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.
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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!

Print performs

ThinkNewsBrands, a cooperative of Australian publishers, has studied advertising effectiveness across media platforms — in its “Benchmark and Payback Series.” In August, the group released a new installment in the series, The Social Chapter, which looked at key indicators and ad metrics. In August, the group released a new installment in the series, The Social Chapter, which looked at key indicators and ad metrics, such as short-term and long-term memory recall, and “brand lift” —

Under new management

Gannett remains at the top of the leaderboard for newspaper ownership. It publishes over 1,000 weekly titles and more than 100 dailies, amassed over the years through independent acquisitions and headlining mergers. But the company turned heads in the newspaper world when it recently began selling off some of those newspapers, mostly small-market and community titles that local owners were eager to buy.

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Journalists need to start collecting and monitoring data for post-pandemic investigations.
Honoring excellence in editorial writing has been the goal of the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented for many years by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. Beginning in 2022, this award will again be presented — by America's Newspapers — and underwritten by Southern Newspapers, Inc.
“Your newsroom should match the community. It’s the easiest thing to say, it’s very difficult to do.”
Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday condemned one of Missouri’s largest newspapers for exposing a flaw in a state database that allowed public access to thousands of teachers’ Social Security numbers, even though the paper held off from reporting about the flaw until after the state could fix it.
American politics has changed dramatically since my post-Watergate generation of journalists began covering the story. Political journalism hasn’t kept up.
Stewart W. Bainum Jr., the hotel magnate who launched a failed bid to acquire The Sun and the rest of the newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing, plans to open a new nonprofit, all-digital publication called The Baltimore Banner, according to a new report in The Atlantic.
A London-based investigative news website has closed after its former editor-in-chief successfully claimed in court she had been misled about its intentions and funding.
More than a year after George Floyd’s killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive.
Mississippi Free Press is named Startup of the Year; veteran journalist Charles Lewis receives Lifetime Achievement Award; and Sahan Journal founder Mukhtar Ibrahim is honored as Emerging Leader of the Year.
Newspeople
Sports Editor Matt Vita and Deputy Sports Editor Matt Rennie have announced three beat assignment changes for The Washington Post sports staff.
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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