There’s no shortage of leadership and can-do spirit in newspaper production departments and printing plants around the country. That’s what the industry revealed to the International Newspaper Group (ING) and Editor & Publisher (E&P), co-sponsors of the 2021 Operations All-Stars Awards, which this year received four times the number of nominations compared to the previous year.
In Oregon, newspaper publisher Pamplin Media Group decided to take a stand to support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA). On Wednesday, Nov. 3, they published a mostly blank front page with a simple line of copy: "What if there were no local reporters?"
Finding growth opportunities is one of the newspaper industry's biggest challenges. Still, Judi Terzotis, president and publisher of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and The Advocate, published in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, has already established herself as a growth leader — and it’s why she has been chosen as Editor & Publisher’s 2021 Publisher of the Year.
The Dart Center Style Guide for Trauma-Informed Journalism is intended to be "an educational tool for all journalists to increase their knowledge and interest in this topic as well as improving their skills and boosting their professional integrity,” says Executive Director Bruce Shapiro.
Ask any journalist what makes their blood pressure go up on deadline. It is being routed to a public affairs office without getting the interview, missing a deadline, or just getting a pre-screened department-organized message. Lately, the public — and even local reporters who have not covered a Washington, D.C. beat — are unaware of how restricted access has become at the federal level.
America is often described as a country constantly reinventing itself. If this is correct, then loud and often violent discourse is the forge of that reinvention. Journalists of all stripes and persuasions report on the issues feeding the forge's fire but do so according to a set of journalistic core values.
During May of 2020, the fiercely independent newsweekly couldn’t generate any income, as the flow of advertising dollars stopped. Then, during June, the paper initially launched in 1997, paused publication and laid off its entire staff. Now, 15 months later, the new MauiTimes is back!
ThinkNewsBrands, a cooperative of Australian publishers, has studied advertising effectiveness across media platforms — in its “Benchmark and Payback Series.” In August, the group released a new installment in the series, The Social Chapter, which looked at key indicators and ad metrics. In August, the group released a new installment in the series, The Social Chapter, which looked at key indicators and ad metrics, such as short-term and long-term memory recall, and “brand lift” —
Gannett remains at the top of the leaderboard for newspaper ownership. It publishes over 1,000 weekly titles and more than 100 dailies, amassed over the years through independent acquisitions and headlining mergers. But the company turned heads in the newspaper world when it recently began selling off some of those newspapers, mostly small-market and community titles that local owners were eager to buy.
The newspaper seller position is still a strong career choice, according to the results of the annual 2021 Newspaper Sales Compensation Study co-sponsored by Editor & Publisher and America's Newspapers. The survey shows that more newspapers are utilizing separate sales staffs for digital and the average size of sales teams remained relatively constant.