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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.
The Corner Office

Indecision is not a decision: Get off the fence.

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.

The future of funding journalism

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.
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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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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.
Like our industry, overseeing a winning sports franchise requires a grand design of systems, trust and relationships — making it an easy place to draw inspiration. If you haven’t checked on the interpersonal dynamic between your sales team members and sales leadership, now is a good time to do so. These relationships propel your strategies to meet objectives.
This article is a follow-up to our original story which went out on Feb. 27. E&P has reached out to Ralph Nader for comment, but he was unavailable. This story will be updated with any comments when available.
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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.
The funds could potentially stave off layoffs and closure of the magazine for another month.
Here are three key points that local news organizations can learn from the symposium.
Google is introducing new ways for users to verify information on Search, the company has announced. The search giant is launching new features called “Perspectives” and “About this author,” while also expanding some of its current tools, including “About this result.”
It’s not unusual for mass shootings to renew the fierce debate about guns in this country. It feels more acute this time.
The Guardian Foundation has announced the expansion of its Scott Trust Bursary scheme, to include three additional places specifically for Black aspiring journalists in the U.K., as well as new opportunities in the U.S. and Australia.
Dominion Voting Systems said in a court filing Monday that it wants to put some of Fox News’ top executives and most well-known hosts on the witness stand when its $1.6 billion defamation case against the right-wing network goes to trial.
The Delaware judge overseeing a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Tuesday did not seem to buy the argument that founder Rupert Murdoch was too infirm to testify at trial next month.
Media scholar Thomas Patterson explains why he believes local public radio should be part of the conversation about saving local news.
Here's a zine full of activities and tips on spotting misinformation online, including identifying computer-generated content.
Tatiana and Matthew Prince have agreed to acquire the Park Record, the newspaper of record for Park City and Summit County, Utah. The Park Record has been continuously published since 1880, covering the news and happenings of the Wasatch Back. The Princes are acquiring the Park Record from Swift Communications, a subsidiary of West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers.
The Boston Globe has announced the rollout of Boston Globe New Hampshire, an investment that builds on the Globe’s already extensive coverage of the region. Full-time on-the-ground reporters and an award-winning editor will provide more dedicated, in-depth coverage of issues in the Granite state that are important to those who live there.
More newspaper sales could be on the way for Gannett, which has lost roughly half of its workforce since merging with GateHouse in 2019, Axios reported.
A federal judge on Friday set a fast-paced schedule in the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit challenging Google LLC's digital advertising technology practices, moving the case along more quickly than either side had proposed.
It sounds like an alarming equation: While local news outlets shutter and news deserts expand nationwide, so-called “pink slime” sites are filling the void with political propaganda disguised as legitimate news. For anyone who believes democracy is built on a foundation of truth, this is a disturbing trend.
Bottom line: Journalists should want, more than anything, for their audiences to be correctly informed. If posting corrections means a hit to their credibility in the short term, that is a risk they should be willing to take.
What role can, and should, AI play in the media landscape if it is unable to discern the difference between what is true and what is not?
Elon Musk on Monday tweeted that beginning April 15, only tweets by verified users will show up in Twitter's default main feed of "For You" recommendations.
News media organizations have largely adopted best practices when reporting on mass shootings to avoid giving undue attention to shooters and thus minimizing contagion or inspiring copycats. The news organizations that stay focused on uncovering facts will best serve their audiences.
Emojis, memes and gifs: you may text with them on a daily basis, but did you know you can also use them in your reporting to boost engagement?
Industry Partner News
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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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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.
The Trust Team leader is returning to the desk where he was previously deputy editor.
In his new role, Chris Maag, most recently a reporter and columnist at The Record in New Jersey, will take on enterprise, breaking news and narrative stories, helping readers see things they never expected.
The Newsroom Development and Support team has announced the promotion of two of its team members: Beena Raghavendran and Jin Kim.
Karen Zraick will be taking over the Brooklyn courts beat.
As POLITICO charts out its plans for the 2024 cycle, three additions have been named to its staff — one to the White House team and two to the politics team.
Nicholas Nehamas, a prize-winning investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, joins The New York Times as a campaign reporter and the beat writer on the emerging candidacy of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.
The Washington Post has announced further expansion to its global newsroom and new positions aimed at growing Post readership nationally and internationally. These latest additions build on years-long investments by The Post to cover the news from more locations than ever before and to produce 24/7 live news coverage that is timely and accessible to people around the world at any time of day.
Abby Grossberg had been placed on administrative leave following disclosure of her filings and Fox filed a separate suit against her seeking to prevent her from filing claims that would offer information on her talks with its corporate attorneys.
The Financial Times has appointed Lucy Fisher as its new Whitehall editor. Fisher is currently chief political commentator at Times Radio and will join the FT in May.
Alberto Ibargüen led the transformation of the Knight brothers’ legacy for a new era, investing over $2.3 billion to support informed, engaged and inclusive communities through journalism, arts, economic development and research.
Industry Obits
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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