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ExPress Newsletter September 2015

News & Updates

Executive Director Update

We've been busy with advertising awards contest, new staff members, Friday planner changes, and more.

Congratulations Advertising Contest Winners!

On September 10th, we gathered to award the winners of 2014-15 Advertising Contest. Read the full story here.


Local News Matters: A Panel Discussion

A panel of industry leaders came together in August to discuss the future of local media and local reporting. And the crowd showed that local news really does matter. Join the discussion here.


Member Services

Legal Hotline

Do you have a question for the Legal Hotline? The Hotline provides legal advice to members on ad and news content, including pre-publication review for libel and the related torts, news-gathering issues such as trespass or invasion of privacy, copyright and trademark protection, on courts access, open records and open meetings.  Call Rebecca Snyder at 855-721-6332, ext 3 and she will connect you with our experts at Holland & Knight, LLP.  To read more about the hotline, click here.

Career Center

Looking for your next opportunity?  See all the media jobs in the region - we've pulled all the listings together in one place. 

Member & Affiliate News

"On The Move," the newest section of the Friday Planner celebrates you and your new job. Have a new job?  Let your peers know by emailing Tara Sullivan with the news! Check out the full list here.  

Affiliate members and affinity partners of MDDC receive wonderful benefits of membership, including special recognition in our Friday Planner emails, the ability to network with and meet industry professionals and inclusion in our Vendor Resource guide.  Check out the benefits of affiliate membership here

Affinity Partner Spotlight

BENN brings comunity newspapers access to the largest national digital ad networks that bypass all but the largest websites splitting revenue 50-50. For more information, email Jack Ratzsch.


On our calendar

Look for MDDC's weekly Friday Planner for up to date information about upcoming events.


  • October 2nd, 10:00 am (committee members only), MDDC FOIA/PIA Committee Meeting, by conference call 
  • October 7th, 1:00 pm (committee members only), MDDC Government Affairs Committee Meeting, by conference call 
  • October 13th, 9:30 am (committee members only), MDDC Professional Development Committee Meeting, by conference call
  • October 15th, 10:30 am (MDDC members only), Open Call with Donna Edwards
  • October 15th, 7:30pm, Picturing Protest, panel discussing on covering protests
  • October 22nd, 9:00 am (committee members only), MDDC Press Service Committee Meeting, by conference call 
  • October 28th, 10:00 am (committee members only), MDDC Executive Committee meeting, by conference call


  • November 13th, MDDC Annual Meeting and Volunteer Thank You

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