May 2009

"Best of the Best" Winners

Pam Slaven was the top producer in the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Best of the Best" network classified ad contest that concluded May 1, 2009.Slaven is employed by Tower Publications in Gainesville, Fla. She was honored at the CPF conference recently in Orlando and received $2,000 as the winner. Her immediate manager, Charlie Delatorre, also received $2,000.Taking second place... + Read More

Annie Waite Wins Hiskin Award

Perpetual Plaque Remains at Tower for Another Year!Ann Waite was named the recipient of the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Terry Hisken Telemarketing Excellence Award at the annual CPF conference held in Orlando.The award is presented to a telemarketing representative of a member publication who excels in selling CPF classified network ads. The award honors a rep that exhibits a great... + Read More

Awards for Excellence Winners

Hometown News based in Fort Pierce, the Osceola News Gazette in Kissimmee, and the Florida Pennysaver / LaPalma out of West Palm Beach were the top award winners in the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Awards for Excellence contest featured at the recent CPF conference in Orlando.Hometown News went home with 35 honors, with the Osceola News Gazette right behind with 31 awards and Florida... + Read More

The President's Message: May 2009

We hit a home run!We hit a home run with the recent Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Annual Conference in Orlando.The conference was well attended. It featured first-class receptions and more importantly, some great training seminars that were well attended. This year we went back to a previous format for the Awards for Excellence program to honor graphic artists and editorial personnel. The... + Read More

State of the Association Address

In his State of the Association address at the recent Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference, CPF President Jim Kendall said, "The classified network has taken a turn South this year and revenue for this association is down 42% over the previous year."That is the bad news."The good news is that for the past 10 years this association has been on a roll. Each year we... + Read More

CPF Members Take Home National Awards

Members of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) struck gold in the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) annual graphics and editorial award contest presented recently in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Hometown News out of Fort Pierce was one of the top winners in the national competition. Hometown picked up 13 awards, including four first place honors.Tower Publications in Gainesville picked up five... + Read More

Looking for Distribution Points?

Are you looking for additional distribution points for your publications? Look no further!The Community Papers of Florida has been contacted by LabCorp, a medical testing facility with 146 patient services centers throughout the state of Florida, about partnering to provide your publications to their patient service centers. Each patient service center serves on average 50-100 patients per day,... + Read More

Legal Update: Selling Photos on the Web

Q: A newspaper photographer goes to a public event and takes 10 photographs. The newspaper publishes one photo in the paper and another on the paper's Web site to report news of the event. Then, the newspaper posts all ten photos on its Web site and sells prints of the photos to the public. Is the newspaper exposed to liability from the people who are in the photos that the paper is using to... + Read More

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