Journalists tell the stories that are fun to read, but even more importantly, the ones we need to know. America needs journalists!
As part of an RJI fellowship, Melba Newsome, an independent journalist and editor in Charlotte, North Carolina, will create a diversity training program that she will implement in newsrooms to help them include people of color and underrepresented groups in their reporting to be more reflective of the communities they serve.
In the spring, the Index-Journal of Greenwood, South Carolina, made the difficult decision to pause printing of its Monday and Saturday editions of the newspaper to help offset lost advertising revenue. On Sunday, Publisher Mundy Burns Price announced that due to the evolving business environment and requests from readers who miss receiving a hard copy of the newspaper on a daily basis, the printed Monday edition of the Index-Journal will once again be available beginning Oct. 5. And, beginning with the Saturday, Oct. 3 newspaper, readers also will enjoy a new Index-Journal Weekender edition.
The Newspaper Association Managers' Relevance Project has released its extensive Revenue Resource 2020 to assist newspapers in aiding businesses of all sorts during the pandemic. The initial phase of the Relevance Project Revenue Resource has 18 sales promotions.
The subject of consolidation in the news media industry has gone from the elephant in the room to the matter at hand. All aspects of the industry have been impacted, but certainly production and management are experiencing some of the deepest effects. Dean Ridings, CEO of America's Newspapers, is among the panelists at the America East News Media Summit who will be discussing the current state of consolidations and how they are working to stay ahead of the curve and maintain the integrity of their organizations and products.
A recent post by an RJI Fellow about the threats and online/offline harassment of Latino journalists working in the U.S. highlights the disparity between salaries of the “general market” and the Hispanic market.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed bipartisan legislation authorizing the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a national memorial that honors the many reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who have lost their lives reporting the news.
The Texarkana Gazette is the latest newspaper published by WEHCO Media to begin a campaign to transform its newspaper experience more fully from print to digital, providing a free iPad to subscribers as part of the conversion.
Despite the natural alliance between public servants and local news outlets, too many candidates let consultants convince them print is dead and what they really need is another shouty TV commercial or a glossy mailer comparing their opponent to Hitler. There's nothing wrong with diversification, of course, but overlooking newspapers' print editions and websites is a tactical mistake.
The New York Times reported yesterday that McClatchy’s 30 papers will be permitted to make a presidential endorsement only if they conduct interviews with both Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.
So what are the newspaper participants learning from the Google News Initiative Subscriptions Lab? Hint: Something about themselves.
The advocacy interests of America's Newspapers falls right in line with the first topic addressed at the Inaugural Meeting of America's Newspapers. The News Media Alliance's Danielle Coffey talked about frustrations she encounters when lobbying on Capitol Hill and the latest in the newspaper industry's campaign to get a fair revenue arrangement with the digital giants.
Email is a daily part of millions of American's daily lives. So why aren't newspapers taking advantage of this amazing revenue generating opportunity? News-Press & Gazette Company's Kristen Frey and Observer Media Group's Emily Walsh talked about the insights they've gained from experimenting with email marketing.
What do backyard poultry, goats and beekeeping have in common? All are niche interests that have been scaled into reliable revenue generators.
Many advertisers find the process they must go through to place public notices to be frustrating, Legislators what to change the law to move legal notices out of newspapers (and onto state and local websites) and publishers are doing their best to make the process work. Where's it all heading and what will be key to hanging onto public notices?