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Businesses used to pay newspapers obscene amounts of money to run help-wanted ads; then, job seekers paid for access to where the employers were. But monopolies rarely last forever, and like with every other facet of life, the internet came in and disrupted the traditional dynamic. So, what’s the alternative to a dating app culture becoming the way we hire people?
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Newspapers around the country are scrambling to keep enough rolls of newsprint in stock to make their print runs and they also are closely monitoring ink and printing plate supplies. And, it's only expected to get worse in Q3 and Q4, several publishers recently told E&P. As they perform a delicate dance to maintain the paper flow, they’re turning to alternative methods and outreach.
As a medium, video has the inherent power to tell a story in an imaginative and captivating way. But video can also be a source of revenue for news organizations. Adams Publishing Group did precisely that, leveraging the talent and resources already within the organization’s agency to create marketing videos for clients who may or not be advertisers with their news titles.
“We’re holding up a mirror to see how officers treat their own and what that means for the community when police victimize their fellow men and women in blue,” Samantha Max explains to listeners in “Behind the Blue Wall,” which earned the journalist the WBUR 2021 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. E&P spoke with Max after the award was announced to learn about her professional path in journalism and her award-winning work.
Sales by nature is challenging, fun, varying, fulfilling and sporadic, but it can sometimes become relatively routine. Media sales has seasons, and it’s essential to slow down and take time away from that routine. Take time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished and reenergize your thought patterns to reinvent or enhance your business development strategies and departmental approach.
Helen Ubiñas knows there are voices and perspectives missing in journalism. In 2018, Ubiñas, who writes columns on equity, equality and justice for The Philadelphia Inquirer, experimented with the idea of a pop-up newsroom. The goal was to bridge gaps between local media and community members. While the pop-up newsrooms are on pause because of COVID, more are planned for the future.
Focusing on its content and the communities it serves is the secret behind the success of The Post and Courier newspaper, says Publisher P.J. Browning. While the COVID-19 pandemic was the death knell for many newspapers across the country, including 10 in South Carolina, The Post and Courier expanded into other parts of the state. Its family-owned business model has given the newspaper the leeway needed to hire more journalists, produce more content and grow its digital audience.
The nation’s first abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, has been reborn as a digital platform to dismantle racist systems. It's using a three-pronged approach to reach its audience. Editorial content will include articles and videos published on the website (and sometimes in the pages of partners, like the Boston Globe). It takes a “social-first” approach, sharing content to encourage conversation, not just sharing links. And it will involve community-based workshops and other events.
Talented visual journalists take us inside a moment, or a series of them, communicating information and inspiring emotion — whether it’s through a single image or hours of video footage. Top-of-the-field news photographers and videographers are technicians, creative visionaries, astute observers and chroniclers of history. They capture stories frame by frame, appending narratives and scripts with visual complements. This inaugural class of Shooting Stars comes from small publications and large corporate entities.
In May, Insider won a Pulitzer Prize, joining a small group of digital-only news organizations awarded journalism’s top prize. But like Politico back in 2012, the recognition came in an unlikely category for an online news organization — cartooning.
Each week, residents in 110 Los Angeles neighborhoods receive the Crosstown Neighborhood Newsletter in their inbox. The newsletter contains brief stories that reach readers where they are, with infographics about the number of new COVID infections and vaccination rates, as well as reports on housing issues and crime. The editorial staff comprises only 13 people, nine of whom are students.
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Journalists from leading international media organizations, including Reuters and CNN, have been barred from covering official ceremonies during Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong later this week.
A journalist was shot to death Wednesday in northeastern Mexico as he was leaving his house with his 23-year-old daughter, who was seriously injured, according to state prosecutors and the newspaper that employed him.
The United States continues to lose newspapers at a rate of two a week, further dividing the nation into wealthier, faster growing communities with access to local news, and struggling areas without, according to a report on the state of local news from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.
Substack is laying off 13 people, around 14% of the company, according to a note sent to employees Wednesday by the company’s co-founder and CEO Chris Best obtained by Axios.
Each week, Business Columnist Andrew Van Dam will explore overlooked and underappreciated data sets to unearth fresh insights that will surprise and delight readers — and maybe even challenge some long-held misconceptions.
“A development tracker is a powerful tool for newsrooms to keep their communities informed about things that might be happening right next door or down the street from their homes,” says Kat Duncan, director of innovation at RJI.
Poynter spoke with Andy Alford, the director of editorial recruitment, training and career development at The Texas Tribune; Scripps Howard Foundation director of journalism strategies Mike Canan; Tulsa World editor Jason Collington; and Dallas Morning News politics editor Jamie Hancock for their tips.
Six Rivers Media, LLC, today launched Bristol Now, a new weekly newspaper and associated daily-updated website (bristolnow.news) serving the Twin City of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and journalist Maria Ressa said Tuesday the Philippine government has ordered her news organization Rappler to shut down.
New website to compile all reproductive rights coverage from 35 states
Earlier this month, the staggeringly bad market performance of BuzzFeed managed to get even worse. Shares of the media company fell more than 40 percent on June 6, just days after the expiration of a lockup preventing company insiders from selling their stock.
Fox News Channel is airing the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they occur in daytime hours and a striking number of the network’s viewers have made clear they’d rather be doing something else.
A panel at GlobalFact 9 talked about how new AI technologies can more efficiently combat global misinformation.
Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure.
Twelve experts address many of the questions newsrooms need to ask when considering whether to publish graphic images from mass shootings.
WV News has announced it is acquiring the Pomeroy Daily Sentinel and Gallipolis Daily Tribune in Ohio and the Point Pleasant Register in West Virginia from AIM Media Midwest.
Justice Clarence Thomas dissented from the court's refusal to take up the case.
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New partnerships with 102 local media organizations reflect the growing strength of the integrated suite of memorialization and ad placement technologies from Legacy.com, iPublish Media Solutions and Memoriams.
ADMA held its annual conference last week in Las Vegas — with more than 100 attendees, 30 speakers and 23 sponsors.
Advertiser retention, digital subscriptions, & getting that "yes" your sales team is looking for...all of this (& more) during this FREE May 13th, virtual conference. Make sure to register now for "The Intersection," hosted by Broadstreet Ads at 1pm on Friday May 13th!
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.
How long should it take to layout a newspaper? What about 6 minutes? That’s the maximum time it takes to place display ads in each of 400 newspapers at Lee Enterprises. Read about how it is done.
How much could your newspaper make in new revenue from selling quality articles to an international audience?
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.
In this sixty-minute live “E&P Reports” Sponsored Webinar, attendees learned how publishers can find new profits by downsizing staff, accounting costs while upgrading their digital presence - at no cost. And how any industry professional can find a new career as a local community publisher with a quick path to profitability.
Help us recognize the foundation of news publishing, the Operations leaders who help us produce quality products each day while keeping an eye on the bottom line! Nominate an Operations colleague today, so we can profile them and share their ideas with the global news publishing industry in our 2022 class of "Operations All-Stars!" The three category winners receive $2,000 and travel to the ING Fall Conference, Sept. 17-18, 2022, in Newport, R.I.
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Graciela Mochkofsky will become the third dean to lead the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY since it opened in 2006. A native of Argentina, she is the only Latina serving as dean at a graduate school of journalism in the U.S.
Mark Scheffler, who has led the visual investigations unit at The New York Times since its inception, has been promoted to lead more investigative work.
Reyna Desai will take on the role of senior social editor for standalone, leading The New York Times' efforts to support Cooking, Games, Wirecutter and more off-platform.
Changes are coming to the staff at The Newberry Observer. Editor Andrew Wigger is being promoted to the publisher role.
In her role as video director, Solana Pyne will oversee the quality of news video on New York Times platforms and will be responsible for the success of the desk’s efforts, from news and visual investigations to field work and multimedia.
David Malitz has been appointed senior culture editor in The Washington Post's features department.
Anjuman Ali has been promoted to deputy wellness editor and will help lead The Washington Post's expanding coverage of personal health and well-being.
Washington Post Opinions has announced Chris Suellentrop as its politics editor. In this new role, Suellentrop will help oversee the section’s political columnists, commission guest op-eds and develop new ways of connecting readers with the section’s political coverage.
Alan Sipress has been named a senior editor on Foreign, overseeing coverage of much of the global South.
The Bedford Citizen announces that long-time Managing Editor Julie Turner will be stepping down. She will remain managing editor until a successor is named.
Industry Obits
Steve Gonzales, a devoted family man and veteran Houston Chronicle photojournalist beloved for his unwavering kindness, faith and optimism, died Saturday (June 25) after a long, valiant battle with cancer. He was 60.
A former campaign strategist, he became a fixture in American political journalism and punditry and was seen on “PBS NewsHour” for 33 years.
Chuck Bohnet served in a variety of executive roles at The Forum, WDAY and Forum Communications. He is remembered as a "super star" executive and "quintessential advertising man."
Long-time Tullahoma News publisher, former owner of The Moore County News, career journalist and accomplished race car driver Terry G. Craig passed away at the age of 83.
He reported on the presidential campaign trail for NBC, made prizewinning documentaries for CNN and moderated "Washington Week" for PBS.
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