Government bailouts send wrong message

Freedom Newspapers The newspaper industry is struggling with Internet competition, declining circulation and a tough revenue picture, which is threatening the stability of the industry and harming the public’s ability to get important news and information. And it’s hard to overestimate the importance of the news industry in ensuring that the electorate is well-enough informed […]

FNM welcomes new circulation director

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo A new circulation system is being implemented by new FNM Circulation Director Mike Grigg. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After 35 years in the newspaper circulation business, Mike Grigg still craves a challenge. The draws are that it’s “different every day” and challenging, but working with customers is one […]

Albuquerque Tribune closing down

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Tribune, a victim of plunging circulation in the Internet age, will publish its last edition Saturday. Editor Phill Casaus said the newspaper’s 38 editorial employees were told of the decision during a staff meeting Wednesday morning. Casaus said the last three editions will feature stories about The Tribune’s […]

CNJ employee dies in accident

CNJ staff Co-workers rarely recalled seeing Steve Aguilar around the Clovis News Journal office without an ear-to-ear grin or baseball cap atop his clean-cut brown hair. They also recalled his passion for sports. “I’m a (Chicago) Cubs’ fan,” CNJ Circulation Sales Manager Shaun Lynch said, “and he (Aguilar) was an L.A. Dodgers’ fan, so I […]

CNJ wins 14 awards

CNJ Staff The Clovis News Journal captured 11 first-place honors and three second-place awards Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. Two other Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, earned four first-place awards as well. First place for newspapers with under-10,000 circulation went to the Clovis News Journal […]

FNNM gets new circulation director

CNJ staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new circulation director for its three publications, the Clovis News Journal, the Quay County Sun and the Portales News-Tribune. Gary Brown, 55, began work on Jan. 3, moving to Clovis from the Odessa American, a Freedom newspaper, where he oversaw bulk and rack sales and […]

Berry accepts new assignment with FNNM

CNJ STAFF Lynn Berry, a 32-year associate of the Clovis News Journal, soon will take on new duties with Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Berry will become FNNM’s first Community Relations/Newspapers In Education coordinator. He will continue his circulation duties until his successor is on board, FNNM Publisher Ray Sullivan said. That search has begun. […]

There will be Christmas closings in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORT All city and county offices will be open until 5 p.m. today for Christmas Eve, officials said. However, most city and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, they added. City sanitation trucks will not make pick ups Thursday, Christmas Day; however, the trucks will make commercial […]