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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Judi Terzotis announced as E&P’s 2021 'Publisher of the Year'

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.

Trust in news

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!

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The full-tuition scholarship is from the Simmons Family Foundation
Nat Lea, president and CEO of WEHCO Media, Little Rock, Arkansas, was elected president of America's Newspapers today. Eight industry executives also were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors.
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 on Monday, Oct. 18. The award was presented by Alan Fisco, president and CFO of The Seattle Times and president of America's Newspapers.
Facebook is criticizing news outlets for reporting on leaked documents about the company ahead of the release of what Facebook called a “coordinated series of articles.” 
Lee Enterprises Inc., a leading provider of high quality, trusted local news and information and a major subscription and advertising platform in 77 markets, announced a strategic partnership with Mudd Advertising, a leading full-service automotive advertising agency.
Fox News’ John Roberts irresponsibly tweeted that Powell’s death "raises new concerns" about the vaccines’ effectiveness.
Media giant Gannett Co., Inc. has entered into a $516 million senior secured loan facility and will use the funds, along with $400 million from a private offering, to repay an existing term loan.
TownNews and BlueLena have announced a partnership that will empower local media organizations to rapidly activate reader revenue using TownNews’ smart metering and paywall solution, iQ Audience+.
Newspeople
Lorraine Forte, former executive editor of The Chicago Reporter and former editor-in-chief of Catalyst Chicago, was named editorial page editor of the Sun-Times Monday.
The powerful chief editor of Germany’s best-selling newspaper has been removed from his post following revelations of misconduct, publishing company Axel Springer SE said Monday.
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