FOI Guest Column
Newspaper content is created by real people who live in the communities they cover and are held accountable for the stories they write.
Report for America announced today that applications are now open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning next June.
"The Casper Star-Tribune announced yesterday that it would no longer be a true “daily” paper, eliminating its Monday and Tuesday print editions next month."
Available beats include covering: health care, Native American issues, education, environment, seniors, military bases, criminal justice and government accountability in local news deserts.
Pulse Research is conducting a comprehensive statewide reader shopping survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide our newspaper member advertising teams with current reader and website visitor purchasing and shopping information for advertising sales presentations.
The Laramie Boomerang has an immediate opening for a career opportunity in their advertising sales department.
The First Amendment isn’t getting the appreciation and respect it deserves. Increasingly battered and misunderstood, it needs all the support it can get as divisive politics and advancing technologies drag us in new directions.
Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old eno…
News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between news publishers and tech platforms. But that relationship could be changing thanks to the bipartisa…
"Like a trustworthy friend, a newspaper shouldn’t be afraid to hold up a mirror to the people it serves. A newspaper can ask tough questions and get more answers than the average person, and it should use that power to examine important issues and highlight solutions."
Campaigns can help news organizations build revenue through sponsorships, grow general brand awareness and cultivate a specific niche audience. Click on the link to see Ebony Reed's presentation. Ebony Reed is the director of innovation at RJI Future Labs and Missouri School of Journalism.
#2. Create a Slack channel for #readerfeedback where journalists can post positive and negative interactions with subscribers and get help answering subscriber questions. Create feedback loops with colleagues in other departments, including marketing, product and customer care.
Continuity, Cooperation, Credibility & Commitment
By Peter W. Wagner, Creative House Print Media Consultant
“To say you don’t need newspapers because you’ve got the internet is like saying you don’t need farmers because you’ve got a grocery store.”
In almost every community the local paper is the first recorder of news.
Senator Klobuchar stated, “Without honest and trusted journalists reporting around the world and here at home, what is out of sight truly becomes out of mind—but we’re seeing more and more independent and local news outlets close as ‘fake news’ rises. It’s more important than ever that we pr…
Proposed changes to an advertising requirement for employers in the U.S. could mean that soon, many eligible American workers will not learn about available job opportunities in the U.S. before they are offered to non-resident, foreign workers instead.
"Acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one. According to marketing technology and CRM specialist Punchh, an anonymous customer’s lifetime value to a brand is about $12 per year, while a brand loyalist is worth $173."
Kemmerer's newspaper is the best source for community news like city, county and school board meetings, police reports, legislative issues, local sports, community organizations, business profiles and more! "We serve as a record of all that happens in our great community." ~ Kemmerer Gazette Staff
The editors of the Herald Sun and the Age are among 36 journalists and media companies summonsed to appear next month in the supreme court of Victoria over alleged breaches of the George Pell suppression order.
Access to Public Records Is Crucial In A True Republic.
Sunshine week is ending tomorrow, but it is up to community newspapers to stay vigilant and keep the sun shining on our government all year long. Check out this great article posted by sunshineweek.org.
“I walked into that hearing last night thinking this bill was going to be bad enough, but then they went and made it even worse. They really want a government that operates in darkness,” said Amye Bensenhaver, a former assistant attorney general who is an authority on Kentucky’s open records…
In Carmel, California, a 99-year-old woman was able to stop the bank from foreclosing on her house after someone read the notice in the local paper and shared it with her grandchildren.
"There have been a lot of solutions proposed for Wyoming’s budget shortfalls, but the most significant legislative effort to address the disparity between the amount of money the state spends and the amount it receives wasn’t launched by the revenue or appropriations committees that usually …
On November 8, the DOL proposed to change the way temporary job openings are shared with potential workers. Currently, employers are required by law to notify U.S. workers of these openings through publishing the listings in local newspapers.
There’s a scene in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October,” in which a Russian submarine commander deftly maneuvers his nearly silent vessel through a maze of ocean-bed formations and out of the path of torpedo. Through it all, the crew nervously awaits his signal to n…
Advertisers who are scaling back on newspaper advertising are missing a beat. This is the finding of a new study, conducted by effectiveness consultancy Benchmarketing for Newsworks, which claims that advertising with newspapers increases overall revenue return on investment by three times.