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The Salt Lake Tribune, along with the nonprofit Amplify Utah and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), have partnered to write and publish stories that highlight the state’s diverse communities and engages with young readers. more
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently launched a yearlong, multiplatform journalism project called “A More Perfect Union” that will explore the racist origins, practices and consequences of American institutions that were born in Philadelphia—beginning with an examination of the newspaper itself. more
In April, Facebook kicked off their latest Accelerator programs for North American publishers. Centered on reader revenue, the programs include the Subscriptions Accelerator and the Memberships Accelerator. Thirty news organizations were chosen for this year’s program more
In a digital age where news is preserved online, newsrooms are facing increasing pressure to “unpublish.” To help newsrooms address the matter, Deborah Dwyer, a Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) fellow and a doctoral candidate in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, created Unpublishing the News... more
Throughout the pandemic, many of our main offices and print facilities that were normally open to the public shut down. Signs appeared on front doors telling walk-in customers we were temporally closed to the general public and customers were either directed to call or conduct business online. During these trying times, many of our employees fielded phone calls from home, and we did our best to conduct business as seamless as possible. more
Overstory Media Group (OMG), a startup media group that operates newsletter-based journalism outlets in British Columbia, has announced plans to hire 250 new journalists and launch 50 new outlets by 2023. more
Audio is a platform unlike any other, in that it closes the distance—physically and cognitively—between the listener and host and guests. In conversations with people who podcast, you’ll hear the word “intimate” used a lot to describe the relationship between listener and the voices emanating from their earbuds. more
This past year was a remarkable one for women journalists who are breaking barriers and leading the charge in local and national news. Although most of the women on our list of "10 Women to Watch" were recently promoted or hired to their current positions, make no mistake—they have the experience and fortitude to carry their newsrooms and the industry into a bright and successful future.  more
Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief, celebrating the possible end of a global health pandemic that has claimed far too many lives, run thousands of businesses into the ground, derailed a thriving economy, and kept us holed up like a bear in extended hibernation. As we start to emerge from our figurative dens, we’ll most likely see many positive effects upon the news industry as well as some new challenges. more
Following a summer of protests against racial injustice, the Sacramento Bee was inspired to launch an Equity Lab, which includes a team of community-funded journalists focused on serving communities neglected by the mainstream media. According to the Lab’s website, it operates with two pillars: producing accountability journalism that will elevate the stories that most affect the livelihood of residents, while “holding people and institutions accountable for fair practices..." more
An 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation recently exposed the lead dangers at a Florida factory owned by the Gopher Resource. At the factory, workers recycle about 50,000 old car batteries a day by extracting the lead, melting it in furnaces and reforging it into new blocks, according to the Times. more
The Idaho Capital Sun is the latest newsroom launched by States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to create a network of independent partner news sites. Led by Christina Lords, the former editor of the Idaho Statesman, the Capital Sun includes three reporters... more
In April, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution launched its largest marketing campaign in years. Called Press On, the campaign focuses on the paper’s journalists and the importance of their work. The yearlong multimedia campaign will appear on digital and social media channels, as well as broadcast, print, and outdoors. more
In 2019, Maisie Crow and Max Kabat were the new owners of the weekly Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas. Crow, a documentary filmmaker, and Kabat, a co-founder of a brand and growth consultancy, wanted to discover how to find more money to invest back into journalism instead of depending on the traditional advertising model. more
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, newsrooms were diversifying their revenue streams in many creative and innovative ways. However, with advertising being a big casualty of the pandemic, the need to do so has never been greater. more
On April 20, the entire world seemed to be watching a livestream from a Minnesota courtroom as Judge Peter Cahill opened an envelope and read the word “guilty” three times, convicting former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. more
Brown communities are among those who have been disproportionately targeted with misinformation and disinformation, especially in regard to political and health information. In response, Voto Latino, the largest Latinx voter registration organization in the nation, and Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, have partnered to launch the Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab... more
From pre-press to post-press, vendors continue to partner with newspapers, allowing us to improve quality and efficiencies. As our industry experiences sharp declines in revenue and circulation, these changes affect our bottom line, and our suppliers have fought right along with us. more
Lee Enterprises, Inc. has launched a new food-focused digital magazine called Feast and Field, which explores farming, food production, culinary history, and cooking. Found at feastandfield.net, the product is the latest expansion of Feast Magazine, which launched in 2010... more
A Boston-based independent, creative-led advertising agency, Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), wants to assist newsrooms in their fight for survival with a new initiative called Protect Our Press. The goal is to preserve local, professional journalism in communities across America. more
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