Managing Production Expenses in the New Year

My prior feature in E&P presented some dire predictions as to where newspapers might be going and their relevance in the current year. It wasn’t a comfortable article for me to write, but I based my predictions in reality rather than simply an optimistic overview of a dramatic fairy tale recovery.
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Journalism Outlets Need New Social Media Policies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist Alexis Johnson was barred from protest coverage after joking about a Kenny Chesney concert on Twitter. She tweeted: “Horrifying scenes and aftermath from selfish LOOTERS who don’t care about this city!!!!! .... oh wait sorry. No, these are pictures from a Kenny Chesney concert tailgate. Whoops.”

Critical Thinking

How Much Press Should Journalists Give Former President Donald Trump Now That He’s Out of Office?

For four years, every word uttered, action taken, and tweet sent by Donald Trump dictated the day’s media coverage. I hope that changes, though I am unsure whether journalists will have much of a choice; once a reality star president, always a reality star president.

Newspeople

Marianna Sotomayor Joins The Washington Post’s National Politics Team

We are excited to announce that Marianna Sotomayor is joining The Post’s national politics team to cover Congress. Marianna will be based in the House, where she will cover the …

Rebecca Grossman-Cohen Named Chief of Staff to New York Times CEO

I’m delighted to share that Rebecca Grossman-Cohen will become my new Chief of Staff effective immediately. In addition to running my office, she’ll continue to lead our strategy and …

Clay Carnser Named The Paris News Publisher

Nine years after joining The Paris News as an advertising representative, Clay Carsner will assume the role of publisher. Leonard Woolsey, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., which owns The …

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How Towne Post Network Reinvented the Community Magazine Model

Disrupting traditional, old and obsolete business models is how many new entrepreneurs and startups gain success. Although they are often synonymous with Silicon Valley and other tech centers, disruptive entrepreneurs can also be found in places like Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis.

From Antitrust to Zoom, Virtual is a Mainstay in 2021

In 2020, digital was a double-edged sword. It brought us closer together as in-person meetings and events moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it divided us even more as misinformation and hate speech circulated dangerously on various social media platforms.

To Stay Ahead, Newspapers Become a One-Stop Shop

Smart publishers already know the consumer will not save their local newspaper. The limited attention span of the digital information consumer keeps local papers from pinning their hopes on subscribers. Without a robust number of subscribers, display advertising suffers.