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The Guardian discovers what’s ‘deeply read’

The Guardian knows that the secret sauce to building revenue and trust is tied to the amount of time readers spend on stories, and it's using that data to identify a list of stories other readers have found worth reading past the first few paragraphs. As a result, the news organization has added a “Deeply read” headline list to its website, a sibling to its “Most viewed” list.
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Local TV's disruption creates opportunities for news publishers

The landscape of local television is undergoing a seismic shift, driven by technological advancements and changing viewer behaviors. As cable and satellite subscriptions continue to decline, local news stations face consolidation, network affiliate programming transforms, and new opportunities emerge for innovative content delivery. These trends not only challenge traditional broadcasting models but also open up avenues for news publishers to reimagine their roles in serving local communities. E&P's Guy Tasaka explores four key predictions that outline the future of local TV and strategies for thriving amidst this disruption.

Ethical exposés and Pulitzer Prizes: ProPublica’s impactful journey in investigative journalism

This year, ProPublica added another Pulitzer Prize — its seventh — to its impressive and long list of journalism awards. A model for nonprofit accountability journalism, ProPublica is approaching its 20th anniversary in 2027. Its model has been so successful that it has enabled the organization to create a generous rather than isolated and proprietary culture.

From news deserts to digital havens: Radio and TV programmers delve into hyperlocal news with varying degrees of success

Hyperlocal digital news communities are gaining popularity, particularly among legacy radio and TV companies, as a way to provide reliable sources of information to communities, especially those in news deserts. Townsquare Media and Saga Communications are among the companies that have launched hyperlocal news sites in small markets, focusing on practical community news, public safety reports, and upcoming events. These sites provide opportunities for advertising, programmatic programs, and sponsored content, and have been met with overwhelmingly positive community reactions.

Layoffs in public broadcasting: Addressing the triple threat of declining audiences, podcast glut and underwriting challenges

Hardly a week has passed this year without a layoff announcement from one public broadcaster or another: 20 positions eliminated last September at WNYC, 16 in February at WAMU, 34 in April at WNET, eight at KUOW in May — plus a round of buyouts (potentially followed by layoffs) at KQED and LAist. Nearly 150 jobs have been lost at local stations since last fall, and that's on top of the 100 positions NPR eliminated in the spring of 2023.
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The Knight Foundation rolled out its election hub Thursday and expects to add more resources in the coming months.

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists at The Washington Post went on the record late Wednesday, calling for leadership change at the storied newspaper as questions swirl over the integrity of its new publisher and chief executive, Will Lewis.
The Baltimore Banner celebrated its second birthday this week with a “B” cake, balloons and a pair of announcements.
Unions for the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ criticized Matt Moog, who announced he planned to leave last year but later oversaw layoffs.
The publisher of a weekly newspaper in a rural Colorado county has sued another newspaper in hopes of getting legal clarity about an obscure but important aspect of the local print news business. At issue is what specifically it takes to become a county’s official “newspaper of record.”
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Unveiling the secrets of local media sales mastery: Insights from Jeffrey Sleete.

In this wide-ranging interview with Jeffrey Sleete, a seasoned media sales consultant with a rich radio and TV advertising sales background, we delved into his approach to media sales and the principles that have guided his successful career. Sleete, who now writes a column for E&P Magazine, shared his ideas on various aspects of how to successfully engage small businesses in today’s challenging local media ecosystem.

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Kelsey Russell engages more than 89,300 fans on TikTok, where she evangelizes print newspapers and media literacy. She summarizes news articles for her audience, adding her (often humorous) take on the topic. She traces her affinity for news back to her childhood in Atlanta. At home, the news was part of daily life.     
E&P got an early preview of the study Alicia Bell launched as part of her work as the director of the Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund at Borealis Philanthropy. Titled “Repair, Reimagine, and Rebuild: Modeling the Future of News For and By Black, Brown, and Indigenous Communities,” the report proposes it will take somewhere between $380 million to $7.1 billion annually to truly fund BIPOC journalism across the U.S.
In the last three years, we have announced our “15 Over 50” salute. However, again this year, the nominees have been so deserving that we expanded the group to include more in our salute — while retaining the “15 Over 50” moniker. The 22 news media professionals you’ll meet here are hopeful about the future and proud to be part of guiding the next generation forward. We know their passion for this industry will shine through their profiles.  
Elon Musk on Wednesday tried to walk back remarks lashing out at advertisers fleeing his X social media platform.
The Wichita City Council decided Tuesday to use its own website as the city’s official newspaper — a move that will save the city $120,000 annually.
The new owners of The Daily Herald gutted over half of the newsroom staff Wednesday, including the newspaper’s two top editors.
The comments from a senior Russian diplomat are an apparent reference to Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.
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The Las Vegas (Nevada) Review-Journal has committed to a very large Goss Newsliner Press Drive upgrade project with imPRESSions Worldwide, Inc. from Burlington, Washington, in conjunction with  DCOS from Sweden, following a large wave of printers making similar decisions as of late.

The Jacobs Family has sold its J-Ad Graphics publishing business to JAMS Media, LLC and its View Newspaper Group of Lapeer, Michigan, according to Joe Bella, independent broker with BVC LLC. Bella represented the Jacobs family in the transaction.
On April 1, The Albuquerque Publishing Co., based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, went live with the Community Advertising System (CAS) from SCS.
In the ever-evolving world of online news, securing reader loyalty and generating sustainable revenue remains a constant battle. While paywalls have become a popular strategy, many publications, like HuffPost, are hesitant to restrict access to their content and prefer to keep their award-winning journalism free and available to all.
LNP Media Group, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has reached an agreement with SCS to install the Community Advertising System (CAS).
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