Overcoming Hurdles in the Printing Industry

With a new year ahead of us, everyone wishes 2020 was just a bad dream, and newspapers can find their footing once again to explore new opportunities post-pandemic. As this past year took its toll on advertisers and our subscriber base and economy in general, many newspapers looked at consolidation, reducing print days, cutting pages, reducing staffing levels, and more of the same “economies” we’ve been forced to practice for several years now.
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Lead Like It’s Jan. 20

News managers, I’m sure you’ve thanked your crews by now. You’ve sent people off to get some rest. You’ve taken note of every smart thing you’ve done in covering this year’s election. You’re doing an after-action review of lessons learned. I’m here to nudge you further into the future.

Critical Thinking

As the Importance of Data and Metrics Goals Rise in Newsrooms, Should Pay be Tied to Clicks?

It is undeniable that newsroom revenue is becoming more and more dependent on website and social media clicks. This also means that it has become easier to track exactly how well an individual article does in relation to the rest of the organization’s content.

Newspeople

Claire Racine Named Managing Editor of Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time

A familiar name is back, this time to lead The Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time as managing editor.Claire K. Racine, who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, took on the new role Tuesday, replacing Tom …

Eddie Tyner Leaves Cincinnati Enquirer; Editor Beryl Love is New Market Leader

Eddie Tyner, who had been at The Enquirer since January 2016 in a variety of roles, has left the company to join Comcast as regional vice president for the Atlantic Region. Click here to read …

John Bridges Retiring as Austin American-Statesman Editor; Manny Garcia to Step In

Longtime Austin journalist John Bridges announced his retirement as American-Statesman executive editor Friday, and the news organization named a respected industry leader to succeed him. Click …

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The Media Prepares for a Post-Trump Era

Since President Donald Trump lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in November, the media industry has been asking one important question: “What will we do without him?” A switch to a more “normal” or “boring” administration has rained down fears of low television ratings and a drop in subscriptions. However, the better question might be how much time will the media devote to covering Trump now that he is no longer in office?

Meet Our Operations Allstars Steve Infinger and John Morey

As part of the 2020 International Newspaper Group (ING) Leadership Networking Summit, ING and E&P decided to collaborate on the first annual ING/E&P Operations Allstar Awards, kicking off a partnership live at the Summit, which was scheduled for Sept. 18 to 20 in Chicago. Winners were to be announced at the Summit, but then our whole world changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the Summit and awards ceremony moved online.

Data Shows Americans Increased Their Daily Time with Newspapers During the Pandemic

When the pandemic struck, news was as essential to the public as the most important household items they were panic-buying at stores or online. Although TV viewership increased, especially local channels, more Americans also reached for a newspaper in many markets.