Word in Black: Helping the Black Press Survive & Thrive

In this 103rd episode of “E&P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder speaks with Nick Charles, The Managing Director for Word in Black, Francis (Toni) Draper, CEO/Publisher The Baltimore/ Washington AFRO and Larry Lee, President, Publisher at The Sacramento Observer. They discuss the state of the Black-owned newspaper industry and what Word in Black is doing to support these publishers.

Here are our shows from the past year

In this 102nd episode of “E&P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder speaks with JournalList.net founder and Executive Director Scott Yates about their mission to have the Trust.txt reference document adopted and utilized by journalistic sites worldwide as a means to establish their authority as a trusted, credible, legitimate news outlet.
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In this episode of E&P reports, Publisher Mike Blinder interviews Terrence Williams, President & COO of the Keene Sentinel and Julianna Dodson, the director of Radically Rural, on how their yearly "Summit" has grown from a small-town gathering to an event attended by people from across North America. We also discuss how this year's event focuses on helping to ensure the financial health of local journalism.
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In this 100th Episode of “E&P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with industry veteran Henry Scott on his 8-years building a successful, profitable local news Website and what key lessons he learned others could use to mimic that success. Included on the Vodcast page is a link to download Scott's FREE 20-page report.
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Meet the new CEO at The Center for Public Integrity.

In this episode of E&P Reports, Publisher Mike Blinder speaks with Center for Public Integrity new CEO Paul Cheung and Editor-in-Chief Matt DeRienzo about the organization's near-term plans. They also discuss how Cheung's digital background may affect their methods to continue in their mission to fight inequality in America.
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In this episode of “E&P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with Canadian digital news disruptor Observer Media Group’s CEO and Co-Founder Farhan Mohamed about their business model, editorial focus and plans for expansion across North America.
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Meet Greg Little author of "- 30 -"

In this episode of “E&P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder speaks with Greg Little author of “-30- Why Small-Town American Print Journalism is Anything But Dead,” about why he wrote the book, his opinions on the future of community journalism, and what advice he would give any budding journalist who wishes to enter the industry.
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In this episode of “E&P Reports,” publisher Mike Blinder discusses the Local Journalism Sustainability Act with Alan Fisco, president of America’s Newspapers and president of The Seattle Times Company; Dean Ridings, CEO of America’s Newspapers; and Francis Wick, CEO of Wick Communications. They discuss why the next few weeks are critical for all news publishers to lobby their local representatives to support the bill.
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A collaboration of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

Last week, E&P Publisher Mike Blinder hosted a panel discussion about the GNI Ad Transformation Lab at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's annual conference. This Episode of “E&P Reports” is a recording of that live panel discussion about the program’s work to help Black and Latino news publishers advance their advertising strategies and grow digital revenue.
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In this episode of "E&P Reports," Publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with ING Board Member Steve Mattingly, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Southern Lithoplate, to gain insight into the future of the still vital production/operations sector of the news publishing business. Topics include how the industry consolidation will affect bottom lines and what the future looks like for print as a profitable platform for news content.
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In this episode of “E & P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder chats with Hearst Connecticut Media Group's senior management about their new statewide website along with what steps they took to realize such strong print and digital subscription growth over the past 2-years.
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In this episode of “E&P Reports” publisher Mike Blinder chats with media sales coach Ryan Dohrn about how ad sellers should adapt to a post-pandemic world. Dohrn offers actionable advice on how we can find, recruit, and keep sales talent. What are our best target business categories to prospect? How do we interact properly in a new Zoom world and use it to your advantage with potential and existing advertisers?
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In this episode of “E&P Reports,” publisher Mike Blinder chats with Galveston Daily News publisher Leonard Woolsey and editor Michael Smith about what it was like to report locally in a city that quickly gained worldwide prominence as the “home” of Juneteenth.
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In this segment of “E&P Reports,” publisher Mike Blinder speaks with UNC Chapel Hill Ph.D. candidate Deborah Dwyer about her research and work on compiling best practices of “unpublishing” the news. Also appearing is one of the initiative’s advisors Kathy English, chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
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In this segment of “E&P Reports” Publisher Mike Blinder interviews Max Kabat Owner/Publisher of The Big Bend Sentinel on how starting a restaurant/ bar/ coffeehouse in their lobby helps fund local journalism and brings the community to them.
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In this episode of Editor & Publisher’s Vodcast: “E&P Reports,” publisher Mike Blinder checks in with Lookout Local's CEO Ken Doctor and Chief Revenue Officer Jed Williams, on how the new local news model startup Lookout Local is doing 6-months after launch.
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In this episode of “E&P Reports” learn what it was like to manage a newsroom through crises with Minneapolis Star Tribune editor and senior vice president Rene Sanchez, managing editor and vice president Suki Dardarian, and newly appointed managing editor for diversity and community Kyndell Harkness.
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In this segment of “E&P Reports,” publisher Mike Blinder chats with Zach Richner and Jeremy Mims of Arrandale Ventures about how their new venture capital firm works, and what the benefits and risks are for a media company to participate in providing ads in exchange for earning equity in start-up companies.
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In this segment of "E&P Reports," publisher Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with diplomat, journalist, political activist and author: Ambassador Raymond Alcide Joseph, on topics that range from the start of his newspaper and how he influenced change during the cruel dictatorship years in Haiti under the regime of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, to his opinions on the importance of a free press.
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In this segment of ‘E&P REPORTS' Publisher Mike Blinder discusses with President & COO Alec Johnson why the company decided to bring back the Ogdensburg Journal and their strong commitment to printing a quality product in a growing digital world.
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In this 'E&P REPORTS,' Mike Blinder, publisher of E&P Magazine, chats with Larry Ryckman editor at The Sun, along with Elizabeth Hansen Shapiro Co-Founder of The National Trust for Local News, on how the forming of a public benefit corporation helped make the purchase of the weekly newspapers of Colorado Community Media possible.
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