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Staffing issues remain top of mind among newspaper operations managers, says Wayne Pelland, senior vice president of operations at Gannett and president of the International Newspaper Group. The number two issue is the rising costs and availability of raw materials. Those challenges and others will get attention as the group returns to live events post COVID lockdowns.
Alan Miller is on a mission to save democracy — a mission that led to the founding of the News Literacy Project, a non-profit organization that empowers students to become savvy media consumers. Through the NLP, Miller wants to encourage students to learn how to deal with the deluge of information coming their way from their devices and the world.
In an era of rampant misinformation, journalists tend to focus on the bad players, like social media companies that care more about their bottom line than the wrong information that washes over their platforms. But we tend to do a lousy job at focusing on our own biases, which can unintentionally lead us to misrepresent facts, provide incorrect or incomplete reporting, and create the perception of misinformation we’re all trying so hard to combat.
In theory, retention is the art and science that measures both short- and long-term effectiveness in continuously retaining new and recurring customers. The difficulty, however, is that in the application, retention tactics usually involve a high degree of finesse, pricing strategy, data assessments, marketing communication and logistical acumen. Here are six things that are essential to the immediate and future sustainability of your advertiser or subscriber base retention.
In newsrooms across the country, editors bear heavy responsibilities — leading the newsroom, determining what stories should be told and who is best positioned to tell them, challenging assertions, developing talent, elevating journalism — all while maintaining an unwavering commitment to the public’s interest. Their names may not always be as familiar as bylined reporters or celebrated columnists, but their insight, experience and leadership are indispensable. We hope you enjoy meeting this exemplary group of E&P’s 2022 Editors Extraordinaire.
The nonprofit Baltimore Banner is taking shape and preparing to launch soon. Its website will come first this summer, followed by the mobile app about three months later. The launch date hasn't been announced yet, but the pricing model for a Banner subscription will be comparable to The Baltimore Sun. And it will draw revenues from three sources: philanthropy, subscriptions and limited advertising.
Ben August is a serial entrepreneur whose experiences led him to take on the mantle of labor injustice and buy The Chief, a weekly newspaper serving as “A Voice for Workers.” He launched a redesign of the New York City-based publication about six months into his role as its owner and publisher.
The Post is making a significant investment in telling the story of America in this precarious moment when democracy itself seems under assault. The Democracy Team will utilize state-based reporters to collaborate with national journalists to cover elections, voting rights and other facets of American democracy
“The Great Resignation” created a job market so competitive that candidates are interviewing companies with the same if not more scrutiny than hiring managers. Give yourself and your newsroom an advantage by making the interview process inviting, inclusive and full of opportunities for candidates to shine.
Dozens of surveys have confirmed a lack of trust in the media among middle-aged and older people. When SKEMA PUBLIKA, the think tank of SKEMA Business School, surveyed media posts from 2.8 million people ages 18-24 on five continents, they came to a surprising conclusion — young people also share a deep, widespread distrust in traditional media on a global scale.
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A Maryland man is accused of throwing a flagpole and a smoke grenade at police and assaulting an Associated Press photographer during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents released Tuesday.
In this series, The New York Times conducted hundreds of interviews on several continents with a broad range of people, including coffee farmers, former ambassadors and political leaders.
A 2019 investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News prompted this week’s massive disclosure about church leaders implicated in sex abuse cases.
Following the expansion, DC News Now will provide more than 67 hours of local news programming every week, covering more communities than any other local broadcaster serving Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Texas’ largest newspapers demanded more than thoughts and prayers on Tuesday, just hours after a gunman massacred 21 people at an elementary school, including 19 children.
Clinical studies are clear that the more that journalists believe that they are doing important work, the more quickly they can heal from the traumatic stress of what they have witnessed. I can not stress this enough: You are doing important work. Do not let deaths go undocumented.
Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news outlet that covers education at the local level, has raised $3.1 million to permanently launch a separate newsroom called Votebeat that will be dedicated to covering voting at the local level.
State-backed broadcast has strategic and practical justifications but some see it as dangerous monopoly.
Gannett is seeking charitable donations to cover the salary of the local government reporter at the Reno Gazette Journal, one of its dailies. According to executive editor Brian Duggan, the paper is trying to raise $100,000 over the next two years so that it can keep paying Mark Robison.
While video footage does not show Shireen Abu Akleh being shot, eyewitnesses told CNN that they believe Israeli forces on the same street fired deliberately on the reporters in a targeted attack. All of the journalists were wearing protective blue vests that identified them as members of the news media. ​
Images are a vital component of conflict reporting, including on CRSV, and can be a powerful means of connecting with readers. But there is also significant scope for harm to survivors, that goes beyond the risks of interviewing them.
Amendments would create legal justification for the shut down and blocking of media.
Journalists are our most precious commodity. It is time to give them the support they need, when they need it the most.
Justin Peden, a 20-year-old Alabama college student, runs one of the most-followed Twitter accounts documenting the war in Ukraine.
Academics and journalists will be able to see more data about the way political ads are used to target users across Facebook and Instagram.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation providing freedom of speech and press protections to students publishing school-sponsored media at Hawaii public schools and the University of Hawaii.
A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, dealing a major victory to companies who had been accused by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis of discriminating against conservative thought.
Fox Corp. is in the early stages of expanding into lifestyle verticals across categories like outdoors, home and books, CEO Lachlan Murdoch told Axios in an interview.
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The Argus-Press in Owosso, Michigan, replaced its local workflow with the cloud-based ProImage NewsWayX production workflow to enjoy the cloud-based solution's speed and flexibility.
Families often lived in multiple places, posing an challenge when placing obituaries. So AdPortal Obituaries from iPublish Media Solutions now allows funeral homes and soon private parties to publish an obituary to any additional newspaper in the Memoriams network, including 3300 plus newspapers, without double entry.
Doorfront Direct, the nation’s largest magazine and catalog delivery network, announced this week that Lee Enterprises, the leading provider of news and information in 77 U.S. markets, has launched weekly magazine delivery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with plans for other markets under way.
Help us recognize the heart and soul of our industry, the leaders who help us produce quality products each day while keeping an eye on our bottom lines! Nominate a colleague today so we can salute them and share their ideas to the global news publishing industry, in our 2022 class of "Operations All-Stars!" Don't wait because we'll be featuring "All-Stars" each month!
Formed 40 years ago, the PAGE Cooperative has served generations of newspaper leadership and is noting a rising interest in new membership. PAGE bands members together with a common objective of controlling costs but with additional benefits of best practices, advisory and intervention during shortages.
Stacker’s newsroom tackles data-rich topics to produce and distribute stories to their news network, built on a partnership model similar to how local news organizations work with AP and Reuters for wire content. They invest dozens of hours in data projects so that they can be shared as stories and data assets for journalists and Stacker partners, allowing newsrooms of all sizes to tap into data reporting for their area.
A recent Editor & Publisher sponsored webinar explored four demographic shifts that will impact the obituary market, and covered recommendations of what newspapers can do to secure the future for their most important local content.
Over 40 years ago an invoice that accidently landed on the wrong desk, sparked an initiative to band the newspaper industry together.  That invoice was addressed to a large newspaper chain but was received by a publisher at an independent paper.  When he saw the difference in pricing from the same supplier, the idea was born to form a purchasing cooperative for newspapers.
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Caroline O'Donovan will join The Washington Post’s tech team, effective May 31, to cover Amazon and Microsoft.
Forbes has announced that Kyle Vinansky has been promoted to SVP of sales, North America. Vinansky will now oversee all North American sales operations — including the U.S. and Canada.
Paul Farrell, group publisher of Lee Enterprise’s Southeast Region and president and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is retiring this summer after 42 years in the newspaper industry.
Anne Galloway announced Monday that she is stepping down as executive director of VTDigger to pursue other creative ventures.
Rebecca Tan will become The Washington Post's Southeast Asia bureau chief, responsible for covering a rapidly changing swath of the world that stretches from the Philippines to Bangladesh.
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Effective May 30, managing editor Bruce Siwy will become an investigative reporter for the USA Today Network's Pennsylvania state capital bureau.
After 33 years here at Tucson Weekly, it’s time to move on to new adventures.
Chris Stirewalt, a former top editor at Fox News who was ousted from the network following the 2020 presidential election, has been hired by Nexstar Media Group to serve as political editor for its cable news channel NewsNation.
Hannah Hagemann will lead a new team covering Bay Area weather and climate.
NPR's Senior Vice President for News and Editorial Director Nancy Barnes has announced new roles for Edith Chapin and Terence Samuel.
Industry Obits
David Meadows, general manager of the Jefferson City News Tribune in Missouri died May 11 at the age of 58.
In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.
Ron Martin, a former longtime editor of the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution who oversaw the merger of those newspapers after he edited USA Today, died Saturday, May 14, according to his family.
Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92.
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