10 News Publishers That Do It Right 2021

When we put out the call for nominations for our annual 10 News Publishers That Do It Right, it was right in the middle of a global health pandemic. Newsrooms around the world were dealing with difficult challenges—from the loss of advertising revenue to ensuring the health and safety of their staff.
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Journalism Outlets Need New Social Media Policies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist Alexis Johnson was barred from protest coverage after joking about a Kenny Chesney concert on Twitter. She tweeted: “Horrifying scenes and aftermath from selfish LOOTERS who don’t care about this city!!!!! .... oh wait sorry. No, these are pictures from a Kenny Chesney concert tailgate. Whoops.”

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How Much Press Should Journalists Give Former President Donald Trump Now That He’s Out of Office?

For four years, every word uttered, action taken, and tweet sent by Donald Trump dictated the day’s media coverage. I hope that changes, though I am unsure whether journalists will have much of a choice; once a reality star president, always a reality star president.

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Wired Names Gideon Lichfield as Its New Top Editor.

Condé Nast has named Gideon Lichfield as the new global editorial director of Wired.Anna Wintour, Condé Nast’s chief content officer and the global editorial director of Vogue, …

David Adlerstein Named Editor of The Star

A veteran reporter who has steered the Apalachicola Times for the past two decades will be expanding those duties to take the helm at The Star.David M. Adlerstein, reporter and editor since Jan. 2002 …

AP Names Anna Jo Bratton to Post of US Enterprise Editor

The Associated Press has named Anna Jo Bratton as U.S. Enterprise Editor on the news cooperative’s Global Enterprise Team, where she will work with colleagues across the United States to …

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Managing Production Expenses in the New Year

My prior feature in E&P presented some dire predictions as to where newspapers might be going and their relevance in the current year. It wasn’t a comfortable article for me to write, but I based my predictions in reality rather than simply an optimistic overview of a dramatic fairy tale recovery.

How Towne Post Network Reinvented the Community Magazine Model

Disrupting traditional, old and obsolete business models is how many new entrepreneurs and startups gain success. Although they are often synonymous with Silicon Valley and other tech centers, disruptive entrepreneurs can also be found in places like Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis.

From Antitrust to Zoom, Virtual is a Mainstay in 2021

In 2020, digital was a double-edged sword. It brought us closer together as in-person meetings and events moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it divided us even more as misinformation and hate speech circulated dangerously on various social media platforms.