December 2013 Community Journal Newsletter

2013 ArkLaMiss Circulation Conferencephoto/Jessica Hughey

Discussing postal issues

Wyatt Emmerich of Emmerich Newspapers (standing) chats with (clockwise) NNA Postal expert Max Heath, Columbian-Progress Publisher Adam Prestridge, Interlink Senior Sales and Marketing Manager Helen Sosniecki and Petal News Publisher David Gustafson during the ArkLaMiss Circulation Conference in November in Vicksburg, MS. For more photos from the conference, click here.


September 2013 Community Journal Newsletter

NNA Photo
Interlink photo/Helen Sosniecki

Interlink customers in the spotlight

Whether it was moving into the organization’s top leadership positions, winning awards or making presentations, Interlink customers were in the spotlight from start to finish at the recent NNA Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix. Above, long-time customer Philipsburg (MT) Mail Publisher Tom Mullen, left, leads a panel that includes another long-time customer Publisher Bill Tubbs of the North Scott Press in Iowa, seated far left. Later in the convention, long-time customers moved into the top two leadership positions. Blackshear (GA) Times Publisher Robert M. Williams, Jr., became NNA’s next president, and John Edgecombe, publisher of the Nebraska Signal became vice-president. (Click here to read Williams’ speech to convention attendees) Also, Valenda County (NM) News Bulletin Publisher David Puddu began a second term as a regional director. And, to round out the convention, Interlink customers won numerous awards including taking first-place General Excellence honors in three of the four non-daily categories: Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Angel Fire, NM, in the circulation under 3,000 category; Jackson Hole News & Guide, Jackson, WY, in the 6,000-9,000 circulation category; and The Examiner, Beaumont, TX, in the 10,000 and above circulation category. Interlink customer West Point News, West Point, NE, received a second-place General Excellence award in the under 3,000 category. (Click here to see more photos from the convention.)


photo_bill_garberFull-Service Intelligent Mail

What’s really in it for the community newspaper publisher?

By William E. (Bill) Garber
Interlink founder and chairman

All calculations start with the 14 cents per subscription that adding Full-Service Intelligent Mail will add to Interlink’s annual license fee.

Savings from just Automation Rate discounts that require Full-Service Intelligent Mail as of Jan. 26, 2014, will exceed the Full-Service Intelligent Mail cost differential for more than 90% of Interlink clients.

June 2013 Community Journal Newsletter

Kathy and Max

Talking postal at SD

Kathy Nelson of the Timber Lake Topic talks with NNA postal expert Max Heath about her newspaper’s postal report during the joint South Dakota-North Dakota Press Association convention held in Rapid City, SD, in late April. (Click here to see more photos from the convention.)

Interlink photo/Helen Sosniecki





It’s not too early to plan for move to Full-Service IMb

From Interlink

Newspapers claiming automation mailing rates for their Periodicals newspapers and some Standard Mail flats should be preparing for the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement for Full-Service Intelligent Mail Barcodes (IMbs) which kicks in Jan. 26, 2014.

USPS announced a couple of months ago that the new Full-Service IMbs would be required for all mail seeking automation discounts. The first step toward the USPS program to achieve greater service accountability began this January when many mailers began using the Basic IMbs.

March 2013 Community Journal Newsletter


Enjoying the Texas Tradeshow

Enjoying the Tradeshow

Christopher Maher, left, and Tim Acosta, center, both of the Kingsville Record, stopped by the Interlink booth at the Texas Press Association Midwinter Convention and Tradeshow in Houston in January and visited with Interlink Technical Support Services Supervisor Che’ Eddie. For more photos from the Texas Tradeshow, click here. Also, check out our photos from the Iowa Convention, click here.




Visiting at the Texas Convention

Interlink Senior Sales and Marketing Manager Helen Sosniecki visits with Tim Waltner, left, publisher of the Freeman (S.D.) Courier, and Marc Richard, vice president and operations manager of Fackelman Newspaper Group, publishers of the Ennis Daily News. Waltner, the recipient of the 2012 International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors’ Eugene Cervi Award, was the Hall of Fame speaker at the Texas Midwinter Convention.



Reports that we are dying are greatly exaggerated

By Cheryl Wormley
President, International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors

Back in 1897, James Ross Clemens was ill. Not-so-careful passing on of information resulted in word that Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, was dying in London. When an enterprising reporter decided to check on Twain before publishing his demise, the author responded, “The report of my death was greatly exaggerated.”

Morley Safer, during his Jan. 6 “60 Minutes” report about the newspaper industry, glibly stated, “The facts of life are that newspapers are folding all over the country. It’s a dying business.” His example was the New Orleans newspaper, The Times-Picayune, which recently cut back from publishing seven days a week to three days.