The Washington Post has announced the launch of the Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship, a new global opinions program established to honor the late Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. The fellowship will provide an independent platform for journalists and writers to cover and offer their perspectives from parts of the world where freedom of expression is threatened or suppressed. The Post has named Hala Al-Dosari, an award-winning activist, scholar and writer from Saudi Arabia, the first Jamal Khashoggi fellow.MORE
Greeneville, Tennessee-based Adams Publishing Group will soon begin publishing a paper to cover eastern Idaho, the Post Register of Idaho Falls reports. Adams Publishing owns the Post Register, Idaho State Journal, Idaho Press as well as weekly papers in Idaho and Utah.MORE
Brainworks, in collaboration with CRM development partner APG Media, has released three new CRM innovations designed to increase revenue opportunities and drive greater sales team efficiencies for print and digital publishers.MORE
Stratica Advertising and CRM solutions built by Brainworks is a transformational browser-based platform that unifies print and digital transactions for media advertising. Stratica is making its industry premiere at this year's 2019 Mega-Conference in Las Vegas. Stratica Advertising and Stratica CRM are the first two products from the new Stratica software platform. Future products will include Stratica Xpance for print, digital and video ad workflow management and Stratica Audience for subscriber acquisition and management.MORE
TownNews is acquiring GTxcel's Rayos and Rivista suites. The acquisition will add more than 200 broadcasters and magazine publishers to TownNews' client roster, which already includes nearly 1,800 newspaper, television, radio, magazine and web-native properties.MORE
In light of the tight labor market and the acute need for qualified candidates to join the printing industry, Koenig & Bauer (US) is taking a decisive step to invest in its future and develop new unique apprenticeship programs to fill its technical positions.MORE
Cox Enterprises Inc. has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio. Cox Enterprises will maintain a minority stake and will join the Apollo Funds in forming a new company to operate these stations, which will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.MORE
Alabama Media Group will partner with Cortico, a MIT-based nonprofit dedicated to fostering public conversation in communities and media, as part of a $2 million grant announced from The Knight Foundation.
The grant was announced as part of the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's new $300 million, five-year commitment to the future of local news. This is the second grant to Cortico from the Knight Foundation, with the first announced in September 2017 for $900,000.
"We are grateful that we have this opportunity to dive deeper into our community to help lift voices, stories and viewpoints that we might not be able to hear otherwise," said Kelly Ann Scott, vice president of content for Alabama Media Group.
The grant will allow AL.com to hire a full-time reporter to work on bringing more diverse Birmingham stories into the local news report.MORE
By Ted Stasney and Robin DiSalvo, Research Director On Demand
We often hear that media companies, especially print, are not doing much research, including audience and readership surveys. This includes important research on who reads and uses their print and digital products.
Some common reasons we hear why media companies do not use research include:
- Lack of budget.
- No research or marketing department support.
- No staff to analyze data and interpret research findings.
- Low priority compared to other items.
- Newspaper/media company too small to do research.
- No need to, it's an expense.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch is pleased to announce "Strong Voices: Celebrating the Power and Stories of Richmond Women." The March event and corresponding special section in The Times-Dispatch are presented in partnership with Sonabank and its P.O.W.E.R. program.
"Strong Voices" recognizes women – present and past – whose vision, impact and commitment have served Richmond and Virginia.MORE
The Bastrop Enterprise stopped the presses March 29, but its memories will live on, as will its 118 years of history in the city of Bastrop, La.More
Newspapers are all about storytelling and, yet, "with the crisis that we face as an industry, we don't do a great job of telling our very, very compelling story," Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of Philadelphia Media Network, told attendees at the Mega-Conference last week.
In his keynote address to 700 industry executives in Las Vegas, Egger called on newspapers across the country to establish conversations with local community and business leaders about the important role that newspapers play.
As an industry, he said we have suffered a lot of self-inflicted wounds. "We wish we had do-overs," he said, "but we don't. What we do have, though, is a compelling story that needs to be told."More
A new advertising support position at the Northwest Florida Daily News is paying off, according to Ethan Aden, digital sales manager for the paper based in Fort Walton Beach.
The job title is sales engineer, and the goal is to put together multimedia proposals for the sales reps to present to clients – complete proposals backed by research into markets, demographics and other factors.More