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Society of Environmental Journalists: Strengthening coverage of the environment, energy, health and the climate

The Society of Environmental Journalists provides multiple support channels for those trying to tell the story of the changing climate. Current Executive Director Aparna Mukherjee says: “SEJ is here to make sure that we are putting resources into the hands of individual journalists and supporting the news outlets that are trying to do more with less.”
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1970s redux: Finding a north star for today's public media

We all know this story. Public media’s traditional programming has a waning appeal to younger audiences (part of the largest generation in U.S. history). Finances are a mess, station operators and networks face accusations of political bias, NPR has a revolving door of senior leadership, and activists in Congress are calling for defunding us. Are these today’s headlines? Nope. Try 50 years ago.

Producing a step-by-step guide to FOIA

You may know him by his social handle, @FOIANate. FOIA — the Freedom of Information Act — is Nate Jones’ business. Jones is the FOIA director at The Washington Post and ideally suited to the role. He’s a historian, journalist and lawyer — all disciplines that inform his work.

The Pivot Fund: Expanding to explore community-driven journalism in the Midwest

An ambitious research project by The Pivot Fund is focused on the Great Lake states. The project aims to better understand the news landscape in the region and help identify news and information sources that have specifically earned the trust of communities of color. Pivot began its Midwest survey in Minnesota in early 2024, and it should be completed this month. The project also includes news ecosystem studies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Scripps News tackles disinformation with new dedicated desk

Scripps News has launched the disinformation desk, which is focused on exposing disinformation and how it spreads — not just in politics but also in news. Liz Landers, former chief political correspondent for Vice News, is the network's lead disinformation correspondent and spoke to Editor & Publisher about the role and the team’s mission.
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Report for America brought journalists from every corner of the country to Minneapolis last week for the service program’s 2024 National Gathering. It was an opportunity for corps members to connect and learn from one another in a way that can only be done in person.

The Palm Beach and Southwest Florida News Guild have reached a tentative agreement for their first collective bargaining agreement with Gannett after nearly four years of negotiations. The agreements will benefit workers at The Palm Beach Post, The Palm Beach Daily News, The News-Press and The Naples Daily News.
The signal expansion of Long Island’s only NPR station now stretches across the East End and into Southern Connecticut and Rhode Island.
All three major networks — ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as PBS — preempted regular programming to carry Biden’s remarks. The cable networks — CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — also had special coverage.
Congressmen Robert B. Aderholt (R-Alabama) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-Missouri) introduced the Deliver for Democracy Act (H.R. 9078) in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 23. The bill is identical to the Senate version (S. 4378) introduced by Senators Peter Welch (D-Vemont) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) on May 21.
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Navigating the challenges of USPS print delivery

In this episode, E&P spoke with two prominent figures in the newspaper industry: Matt Paxton, publisher of The News-Gazette in Lexington, Virginia, and past president of the National Newspaper Association (NNA), and Brad Hill, CEO of Interlink and an NNA representative on the USPS Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee. They explore the ongoing relevance of print media, the intricacies of postal delivery and the NNA’s advocacy efforts to help community publishers address today's news publishing challenges.

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If we were to tell you that more people have VR headsets in the U.S. than those who subscribe to a newspaper — print and digital subscriptions combined — would you consider it a viable new frontier? The reality is extended reality (XR) — the catch-all term encompassing virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality — has slowly grown under the radar. 
Whether local media was asleep at the wheel, too small to compete with the digital giants or thought their kingdoms were unassailable, the share of obtainable local ad dollars available continues to dwindle. Nonetheless, there are some strategies we can initiate today, to regain some of that revenue.
Trina Reynolds-Tyler, the data director at the Invisible Institute, along with her colleagues and reporting partners, has been on the run ever since the Chicago-based nonprofit newsroom made headlines by winning two Pulitzer Prizes and a Peabody award in early May. It’s been a whirlwind of collecting awards, doing press interviews and speaking at conferences to talk about their unique and deeply community-centric reporting process.
The NBA signed its 11-year media rights deal with Disney, NBC and Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday after saying it was not accepting Warner Bros. Discovery’s $1.8 billion per year offer to continue its longtime relationship with the league.
A federal judge in Florida on Wednesday allowed former President Donald J. Trump’s defamation suit against ABC News to move forward, rejecting an effort by the television network to dismiss the litigation as spurious.
Rupert Murdoch, the patriarch, has moved to change the family’s irrevocable trust to preserve his media businesses as a conservative force. Several of his children are fighting back.
Does a law that predates social media shield companies from complying with criminal defense subpoenas? A California appellate panel said no.
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Maranatha Broadcasting Company Inc. (MBC), owners of WFMZ-TV Allentown and WDPN-TV Philadelphia, and The Media Audit  have announced a multi-year partnership designed to enhance media and marketing research in the Allentown and Philadelphia markets.

ProImage has announced the release of NewsWayX automated workflow — available in the cloud or installed locally. NewsWayX offers a comprehensive solution for Page and Plate Tracking, Ripping, Imposition and Output management.
Explore how Iliffe Media Group uses AI to drive immediate new revenues with "Smart Ads." By offering an affordable, combined print and digital ad package, they turned a significant portion of their small print advertisers into digital clients. This efficient and cost-effective solution generated over 100 new ads per week within 20 days, creating a substantial six- to seven-digit pound revenue opportunity without adding operation overhead to their team. Learn how they bridged the digital gap for small print advertisers (and local sales teams), creating a win-win for both the publisher and advertisers. Don't miss this insightful case study.
The Las Vegas (Nevada) Review-Journal has committed to a very large Goss Newsliner Press Drive upgrade project with imPRESSions Worldwide, Inc. from Burlington, Washington, in conjunction with  DCOS from Sweden, following a large wave of printers making similar decisions as of late.
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Watch this "E&P Reports" Sponsored Webinar revealing how these three news publishers are taking advantage of the new, growing, impactful media of digital signage, to reach new readers and drive new revenue.
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Imagine an assistive AI tool that efficiently reformats your newsroom content into various text, audio, and video formats instantly. Not only does it streamline the process, but it also autonomously generates headlines and keywords to optimize SEO performance for your stories. Watch this insightful E&P Sponsored Webinar, where we'll delve into how NOTA is reshaping the landscape of news content creation. Explore their suite of assistive AI tools designed to amplify the impact and reach of human-authored stories.