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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
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
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
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
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
Since President Donald Trump lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in November, the media industry has been asking one important question: “What will we do without him?” A switch to a more “normal” or “boring” administration has rained down fears of low television ratings and a drop in subscriptions. However, the better question might be how much time will the media devote to covering Trump now that he is no longer in office? more
As part of the 2020 International Newspaper Group (ING) Leadership Networking Summit, ING and E&P decided to collaborate on the first annual ING/E&P Operations Allstar Awards, kicking off a partnership live at the Summit, which was scheduled for Sept. 18 to 20 in Chicago. Winners were to be announced at the Summit, but then our whole world changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the Summit and awards ceremony moved online. more
When the pandemic struck, news was as essential to the public as the most important household items they were panic-buying at stores or online. Although TV viewership increased, especially local channels, more Americans also reached for a newspaper in many markets. more
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, it knocked out an already-struggling news industry, causing advertising dollars to plummet and newsrooms to layoff staff or to close entirely. Despite the ongoing struggles brought on by the pandemic, civil unrest and a volatile U.S. presidential election, news companies found innovative ways of boosting their bottom line so that they could continue to serve their communities. more
As the printing and publishing industry adjusts to change, we continue to seek new and more financially responsible ways to maintain sustainability—or in some unique cases find profitability. … more
Coronavirus and COVID-19 are words that have become all too common around the world these past few months. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing millions of deaths and illnesses, drastically affecting … more
Frank Blethen starts his workday at 3 a.m. Before the sun is even up, the Seattle Times publisher is spending his morning reading the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and his own newspaper. About … more
As many newspapers seek cost savings and increased efficiencies through consolidation, this popular trend has found its way to the two largest papers in New Mexico: the Santa Fe New Mexican and … more
Once upon a time, social media was used to connect us with family and friends. Businesses used it to reach customers and advertisers, and in some alternate reality, social media is still an innocent … more
Welcome to our first annual newspaper sales compensation study. In combination with America’s Newspapers and Editor and Publisher, Media Staffing Network is happy to share this important data … more
In early March, Joe Biden’s supporters packed Gilley’s Texas to celebrate the eventual nominee’s Super Tuesday wins. The Texas primary was one of 10 state primaries he won that … more
President Donald Trump purposely downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 back in February, according to Watergate journalist Bob Woodward. But according to a recent study conducted by E&P, so does Fox News.. more
As we all face an uncertain future in print, finding new opportunities in outside printing will be a key part of survival for many of our newspaper operations. Most of us continue to struggle through … more
Here is the hard truth. The current state of local journalism is dire. The devastating impact of COVID-19 has made advertising dollars plunge and closed more than 50 local newsrooms around America, … more
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