Are we having fun yet? 3 ways to create engaging content 3/11/16

By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media
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A lot of what we do in newsrooms is deadly serious and necessarily so. But anyone who has worked in a newsroom knows we need to have some fun to stay sane. Here are three delightful ideas to add interactive layers to stories and make them more meaningful to your readers.

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3 coverage tips to ready your readers to face the Taxman 3/8/16

By Lisa Glowinski, general manager, More Content Now
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To spin an old adage, two things in life are certain: Taxes and the fact that people will wait until deadline to do their taxes. Readers need tax information now, and here's how to satisfy them.

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How a seven-person community newspaper reached 20,000 Facebook followers 3/8/16

By Sheri McWhirter, digital editor at The Daily Telegram
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The Daily Telegram in Adrian, Mich., experienced an organic surge in popularity on social media site Facebook during recent months. Learn how breaking news and the use of Facebook Insights is increasing audience growth and interaction on the social media site.

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Photographer sees the city through the unique lens of its street signs 3/1/16

By Wade Spees, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
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The Post and Courier gives a weekly assignment to its readers who want to submit photos on a given theme, themes that run from "Urban decay" to "Seeing red" to "Signs of spring."

Along the same lines, the paper gave its photography staff an assignment to come up with a gallery on any theme that could run any time.

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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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