Latest Exclusives from E&P

Become 'the other job," by creating a workplace where employees resist the temptation to leave.

Employees who are happy with their current employers aren’t likely to be tempted into another position. So, how do you ensure you don't lose your people to a new, more appealing offer? Simple. You become the other job. Instead of the boring person at home, you become the mistress.

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.
Latest Vodcasts

Ballantine 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.

More E&P Exclusives
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.
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.
Read the current issue online
This Month's E&P Tornoe Cartoon
Scroll The Latest Job Opportunities
E&P Voices
Diversity Spotlight
Ad Sales Life
Latest Industry News
The Pulitzer Prize Board has announced significant revisions to the definitions of the Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography categories and to the entry guidelines and eligibility requirements for these categories.
Rift that opened with deadly border clash deepens as neighbors deny reporter visas.
In an email sent to employees, CEO Adam Symson announced a “news initiative,” in which the company will “invest nearly $10 million to increase compensation where needed to ensure we can attract and retain the best journalists” and “add about 250 on-the-ground resources to our local reporting teams.”
An Iowa newspaper publisher is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the company violated customers’ privacy rights through information sharing with Facebook.
To encourage more investigative reporting in local newsrooms and to help local reporters hone those skills, Report for America is partnering with Investigative Editing Corps to oversee up to 10 projects over the next two years in its host newsrooms.
Seven women say that a star columnist groped them or made unwanted sexual advances. But Britain’s news media has a complicated relationship with outing its own.
Members of America's Newspapers are encouraged to nominate their best editorials and columns for recognition with this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Writing Prize. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 31.
"The decline of local news isn’t just another industry that was disrupted by the rise of the internet, but it is having very insidious implications on the state of our democracy, and philanthropy is beginning to see its role in helping to rebuild it." — Sarabeth Berman, CEO of the American Journalism Project
Twitter has dropped out of a voluntary European Union agreement to combat online disinformation, a top EU official said Friday (May 26).
An Iranian journalist went on trial behind closed doors on Monday on charges linked to her coverage of the funeral of a Kurdish-Iranian woman whose death in custody last year triggered months of unrest, her lawyer told ILNA news agency.
A conversation with Ab11y’s Charlie Turrell and Gareth Ford Williams.
Die Zeit is a weekly German newspaper and among the most successful European publishers that has experimented with subscriptions as a revenue stream. Here’s how the company experimented with early retention strategies and fostered routines with its audience.
Meet the one-person team behind Antarctica's longest-running newspaper, the Antarctic Sun.
Lawyers for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich have appealed a Moscow court’s decision to extend his pretrial detention until at least Aug. 30.
Belarus’ Supreme Court has upheld an eight-year prison sentence handed to a prominent member of the country’s sizable Polish minority and a correspondent for a top newspaper in Poland.
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.
Industry Partner News
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.
#NewsMedia Stocks of Interest
Jamila Khalil has been named publisher of the Sedalia (Missouri) Democrat and the Warrensburg Star-Journal, as announced this month by Phillips Media Group, the Democrat’s parent company.
The NorthEast Association of Communication Executives has announced the appointment of its new board of directors.
She was most recently a staff writer at Defector, where she covered media, sports and labor in stories such as her report on the corporate takeover of Football Outsiders.
Louis-Cyrille Trebuchet will take up his role on July 3, succeeding Jérôme Jaroussie, who held the position since 2018.
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.
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.
Photo of the Month