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SNPA welcomes new members, including first digital-only member

Published by Southern Newspaper Publishers Association:

August 29, 2013 – During last Friday’s SNPA board meeting in Richmond, new SNPA members were approved: our first digital-only member, an individual member, and nine research and development partners.

Digital-only member: Coastal Empire News offers a daily general news website and a family of niche daily news sites in each of its markets, edited by four professional journalists who have all been employed by various print daily news companies in the area. The dailies are and

Coastal Empire News recently redesigned new Facebook and Twitter personas for both dailies and launched “news channels” on YouTube for each market as well. It’s using YouTube as the methodology for both the staff and the public to post and send video for new video areas on each daily website.

President and Publisher Lou Phelps also is managing principal of the international consulting firm of Phelps, Cutler & Associates. PC&A is a division of CEN, with a website for clients at Phelps can be reached at or (912) 388-4692.

For information about membership in SNPA, click here or contact Edward VanHorn or Cindy Durham in the SNPA office: (404) 256-0444.

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