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.
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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 Many News Organizations Switch to Remote Work, How Will This Affect News Reporting in the Future?

The switch to remote work may be accelerating the transition from print to online-only journalism. Just this year, the Thresher has faced a similar struggle—when classes at Rice went online for spring semester, so did the Thresher, and we halted print production for only the second time in our publication’s history.

Newspeople

Kevin Warren Named Publisher in Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss

Kevin Warren has been named publisher of The Natchez Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related digital and print …

Wesley Lowery Joins The Marshall Project

Wesley Lowery is joining The Marshall Project as a contributing editor. He will spearhead a new initiative to develop original locally-reported investigative stories, continuing The Marshall …

Guardian Appoints Mark Rice-Oxley as Executive Editor, Reader Revenues

The Guardian is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Rice-Oxley as executive editor, reader revenues.The role is central to the Guardian’s supporter-led approach, connecting readers with …

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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.