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Lee Enterprises, Inc. has launched a new food-focused digital magazine called Feast and Field, which explores farming, food production, culinary history, and cooking. Found at feastandfield.net, the product is the latest expansion of Feast Magazine, which launched in 2010... more
A Boston-based independent, creative-led advertising agency, Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), wants to assist newsrooms in their fight for survival with a new initiative called Protect Our Press. The goal is to preserve local, professional journalism in communities across America. more
Coverage of climate change is more important than ever, but unfortunately, resources dedicated to this reporting are limited. Enter Floodlight, a nonprofit environmental news collaborative, that aims to expose corporate and ideological interests from spreading disinformation and holding back climate action. more
There is no shortage of digital transformation occurring in newsrooms, but the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated the pace as journalists moved to Zoom video calls and remote work, and readers turned more to online news to receive their information. more
Following the racial justice uprisings last year, S. Mitra Kalita, the former head of digital programming for CNN and a 2021 Nieman Visiting Fellow, and Sara Lomax-Reese, the president and CEO of WURD Radio, knew they wanted to collaborate on a project to meet the historic moment. From there, URL Media was born as “a decentralized, multi-platform network of high-performing Black and Brown media organizations.” more
March 11, 2021 was the one-year anniversary of when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and the entire world came to a standstill. It was also the date of President Joe Biden’s first prime-time address, where he announced that all adult Americans would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning on May 1 (the date was later moved up to April 19). more
Although the Las Vegas Review-Journal has been in the videomaking business since launching its studio in 2017, the publication recently expanded into a new format: a weekday, multiplatform video news program called 7@7, a seven-minute broadcast that airs at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. more
Publishers of 125 newspapers in 11 states filed or announced lawsuits against Google and Facebook claiming the tech giants have unlawfully monopolized the digital advertising market and engaged in an illegal secretive deal, nicknamed “Jedi Blue,” to thwart competition. more
Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas will soon have a new source for local news: a digital nonprofit news organization called the Fort Worth Report.  Publisher and CEO Chris Cobler told E&P the genesis of the Fort Worth Report started a few years ago when a coalition of civic leaders banded together after feeling there was a decline in the number of journalists and local journalism in the area. more
To assist the public with easily accessing legal notices nationwide, Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) has created USALegalNotice.com. The website provides direct access to 47 public notice websites from across the country, which are operated by state newspaper associations. more
News publishers have discovered the value of data-based storytelling in recent years. Currently, Hearst has a Central Interactive Team (or DevHub, for short), which is operated out of the San Francisco Chronicle. The team of seven is under the leadership of Tim O’Rourke, director of product and strategy. more
Once pages and files are released to platemaking, there are several areas throughout the process that must work together to produce the final product and get it into the hands of readers. Typically, when the printing is complete, the focus quickly turns to one of the most critical areas of any production department—the mailroom. more
The Resolve is a new independent media outlet that will focus, elevate, and celebrate the voices and stories of Black, Indigenous and people of color. Set to launch this year in Canada, it was founded by Matthew DiMera, an award-winning editor and journalist in Toronto. more
The seminal work by Marshall McLuhan titled “Media as the Message” [sic] was prescient. But now that the majority of the world has access to media, whether social, state, or corporate driven, the global commons is driven by its perceptions. In this new world, the dominant and most desirable message—despite the noise, dissonance, and distraction—is America. more
It’s been a year since the newsroom at the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader began to work remotely. When the decision came down from parent company, Gannett, the staff was certain it would only be for a couple of weeks. They were well-poised to work in this way. Everyone had laptops and hotspot smartphones. more
The news industry encountered some dark times last year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our newsrooms profoundly. Yet for many news professionals, their resilience never swayed. In particular, our young leaders are now more motivated than ever to press forward and continue the important mission of preserving the success and future of journalism. more
As more local news organizations close their doors and news deserts pop-up throughout the country, LION Publishers and News Catalysts want to create a solution. Together, they have launched the Tiny News Collective, an initiative that will provide the tools and resources to help people build sustainable news organizations. more
Investigative journalism has the capacity to change the world for the better, but to do so is incredibly expensive work. To expand their commitment to investigative reporting, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate have launched the Louisiana Fund for Investigative Journalism.. more
For Shaw Media, the most promising source of digital revenue growth is through their digital subscriptions, which is why the organization recently launched Shaw Local, a digital local news network covering northern Illinois. It includes all of Shaw Media’s local news coverage from its 53 Illinois newspapers and magazines. more
After a long history of anti-Black prejudice in media, what would reparations look like? To answer this question by the year 2070, a team of journalists at nonpartisan organization Free Press have come together to launch Media 2070. more
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