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Meet our 2023 EPPY Award winners

This year’s EPPY Awards received more than 400 entries. Winners were selected from an international list of nominations to honor the best in digital media across more than 40 diverse categories. Entries came from media companies large and small worldwide, including local news publishing, broadcast networks, cable news and sports networks, pure-play international websites and niche content publishers. There were additional categories celebrating excellence in college and university journalism.
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Google took its next leap in artificial intelligence Wednesday with the launch of project Gemini, an AI model trained to behave in human-like ways that’s likely to intensify the debate about the technology’s potential promise and perils.
The relatively new TV network is hosting the fourth Republican presidential debate. It has a chance to get in front of more eyes than ever before.
Elon Musk may have a plan to save X, and it doesn't involve advertising, free speech, or financial services.
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In this episode, we go one-on-one with industry veteran Marty Baron, where we discuss his recently released book, "Collision of Power,” which offers an inside view of his time as executive editor of The Washington Post under Bezos' ownership and during Trump's presidency. We also hear his thoughts on managing a newsroom in today's challenging news media ecosystem.

In this episode of "E&P Reports," we un-pack Medill's 2023 "State of Local News" report with co-authors Senior Associate Dean Tim Franklin and Visiting Professor Penelope Muse ("Penny") Abernathy as we investigate their latest findings and methodology, as well as what this data means when it comes to the future of local journalism in the U.S.
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Solving the news desert crisis will require dismantling the silos between academia and industry and creating a working group immediately dedicated to creating real solutions, a team of journalism professors recently concluded.  The team recently offered an online “News Desert U2: Solutions” conference that brought together local news experts from around the world to brainstorm practical solutions for what academia can do to help the news desert crisis.
Although daunting for some, budget season has always been a therapeutic and comforting time for me. It’s when our focus shifts to the outlook for the upcoming year. This is when we create comprehensive game plans involving contingencies, market nuances and gap analysis and align projects to meet potential objectives and stretch goals. We diligently put everything in place to view things in three dimensions: mitigate risks, address issues head-on and navigate relationships that contribute to the community's perceived value of the organization.
I miss Twitter. I hate X. But despite all the terrible changes to the platform, I’m still posting, reading, scrolling, liking and bookmarking. I am far from alone in the world of journalism. What’s wrong with us? Anyway, if you haven’t left X yet and plan to remain until the lights get turned off, here are a couple of ways you might be able to improve your experience slightly...
Accuracy is the core principle of quality journalism. When editors and journalists are dedicated to reporting the facts in a balanced manner, the public is more likely to trust what they write and publish — and become better informed and more involved citizens.
Mobile apps are now used more than mobile web browsers. eMarketer estimated that in 2022, the average American spent over four hours a day on mobile devices, and over 90% of that time spent was using a mobile app. This ubiquity of mobile apps in everyday digital habits presents both risks and opportunities for news publishers.
U.S. negotiators made a fresh offer to Russia in recent weeks to secure the release of detained Americans Evan Gershkovich and Paul Whelan, but Moscow rejected the American proposal, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
The National Association of Broadcasters continues to press for TV station ownership deregulation, saying a federal rule that bars the common ownership of some of the most successful TV stations in a market needs to go.
Signal Ohio, a nonprofit news startup, has launched its second newsroom in the state: Signal Akron. The new venture joins Signal Cleveland in the growing news network. 
An overwhelming majority of readers would like news publishers to tell them when AI has shaped the news coverage they’re seeing. But, new research finds, news outlets pay a price when they disclose using generative AI.
The three-year agreement includes a minimum 3% pay increase and improvements to policies regarding extra pay for overwork, overnight work and out-of-title work.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) has announced joining LOT Network, the largest patent licensing platform and non-profit community of global companies working to protect its members against litigation brought on by patent assertion entities (PAEs). The LOT Network community is committed to safeguarding members against frivolous PAE litigation.
The deal between Google and the federal government to resolve their dispute over paying for news online will come as a relief for the media industry in Canada.
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Anthony Campbell, the former executive editor and managing editor of The Denver Post who led the paper to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1986 for a series on missing children, has died, according to former associates at the Post. He was 82.

As of Dec. 5, CPJ’s preliminary investigations showed at least 63 journalists and media workers were among the more than 16,000 killed since the war began on Oct. 7 — with more than 15,500 Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the West Bank and 1,200 deaths in Israel. The deadliest day of the war for journalist deaths was its first day, Oct. 7, with six journalists killed; the second-deadliest day occurred on Nov. 18, with five killed.
Phillip Meek, a former president and publisher of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, died Nov. 21 in his Michigan home. He was 86.
His political journal challenged liberal and conservative orthodoxies for decades.
Ron DeBrock, an award-winning journalist and editor of The Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) since 2019, died late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22, at his home in Godfrey after an illness. He was 62.
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Doorfront Direct, the nation’s largest independent magazine and catalog delivery network, marks its six-year anniversary this week.

On Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, ProImage received an urgent phone call from The Kingsport (Tennessee) Times-News, owned by Six Rivers Media, LLC. Ransomware had encrypted the entire Virtual SAN infrastructure. With the support of ProImage, a cloud workflow was quickly operational and the newspaper had no problem getting its pages processed and output through its CTP systems.
Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California, has selected imPRESSions Worldwide of Burlington, Washington, to oversee its Press Drive System retrofit across its GOSS Headliner Offset Presses.
As we near the end of this year and look forward to 2024, we at E&P are interested in knowing your thoughts and plans for the year ahead. Please take a few minutes to participate in our survey. We’ll be reporting on the industry-wide results early in the new year.
Leading Belgian news technology company, Twipe, in close partnership with MHS Digital, has proudly introduced the next-generation e-paper platform for titles under the Stuttgart Newspaper Group.
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The National Press Institute for Audience Growth (NPIAG) along with Kelly Robinson, CEO of RedDot announced today they have partnered with Julian Placino, a professional recruiting consultant, to offer an innovative, cost-effective method, known as the Placino Carrier Recruitment Method, to identify, interview, qualify and contract newspaper carriers for any size market.

Mediahuis, an international media group with a range of powerful brands and activities in many European countries and Ireland's leading print and digital media publisher, reaches millions …
On September 7th, 2023, a group of media leaders gathered online to present their views on the future of news publishing. You are invited to now join the Summit, via a recorded video for each presentation. And please feel free to comment and contribute by logging in below and offering your thoughts.
Local media are looking to sponsor participatory opportunities that are fun for local audiences and boost businesses' visibility. The Seattle Times is doing just that with its Best in the PNW (Pacific North West), which recognizes the best local businesses in various categories as voted by the public.
The Routt County Planning Department plays a vital role in ensuring that land usage in the county is lawful, efficient, and sustainable. The department issues various permits for different land uses, each requiring a public notice component.
As more newspapers add a digital platform to distribute news and other content, they’ve discovered they need a comprehensive and flexible subscription management system. Such a system generates …