The Future of New Orleans: NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune launch pivotal project 6/30/15

By James O'Byrne, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
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For the next several months, the award-winning journalism team of NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune will chronicle the challenges and opportunities the region faces, and the competing visions and common ground of those who have a stake in its success. Also, for every week through the rest of 2015, they will ask authors, educators, leaders and entrepreneurs to comment on their vision for the city and what gives it world-class status.

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Galveston's momentous piece of history 4/20/15

By Jane Nicholes
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A magazine commemorating Juneteenth, the end of slavery after the Civil War, required a second printing by the Galveston County Daily News.

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Want to engage readers? Check out their closets 12/16/14

By Jane Nicholes
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You know you want to peek! Closet Confidential features one local person from Galveston -- and her closet -- each month. A few times, that person has been a man; then, the feature changes to "Sharp-dressed Man."

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Latest luxury magazine provides inside access to most desired houses 12/9/14

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Elegant North Texas homes, decor and design will be the focus of FD House, set to be launched by The Dallas Morning News in March. The quarterly magazine also will carry essays and articles about trends from architects, designers and homeowners.

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Grandparents Magazine serves unique readership 12/9/14

By Jane Nicholes
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Grandparents Magazine becomes a natural fit for planned retirement community in Florida. Topics help grandparents connect with their grandchildren and keep them entertained when they come to visit.

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Two new programs will engage audiences, serve diverse local communities in Dallas 12/2/14

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Support from the Knight Foundation will help expand The Dallas Morning News' “Insiders” blogs and support a media training program in local Hispanic communities.

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Databases look at salaries, health scores, SAT scores and more 11/18/14

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Would you like to know the salaries of local government and school district employees? How about health scores at local restaurants? It's all available on the website of The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., as part of the paper's greater emphasis on watchdog journalism.

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Thumbs Up in Bay City 10/28/14

By Jane Nicholes
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Variation on letters to the editor are just the latest change for Texas semi-weekly.

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Election tool allows candidates to blog, debate on publication's website 10/14/14

By Elizabeth Jespersen (reprinted from the website of GateHouse Media)
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Fourteen separate blogs for each of the contested legislative races in this newspaper's readership area are helping General Assembly candidates communicate directly with voters – and it's all open to public comments.

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Standardizing expectations 9/30/14

By Jane Nicholes
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Annual editorial evaluations at papers published by Southern Newspapers, Inc., are leading to better print products. Download SNI's standards and use them to evaluate your own paper.

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Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

Local hospital draws awareness to breast cancer with pink newspaper bags.

10 Commandments of local news coverage

Bill Ketter, vice president/news for CNHI, offers these tips for improving local news coverage.

What works for McDonald's, works for classifieds, too

Stealing the value meal concept from McDonald's and the "Have it your way" slogan from Burger King, Creative Circle created some winning house ads for several of its classified redesign clients that saved time in the call center and increased upsell sales at the same time.

 
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