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The industry is approaching a pivotal year (2026) when digital newspaper ad revenue will surpass print newspaper ad revenue, according to the most recent Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. And, frequency trends for print are heading away from the full seven-day print delivery. Editor & Publisher recently spoke with Kevin Rehberg, vice president of client development at the Alliance for Audited Media, to see what AAM is up to in the shifting marketplace.
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The world is a crazy place and, at times, seems to be spinning out of control. And then there are the dire predictions about our industry — the decline of newsrooms, the death of print and dwindling trust in media. You can say what you will about the decline in newsrooms and the death of print, but as long as there are people like the 250 Report for America corps members and the newsrooms that host them on our side, we can still win the battle.
If you’re reading this and your organization is still standing — congratulations! The worst of the pandemic, physically speaking, is behind you, and you’ve managed to navigate an unforeseeable global crisis for over two years. And your reward is an oncoming recession.
CherryRoad Media CEO and founder Jeremy Gulban started his business with specific goals and values in mind but without a specific set of plans. He wanted his technology company to support local journalism, and a huge opportunity gave him that chance. Today, CherryRoad Media owns 64 newspapers in 10 states.
Today, some 300 Report for America corps member journalists are working in more than 200 newsrooms (newspapers, radio, digital-only and TV) across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. The goal is to field 1,000 journalists within the next few years to reverse the trend of newsrooms closing or reducing their coverage.
The Border Belt Independent is fulfilling a two-fold mission to serve both readers and newspapers in four of North Carolina’s most impoverished counties. The publication provides in-depth reporting to local newspapers in its rural coverage area. “Their reporters are going from meeting to meeting and might hear something, but they don’t have three or four days to check that out,” said BBI President Les High. “So that’s what we do.”
BLCK Press is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to cultivating talented, diverse voices in the media industry. The publication works with ambitious journalists of color to challenge the status quo and give communities of color a platform to be heard. “We see ourselves as a bridge for young journalists of color to be welcomed into a culture where they can learn and grow and gain hands-on experience,” said Georgia Fort, the founder of BLCK Press.
A degree in journalism might take the aspiring journalist far, but it’s a lifelong passion for journalism that led Francesca Chambers to recently be named White House correspondent by Gannett for USA TODAY. She shared the roots of that passion in a late-May 2022 webinar with Mike Blinder, host of E&P Reports and publisher of Editor & Publisher.
Although sponsored content and its sister format, branded content, are by definition marketing tactics, when they deliver important information, people engage with it gladly. News publishers have traditionally provided the essential part of that information: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. Now they have the opportunity to provide the part today’s consumers and readers also want — lifestyle content about home life, fashion, food, pets, travel and thousands of other topics.
The timeless pursuit of contracting experts to give new insights is a fairly standard practice in the business world. And whether it’s a consultant, a subject matter expert or anyone else, it’s vital in these situations to think of why you brought someone in to look at the situation and give their assessment. And, once you have someone you’re confident can help you, you have to listen to them!
Small weekly and rural newspapers were already struggling before the pandemic. Many had to close family-operated, decades-old publications, creating news deserts. Once the pandemic hit, more of these newspapers closed — just when residents needed important information about how local government and community organizations were responding to the pandemic. Addressing this crisis and finding a solution have come from what some might consider an unlikely source — academia.
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Axios, which burst onto the scene in 2017, became known for its political coverage, newsletters and "smart brevity" style.
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The News/Media Alliance sent a letter to the United States Postal Service Board of Governors on Friday before their next scheduled meeting today (Aug. 9) to discuss a proposed change in Periodicals Critical Entry Times (CETs).
The New York Times is planning to aggressively expand its advertising business across its bundled products, like games and sports, executives tell Axios.
The Taliban have let this democratic institution stand. But every day is a struggle for the journalists who still work there.
The United Nations has escalated the BBC’s complaint over Iran.
Headlines Network has been igniting conversations around mental health in journalism for the last year. It has found that young journalists are often behind pushes for better mental health support, but that managers need extra help to meet these needs.
Following their release in May of new industry guidelines for the buy-side — at both advertisers and agencies — working with "diverse" media suppliers, top U.S. ad trade associations this morning released a companion set of guidelines for suppliers working with advertisers and agencies.
After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin’s top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about the war
Platte Valley Media has closed two newspapers that serve Dawson County, Nebraska: The Tri-City Trib and The Gothenburg Times.
Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are "spam bots" or real people.
Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation.
Cox Media Group and the National Association of Black Journalists have joined forces to support diverse journalism students and the advancement of diversity in local broadcast news.
At the Pulitzer Center’s recent environmental investigative conference, Interconnected: Reporting the Climate Crisis, a panel of environmental reporters and designers explained that one way to make environmental stories more compelling involves using data and data visualization.
Reporters are expressing frustration at getting extremely limited access to Republicans running for public office.
Where Gannett has spread itself too thin, The New York Times has found overwhelming success with its longstanding digital-focused plan.
My RJI Fellowship project is to build a Slack-based tool to help you improve the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your news content.
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Nexta.io and iPublish Media Solutions announce a partnership to provide newspapers and media companies with the ease-of-use and proven print capabilities of iPublish’s AdPortal with Nexta.io’s omnichannel digital marketing platform with a proprietary and AI-driven performance optimization engine and fully automated order-entry workflow.
Site Impact is joining forces with California-based Mendez Media Marketing agency and reporting software, Databyrd, to become one of the country’s leading digital media and multi-channel solutions companies.
iPublish Media Solutions and The Gleaner Company announce a partnership to provide newspapers throughout the Caribbean with a self-service classified solution and digital marketplace.
Tower Products, Inc., the leading manufacturer of environmentally sensitive pressroom chemistry for the graphic arts industry, will be exhibiting its full line of pressroom products for the flexographic and offset industry at LabelExpo Americas 2022.
We are seeking your assistance in recognizing a leader with business acumen, technical savvy, and a deep understanding of what needs to be done to stay successful — along with the fortitude and tenacity to implement change. “Publisher of the Year” recognition is open to all news media publishers worldwide.
Announcing the 2022 inaugural class of “E&P’s Creative Visionaries,” our salute to the creative directors, graphic artists and multimedia designers. They bring storytelling to life, curating captivating images, informative graphics, copy, and increasingly, video and audio. Their talents for communicating the news in visually intriguing but effective ways are integral to a news organization’s success today.
Matt Boggie is the Chief Technology & Product Officer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is very clear about the role that Roxen's Editorial Portal plays for the development of the newspaper.
How much could your newspaper make in new revenue from selling quality articles to an international audience? $30,000 to $80,000 per 1,000 articles, according to Axel Breuer, CEO of Berlin-based startup Journexx, the first international publishers-only content marketplace, Co-founded by Breuer, Andrej Becker, CPO; Felix Seeberg, CTO; and Franko Melisch, COO.
The problem with legals has always been that publishing public notices is cumbersome. It bogs down staff and puts at risk the continued existence of legals in newspapers by frustrating the governments, law firms and citizens required to file them. But, there is a solution.
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Ellie Miller is joining the HNP DevHub — Hearst Newspapers’ editorial engineering, product development and audience strategy team — as director of newsletter strategy.
Alec Etheredge has been named interim general manager of Shelby County Newspapers, Inc. (SCNI).
Mohit Lohia is joining The New York Times as senior vice president and head of the digital advertising mission.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carlos Lozada will join Times Opinion in September as a columnist.
Kristian Hernández and María Inés Zamudio are joining the Center for Public Integrity as investigative reporters focused on inequality in the United States.
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Preeti Shroff-Mehta to join Medill faculty this fall.
As of this week, Brian Carlton takes over as regional editor of The Charlotte Gazette, The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch and The Farmville Herald.
Gwendolyn Bounds, vice president and chief content officer at Consumer Reports, is leaving the publication to become head of content at SmartNews.
The Graphics department has announced the addition of Martín González Gómez as a graphics editor.
Vincent Nguyen will copy edit and design pages. Eric Licas will cover public safety and courts for the Orange County-based newsroom.
Industry Obits
Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He was 75.
WFLA Chief Photojournalist Paul Lamison passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, after suffering a heart attack. He was just 57 years old. He leaves behind a wife, daughters and several siblings.
William H. “Bill” Howe, publisher emeritus of the (Prairie du Chien) Courier Press and 2018 inductee to the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, died Friday, July 22, at the age of 99.
Bill Donovan, a prolific journalist who covered the Navajo Nation for five decades at newspapers in New Mexico and Arizona, has died. He was 76.
Jerry Ceppos, a distinguished editor and educator, died Friday following an illness. He was 75.
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