The next year, the newspaper industry will once again be in flux.
Alabama’s state-owned newspapers will soon become public, and the publishing industry will undergo a major transition.
Alabama newspapers are facing new regulations, a new state-controlled media outlet and a new wave of digital media.
The first state-run newspaper, the Birmingham News, will begin publication in 2020, but it will remain owned by the Alabama Media Group (AMG), a private corporation.
The new company, Alabama News & Views, will become the state’s first publicly traded, publicly owned newspaper company.
“We are now moving into the public market,” AMG CEO Doug Nellis told ESPN Cricket in March.
“I think that’s where we’ll see the biggest opportunity to grow.”
AMG will continue to print Alabama’s newspapers, but with more emphasis on sports and sports entertainment.
The newspaper industry in Alabama is struggling financially, and Nellos optimism is understandable.
The company is still struggling financially despite years of growth.
In 2016, the Alabama-based newspaper industry experienced a record-breaking $1.9 billion loss, according to an Alabama Public Radio (APR) report.
That was a whopping 31% increase over 2015’s $1 billion loss.
The Alabama Press Association (APA) expects that the industry’s 2017 annual loss to be $1,904 million, a 35% increase.
It expects that number to rise further to $2.2 billion by 2020, the APA reported in March, citing a study by the Associated Press.
The APA’s study also found that Alabama’s public media sector has “suffered greatly” over the past decade, with nearly $300 million in lost revenue in 2017 alone.
Nelles optimism is well-founded, as the AP’s report shows that Alabama media has been hit hard by the recession and economic downturn.
“It’s been a hard year, but there are a lot of positives,” Nellas said.
“You’re going to see some big changes.
There are a whole bunch of changes coming that I think are positive.”
The AP report points out that the APS expects a “new wave of investment” into the Alabama press market, including new, public-owned media outlets, including a new Alabama News and Views, which will be owned by AMG.
The press market will also have a big opportunity to boost circulation and attract new readers.
In 2018, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will hold its annual conference in Birmingham, and a group of leading media companies will be present, including Alabama Media, the largest private newspaper publisher in the state.
AMG is not the only publisher in Alabama that has been facing a new era of competition.
The state’s largest newspaper, The Birmingham News (Birmingham News), will be the new flagship newspaper of the state in 2020.
The newsroom at The Birmingham Post-Dispatch (BPD) will be renamed The Alabama Newspaper.
The BPD is the only Alabama newspaper that is owned by a public entity, and will continue as such, according the BPD.
The Birmingham Newspaper will also continue to publish the BNP.
The News and Perspectives section of the BCP will also be moved to a new location in the city of Huntsville, and AMG and the BPP will merge.
“What we have here is a lot to be proud of,” said Birmingham News publisher Jeff Stott, a longtime newspaperman and a former editor at the Alabama Post.
“These are big changes for us and a lot for the state.”
The changes will mean that BPD will be one of the only newspapers in Alabama to have an entirely new newsroom.
“The whole paper has to be redesigned,” Stott said.
The next two years will be critical for the Alabama news industry, and it is expected that changes to the industry will be made in the near future.
The biggest news will likely come in the 2018 legislative session.
“Our biggest opportunity will be for the next two-plus years,” Stot said.
In 2020, lawmakers will have a chance to put a new stamp on the state press, and lawmakers will likely approve a series of bills that will change the state newspaper industry.
One of the most controversial bills, SB 2, is currently being debated in the Alabama House.
The bill, which would repeal the state-wide prohibition against using taxpayer funds to purchase political advertisements, has drawn the ire of the Alabama Press Associations Association (APPA), the largest media group in the State of Alabama.
APPA filed a lawsuit against the bill, arguing that it would unfairly limit free speech and free speech rights of Alabama citizens.
“If the legislature wants to do anything other than protect the rights of the citizens of Alabama, they need to get out of Alabama,” said Michael DeSantis, an attorney with the APPA.
“They need to do a 180 and