Connecting Community Listening with Revenue

Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity Journalism Fund (REJ) and the American Press Institute (API) recently partnered to launch a new Listening and Sustainability Lab, which will support four publishers of color who want to delve into practices for listening and engagement with audience segments in order to lead to stronger journalism and new revenue streams. The lab—a pilot program, funded largely by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation—was announced late last year. According to Amy Kovac-Ashley, vice president and senior director at API, the chosen publishers will develop a listening plan after selecting their audience segment.
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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

Adams Publishing Welcomes New DeForest Times-Tribune Editor

Adams Publishing Group welcomed Jonathan Stefonek as the new managing editor for the DeForest Times-Tribune on Jan. 18.Stefonek has previously worked with local, national and international news …

Nicole Avery Nichols Named Editor-in-Chief of Chalkbeat

Today Chalkbeat CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Green announced that Nicole Avery Nichols will be the next editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization reporting on education across …

Idaho Statesman Names Chadd Cripe Interim Editor, Begins Search for New Newsroom Leader

Chadd Cripe, a veteran journalist and longtime Treasure Valley resident, has been named interim editor of the Idaho Statesman.Cripe, 45, has worked at the Statesman for more than 24 years, starting …

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E&P Exclusives

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.

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.