Live conferences return

Live conferences and events for all industries, including news publishing, are the year's highlights for guests, speakers and the industry organizations that hold them. They are essential for networking, renewing old acquaintances, forging new ones, promoting professional development, and sharing new ideas and trends.
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Communicating with modern methods

The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times — both owned by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong — have joined forces to create a bilingual television and online news program  called “Nuestra Voz Today,” which means “our voice today.”  It covers the growing Latino communities in San Diego, Los Angeles, the California-Mexico border and Southern California.

Borrell's latest study reveals bad and good news on local ad spending

Borrell Associates’ Q3 study shows some "signs of trouble" for SMB ad spending. But encouraging news on their acceptance of the proposed Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA).

Making the data count

News Leaders Association has announced a comprehensive update to the former ASNE Diversity Survey, renamed the Transformative Transparency Project. It will provide the numbers, narratives and knowledge to assist news media stakeholders in undertaking reforms that address the lack of newsroom diversity.

Industry News
The National Archives has identified hundreds of pages of relevant documents, which will be sent to Biden and Trump lawyers.
Even before the pandemic accelerated newsroom layoffs and newspaper closures, Canada stepped up to address the journalism crisis.
Rich Shumate hopes his new book will be a bridge to a more nuanced perspective on the question of media bias.
Customs and Border Protection targeted U.S. citizens, including journalists and attorneys, during the Trump administration as it monitored migrant caravans traveling through Mexico, according to a new Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report.
It’s the job of the media to tell the story and share the developments, the updates.
The big takeaway from the survey, titled "The First Amendment: Where America Stands"? Amid our disagreements on everything from politics to the pandemic, one value unites the vast majority of us: 94% of respondents — across generations and the political spectrum — view the First Amendment as “vital.”
The directives for journalists include rules against publishing topics in conflict with Islam or insulting to national personalities.
CherryRoad Media Inc. announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 20 newspapers from Gannett Co., Inc. The newspapers, which include five dailies, are published in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.
The Boston Globe announced today the launch of "Black News Hour," a new one-hour radio show that will bring local Black stories and historical moments to the forefront of conversations.
Newspeople
Pacific Northwest native RJ Benner has been named the publisher of the Whidbey News-Times (Oak Harbor, Washington) and the South Whidbey Record.
Penny Rosenberg has been named the editor of the Albany (Oregon) Democrat-Herald and the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
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