Fairbanks paper becomes early adopter of Brainworks' Stratica system 4/18/19

Brainworks Software has announced that the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has once again taken its relationship with Brainworks to the next level. The News-Miner first installed Brainworks' advertising system in 2004. This 15-year partnership continues with the paper's commitment to be an early adopter for Brainworks' new Stratica Advertising and CRM system.


SCNI, Times-Journal announce joint customer service center 4/17/19

Two Georgia newspaper groups working together to gain efficiencies in operations have announced another joint project.

Times-Journal Inc. in Marietta and Southern Community Newspapers Inc. in Lawrenceville will consolidate the two companies' customer service call centers May 1.


The Advocate wins first Pulitzer Prize for reporting that helped change Louisiana's nonunanimous jury law 4/15/19

The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La., was awarded its first Pulitzer Prize Monday for reporting on the racial impacts of Louisiana's unique laws allowing juries to convict defendants without a unanimous verdict.

The Advocate's coverage set the stage for Louisiana's voters to amend the state constitution, seven months later, to demand unanimous verdicts in criminal cases.

SNPA director Judi Terzotis is the president of The Advocate.

Monday's award marks the first Pulitzer Prize in the state since 2006, when The Times-Picayune received two for its courageous coverage of Hurricane Katrina. It is the sixth time the century-old award has gone to a Louisiana news organization.

Read also about:
  • The Public Service Award presented to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
  • AP's award for international reporting.
  • A special citation and $100,000 cash prize presented to the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.
  • A tribute to the work of a high school student newspaper.

Demolition of former Times-Picayune building begins, making way for massive golf attraction 4/9/19

Development of a $29 million golf and entertainment attraction near downtown New Orleans took another step forward recently as workers began site preparation at the former location of The Times-Picayune offices and printing plant.

Pavement has been excavated in areas around the perimeter of the Howard Avenue site beside the Pontchartrain Expressway, where a fence will be erected to keep trespassers away during the demolition.


Journalists, political leaders agree on blueprint to rebuild public trust in institutions 4/9/19

Journalists, elected officials and government communicators committed to concrete steps aimed at increasing trust and civility in public life following two days of intensive conversations at the National Press Club.

Hosted by the club's nonprofit Journalism Institute and facilitated by the National Institute of Civil Discourse, the "Dialogue in a Divided Democracy" brought together more than 60 people – news media leaders and the people they cover – for face-to-face conversations about the challenges facing key American institutions. PEN America and the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership partnered in the event.

In this article, read about the steps participants agreed to take.


From daily to digital: Walter Hussman and the future of newsmedia 4/9/19

Walter E. Hussman Jr., chairman of WEHCO Media and publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is at war again. This time, it's with the internet. But rather than face his competitor head-on in what would most certainly be a losing battle, he's leaning in and gambling on a new strategy.

"People don't realize how bad things are," he says. "The newspaper industry in America is verging on total collapse ... You're going to start seeing more daily newspapers close. We've lost Arkadelphia. We lost Hope. I think we're going to lose more.

"It's a real challenge for the Democrat-Gazette, too. We've got to figure out a new business model because the one we're on just is not working."


Brechner Center receives $125,000 grant to address government 'data deserts' 4/9/19

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced that the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information has been awarded $125,000 from the Hearst Foundations for the Center's "Data Deserts" initiative.


Tips for today's media research landscape 4/9/19

By Ted Stasney and Robin DiSalvo - Research Director On Demand

A major challenge in today's media world is holding on to your staff, specifically experienced personnel. This is especially true in the media industry, which includes print, radio and broadcast with marketing and research staff.

Today's media sales teams are taking more responsibility for revenue by delivering more strategic recommendations and striving to close more business quickly. Having marketing research resources achieves this efficiently by embracing the shift from market research as an expense or a cost center to a revenue generator.

Since so many in the media industry are asking their staff to do more multi-tasking, Research Director On Demand suggests the following tips to help you with your marketing and advertising sales research.


This open records bill would make Alabama ... better 4/2/19

A new law proposed by state Rep. Chris Pringle and state Sen. Cam Ward would completely overhaul Alabama's open records law – making it enforceable and giving citizens better, cheaper access to their government.

Read this column by Kyle Whitmire, state political columnist for the Alabama Media Group.


E&P's 25 Under 35 2019: The next generation of newspaper leaders 4/2/19

As our industry continues to transform and shift, one thing remains the same: the amount of talent growing in our newsrooms. This year's list of young newspaper professionals moving our industry forward showcases a wide range of skills. From technology and content to events and marketing, these 25 men and women aren't afraid to try new things. They believe in the power of journalism, and they're working hard to make sure it has a future.