Censorship by PIO

Ask any journalist what makes their blood pressure go up on deadline. It is being routed to a public affairs office without getting the interview, missing a deadline, or just getting a pre-screened department-organized message. Lately, the public — and even local reporters who have not covered a Washington, D.C. beat — are unaware of how restricted access has become at the federal level.
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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.

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” —

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Judi Terzotis, president and publisher of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), NOLA.com and The Advocate in Baton Rouge, was announced today as "E&P's 2021 Publisher of the Year," at the America's Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The announcement was made by E&P’s Associate Publisher, Robin Blinder, where the audience was treated to a video, showing how E&P notified and surprised Judi, via ZOOM.
Camille Olson, a partner with Seyfarth Shaw law firm and a member of the America's Newspapers board of directors, was honored with the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award today. The award was presented by Alan Fisco, president and CFO of The Seattle Times and president of America's Newspapers.
The glue that is lost when newspapers close doesn’t only bind readers. Without journalists shining light on public officials’ actions, corruption and misdeeds can thrive. The Post and Courier has unearthed myriad examples of questionable conduct during its yearlong investigation, Uncovered.
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.
Facebook has announced plans to hire 10,000 people in Europe over the next five years to develop its new platform.
CNN’s Brian Stelter was recently, like a lot of journalists, the subject of threats from people who didn’t agree with his reporting.
The technology behind paywalls is changing, and so are media monetization strategies with it.
Journalists at one of Germany’s largest newspaper groups have protested their publisher’s decision to nix a lengthy investigation into alleged abuse of power by the chief editor of the country’s top-selling tabloid newspaper.
“In light of the events that have transpired this week, I believe the governor cannot wait any longer to appoint members to this commission so it may do the critical work of identifying and rectifying gaps in Missouri’s cyberinfrastructure,” said Democratic state Rep. Ashley Aune, of Kansas City, in a news release.
Newspeople
Josh Haner will lead all technology initiatives, partnerships, workflow enhancements and tool development related to photography and visual storytelling in this newly created role.
Sports Editor Matt Vita and Deputy Sports Editor Matt Rennie have announced three beat assignment changes for The Washington Post sports staff.
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