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The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times — both owned by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong — have joined forces to create a bilingual television and online news program  called “Nuestra Voz Today,” which means “our voice today.”  It covers the growing Latino communities in San Diego, Los Angeles, the California-Mexico border and Southern California. more
Live conferences and events for all industries, including news publishing, are the year's highlights for guests, speakers and the industry organizations that hold them. They are essential for networking, renewing old acquaintances, forging new ones, promoting professional development, and sharing new ideas and trends. more
Borrell Associates’ Q3 study shows some "signs of trouble" for SMB ad spending. But encouraging news on their acceptance of the proposed Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA). more
News Leaders Association has announced a comprehensive update to the former ASNE Diversity Survey, renamed the Transformative Transparency Project. It will provide the numbers, narratives and knowledge to assist news media stakeholders in undertaking reforms that address the lack of newsroom diversity. more
Dedication to the news publishing industry is in the blood of Editor & Publisher’s second class of 15 Over 50 honorees. They are still firmly committed to journalistic and publishing excellence and have transformed themselves just as the industry has during the past few decades. more
After nearly 30 years, The Spokane Daily Chronicle is making a comeback. The newspaper, which is the older sibling of The Spokesman-Review, initially launched in 1881 and ceased publishing in 1992. The Cowles family had owned both newspapers since 1897. more
This summer, Alden Global Capital acquired Tribune Publishing and its titles, from small community newspapers to major metro titles like its flagship, The Chicago Tribune, and The Baltimore Sun. It wasn’t the first newspaper acquisition for this hedge fund firm, nor is it the only firm of its kind eyeing the nation’s newspapers. But this acquisition was profound, making Alden Global Capital the owner, in effect, of more than 200 newspapers across the land. more
Ten Black newspapers have joined forces to create Word In Black, a platform to “amplify the Black experience by reporting, collecting and sharing stories about real people in communities across our country,” according to its website. more
According to Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for The Washington Post, diversity has long been a “watchword” for the newspaper industry. But the Post is putting their words into action with its recently launched Voices Across America, a platform that showcases writers from across the country “who are uniquely positioned to provide on-the-ground points of view.” more
Just days before the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd in May, USA TODAY introduced a yearlong network project, “Never Been Told: The Lost History of People of Color.” The project is a multimedia series that seeks to “elevate, through deeply reported investigative and explanatory journalism, the people, places and ideas that are often excluded from history books,” according to a press release. more
Rebuild Local News sees government as an ally, not an enemy. Launched in April 2020, the coalition represents more than 4,000 locally-owned and nonprofit, community-based newsrooms. Their goal is to work toward a future where public policy better supports local news. Last fall, the coalition announced a major proposal for how the government can help strengthen local news. The essence of the plan includes empowering Americans to pay for local journalism. It builds on the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA)... more
Access journalism. Follow threads about the press or conversations among journalists and it’s bound to come up in discussion. Fundamentally, access journalism occurs when reporters value landing a source more than the information gleaned from that source. But what do readers, viewers, or other members of the public mean when they use the term as criticism? Is it simply expedient and pithy, just a new way to disparage the press? More importantly, what does the practice or appearance of access journalism mean to the trust audiences and the public place in their news sources? And how should we prepare new journalists coming into the field for navigating the access minefield? more
In 1998, Robert “Bob” Anderson started the Harpswell Anchor, a monthly newspaper in Harpswell, Maine. It was a beloved part of the community until October 2020 when Anderson decided to shut it down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, by the end of the year, a group of residents had started working together to bring the Anchor back as a nonprofit news organization. more
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC recently announced the launch of a custom study that will help the organization strengthen its brand position and encourage better engagement among local communities. The organization commissioned Nielsen to execute the study, which will focus on its nearly 150-year-old newspaper, The Boston Globe, and Boston.com. more
On June 11, newsrooms gathered virtually and, in some cases, in person as Pulitzer Prize Board co-chairs Mindy Marqués and Stephen Engelberg revealed this year’s list of winners on a live stream. Despite a tough year for newsrooms, the Pulitzer Board did not see a drop in submissions. In fact, Marqués said they received 1,173 total entries for 2021, which is a slight increase compared to the past two years. more
The Salt Lake Tribune, along with the nonprofit Amplify Utah and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), have partnered to write and publish stories that highlight the state’s diverse communities and engages with young readers. more
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently launched a yearlong, multiplatform journalism project called “A More Perfect Union” that will explore the racist origins, practices and consequences of American institutions that were born in Philadelphia—beginning with an examination of the newspaper itself. more
In April, Facebook kicked off their latest Accelerator programs for North American publishers. Centered on reader revenue, the programs include the Subscriptions Accelerator and the Memberships Accelerator. Thirty news organizations were chosen for this year’s program more
In a digital age where news is preserved online, newsrooms are facing increasing pressure to “unpublish.” To help newsrooms address the matter, Deborah Dwyer, a Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) fellow and a doctoral candidate in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, created Unpublishing the News... more
Throughout the pandemic, many of our main offices and print facilities that were normally open to the public shut down. Signs appeared on front doors telling walk-in customers we were temporally closed to the general public and customers were either directed to call or conduct business online. During these trying times, many of our employees fielded phone calls from home, and we did our best to conduct business as seamless as possible. more
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