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USPS is still a great option for publishers

Today, the cost of every resource seems to be increasing in the newspaper industry. Now, more than ever, it is essential for the industry to come together to form unique solutions. One of those increasing costs comes from the United States Postal Service. However, even with their constant rate increases, postal delivery can be a bargain!
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Editor & Publisher (E&P) spoke with the Medill School’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Special Events Sara Brazeal about new programs designed to support journalists as they embark on their careers or help news publishers build new sustainable business models.
Union membership in the United States has been in steady decline for years, largely reflecting the decline in manufacturing and other trade jobs. However, while news organizations continue their decades-long struggle to survive, union organizing efforts among their employees have been on the rise.
Despite so many tumultuous years and scrutiny, the great thing about news media is that it’s still relatively predictable, especially regarding sales planning and forecasting. Here are are a few suggestions for kickstarting your year.
As crazy as it seems, we’re only a couple of months away from entering the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, and newsrooms across the country remain in flux amid the threat of variants and breakthrough cases. And hybrid models involving a mix of remote and office work appears to be the new reality for today's news publishers. A recent survey states only 9% of news organizations plan to force all their employees to return to the office as they did pre-pandemic.
Will Sutton is a columnist and editorial writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune & The Advocate, a Harvard University Nieman Fellow and a member of the NABJ, AEJMC, ONA and SPJ. In 2020 Mr. Sutton penned this OpEd for E&P.
Recently Twitter updated its privacy policy and rules of conduct surrounding “private media.” Critics say that the language used is so vague that it’s impossible to see how policing it could be anything but subjective. And forewarned that it is vulnerable to abuse.
It’s been a tough year for media and journalism — from a rise in layoffs and increasing scrutiny around misinformation to trust in media still recovering from an all-time low. So as the media and journalism industry continue the struggle for trust and influence, here are Chris Waiting's top five predictions for 2022. 
Welcome to our new feature: “The J-School Beat” featuring journalism students across the country and their ideas about the future of journalism, the industry and their hopes of making an impact in our world. To start this column, E&P asked Reanne White, a junior at the University of South Florida, to give us her answers to a couple of those questions.
Even as the world of commerce changes, sales remains one of the solid pillars for every size and type of business. In his new book, “Selling with a Servant Heart: Ten Lessons on the Path to Joy and Increased Income,” Jim Doyle helps salespeople and sales managers evolve from a “peddler to a partner.”
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Reed Anfinson, publisher, editor, photographer and reporter for the Monitor-News, is not the most popular man in the county. Lots of people disagree with his politics. He deals with the occasional veiled threat. Sometimes, he grudgingly worries about his safety.
About 150 news outlets are expected to participate in the Medill Subscriber Index in the first half of 2022.
The Ohio News Media Association has entered into a partnership with Column under which a new site will be rolled out later this spring for those who currently use publicnoticesohio.com to search for bids, meeting notices, foreclosures and other important legal notice news items.
Hearst’s newspapers represent a sort of counterpoint to the perception that the industry is all about financial distress and contraction.
121 Media, LLC announced today it has acquired 14 weekly newspaper titles and related digital assets of Star Media Local from S.A.W. Advisors, LLC. Star Local Media serves communities in the northern and eastern suburbs of Dallas.
Today Colorado Media Project is announcing 25 new grants totaling $957,150 that will support Colorado newsrooms, journalists, and media entrepreneurs in launching new projects and strengthening existing efforts to serve communities across the state. These awards also kick off Colorado Media Project’s second three-year commitment as a community-informed, multi-funder coalition dedicated to supporting innovations that make the state’s local media ecosystem more sustainable, collaborative, inclusive, and accountable to the public it serves. Collectively, CMP funders have pledged at least $3.35 million over the next three years (2022-24) to support local communities’ civic news and information needs.
Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Online abuse is one of the largest threats journalists face. For the safety and wellness of its staff, The Seattle Times knew it was important to create a clear online abuse policy to report incidents and a plan to respond.
The study is the largest of its kind to focus on men, women and gender non-conforming media professionals in 20 countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, Eurasia (Russia), the Arab Region and select countries in Central America.
The agreement has the potential to bring Times digital access to all students at all four-year universities in South Korea.
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Larissa Anderson, Mike Benoist and Anita Badejo are being elevated and will be dedicated to accelerating Audio’s enterprise reporting and supporting a culture that allows everyone to do their best and most fulfilling work.
Starting Feb. 7, Vanessa Mobley will join The New York Times as Op-Ed editor, overseeing the paper's team of editors in charge of guest essays and contributing writers on politics, culture, international affairs, business, health, climate and more.
The Washington Post has announced a new leadership team for its National staff.
Darren Moore will oversee all CMG Ohio operations including news, programming, sales, digital, engineering, production and community affairs for WHIO-TV, 95.3 and 101.1 The Eagle, 1290 and 95.7 WHIO and K99.1 New Country.
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Stacker, a data-driven newswire, is welcoming six new team members this month, representing 25% growth across the organization.
Thought leaderships will illuminate the power of AI during upcoming webinar.
Humans have told stories through pictures for millennia. The long tradition of sequential art brought us the comic strip in the late 1800s, and William Randolph Hearst founded King Features Syndicate shortly after that. Today, King Features’ classic comics are treasured by millions, while King works to develop new products, services, and voices for the 21st century.
Column announces CherryRoad Media as the latest publishing partner to rollout Column's enterprise public notice solution. CherryRoad is one of the fastest-growing publishing groups in the country, following a string of acquisitions in markets across eight states.
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