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.
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How the Idaho Press Grew Circulation by More Than 40 Percent

In March 2018, the McClatchy-owned Idaho Statesman began to print their newspaper in Twin Falls, a 2.5 hour drive from the Boise market. That June, the Adams Publishing Group's (APG) Idaho Press decided to take advantage of this change by implementing an aggressive plan to expand its news coverage and distribution area by doubling down on traditional print publications and increasing local news coverage and home delivery across the entire city of Boise.

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Quality Journalism in Troubled Times

In the span of just a few weeks, the entire world has been plunged into an inconceivable ordeal. A global pandemic has led to an unprecedented collective psychosis. The fear caused by uncertainty about the present and the future amplifies the …

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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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Marshall News Messenger Publisher Jerry Pye to Retire

It is time.After a career that has spanned over 50 years, with 49 of those years in the newspaper business, publisher Jerry Pye has announced his retirement at the end of the summer.Pye has served as …

Kimberly Atkins Named to The Boston Globe Editorial Board

The Boston Globe announced today that Kimberly “Kim” Atkins is joining the Globe as its newest member of The Boston Globe Editorial Board. As one of the nation’s leading political …

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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 …

Despite Global Pandemic, Journalists Celebrate 2020 Pulitzer Prizes

On May 4, Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy announced this year’s winners from her living room with some technological help from her 14-year-old son. Meanwhile, newsrooms around the country gathered over video conference calls to hear if their names would be read over the livestream.

How the Hearst Media Connecticut Group is Navigating Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Newspapers have endured tremendous change over the past few decades but perhaps no time stands out quite like what we’re going through right now. Driven primarily by losses in ad revenue, most of us are facing workforce reductions, layoffs, furloughs, pay reductions and closures throughout the industry.