S USE OF YOUR CONTENT. Sniply is a service that permits advertising and promotional messages to be tagged to publishers’ content without their consent. It aspires to permit its customers to “add a call to action” when they share links on social media. When a link is shared on social media through Sniply, a user can add a message, a button and a link to their website to the original content.

Are bills for resolving a legal case public record?

Posted Janaury 13, 2017
California's top court thinks so. In a tight decision, the court ruled that bills for legal services are public records. Read the full coverage from Los Angeles Times here.

Moving the needle on freedom of information – your insights needed for Knight study

The Knight Foundation wants to know what you think about the state of access to public records at the federal and state/local levels. Anyone interested in FOI – journalists, access professionals, librarians and others – are invited to share their thoughts. The online survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be open until Jan. 1. To take it, go to Knight FOI Survey. For more information, contact researcher David Cuillier, cuillier@email.arizona.edu
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