TownNews Creates a New Service to Fight News Deserts

To combat the growing field of news deserts, TownNews recently launched a service called News Nirvana that identifies news deserts, partners with capable local publishers and editors and provides …
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The Relevance Project Helps Newspapers Boost Their Brand

Called a “take back the night” movement, The Relevance Project is a coordinated promotion and marketing campaign by The Newspaper Association Managers (NAM). It's designed to reposition, …

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The Media is Failing to Communicate Journalism’s Value to the Public

It’s important to celebrate the little victories right now. It’s how we stay sane. Even in the face of a crisis that threatens the continued existence of newspapers at all levels, …

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Should Newsrooms Take Financial Assistance From the Federal Government?

News publishers have been able to apply for financial assistance under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program. Should this kind of assistance become a permanent solution?

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Jed Williams Exiting LMA with Optimism for the Future Sustainability of Local News

Last week, on a call with the Google News Initiative team, Richard Gingras, Google’s VP of news, made a comment that breezed by me at the time, but which I’ve reflected on considerably in …

Bill Parsons to Retire From Porterville Recorder

What started out as a way to earn some money for a couple of years turned into a lifetime passion for Bill Parsons.And after 45 years of his life passion's work, Porterville Recorder Publisher Bill …

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The News Hospital

I had worked in the third floor newsroom of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. for years until last spring, when the other remaining staffers and I moved out. Almost exactly one year later, I …

To Solve Journalism's Diversity Problem, Change Must Start at the Top

Following the death of George Floyd (a Minnesotan Black man) on May 25 while in police custody, protests erupted across the nation against racism and police violence. These past weeks have been tumultuous, not only for the public, but also for the media industry as it revealed concerns about the lack of diversity represented in newsrooms around the country.

Digital News Publishers Weather the Storm After COVID-19

As E&P was putting together the finishing touches on this article, protests were raging across the nation, where police brutality on protesters and the press became unconscionably rampant and …