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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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The newly permanent Votebeat newsroom has four reporters — one each in Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona — and republication agreements in place with local outlets. Votebeat eventually plans to expand to all 50 states with up to three reporters in each.
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.
The struggles of America’s local media have been well documented — a Northwestern University report out yesterday found that 2,500 local newspapers have closed since 2004, creating hundreds of "news deserts." But the success and growth of titles like the Shawnee Mission Post, a for-profit business, is not isolated to Johnson County.
The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Florida Media Group, LLC, on July 1, the publishers of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers.
As compelling evidence provided under oath of Donald Trump’s role in the coup attempt accumulates, the anonymous responses from the defeated former president’s defenders have predictably increased.
Will media outlets be free to publish advertisements across state lines from providers operating in states where abortion has not been outlawed — as the Supreme Court long ago ruled they could?
In the first joint investigation between CBS News, CBS Stations and CBS News Streaming, CBS News and Stations has launched a data-driven investigative series that explores why police departments are seeing a steady decline in the percentage of homicide cases solved across the country.
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.
“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.
Roku is thinking local: In the streaming platform’s first local news programming pact, Roku is adding eight NBC local news channels to the Roku Channel — available to stream live for free.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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In his new role, John Farrell will work closely with the Climate, Weather and Audience teams at The Washington Post to create video explainers around major climate trends and aggregate engaging weather clips for the website and social platforms.
Advertising Manager Jackie Nowicki has announced plans to retire July 1.
Laura Padilla Castellanos has joined The Washington Post's Design Department as a news designer.
Joan Niesen will be joining The Washington Post as an assignment editor in Sports overseeing coverage of the Washington Commanders and the NFL.
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.
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.
Thomson Reuters Corp on Tuesday named Paul Bascobert as president of Reuters News, turning to a tech and media veteran to drive growth at the 171-year-old news organization.
Yolanda Sangweni has been promoted to vice president of programming and new content development with NPR.
David Malitz has been appointed senior culture editor in The Washington Post's features department.
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Frank Daniels Jr., the blunt, coarse and candidly liberal publisher of The News & Observer, who led his grandfather’s newspaper to a modern age and progressive voice, then stood as the last of his Raleigh family to hold its reins, died Thursday. He was 90.
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.
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