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It takes a lot to impress me. I’ve been around newspapers and printing for more than 30 years. I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of operations that were on the forefront of new … more
I had worked in the third floor newsroom of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. for years until last spring, when the other remaining staffers and I moved out. Almost exactly one year later, I … more
Following the death of George Floyd (a Minnesotan Black man) on May 25 while in police custody, protests erupted across the nation against racism and police violence. These past weeks have been tumultuous, not only for the public, but also for the media industry as it revealed concerns about the lack of diversity represented in newsrooms around the country. more
As E&P was putting together the finishing touches on this article, protests were raging across the nation, where police brutality on protesters and the press became unconscionably rampant and … more
On May 4, Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy announced this year’s winners from her living room with some technological help from her 14-year-old son. Meanwhile, newsrooms around the country gathered over video conference calls to hear if their names would be read over the livestream. more
Newspapers have endured tremendous change over the past few decades but perhaps no time stands out quite like what we’re going through right now. Driven primarily by losses in ad revenue, most of us are facing workforce reductions, layoffs, furloughs, pay reductions and closures throughout the industry. more
It’s been rough out there in sales land during this health crisis. And yet, web traffic is spiking for media companies. So, what do we do to leverage that and take a bad situation and make it better for our advertisers? Let’s give ourselves some … more
Editor's Note: This story was assigned and published in our June print issue before the attacks on journalists covering the protests over the killing of George Floyd took place. We support our fellow journalists on the ground and condemn any acts of … more
Business owners were still optimistic when COVID-19 started its relentless march from opposite ends of the country to eventually coat the nation. But with reported cases rising higher every week and the death toll in the U.S. creeping toward triple … more
Technicians and installers from imPRESSions Worldwide work on the first phase of installation for the Columbian during installation of a used Goss Community SSC single-wide press. (Photo provided) Around this time last year, the Columbian in … more
Content has always been king for news publishers, but with print readership declining, publishers have had to think creatively with how to reach readers who are moving over to different platforms. Whether it’s through TikTok, podcasts or videos, … more
Readers have spent much of the last decade eschewing digital subscriptions to their local newspaper, staying on the free side of any paywalls. Now when demand for timely, accurate information is at its highest, local publications face an existential … more
On April 1, Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper chain and owner of USA Today and 260 other daily publications, announced it was implementing pay cuts and furloughs across the company as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close and … more
As is the case with any successful business, it’s one for all and all for one. Yet based on my experience in both newspaper publishing and commercial printing, I’ve often questioned the fair distribution of expenses across these two divisions. … more
In an era where print advertising revenue continues to decline rapidly and the lion’s share of digital advertising dollars are sucked up by Google and Facebook, it’s more important than ever for news organizations to focus on developing as many … more
This year’s list of 25 Under 35 showcases a wide range of skills and talents taking place in newsrooms around the world. We suggest news veterans study the advice these young professionals offer. No matter what age we are, their responses are … more
Desks sit empty in the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom. For the first time in the newspaper's 155-year history, its editorial staff made the decision to place a mandatory work from home policy on newsroom staff amid the Coronavirus threat. (Photo … more
Cutting costs in our operations has long been the fallback for many companies. As painful as this strategy is the approach seems to show immediate savings and despite of ourselves, we always seem to find a way to get the work done through one means … more
The stories are familiar now. A longtime newspaper family decides to sell off their publications to a larger public corporation (which then slashes costs and lays off employees), or worse, a longtime newspaper family decides to shut down their … more
This year, we revamped our annual list of 10 Newspapers That Do It Right to 10 News Publishers That Do It Right. Our nomination form stated: “As our news industry grows and expands beyond paper, we want to profile not just newspapers, but all news … more
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