Censorship by PIO

Ask any journalist what makes their blood pressure go up on deadline. It is being routed to a public affairs office without getting the interview, missing a deadline, or just getting a pre-screened department-organized message. Lately, the public — and even local reporters who have not covered a Washington, D.C. beat — are unaware of how restricted access has become at the federal level.
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Judi Terzotis announced as E&P’s 2021 'Publisher of the Year'

Judi Terzotis, president and publisher of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), NOLA.com and The Advocate in Baton Rouge, was announced today as "E&P's 2021 Publisher of the Year," at the America's Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The announcement was made by E&P’s Associate Publisher, Robin Blinder, where the audience was treated to a video, showing how E&P notified and surprised Judi, via ZOOM.

Trust in news

America is often described as a country constantly reinventing itself. If this is correct, then loud and often violent discourse is the forge of that reinvention. Journalists of all stripes and persuasions report on the issues feeding the forge's fire but do so according to a set of journalistic core values.

Local re-launch

During May of 2020, the fiercely independent newsweekly couldn’t generate any income, as the flow of advertising dollars stopped. Then, during June, the paper initially launched in 1997, paused publication and laid off its entire staff. Now, 15 months later, the new MauiTimes is back!

Industry News
Media giant Gannett Co., Inc. has entered into a $516 million senior secured loan facility and will use the funds, along with $400 million from a private offering, to repay an existing term loan.
TownNews and BlueLena have announced a partnership that will empower local media organizations to rapidly activate reader revenue using TownNews’ smart metering and paywall solution, iQ Audience+.
At the America’s Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, CherryRoad Media (Parsippany, New Jersey) has contracted with SCS to implement the Community Advertising System and Community Publishing System to standardize the advertising, production and editorial workflows across its 27 community newspapers.
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Once a haven for free speech in Asia, the situation in Hong Kong has become precarious for anyone who dares to question Chinese rule.
“We found, surprisingly, that no single feature of a headline’s writing style makes much of a difference in forecasting success.”
TV broadcasts for Sinclair-owned channels went down Sunday across the U.S. in what the stations have described as technical issues, but which multiple sources told The Record to be a ransomware attack.
Camille Olson, a partner with Seyfarth Shaw law firm and a member of the America's Newspapers board of directors, was honored with the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award today. The award was presented by Alan Fisco, president and CFO of The Seattle Times and president of America's Newspapers.
The glue that is lost when newspapers close doesn’t only bind readers. Without journalists shining light on public officials’ actions, corruption and misdeeds can thrive. The Post and Courier has unearthed myriad examples of questionable conduct during its yearlong investigation, Uncovered.
Newspeople
Several key hires to The Washington Post's Next Generation team have been announced.
Josh Haner will lead all technology initiatives, partnerships, workflow enhancements and tool development related to photography and visual storytelling in this newly created role.
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