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E&P’s 2023 class of 10 news publishers that do it right

The 2023 class of 10 News Publishers That Do It Right represents our industry with small-town publishers to large properties; monthly, weekly and daily publications; legacy print, digital publications, business and alternative publications — representing the breadth and depth of our industry. Each has faced challenges and innovated to overcome them, and each has a story to tell — revenue, content, community service, engagement, business model or platform. We’re excited to bring these publishers that do it right to you for energy and ideas.

Video trends for 2023: Short-form video is predicted to be the fastest growing segment, with double-digit gains

With the increasing consumption of online video, and online video forecasted to attract even more ad spend than in prior years, 2023 is the year to ensure you have a robust video strategy and the right video partner.  Here is what Matthew Watson, CEO of STN Video, thinks is in store for 2023.

The CPJ: Supporting journalists in peril who are threatened, attacked, imprisoned and murdered worldwide

Reporting the truth is always rewarding, but it can also be dangerous, especially for journalists working in countries (theirs or on international assignments) that may severely limit press freedom and the free flow of information to the population. Whatever the situation on the ground, these journalists are subject to being attacked, arrested, detained and interrogated, and even tried, convicted and imprisoned. These imperiled journalists are not alone, however.
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The Charleston Post and Courier: Committed to statewide coverage one market at a time

In this 181st episode of E&P Reports, we “look under the hood” at the Charleston Post and Courier's tailor-made, market-by-market, statewide expansion and why, while others are downsizing, they are finding innovative ways to provide quality local journalism throughout South Carolina. Appearing on this broadcast are P&C Executive Editor Autumn Phillips and Chief Opportunity & Marketing Officer Chris Zoeller, along with PJ Browning, president newspaper division at Evening Post Publishing.

Two embedded journalists are making an impact thanks to the JFP

In this 180th episode of “E&P Reports," we speak with two reporters covering beats that exist today, thanks to the funding managed by Journalism Funding Partners (JFP). Appearing are the Nashville Tennessean’s first reporter to be focused solely on First Amendment issues, Angele Latham and the Raleigh News and Observer's new climate change and environment reporter Adam Wagner. Explaining how JFP was able to help create these and other new local journalism initiatives is executive director Rusty Coats.

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If you’re in charge, your team or organization will inevitably look to you for direction to help lead them down the correct path. And depending on the talent on your team and the type of organization, that might not take much. For example, when you have a lot of strength above and below you, it’s often much easier to make good choices and set a course you feel confident about. Other times, the next steps just aren't as straightforward.
One of the evergreen questions Editor & Publisher ponders as we chronicle today’s business of news is: How will newsrooms — now and in the future — be funded? As we stand, one quarter into 2023, it felt timely to reach out to news publishers to hear their goals for revenue this year; how their newsrooms may benefit from philanthropic support; and if they’re counting on legislative relief to come from state or federal governments.
The Baltimore Beat was published for about five months in 2017 before the publisher decided to stop publication. But Lisa Snowden, editor, knew there was a niche and a need in Baltimore for another Black community-focused news outlet — in addition to the Baltimore-based 130-year-old The AFRO. She began studying nonprofit news models.
The Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism is taking a major step forward in promoting diversity in the media industry with the launch of the Asian Media Initiative. The program, aimed at increasing the representation of Asian Americans in media and journalism, will provide opportunities for students, journalists and aspiring media professionals to gain the skills and resources necessary to succeed in the competitive field of journalism.
How can white people, which the publisher of this very publication will tell you dominate the traditional media industry channels and gatherings, do more than unwind generations of racism and exploitative coverage — instead, actively contribute to restoring justice and equity? John Heaston says he doesn’t have the answers, but hopes the points in today's column can help.
With start-up funding from a remarkably successful Kickstarter campaign, Block Club Chicago debuted in 2018 as an independent 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Today, Block Club Chicago has reporters covering a majority of the neighborhoods across the city, but there are still some “gaps” in community coverage that they hope to fill as the newsroom grows.
For local newspapers and news outlets to sustain themselves, it’s critical to understand Gen Zers’ perspective on local news and how they engage with it. Many news outlets are already initiating new strategies to connect with this youngest generation of adults and the high-school-age Gen Zers who will be adults soon.
More than 400 advertising and media industry leaders and insiders gathered at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, March 5-7, at the Borrell Miami Local Advertising Conference 2023. The theme of “Navigating Local Media's Brave New World” played out in main-stage presentations and breakout sessions over the two-day conference, offering the latest advertising and revenue-generating strategies and opportunities.
Following the March 6th publication by Editor & Publisher (E&P) of “Winsted Citizen: Ralph Nader gets the press but leaves his ‘gifted’ newspaper in the lurch,” a reliable source told us that the Winsted Citizen is the second time Nader funded a newspaper in Winsted — and then pulled his financial backing.
The Center for Health Journalism opened in 2004 at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to support healthcare journalists in California. The Center’s mission has expanded over the years. It now serves journalists nationwide in every beat and encourages them to see the interconnections of health in communities, such as how systemic racism and poverty impact health and wellbeing.
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Here’s what it looked like when Wolf Blitzer announced the news on CNN. Blitzer called it “historic breaking news.” CNN, which now loathes using its “Breaking News” banner, made the right call by dusting it off and slapping it on the screen. It truly was breaking news.
The reporter, Joylyn Bukovac, shares her "wave of shock" while seeing another student shot in front of her and hiding under choir room bleachers when she was a middle school student in 2010 in Alabama.
The news of the indictment of former President Trump immediately took over cable news channels and the country’s main broadcast networks on Thursday.
More than twice as many Americans support the U.S. government banning TikTok as oppose it (50% vs. 22%), though a sizable share (28%) are not sure, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that comes amid intensifying scrutiny of the Chinese-owned video-sharing app.
Robert Telles faces first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.
Starting April 1, Twitter will remove the blue checkmarks from accounts that were previously verified but don’t sign up for the $8/month Twitter Blue subscription.
Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Emma Tucker told staff in a memo Thursday that she was “very concerned” for the safety of Russia-based reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested Wednesday by security forces in the city of Yekaterinburg.
“The common theme of the three lawsuits filed today is deception -- deception that endangers Arkansans, especially our children,” Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin stated.
Researchers at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan, transatlantic nonprofit operated by the German Marshall Fund that studies authoritarian disinformation, on Thursday published a report that identified nearly 80 TikTok accounts operated by Russian state outlets like RT or Sputnik or by individuals linked to them, including RT’s editor-in-chief.
A Reporters' Lab review of local fact-checking finds only a small percentage of politicians and other public officials are held accountable for the accuracy of the claims they make.
Former and current staff members had fought the decision to shut down the 68-year-old magazine, a bastion of liberal opinion and investigative journalism in a red state.
Evan Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen, could face up to 20 years in prison.
Members of the New York Times Guild Union protested inside the paper’s newsroom this week, continuing a years-long contract dispute.
In 10 years, Hearst has spent $12 billion on acquisitions, many of them having little to do with consumer magazine publishing.
More and more journalists are contending with fake copyright infringement claims. Here are some tips from OCCRP on how to handle them.
The two sides met privately but could not reach agreement on the $1.6 billion defamation claim. Legal experts say a settlement to avert a sensational trial is still possible.
CNN has announced the premiere dates for CNN News Central, the network’s new dayside programming lineup that will bring a more dynamic and illustrative approach to covering news and the developing stories of the day. 
 Scripps News will significantly expand its documentary programming by creating a new longform unit devoted to producing compelling cinematic offerings for Scripps News platforms and distribution partners.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott sounded the alarm inside the company about the financial fallout that the right-wing network would suffer if it continued aggressively fact-checking then-President Donald Trump’s lies after the 2020 election, according to messages that became public Wednesday.
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced winners of the 2023 National Magazine Awards during a live ceremony held March 28 at Terminal 5 in New York City.
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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.
In February, The Press Enterprise, based in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, reached an agreement with SCS to install the Community Advertising System to standardize and modernize its advertising and production workflows.
HB7049: Legal Notices was passed and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 2022 legislative session. The law went into effect on Jan. 1 and makes Florida one of the few U.S. states to allow the publication of public notices on designated government websites in addition to print newspapers.
How to efficiently manage the workflow of 200+ publications, including 30 dailies and hundreds of commercial products across 15 production facilities. This was the question the Adams Publishing Company management team was asking when looking for a streamlined, cost-reducing workflow solution that would also improve quality and reduce onsite hardware.
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.
It's going to be a rough year for local advertising in 2023. Borrell is forecasting that growth will be at a near-standstill, held back by a combination of economic pressures and a dramatic reshaping of the type of businesses now operating in each market. Borrell will unveil its forecasts and describe the change in business composition during a 45-minute webinar at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 17. The webinar is free.
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Moving away from your hometown is a big decision for many, but for me it is much, much more than that.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is pleased to announce that Martha Dalton has joined the newsroom to cover Atlanta and Fulton County schools.
ABC News will shrink the size of its executive team in the wake of layoffs ordered by its corporate parent, Walt Disney Co.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead this dedicated team of South Carolina journalists. As a kid who grew up reading and learning about journalism through USA Today's pages, I am truly humbled." — Gabe Whisnant
In her new role, Beatrice Forman will be responsible for planning and executing the nationwide collaborative event in partnership with the organizing committee and advisory board.
POLITICO has announced that Jeremy Bowers has been named chief technology officer, a newly expanded global role which will now have oversight over all technology operations in the U.S. and Europe.
Star Tribune Media Co., Minnesota’s largest media company, has announced it has named Christine Fruechte its new chair of the board of directors. Fruechte takes the reins from Mike Klingensmith, who is retiring following a 13-year tenure as publisher and CEO at the Star Tribune.
Ray Paul has been named general manager at the Saint Albans Messenger in Vermont. 
WEHCO Video has announced that Greg Argetsinger will succeed Paul Morbeck as president, overseeing cable operations across four states. Morbeck will retire after 24 years with the company.
Cox Enterprises has named Patrick Waite as its new senior vice president of assurance, risk and enablement.
Industry leader Jerry Lyles has joined the Franklin News Foundation as the organization’s first vice president of syndication and distribution. He assumes responsibility for the further expansion of Franklin’s partnerships with media partners.
Kevin Ridder, a journalist, editor, content manager and environmental activist based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has joined the Association of Health Care Journalists as its new web editor.
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The Hickory (North Carolina) Daily Record lost a member of its work family this week.
The family plans to hold a private celebration of life for Mr. Kelleher later this year.
Veteran journalist, historian, and civic leader, William Light “Bill” Kinney Jr., 89, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, died peacefully at his family antebellum home, Magnolia, under the loving care of his daughter, Elisabeth Kinney McNiel, Sunday night, Feb. 19.
James B. “Jim” Boone Jr., founder and chairman of the board of Boone Newsmedia, Inc. (BNI), died Monday, Feb. 13, at UAB Hospital-Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, after a brief illness. He was 87.
The love of a good story and the ability to tell one in a convincing and attention-grabbing way was central to Jeff Nesmith’s life, both personally and professionally.
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