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Workers installed the new printing press for LNP Media Group in June. (Photo by Chris Knight) In August, I wrote an article for E&P referencing the lack of innovation in our industry. That article drew quite a bit of ire from many diehard … more
Twenty years ago, the news publishing world looked a lot different than it does today. Newspapers were still the main source of information for many consumers, and they had more cash flow and more people working in their newsrooms. Yet, presently, … more
Cartoonist Lynn Johnston and her recently deceased Universal Press Syndicate editor, Lee Salem, introduced newspaper readers everywhere to Elly and John and their children on Sunday, Sept. 9, 1979. For the next 29 years, loyal readers of “For … more
Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of Fox Corp., who built his fortune in the newspaper business, once called the ad-driven profits from his publications “rivers of gold.” By 2005, he lamented, “Sometimes … more
Local, independent journalism will get kicked to the curb in more than 20 markets later this month as the Kroger Co. removes free publications from all of its grocery stores nationwide. The news has left a number of alternative weeklies scrambling … more
A lot has changed in the printing industry over the past 35 years and a lot has stayed the same. We’ve had circulation ups and downs, advertising certainly isn’t what it once was and newspaper ownership has changed dramatically. But our world … more
For so long newspapers have designed content with the print customer in mind, but times are changing. A recent Pew Research Center study based on 3,425 U.S. adults concluded that of those that preferred to read the news (as opposed to listening or … more
Investigative journalism is often the stuff of drama. Exposing corruption, abuse, inequality and crimes are inherently good, juicy stories—not to mention a core competency and duty for newspapers. It wouldn’t surprise anyone in news to hear that … more
New E&P owner and publisher Mike Blinder (left) poses with an issue of E&P with former owner and publisher Duncan McIntosh. Duncan McIntosh, president and group publisher of the Duncan McIntosh Co., Inc. and owner of Editor and Publisher … more
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article here outlining the latest trends and advancements in our newspaper industry. At that time, I went into the assignment eyes wide open and full of enthusiasm, being provided the opportunity to write about … more
When I daydream about the world of tomorrow, my mind immediately goes to old Popular Science magazines with cover stories about flying cars and wondrous devices. But ask most journalists about the future, and a look of demoralized panic will wash … more
Last year’s PRINT event saw 16,500 attendees. (Photo courtesy of APTech) Printing professionals and exhibitors are invited to attend this year’s PRINT event at Chicago’s McCormick Place Oct. 3 to 5. Administered by the Association for Print … more
Illustration by Meredith Ewell Success can be measured in many ways. On most occasions, it’s measured by a number. In the newspaper industry, success perhaps means having the largest circulation or the most page views. Maybe those numbers mean … more
A fact of publishing life in 2019 is that most of us continue to struggle to maintain circulation and advertising revenue. Some properties are less fortunate than others, and many have found that commercial printing helps keep the bottom line up and … more
In May, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet spoke before the INMA World Congress of News Media audience and shared his dismal prediction concerning the future of journalism—that most local newspapers were going to die in the next five … more
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the press received some rather harsh criticism about its national coverage. Type in “press failures of 2016,” and Google will unkindly deliver a long list of critical analysis about the media and … more
Repair, rebuild, buy used or buy new? Several questions come to mind when we are looking to maintain or upgrade our current printing capabilities. We all want the latest and greatest equipment. With many properties consolidating, it’s now provided … more
Years ago, a great portion of readers sought out newspapers because they were filled with coupons, job listings and apartment ads. Now, a majority of readers are searching online for those needs. This new atmosphere has made it more challenging for … more
The ING Leadership Networking Summit will take place at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. Many years back, I attended a NEXPO show in Las Vegas. I wandered down a pathway behind one of the displays and instead of meeting up with excited vendors … more
Today’s news publishers are facing difficult situations, among them selecting the best membership model suited for their consumers. One anticipated model that made its appearance earlier this year was Apple News+, the successor to Texture, which … more
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