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Margaret Sullivan on The Post turmoil and media's role in 2024 election

In this exclusive interview with E&P, prominent American journalist, Guardian columnist and media critic Margaret Sullivan discusses the current leadership turmoil at The Washington Post, highlighting Jeff Bezos’ decision to hire Will Lewis as the new publisher and the controversies surrounding his tenure. Sullivan also emphasizes her reshaping her Substack newsletter, “American Crisis,” to address the critical role of the media in informing the public and safeguarding democracy, particularly in the context of the upcoming 2024 election.

The evolving landscape of public notices: Balancing tradition and technology

Although newspapers retain their traditional preeminence as the primary source of public notices, the same transition of news content to the web is now affecting public notices. While some like to snicker at members of the U.S. Congress and state legislators for their lack of understanding of the digital world, many state legislatures have or are addressing this transition with new/updated laws allowing news outlets and governments to publish public notices on their websites.

The Guardian discovers what’s ‘deeply read’

The Guardian knows that the secret sauce to building revenue and trust is tied to the amount of time readers spend on stories, and it's using that data to identify a list of stories other readers have found worth reading past the first few paragraphs. As a result, the news organization has added a “Deeply read” headline list to its website, a sibling to its “Most viewed” list.

Local TV's disruption creates opportunities for news publishers

The landscape of local television is undergoing a seismic shift, driven by technological advancements and changing viewer behaviors. As cable and satellite subscriptions continue to decline, local news stations face consolidation, network affiliate programming transforms, and new opportunities emerge for innovative content delivery. These trends not only challenge traditional broadcasting models but also open up avenues for news publishers to reimagine their roles in serving local communities. E&P's Guy Tasaka explores four key predictions that outline the future of local TV and strategies for thriving amidst this disruption.
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Linda Tirado "is at life’s end" due to eye injury sustained while covering a protest in 2020.

Since we started raising concerns about the map back in January, the response of Zach Metzger, then the project’s Database Manager, has been “You just don’t understand our methodology.” While the project’s methodology does throw up yellow flags – more on that below – that hasn’t been the big problem. The big problem has been the errors. We’ve previously reported on dozens of mapping mistakes here, here, here and here.
Many of the circumstances are unprecedented. Moderators Jake Tapper and Dana Bash face a job that has become increasingly more difficult.
One of the fundamental tools journalists have for shining light where needed is unfettered access to sources who can speak freely without being monitored by a minder. That right is in peril for journalists at Stars and Stripes.
One expert said the move reflects a realization that many Americans, especially young people, get their news from social media.
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Unveiling the secrets of local media sales mastery: Insights from Jeffrey Sleete.

In this wide-ranging interview with Jeffrey Sleete, a seasoned media sales consultant with a rich radio and TV advertising sales background, we delved into his approach to media sales and the principles that have guided his successful career. Sleete, who now writes a column for E&P Magazine, shared his ideas on various aspects of how to successfully engage small businesses in today’s challenging local media ecosystem.

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This year, ProPublica added another Pulitzer Prize — its seventh — to its impressive and long list of journalism awards. A model for nonprofit accountability journalism, ProPublica is approaching its 20th anniversary in 2027. Its model has been so successful that it has enabled the organization to create a generous rather than isolated and proprietary culture.
Hyperlocal digital news communities are gaining popularity, particularly among legacy radio and TV companies, as a way to provide reliable sources of information to communities, especially those in news deserts. Townsquare Media and Saga Communications are among the companies that have launched hyperlocal news sites in small markets, focusing on practical community news, public safety reports, and upcoming events. These sites provide opportunities for advertising, programmatic programs, and sponsored content, and have been met with overwhelmingly positive community reactions.
Hardly a week has passed this year without a layoff announcement from one public broadcaster or another: 20 positions eliminated last September at WNYC, 16 in February at WAMU, 34 in April at WNET, eight at KUOW in May — plus a round of buyouts (potentially followed by layoffs) at KQED and LAist. Nearly 150 jobs have been lost at local stations since last fall, and that's on top of the 100 positions NPR eliminated in the spring of 2023.
Nearly three and a half years after then-Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill creating a local news commission, the Massachusetts legislature is ready to try again. The first commission lapsed without ever holding a formal meeting (one preliminary meeting was held before all the members had been appointed), so essentially we’re starting from scratch.
Since launching in summer 2023, the Folsom Times has seen its monthly page views steadily grow. It’s a rare success story in an era of newspaper downsizing and social media misinformation.
Abu Dhabi-backed RedBird IMI said on Friday it had opened bids for its sale of the Telegraph and Spectator, having reversed its decision to acquire the right-leaning newspaper group after the government intervened.
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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.

The Jacobs Family has sold its J-Ad Graphics publishing business to JAMS Media, LLC and its View Newspaper Group of Lapeer, Michigan, according to Joe Bella, independent broker with BVC LLC. Bella represented the Jacobs family in the transaction.
On April 1, The Albuquerque Publishing Co., based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, went live with the Community Advertising System (CAS) from SCS.
In the ever-evolving world of online news, securing reader loyalty and generating sustainable revenue remains a constant battle. While paywalls have become a popular strategy, many publications, like HuffPost, are hesitant to restrict access to their content and prefer to keep their award-winning journalism free and available to all.
LNP Media Group, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has reached an agreement with SCS to install the Community Advertising System (CAS).
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