The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has released a new edition of its Open Government Guide covering open government law and practice in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Rebecca Poynter, The McClatchy Co.'s vice president of local sales/West Region, will add oversight of its Washington properties in January, The News-Tribune in Tacoma reports. Poynter, who joined McClatchy this past May, is also publisher of The Idaho Statesman and oversees The Tri-City Hera…

Seattle-based Sound Publishing Inc. has acquired the Juneau Empire, Peninsula Clarion and Homer News from GateHouse Media, The Empire reports.

PNNA President Josh O'Connor reports that the Local Media Association has a couple of slots left for the Seattle leg of its National Innovation Mission. On May 23-24, the group will visit Amazon headquarters, Sinclair Digital, Tegna's new innovation lab and The Seattle Times.