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The Exchange. A unique collaboration to support diverse media

Collaboration among news media outlets is not new, but The Exchange is a new collaborative effort that aims to create business and financial content for underserved communities. It’s a collaboration of local, diverse news media with decades of service to their communities, the Local Media Association (LMA), the Local Media Consortium (LMC) and Deloitte.

A 135-year-old newspaper is resurrected in southwestern Pennsylvania

The new owners of The Weekly Recorder — three lifelong residents who are active in their communities — acknowledge the challenge of entering the newspaper business when other newspapers, both locally and nationwide, are struggling. But, they believe there's an opportunity and much to highlight within Washington County.

The gender beat. How reporting has evolved and what is still missing

The “gender beat” concept developed less than a decade ago, but it has already evolved significantly since then. While many of the journalists interviewed by Meg Heckman, a journalist, author and educator with Northeastern University, thought the concept of a gender beat should not be necessary, she believes it is a necessary stepping stone in the short term.
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Ballentine enters a Gannett “ghost paper” town, starting a five-day-a-week free, printed tabloid.

In this episode of "E&P Reports," we explore the Tri-City Record, a new, five-day-a-week free publication serving San Juan County, New Mexico, being launched by Ballentine Communications, the owners of the Durango (CO) Herald. We learn from board chairman/ owner Richard G. Ballentine and new Record Publisher David Cook why they believe there is a real opportunity for expansion into this area already served by an existing Gannett title since that paper has drastically cut back on staff and content over the past few years.

The NPPA's Mickey Osterreicher. Helping both the police & journalists with 1st Amendment issues.

In this episode of “E&P Reports,” we go one-on-one with National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)’s general counsel, Mickey Osterreicher, to gain some advice on how both the news industry and the nation's law enforcement can work better together to respect the 1st Amendment, while each goes about their tough jobs during times of crime and crises. We also chat with him about his perspectives on helping define who a journalist is, especially now, as so many citizens are recording news on their personal devices.

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Across the country, more and more "ghost papers" are appearing, where you may find no publisher or editor; and a newsroom with just one reporter left. In some cases, entire “beats” have disappeared — where cities and large regions have no one covering the news. What happens to these journalists and to the communities they serve? In some cases a news desert remains. In others, we find competing media companies stepping in to fill the void.
In the digital age, an increasing number of publications choose to eliminate their print issues and move entirely online. However, those publications with a loyal print subscriber base are left to choose between a myriad of local carriers or the United States Postal Service (USPS). There is no correct answer. Publications must do the research and evaluate the market.
Journalists from all over the world traveled to Ohio in early spring for the Kiplinger Fellowship. There were 19 fellows this year, representing 12 nations. They had the added distinction of being the program’s 50th-anniversary class. Kevin Z. Smith, the Kiplinger Program’s executive director, spoke with E&P about the evolution of the fellowship program.
When Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Sack decided to retire last year after four decades at The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Opinion Editor Scott Gillespie decided to buck industry trends and announced he had an opinion position to fill: editorial cartoonist. The Star Tribune may be an outlier in an industry that no longer appears to value the work of editorial cartoonists.
Dave Stevens is the only legless player in sports history to have played NCAA football and minor league baseball. The seven-time Emmy-winning sports journalist is now a motivational speaker and television host as he nears 40 years in broadcasting. While he says the media industry has come a long way in terms of inclusivity, he adds: "we still have a long way to go in this and other aspects of society."
As philanthropic support of news organizations has increased substantially, Journalism Funding Partners was founded to bring more funding sources and news organizations together to support and report on the issues impacting local communities. JFP disbursed $2.2 million in funds in 2022 and has provided more than $1 million during the first quarter of 2023 to news organizations.
Getting onsite click-to-cancel right is imperative for the coming generation of news media and will require techniques built on highly valuable content, efficient user experiences and transparency. Any applicable future adaptations needed in your onsite cancellation and retention experiences should not be viewed as obstacles but as opportunities to reassess and refine your product strategy and communication flows.
In newsrooms across the country, editors bear heavy responsibilities — leading the newsroom, determining what stories should be told and who is best positioned to tell them, challenging assertions, developing talent, elevating journalism — all while maintaining an unwavering commitment to the public’s interest. Their names may not always be as familiar as bylined reporters or celebrated columnists, but their insight, experience and leadership are indispensable. We hope you enjoy meeting this exemplary group of E&P’s 2023 Editors Extraordinaire.
Newspapers save lives. Many newspapers are recognized as vital local institutions in their communities, but how many can literally say they have saved a life? The Somers Record (one of six local newspapers owned by Halston Media) helped a critical local patient find a needed kidney.
The past few years have been remarkable for news media publishers, which have enjoyed some particularly public and powerful support. While champions for local news in the U.S. Congress have been hard at work, powerful forces have been running a counteroffensive — undermining the press, impeding access and making it easier for members of the public and political class to sue news organizations.
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Section One of this paper offers a five-point blueprint to address several current and emerging AI issues through public policy, law and regulation.
The Tow Center looked at how news organizations have been covering generative AI over the past six months.
Former President Trump is set to join Sean Hannity for a town hall event on Fox News next month, the network announced on Thursday.
Since courts implemented eFile North Carolina, around half of the state’s newly filed complaints have been withheld for a processing phase lasting one to three days or even longer.
Bloomberg celebrated the expansion of its New Voices initiative to Frankfurt with an event held at Bloomberg’s Frankfurt bureau on Thursday evening. Frankfurt is now the 15th New Voices city, joining London, New York, San Francisco, Dubai and many more.
As it continues to grow, the Wisconsin Watch name will consistently be used to avoid confusion.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation will soon launch the “Daniel Ellsberg Chair on Government Secrecy.”
The Fix summarized key points from two relevant sessions presented at the International Journalism Festival 2023 in Perugia — “Investigating the crimes of war” and “Documenting and memorializing war crimes in real-time.”
The Interior Department concluded that U.S. Park Police officers exceeded the “minimum level of reasonable force” during a George Floyd protest in 2020.
The national firestorm that ignited last week over a Sonoma County transgender student-athlete is bullying, plain and simple, says Richard A. Green, executive editor of The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California.
Here’s how Mother Jones is fighting the trend — and how other outlets can too.
A viewer count that would be considered blah by most cable news shows proved to be too much for Elon Musk's social network.
Chatham Media Group, the Chatham News + Record's owner, has sold the Siler City, North Carolina, newspaper and its other print and digital news products to North State Media. 
The fight by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to promote reliable news and information in the digital domain received a strong endorsement from the G7’s leaders, who called on online platforms to adopt this goal and pledged support for initiatives such as the RSF-launched Partnership for Information and Democracy, to which 50 countries have so far signed up.
The nationwide program — now in almost 30 markets — generated $8.6 million in 2022.
Here are a few key findings from the INN Index Snapshot ...
Gray Television is suing the Federal Communications Commission over its decision to fine the broadcaster over half a million dollars for an affiliation move in Alaska the regulator said violates its duopoly restriction.
Semafor, the digital new startup launched last fall, announced that it has raised $19 million in a new financing round, bringing its total raised to $34 million.
CNN Anchor and Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a live CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall with former Vice President Mike Pence at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 7, from Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. A town hall with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will be held June 4.
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The Jewish World of Albany, New York, has formed an alliance for improved sales and marketing projects, with Capital Region Independent Media (CRIM), which operates media companies, including nine newspapers in the region.
STN's user-focused video player functionality not only boosts engagement but also delivers enhanced KPIs and more revenue for publishers.
In a global effort to streamline their printing production workflow and lessen their dependencies and related costs tied to managing and supporting on-premises data centers (hardware and software), Gannett has already implemented ProImages NewsWayX Systems in 10 print locations with more planned in the coming months.
Deaths are up. Obits are down. Discover why private party placement is the secret to thriving with the digital generation, with three strategies to make your private party intake a revenue-generating success.
BlueLena, which supports independent news organizations with developing, implementing and managing subscription, membership and donation models, has announced a strategic partnership with Piano Software, a leading digital experience platform that supports subscription, conversion, analytics and personalization outcomes.
Email newsletters continue to be one of the most powerful newsroom tools, regularly connecting publications with their audiences and encouraging readers to develop a habit and establish loyalty toward a news organization. Looking to spruce up a newsletter or planning a new launch? Here are some tried and true strategies for optimizing newsletters that publishers can put into place today.
The challenges are many when launching a new local, nonprofit news outlet, especially in the current newspaper industry climate. Deciding to be a digital-only news source with a hard registration wall meant the Springfield (Missouri) Daily Citizen had to rely heavily on various technologies to manage email registration and subscriptions. BlueLena's intimate knowledge of subscription best practices allowed the paper to rapidly evolve its products toward launch.
Each year Editor & Publisher Magazine (E&P) and the Local Media Consortium (LMC) recognize companies that have done the impossible through successful innovation, implementing cost savings or developing new programs that have generated considerable increases in revenue or audience.
We need your help in recognizing the next generation of news publishing leaders,. We’re talking about people who are young, bright, and capable of tackling whatever the changing news media climate throws at them. Please help us by nominating a news publishing up-and-comer (or yourself) for our “25 Under 35” feature story that will appear in our February 2023 issue.
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In a memo to staff, Global Business Editor Noreen Gillespie announced that Taiwo Adebayo will join AP to cover the intersection of climate and business in Africa.
The changes are the latest under the news organization’s new editor in chief, Emma Tucker.
William Cotter has been named as the new president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. He will oversee operations of PNA, MANSI Media and the PNA Foundation.
Reshma Kirpalani, a 14-time Emmy Award Winner, joins The Washington Post from McClatchy.
A third editor has submitted their resignation at The Messenger over frustrations with internal dynamics at the start-up, Mediaite has learned.
Guardian News & Media (GNM) has appointed Liz Wynn as chief supporter officer, leading the global digital reader revenue strategy. She takes up her new role in September.
The (Walterboro) Press & Standard has hired Cottageville native Dana Erickson as its new managing editor. 
Patrick Villegas, an experienced journalist and sales and marketing expert, joined The Daniel Island News as associate publisher earlier this month.
My Horry News’ managing editor Hannah Strong Oskin is moving up the newsroom ranks.
Dave Pettit’s scope of responsibility is expanding to include working with leaders across Dow Jones — including Barron’s Group, The Wall Street Journal, Risk & Compliance and OPIS — to enhance the company's capabilities, influence and reach.
Carly Olson has joined the Los Angeles Times as the consumer economy reporter on the Business desk.
Marisa Gerber has joined Business as an enterprise reporter who will focus on ambitious, high-impact narrative journalism that captures the realities and stakes of a changing economy in the state and elsewhere.
Industry Obits
John Widdison, a former executive managing editor of the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts, died Tuesday, May 23, at the age of 84.
On Wednesday, May 25, James Don “JD” Swartz passed away peacefully at Franklin Woods Hospital. He was born August 5, 1935, to Don and Maude Jane Barnett Swartz. He lived a beautiful life of 87 years.
The Wichita Business Journal family is mourning the death of longtime colleague Daniel McCoy.
Lesotho authorities must launch a credible investigation into the killing of journalist Ralikonelo "Leqhashasha" Joki and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.
Known for his wit and crazy antics, the retired journalist wrote poetry, played jazz bass and rode motorcycles.
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