E&P Reports

Monday, March 30th, SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS BROADCAST:
Free Papers Pivot to New Distribution Methods for COVID-19


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The Association of Free Community Publications (AFCP) represents publishers of community papers from coast to coast who offer free circulation. AFCP’s executive director Loren Colburn has been in touch with hundreds of members during the Coronavirus pandemic to learn how they are coping with a number of different challenges, including the loss of revenue and key distribution points from the large number of restaurants and entertainment venues they conduct business with.

AFCP’s Loren Colburn goes one-on one with E&P’s publisher Mike Blinder discussing the new ways that free papers are dealing with COVID-19.

Thursday March 26th, SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS BROADCAST:
Gordon Borrell Speaks One-on-One About Managing Through COVID-19


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Borrell Associates is the nation’s leading provider of advertising trends and data for the media industry. Each month, hundreds of local businesses and advertising agencies are researched and compiled into ongoing reports. With this information at hand, Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, reveals what trends we can expect–and more importantly–what tactics and practices we can adopt to help stem the tide of revenue loss due to the coronavirus pandemic.

E&P Publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates

Tuesday March 24th, SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS BROADCAST:
COVID-19, A Global Perspective. 1-on-1 with INMA’s Earl Wilkinson


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As the coronavirus spreads across the world, news media companies are grappling with so much more than coverage: work-from-home plans, coronavirus-related product development, advertising declines, and the impending fallout on the economy and advertising revenues. With more than 7,000 members in 80+ countries, the International News Media Association (INMA) is conducting ongoing research and outreach to its members to help advise on best practices in dealing with the pandemic.

Mike Blinder, publisher of E&P, goes 1-on-1 with INMA CEO Earl Wilkinson to learn more about their findings.

Friday March 20th, SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS BROADCAST:
Making Sure You’re Deemed “Essential” By Your Local/ State Government during the COVID-19 Pandemic


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In Italy, which is currently under lockdown in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, a debate is waging about the importance of print newspapers. Here in the U.S., some states and cities are making sure that local newspapers have “essential” status in order to publish their products in this time of crisis.The News Media Alliance has put together all the tools needed to make sure that news publishers stay in business to serve their communities.

Mike Blinder, E&P publisher, speaks with David Chavern, Alliance CEO, on what they are doing to help publishers and what resources are available to make sure every local government gives them “essential” to publish. They also discuss two other important Alliance initiatives: The News Impact Project and the Safe Harbor Bill.

Mike also asks Dave about two other important initiatives that NMA is working on our behalf: The News Impact Project and the Safe Harbor Bill.

Related Links:

Sample Letters

Letter to Governor Ron DeSantis from the Florida Press Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter to President Trump
Letter to Governor Tom Wolf from Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
Letter to Governor Jared Polis from the Colorado Press Association & Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

State/Municipality Orders

Miami-Dade County (Florida) Local State of Emergency Order
Oak Park, Illinois, Shelter-in-Place Order
State of New York Executive Chamber Executive Order
San Francisco Shelter in Place Order
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

Wednesday March 18th, SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS BROADCAST:
Facebook, Lenfest and LMA Announce $1 Million in Grants to Support Coronavirus News Reporting


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The Facebook Journalism Project partnered with the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Local Media Association (LMA) to offer a total of $1 million in grants to support US and Canadian local news organizations covering the coronavirus. These grants will help fill immediate gaps for resource-constrained newsrooms covering the pandemic in their communities.

Mike Blinder, Publisher of E&P speaks with Jed Williams, Chief Strategy Officer of the LMA about everything you need to know to access these funds today!

Wednesday March 11th: Financial Times Reaches 1-million Subscribers with “North Star” Metric


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The Financial Times understands what it’s like to be a digital leader. It launched its first paywall in 2002 and over the last decade, the paper has focused on a “north star” metric based on reader engagement. In April 2019, the FT reached 1 million paying readers, one year ahead of schedule. Due to its digital success, E&Precently named the FT as one of their 10 News Publishers That Do It Right. E&P editor-in-chief Nu Yang goes 1-on-1 with FT chief data officer Tom Betts to discuss their formula, the launch of their boutique consultancy firm FT Strategies, and how publishers can find their own metric “north star.”

Wednesday March 4th: Google Awarding $6 Million to North American News Publishers


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The 2nd Google NorthAmerican Innovation Challenge is now open for submissions focusing on projects that showcase diversification, equity and inclusion in journalism. “Googler” LaToya Drake, Global Outreach Lead for the Google News Initiative, chats with E&P Publisher Mike Blinder about this year’s challenge and how any publisher—no matter what size market—can enter.

Applications are now open, and the deadline to submit is May 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT. In addition, over the next 10 weeks, Google will hold workshops and bootcamps to get the word out and answer questions about the challenge. The first town hall will be on March 18 at 9 a.m. PT. Tune in using this link.

Wednesday February 26th: Kentucky Community Newspaper Makeover


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In 2018, Paxton Media Group acquired the Kentucky New Era and four smaller newspapers (Dawson Springs Progress, Princeton Times Leader, Providence Journal-Enterprise and Oak Grove Eagle Post). Since then, the New Era has experienced big changes like getting a new publisher, editor and a new office to call home. Publisher Brandon Cox shares what it was like to adopt these changes and what’s next for the group of newspapers.

Wednesday February 19th: Peter Newton, Life After GateHouse


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Peter Newton was a huge part of GateHouse Media’s expansion into the digital service sector with the launch of their Propel and ThriveHive initiatives. But Newton was a big part of driving the entire industry into selling more than just advertising solutions to their customers. It was during those six years in senior management that the company had its most growth in market acquisitions. Now that Newton has left the country’s largest newspaper company, he continues to work within our industry consulting some of our digital partners as well as leading a drive to innovation through the Local Media Association’s Accelerate Local Project.

Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with Newton as the former GateHouse COO speaks about where he thinks the industry has been and where it is going today in our challenging times. He also gives advice to independent newspapers who lack some of the resources that large company company ownership can provide.

Wednesday February 12th: Kansas Publishing Ventures. One-on-one with Joey Young


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Joey Young purchased his first newspaper at the age of 27. Seven years later, his company, Kansas Publishing Ventures, owns six award-winning community publications with more than 30 employees that is growing audience and revenue against some big company dailies. Moreover, thanks to his passion for local journalism and keen ability to hire and maintain a motivated team, KPV continues to grow and prosper.

Mike Blinder Publisher of E&P, goes 1-on-1 with Joey Young. Majority Owner of Kansas Publishing Ventures.

Wednesday February 5th: A look at the 2020 America East News Media Summit. One-on-One with PNA President Brad Simpson


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This week, E&P editor-in-chief Nu Yang and Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association president Brad Simpson discuss this year’s America East News Media Summit March 30-April 1. The PNA has combined their three signature events: America East, PNA Advertising Conference and Publishers’ Convention, to build one robust conference.

Simpson will go over what sessions he’s excited about and why news publishers should attend this premiere event. This year, E&P also joins the PNA in honoring the next generation of newsroom leaders with a 25 Under 35 awards ceremony.

Wednesday January 29nd: ProPublica’s Rachel Glickhouse talks Documenting Hate and ramping up Electionland 2020


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ProPublica has become a leader in the industry when it comes to collaboration between newsrooms. Rachel Glickhouse, who managed ProPublica’s three-year Documenting Hate project, talks to Editor & Publisher about getting newsrooms to work together, convincing readers to contribute, and plans to bring back Electionland to cover the 2020 presidential election.

Read the published story on EditorAndPublisher.com: https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/digital-publishing-how-propublica-is-harnessing-the-power-of-collaboration/

Wednesday January 22nd: Community Impact Newspaper Expands into Atlanta: Allison Altobelli Goes One-on-One with E&P’s Managing Editor Evelyn Mateos


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Since 2005, Community Impact Newspaper (CIN) has expanded into Texas, Arizona and Tennessee. This year, they’re launching in the Atlanta metro region with the help of Allison Altobelli, a longtime newspaper executive.

As the newest CIN publisher, Altobelli shares why CIN decided to expand into Atlanta, thoughts on opening a newsroom when so many others are closing, and why more newsrooms need to adopt their “Print is not dead” mentality.

Read the published story on EditorAndPublisher.com: https://www.editorandpublisher.com/a-section/community-impact-newspaper-expands-into-atlanta-region/

Wednesday January 15th: From Newsonomics to Lookout: Ken Doctor goes One-on-One with E&P’s Publisher Mike Blinder


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Ten years ago, Ken Doctor wrote “Newsonomics,” a groundbreaking book that changed the way many approached news publishing in the last decade. Now, Ken is incubating a new business model for the newsrooms of the 2020s called Lookout. He does not tell us everything about it in this 45-minute interview, preferring to wait until his market test is complete, but he does reveal many of the concepts he claims can make news publishing thrive and profitable in today’s challenging world.

Plus, Mike looks into the industry predictions Ken made 10 years ago in “Newsonomics” to see if those prognostications are accurate today.

Wednesday January 8th: Profitable online only news sites are possible and thriving. Mike Blinder is 1-on-1 with Mike Shapiro, Publisher and CEO of the TapInto Network


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Twelve years ago, Mike Shapiro left his lucrative position at a NYC law firm to work out of his house to publish a local online newspaper to serve his hometown of New Providence, NJ. Today he is CEO of a network of over 80 local news sites with over 1 million monthly visitors. And, they are making money doing it.

Learn the history of this success story of how local journalism can grow and make money with a digital-only offering.

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Wednesday December 18th: One-on-One with editorial cartoonist and CNN contributor Clay Jones


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Today, Clay Jones, self-syndicated editorial cartoonist, talks to Editor & Publisher podcast host Bob Andelman about a biting new collection of his work, Tales From the Trumpster Fire: A Cartoon Anthology.

Jones’ work is distributed to newspapers and news sites across the United States and around the world. He also draws a weekly cartoon for CNN Opinion’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. He was the finalist for the Herblock Award (2019) and rejected a “free speech” award from the government of Iran.

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Wednesday December 11th: One-on-One with Zack Baddorf, executive director, Military Veterans in Journalism


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Zack Baddorf, cofounder and executive director for Military Veterans in Journalism—a nonprofit association that advocates for veterans in the newsroom—talks to Editor & Publisher managing editor Evelyn Mateos. Baddorf shares what the organization is all about, the resources it provides and why the news publishing industry could use the voice and perspectives of veterans.

“E&P Reports” is hosted by Bob Andelman.

Related Link: http://www.mvj.network

 

Wednesday December 4th: One-on-One with new America’s Newspapers CEO Dean Ridings


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Today, Dean Ridings, the new CEO of America’s Newspapers – an organization that resulted from the combination of the Inland Press Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – talks to Editor & Publisher editor-in-chief Nu Yang.

Ridings shares his thoughts on how America’s Newspapers will strengthen local journalism, where the news publishing industry is heading, and why newspapers are still an important part of the industry’s brand and mission.

“E&P Reports” is hosted by Bob Andelman.

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• America’s Newspapers: http://newspapers.org/

 

 

Wednesday Nov 27th: One-on-One with two 2019 EPPY Awards winners: The City Founding Editor Jere Hester, plus Cape Cod Times Digital Assignment Editor Jason Kolnos


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In our featured “E&P Reports” interview this week, Jason Kolnos, Digital Assignment Editor with the Cape Cod Times, talks to E&P editor-in-chief Nu Yang. Kolnos, the 2019 EPPY Award winner for Best News or Event Feature under 1 million unique monthly visitors, used interviews and still photography to create a video about the one-year anniversary of the death of Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and the effects his death had in his community and with state lawmakers.

But first, Jere Hester talks to Nu about THE CITY, the newest independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to serving the people of New York.

THE CITY recently won three EPPY Awards in the under 1 million unique monthly visitors category for Best Daily News Website, plus Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting for “On the Brink of Being Homeless in a Sanctuary City” and Best News or Event Feature on a Website for “A Solitary Death Sparks Prison Reform Push.”

“E&P Reports” is hosted by Bob Andelman.

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Complete list of 2019 EPPY Award winners

Cape Cod Times winning entry

THE CITY winning entries:

https://thecity.nyc/

https://thecity.nyc/2019/07/on-the-brink-of-being-homeless-in-a-sanctuary-city.html

https://thecity.nyc/2019/06/woman-who-died-at-rikers-island-was-in-solitary.html

 

 

 

Wednesday Nov 20th: One-on-One with Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce on becoming a non-profit, plus 2019 EPPY Award-winning cartoonist Dennis Draughon on drawing broadcast conclusions!


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In our featured “E&P Reports” interview this week, Dennis Draughon talks to E&P contributing writer Rob Tornoe about what it means to be a political cartoonist … for Capitol Broadcasting/WRAL. Draughon, incidentally, is the 2019 EPPY Award winner for Best Editorial/Political Cartoon with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

In breaking news, the Salt Lake Tribune drew a lot of interest in recent weeks when it was announced that the legacy Utah daily uprooted its financial structure and became a nonprofit news publisher. Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks to E&P contributor Sean Wood about what it all means for Salt Lake City – and possibly for your paper as well.

“E&P Reports” is hosted by Bob Andelman.

 

Wednesday Nov 13th: One-on-One with 2019 E&P Publisher of the Year P.J. Browning


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This week, “E&P Reports,” the official podcast of Editor & Publisher Magazine, features an interview with E&P editor-in-chief Nu Yang and 2019 E&P Publisher of the Year P.J. Browning of the Post and Courier, where they discuss what it’s like being a publisher today (and yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel).

In addition, E&P managing editor Evelyn Mateos interviews Jed Williams, Local Media Association’s chief strategy officer, who breaks down the Google News Initiative Subscriptions Lab and critical publisher benchmarks for digital subscription success.

 

Wednesday Nov 6th: TAKEN How police departments make millions by seizing property


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This week, on “E&P Reports,” Editor & Publisher Magazine editor-in-chief Nu Yang talks with journalists from The Greenville News, winners of the 2019 EPPY Award for Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website. Investigative reporter Nate Cary and visual journalist Josh Morgan take listeners behind the scenes of their work on “TAKEN,” their series on civil asset forfeiture in South Carolina. Click here to WATCH/LISTEN now!

“E&P Reports,” the official podcast of Editor & Publisher Magazine, is hosted by Bob Andelman.
Click here to discover all of the 2019 EPPY Award winners.

 

Wednesday Oct 30th: Legendary Art Director Roger Black Advises on How a Good Design Can Help Newspapers Build Their Identity & David Coburn Discusses McClatchy’s EPPY Award for Best Podcast


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This week, “E&P Reports,” the official podcast of Editor & Publisher Magazine, features an interview with E&P editor-in-chief Nu Yang and McClatchy executive producer of audio Davin Coburn about the Charlotte Observer’s recent EPPY Award win for Best Podcast. In addition, Bob Andelman interviews legendary art director Roger Black. For more than 50 years, Black’s work was seen in such titles as Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Popular Mechanics. Black has also aided the redesigns of theLos Angeles Times, The Washington Post and a number of Hearst newspapers. In 2012, the Society of News Design presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Make sure to read our web exclusive by Sean Wood.

 

 

Wednesday Oct 23rd: E&P Reports (Podcast): ” There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned”


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This week, we feature an interview with Arizona State University journalism professor Julia Wallace, co-author (with ASU’s Kristin Gilger) of “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead.” The conversation, conducted by E&P Managing Editor Evelyn Mateos, delves into the struggles and successes of women in news media. Don’t miss Mateos’ related story online — which includes an excerpt from the book — and in the October print edition of E&P.

 

Wednesday Oct 16th: E&P Reports (Podcast): “New Sales Models for Media Companies”


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This week, Editor & Publisher Magazine’s official weekly podcast, “E&P Reports,” features two exclusive interviews conducted by managing editor Evelyn Mateos: 1) Nick Johnson, McClatchy head of advertising, and 2) Janet DeGeorge of Classified Executive Training. Each discusses what today’s sales model would look like for media companies if they started from scratch. In addition, DeGeorge shares tips for ad reps and success stories taking place in newsrooms around the country. Don’t miss Mateos’ related story, “Reinventing the Wheel” online and in this month’s issue. BONUS: E&P Publisher Mike Blinder weighs in with a timely opinion piece about the untimely departure of anchor Shep Smith from Fox News: “Shep Say It Ain’t So!”

 

 

Wednesday Oct 9th: E&P Reports (Podcast): “The Safe Harbor Bill


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Digital publishing columnist Rob Tornoe speaking with News Media Alliance president and CEO David Chavern as they break down for publishers the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” otherwise known as the Safe Harbor bill. Be sure to also read Rob’s cover story “Taking on the Tech Giants” online and in this month’s issue.

 

Wednesday Oct 2nd: E&P Reports (Podcast): “For Better or For Worse”


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Editor & Publisher Magazine’s new weekly podcast, “E&P Reports,” features host Bob Andelman talking with daily cartoonist Lynn Johnston, creator of “For Better or For Worse,” about the daily strip’s 40th anniversary, her relationship with late Universal Press Syndicate President Lee Salem, and the future of comics in daily newspapers. Be sure to also read Sean Wood’s story on Johnston here. We also have a conversation with Tom Jones, senior media writer at the Poynter Institute, talking about The New York Times controversial decision publish details about The White House whistleblower’s identity.

 

Wednesday Sept 25th: E&P Reports (Podcast): “Krogers Kicks Out Newspapers”
Editor & Publisher Magazine’s first podcast features Sean Wood talking about his E&P exclusive, “Don’t Lose Local News’ Campaign Urges Kroger to Keep Weekly Papers in Stores,” and Bob Andelman interviewing John Weiss, founding publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent, about how the Kroger decision will affect his paper and other alt-weeklies around the U.S


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