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It wasn’t too long ago that the family-owned Silver City (N.M.) Daily Press Publishing Co. announced  that it would print its final edition. But, 24 hours later, it was still printing under new, local ownership. It was then-general manager Nickolas Siebel (now publisher) who quickly reached out to local civic leaders for help in putting together a loan to allow him to keep this hometown paper alive. more
Printing 300,000+ dailies, 160,000+ weeklies and 180,000+ shoppers, Trib Total Media (TTM) still has a strong commitment to print along with a full-service agency as well. And even in a COVID-19 impacted marketplace, TTM achieved close to 90 percent of last year’s revenue.  more
The Webster-Kirkwood (MO) Times is back in print following their shutdown in March due to Covid-19. The comeback is due to donations from loyal readers and the focus and energy of managers who worked with the local business community to craft a deal to keep this paper printing! E&P goes one-on-one with two of the Webster-Kirkwood (MO) Times’ manager/owners. more
Industry sales guru Ryan Dohrn is a globally recognized media revenue consultant. In this segment of E&P Reports, E&P publisher Mike Blinder, who also has a sales consulting background, goes one-on-one with Dohrn to discuss what tactics he would recommend to any media sales rep in order to prosper and win in 2021. more
A recent study conducted by The Whitman Insight Strategies Initiative and Creative Circle Media Solutions takes a deep dive into how a global pandemic has affected the actual feelings and emotions of local media consumers. One of the key takeaways revealed  from "The Covid-19 Societal Impact Study" is that even though half of those polled say that they lack confidence in news media, those perceptions do not extend to local community media, where those same viewers and readers state they have a much higher trust. Moreover, when asked where they go for essential information about COVID-19, local news scored much higher than cable news and social media channels. more
In this segment of E&P Reports, Editor and Publisher's Mike Blinder interviews Coastside News Groups publisher Debra Hershon and editorial director Clay Lambert on how they were able to find investors to invest in local journalism and what it takes to build and maintain a local media company that is owned by local investors. more
Mike Blinder, publisher of Editor and Publisher Magazine, learns from Joshua Schneps, CEO and Publisher of Schneps Media, what drives this company’s success and how they continue to grow audience in the nation’s largest media market. more
John C. Tompkins left college his junior year to buy his first newspaper. Today, he is the owner of News Media Corp., which owns 65 papers serving smaller cities and towns with populations of 5,000 to 50,000. more
Vision25: "Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms” is a new initiative with a goal to be a major catalyst creating social change within journalistic institutions that help newsrooms be anti-racist and collaborative... more
Aequalitas is Latin for “equality.” But there is very little equal to today’s struggling media outlets at the growing Aequalitas Media Group, who now owns eight publications … more
The Branded Content Project today released the results of a report on content marketing in collaboration with Borrell Associates Inc., which found that, despite the effect Covid-19 had on businesses, content marketing remained relatively steady and is projected to be more of a priority in 2021. In this segment of E&P Reports, Mike Blinder speaks with Julia Campbell of the Branded Content Project and Corey Elliott of Borrell Associates about the report's findings and what local media can do to seize the opportunities of content marketing. more
"Publishing During a Pandemic" is a new free authored by Dr. Samir Husni, Director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media. In this segment of E&P Reports, E&P publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with Husni to gain what insights he learned through the new book as well as how he feels about the future of news publishing and the survival of printed media. more
One of the most anticipated media studies is the yearly release of the Borrell Associates’ Local Advertiser Survey where thousands of local advertisers complete more than 40 questions, yielding … more
In Memphis, Tenn., the Daily Memphian just celebrated its second anniversary. The website currently boasts more than 14,000 digital-only subscribers each paying an average of $9/month for the content … more
This one-hour roundtable is a discussion on the future of news media. Topics include: Will reader revenue ever rise to a level to fund our newsrooms; how to recruit and maintain talent in turbulent times; should local media be compensated by Facebook & Google for the content these platforms monetize; how is hedge fund consolidation affecting the industry; and what does the future hold. more
Many people were shocked last April when the Tampa Bay Times, the flagship newspaper of the Poynter Institute and the largest newspaper in Florida, made the decision to reduce its print frequency to … more
For more than a decade, media analyst Ken Doctor sat on the sidelines evaluating, commenting and even making sweeping predictions about where the news publishing industry was heading and how he felt about the factors that impacted it. But today, Ken has moved into the fray as CEO of a new startup he has been teasing the industry about called Lookout Local. more
A new 10-minute survey, supported by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, is asking local journalists and news publishers to share their story and experiences during the challenges of 2020, as part of a project examining the health of local newspapers. more
This year, Christian Hendricks, president of the Local Media Consortium, will head-up the judging for Editor and Publisher’s EPPY Awards. In this interview Hendricks urges small market digital leaders with limited resources who’ve created a platform or initiative that deserves recognition to make sure they enter the competition.  more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic damage across virtually every sector of the news publishing industry. News deserts are being created by the end of local journalism, but HR 7640--The Local Journalism Sustainability Act may be part of the solution. more
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