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The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, S.C. has announced the purchase of a 2008 Goss Magnum Single Width Press, originally housed in Skelleftca, Sweden. According to a press release, the press is currently being dismantled, crated and transported via container ship to the U.S. with an expected arrival time of March 2021. more
Gawq, a new mobile news app, wants to help news consumers cut through the noise. The free app presents news from more than 150 media sources, such as CNN, Fox News, ABC News, New York Post, NBC News, CBS News, Newsweek, and The New York Times. more
Ordinarily, when it snows in Washington D.C, hundreds of kids shuffle up Capitol Hill and tumble down the west side of the U.S. Capitol, long known to residents of Washington, D.C. as one of the best places for sledding. Unfortunately, when several inches of snow dropped on the nation’s Capitol at the end of January, there wasn’t a sled in sight anywhere near the Capitol. more
When we put out the call for nominations for our annual 10 News Publishers That Do It Right, it was right in the middle of a global health pandemic. Newsrooms around the world were dealing with difficult challenges—from the loss of advertising revenue to ensuring the health and safety of their staff. more
My prior feature in E&P presented some dire predictions as to where newspapers might be going and their relevance in the current year. It wasn’t a comfortable article for me to write, but I based my predictions in reality rather than simply an optimistic overview of a dramatic fairy tale recovery. more
Tech giants Google and Facebook aren’t strangers to antitrust litigation and Congressional scrutiny, but in a first-of-its-kind case, the two companies have been named as defendants in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed by a newspaper publisher. The plaintiff, HD Media Co., LLC, is the West Virginia-based publisher of seven titles... more
In recent years, The Washington Post has produced quite a bit of data journalism—from Fatal Force, the database cataloging every fatal shooting nationwide by a police officer in the line of duty to “2°C: Beyond the Limit,” a series which utilized temperature data to demonstrate that extreme climate change is already upon us. Now, the news organization has launched a new data journalism department. more
Disrupting traditional, old and obsolete business models is how many new entrepreneurs and startups gain success. Although they are often synonymous with Silicon Valley and other tech centers, disruptive entrepreneurs can also be found in places like Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis. more
Asheville, N.C. is by no means a news desert. Residents there have access to The Asheville Citizen Times, Mountain Xpress and Blue Ridge Public Radio as well as other local publications. Yet, a small coalition of veteran professional journalists and media executives want to help produce more local journalism in the area. more
Some old heavy-duty, weatherproof newspaper boxes are getting a second life in Florence, S.C. The Morning News recently partnered with House of Hope, a shelter that serves the homeless, and Tie One On Florence, a campaign that provides clothing for the less fortunate, to repurpose and redecorate the boxes to serve Florence’s homeless population by housing donations. more
For 50 years, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team has published hard-hitting investigative work. Its 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning series on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was even turned into a Hollywood movie in 2015 (“Spotlight”) and took home two Oscars. Since the film came out, the Globe along with Participant (a co-producer of “Spotlight”) have offered the Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship, which awards up to $100,000 to investigative reporters every year. more
In 2020, digital was a double-edged sword. It brought us closer together as in-person meetings and events moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it divided us even more as misinformation and hate speech circulated dangerously on various social media platforms. more
After Elizabeth Green successfully launched Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering education across America, in 2014, the CEO and co-founder decided to replicate the model last year. Called Votebeat, the pop-up newsroom was committed to reporting the local election administration and voting in eight states. more
Smart publishers already know the consumer will not save their local newspaper. The limited attention span of the digital information consumer keeps local papers from pinning their hopes on subscribers. Without a robust number of subscribers, display advertising suffers. more
Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity Journalism Fund (REJ) and the American Press Institute (API) recently partnered to launch a new Listening and Sustainability Lab, which will support four publishers of color who want to delve into practices for listening and engagement with audience segments in order to lead to stronger journalism and new revenue streams. The lab—a pilot program, funded largely by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation—was announced late last year. According to Amy Kovac-Ashley, vice president and senior director at API, the chosen publishers will develop a listening plan after selecting their audience segment. more
With a new year ahead of us, everyone wishes 2020 was just a bad dream, and newspapers can find their footing once again to explore new opportunities post-pandemic. As this past year took its toll on advertisers and our subscriber base and economy in general, many newspapers looked at consolidation, reducing print days, cutting pages, reducing staffing levels, and more of the same “economies” we’ve been forced to practice for several years now. more
This year, the Inquirer and Mirror in Nantucket, Mass. will celebrate its 200th anniversary. And as one of the oldest newspapers in the country, it is now back in the hands of local owners after Gannett, its previous owner, sold it to 41 North Media LLC last November. The move ends 30 years of corporate ownership. more
When the Tampa Bay Times made the decision to reduce its print frequency to two times a week last year due to the coronavirus, the newsroom knew it was even more critical to get their news out, even if it was on a different platform. more
Following the May 2020 death of George Floyd, a Black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., and the extensive protests that took place over the summer in response, many local business owners became affected by those chain of events. more
The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas are just two of the latest newsrooms in favor of forming a union, following the footsteps as other unionized newsrooms like the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald. more
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