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The "NewsMedia Revenue Summit" is coming to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2-3. The 360 Media Alliance, Editor & Publisher Magazine (E&P) and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association have collaborated to bring the industry a packed, fast-paced conference that is designed to deliver actionable, take-to-market ideas and strategies that grow "top line" revenue, now!

As a manager, you must balance the things that need to get done and the time available. Are you spending your time wisely? Or are you wasting this resource on things that other people could be doing? That kind of examination is absolutely crucial to getting the most value out of your time.

Too often, the media focuses on the demise of newspapers and the expanding news deserts nationwide. It is certainly a transition of note, but another transition that deserves more coverage is the effort to recruit and train the next generation of journalists. How news is delivered is changing, but the journalist's role will remain critical to gathering, writing and providing editorial commentary about the news.
One of the dilemmas newsrooms face in the age of AI is whether and how to use generative AI technologies, and then how to create some structure and define ethics and policy around their use. The other dilemma is how to protect news publishers' interests through regulatory and fair-compensation advocacy.
In the wake of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the United States, founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison agreed that securing and growing a free press was essential to the country’s future. So in 1792, then-President George Washington signed into law a sweeping act that created the postal service and subsidized the delivery of newspapers. This lesson of government support of the news industry is extremely relevant today, as communities across the country continue to lose local news sources at an alarming rate.
You may have noticed the #AAJAFamily hashtag trending on social media this summer. That's how members of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) describe the organization and its annual conference to E&P, “like a family.” E&P reached out to AAJA officers and members to hear about their experiences at AAJA23 and what this organization has meant to them professionally and personally.
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Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Washington Post opinions contributor, was convicted of treason and sentenced to 25 years in prison in April after publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion in Ukraine.
The former press secretary in the Bush White House will moderate the next Republican debate. She’s managed to rise at Fox without being a Trump supplicant.
A St. Louis judge doubled down on an unconstitutional prior restraint last week, extending her previous order prohibiting the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from publishing a mental health evaluation of a man accused of killing one police officer and injuring another.
Colorado News Collaborative has unveiled what it calls a first-of-its-kind online guide that will “help newsrooms find diverse sources” while also helping community members connect with local reporters.
Michael Bloomberg is not taking the Rupert Murdoch path and leaving control of his media empire to one of his children. Instead, the 81 year-old magnate plans to bequeath the company to his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, which will then sell it. 
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In this episode of E&P Reports, we go beyond reporting on news publishers by focusing on the impact on a population when they learn they may lose their newspaper of record. Appearing in this interview and speaking about the value of local journalism as it affects the people and public policy of their community are Bedford County, Tennessee’s Chris White, director of planning, Greg Vick, county commissioner for District 2 and Curt Cobb, county clerk & master.

In this episode of “E&P Reports,” we go one-on-one with award-winning journalist and founder of the Global Press Institute (GPI) Cristi Hegranes, whose new book: “Byline” makes a case that the global news publishing industry can become more sustainable by rethinking how it provides global news coverage by focusing on local news sourcing — as opposed to: “The flawed discipline of parachute journalism.”
In this episode of "E&P Reports," we explore the groundbreaking move by two organizations that considered themselves competitive for decades. Arizona Newspapers Association and Arizona Broadcasters Association merge into Arizona Media Association. We chat about the "whys and hows" of the union with Lisa Simpson, the former executive director of Arizona Newspapers Association, and Chris Kline, the former president/ CEO of Arizona Broadcasters Association. We also learn their future plans for advancing the industry and serving their combined membership.
In this episode of "E&P Reports," we explore the recent Google Antitrust suit filed by the DOJ through one of the witnesses for the defense, news media industry digital ad software provider Kenny Katzgrau, CEO of Broadstreet. Katzgrau, who wrote an op-ed offering advice to small news publishers on how they can compete with big-tech local media advertising dollars, now finds that his words will likely become evidence presented by Google that they may be a less-dominant media giant than has been reported. Katzgrau, a local news publisher, discusses how even though he believes that Google is a powerful, dominant, monopolistic player in the local ad space, he may find himself sitting on a stand offering evidence for the defense.
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The ReNews Project seeks to revive campus newspapers, especially at Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs). Many have had funding cuts or have experienced censorship threats. Before the coordinators arrive on campus, they meet with the students and advisers virtually to understand the newsroom and the training and resources needed.
In each of the last two years, E&P has announced our “15 Over 50” salute. However, again this year, the nominees have been so deserving that we expanded the group to include “20 Over 50.” We were excited about our robust response and the stellar individuals we salute. They range in age from 51 to 75. Some have spent most of their career in news with one organization, and others have progressed through several positions across organizations.
We are seeking your assistance in recognizing a leader with business acumen, technical savvy and a deep understanding of what needs to be done to stay successful — along with the fortitude and tenacity to implement change. “Publisher of the Year” recognition is open to all news media publishers worldwide.
September 15 is International Democracy Day, but in the month leading up to the holiday, democracy itself seemed under attack — acutely in the small town of Marion, Kansas. On Friday, Aug. 11, the full arm of the law came down on the local newspaper, The Marion County Record, and its family owners. Publisher Eric Meyer had the support, ears and eyes of news outlets worldwide.
Patrick Merlihan, who runs digital strategy for the Woolwich Observer in Elmira, Ontario, thought he was about to tackle a monumental task in a quest to make the website fully accessible for the 15,000-circulation newspaper in September 2021. “I thought I was going to have a lot of challenges to make our site accessible, and then it was, like, 10 minutes,” he said.
The people and communities of southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico embrace the spirit and history of the Old West while proactively developing the social, cultural and economic diversity of their part of the New West. Having recently celebrated its 70th year, Ballantine Communications has been a leading partner in that development as a primary news and information outlet and a multimedia resource to support local business growth.
A year into his role as NPR's audience editor, Latino audiences, Pablo Valdivia reflects about his job and what he’s discovered about NPR’s Latino listeners. He notes that he consults with the newsroom, introducing them to stories of interest to Latino listeners and steering them away from stories that speak about Latinos without hearing from Latinos.
The buzz was electric as over 200 media executives packed into the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on Aug. 2, eager to hear insights on the future of local news from industry leaders at the opening keynote of LMA Fest. Moderator Tracy Brown of WBEZ/Chicago Public Media welcomed a star-studded panel featuring Catherine Badalamente, CEO of Graham Media Group, Mike Reed, CEO of Gannett, and Evan Smith, senior advisor at Emerson Collective and former CEO of The Texas Tribune.
E&P spoke with engagement editors this summer to hear firsthand about their career paths, how closely they work with newsrooms today and their thoughts on how the quality of the content is vital to engagement. Learn from the engagement editors at The Star Tribune in Minneapolis, The Marshall Project and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The International Center for Journalists empowers journalists to follow the money behind disinformation in the Americas. ICFJ President Sharon Moshavi says it is critical to expose the sources of disinformation and find who is funding the intentional dissemination of false information.
Despite widespread attacks on those principles and fundamental changes to the news industry, 77% of U.S. journalists responding to a 2022 Pew Research Center survey said they “would pursue a career in journalism again,” 75% “are extremely or very proud of their work” and 70% ”are very or somewhat satisfied with their job.” Conversely, the surveyed journalists were not blind to the turmoil in their industry.
The people of Aberdeen, South Dakota, were not about to allow their town to become a news desert. The local newspaper of many years, The American News, was withering on the vine. Contractions, layoffs and buyouts had reduced the staff to one reporter. Troy McQuillen, publisher of the Aberdeen Magazine, launched The Aberdeen Insider and feedback from the community has been very positive.
Four of the 16 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were awarded to local news outlets this year. Marjorie Miller, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, says local media outlets seem to be focusing their resources on stories their audiences cannot get elsewhere instead of attempting to replicate stories from national news outlets and wire services. Among the winners was Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today.
Browse news media job boards, and you’ll find opportunities for data specialists and other newsroom roles now requiring experience working with data. In mid-June, E&P spoke with Samantha Sunne about data journalism and the book “Data + Journalism: A Story-Driven Approach to Learning Data Reporting.” Sunne co-authored the book with Mike Reilley, who teaches data and digital journalism at the University of Illinois in Chicago and founded
Typically, a university newspaper is the learning laboratory for the institution’s journalism school. Harvard University doesn’t have a school of journalism, but it does have The Harvard Crimson, one of the oldest and most-respected student newspapers. It operates both financially and editorially independent from the university and has a long tradition of serving the university family as well as Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts.
One of local news’ powers is to remind us of what we have in common, or “building community.” Though not a new concept, E&P found that creating community means different things to newsrooms around the country. Regardless of its definition, putting strategies in place to better connect and engage the public — with the newsroom and one another — is meaningful and worthwhile.
This week, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act (H.R.4756) to the U.S. House of Representatives with co-sponsor Suzan DelBene (D-WA). At its core, the bill lays out a five-year plan to provide payroll tax credits to local/community news outlets, expressly to hire and retain local news reporters across the country. Small businesses (with fewer than 50 employees) that advertise in local newspapers, digital news sites, on local radio or with local TV stations are also eligible for tax credits.
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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.
The 2023 class of “E&P’s Creative Visionaries,” salutes the creative directors, graphic artists and multimedia designers of our industry. Help us salute these essential colleagues who bring storytelling to life, curating captivating images, informative graphics, copy, and increasingly, video and audio.
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 …
Positive trends abound during the continued transformation of the news industry: from local entrepreneurs launching new publications to the benefits of alternative revenue streams.
The journey into selling digital advertising has presented challenges and opportunities for publishers and print salespeople. We’ll dive into the experiences of one publisher who found their footing in the digital landscape and effectively doubled (even tripled) its digital revenue thanks to a partnership with AdCellerant.
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“When our models noticed stocks of companies moving in ways that typically indicate news, our system pinged the relevant beat reporter in Slack so he or she could hit the phones and see what’s going on. It’s a great way to break news.” — Louise Story
As some news outlets experiment with automated journalism tools, the mistakes are many, and would get a human reporter fired.
Within just her first year as The Tennessean’s inaugural First Amendment reporter, many remarkable issues have arisen, though one story in particular took the fight for freedom of expression to the national level: that of the state’s attempt to restrict drag performances through the law.
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The Guardian has launched a new global marketing campaign — “Not for sale” — emphasizing the Guardian’s unique ownership model and strong tradition of robust, editorial independence. The work focuses on the strengths of the Guardian’s reader-funded model that helps to keep Guardian journalism open to all and positions this as a key reason for people to trust and financially support the Guardian.
The 12-month fellowship, offered in partnership with NAHJ and CUNY, provides mentorship, learning and development opportunities for early career journalists.
AdPerfect, which re-launched its industry-leading obituary platform last September, will provide the hosting technology for the legendary metro daily The Toronto Star, as well as Metroland Media’s 54 local media titles.
Sept 21 (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 92, has stepped down as the chairman of Fox Corp (FOXA.O) and News Corp (NWSA.O), ending a more than seven-decade career in which he created an empire spanning from Australia to the United States. His son, Lachlan Murdoch, will become the chairman of News Corp and continue as the chair and CEO of Fox, the companies said on Thursday. The transition cements Lachlan's role as the leader of the media empire, putting to rest questions of succession within the Murdoch family.
The 70th Scripps Howard Awards will recognize 2022 journalism that spurred action, exposed previously undisclosed information and led to changes in the public, private or business sector. The Scripps Howard Fund, a public charity that supports causes important to The E.W. Scripps Company and the communities it serves, has announced the finalists for the annual awards.
A surge of charitable dollars to help save and grow local news coverage is exciting but raises many questions. For instance, what can local outlets and foundations do to participate in the $500 million Press Forward program announced Sept. 7?
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BlueLena is receiving a critical investment to expand affordable access to its solutions for independent media as part of the LION Publishers’ newly announced Maintaining Affordable News Ecosystem (MANE) initiative.
Lyle Printing and Publishing, of Salem, Ohio, has selected SCS to provide its Community Advertising System and Community Publishing System. Farm and Dairy, which serves the rural communities of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is the company’s flagship publication.
PressReader has announced an expanded partnership with Gannett. This collaboration brings together content from USA TODAY, USA TODAY International Edition and 50 local publications within the USA TODAY Network to readers across PressReader's global Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) channels.
For the tenth consecutive year, Kevin Kamen, founder and CEO of New York-based Kamen & Co Group Services, LLC, a multi-media valuation, accounting and brokerage firm, has been selected to assist the wealth reporters at FORBES as they determine the financial value of the Richest Americans within the multi-media sphere.
SCS is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Bluefin Technology Partners of Andover, Massachusetts, an industry leader in digital classifieds platforms. This collaboration marks an important milestone as SCS incorporates Bluefin's cutting-edge digital classifieds platform into their Community Advertising System (CAS).
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Jaclyn Reiss is leading the charge on writing, editing and operations as assistant editor for the growing platform of targeted email.
The Intercept has announced the addition of two distinguished names to its newly formed board of directors: Los Angeles-based musician, philanthropist, and investor Adam Gunther and Michael Mann, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Crowell & Moring.
The News/Media Alliance has expanded its public policy team, with a final key role being filled with the hiring of Neil Quinter as its new senior vice president, global government affairs.
Brian Rosenthal loves a good spreadsheet. Rosenthal, who joined The New York Times in 2017 as a Metro investigative reporter, is bringing his talents and affinity for Google Sheets to the paper's Investigations desk.
Nicolás Rivero is joining The Washington Post as a Climate Solutions reporter. He will write for the Climate Solutions vertical, reporting on the ways humanity is working to address the planet's most vexing and profound environmental problems.
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Foxboro’s Jack Authelet, whose passion for local history and civic boosterism was exceeded only by his commitment to community journalism, died Sept. 18 at Life Care Center in Attleboro, eight days shy of his 91st birthday.
Braxton “B.I.” Moody III, a longtime business and community leader in Crowley, Acadia Parish and Acadiana — and the namesake of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s college of business — died Sept. 13 at the age of 97.
The Tampa Bay Times’ longtime Tallahassee bureau chief investigated corruption in Tampa Bay and beyond.
Lisa Walsh was a pillar in the Sarasota-Manatee community; a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter; and the backbone of one of the most successful media companies in Florida.
A historian as well, Peter C. Newman challenged, with a muckraker’s spirit, the political and corporate establishment of a country he adopted after fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe.