Picture this ... 4/14/15

By Ed Henninger

Your small weekly is focused intensely on local news, but you made the decision some time ago that teasers (if you use any) just don't work up there near your nameplate. Here's a suggestion: run a local photo adjacent to your nameplate. Better yet, run it behind the nameplate, in the top left corner.

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Turning the traffic around 4/7/15

By Jane Nicholes

Friends2Follow’s widget helps newspapers take back their market share from social media.

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Police logs basic to monitoring public safety 3/31/15

By Jim Pumarlo

Of all public records, traffic citations are among the most worrisome and embarrassing to violators. A youth is afraid that he'll lose his job. A teacher is concerned how she can explain a speeding ticket to students. An elderly woman is flustered that this is her first-ever ticket. A coach dreads facing his players after getting ticketed for a DWI.

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Pay by the story 3/31/15

By Jane Nicholes

A new company, iMoneza, is banking on the belief that people will pay to read a single story rather than get a digital subscription.

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To sell readers on TV news, NTVB is willing to give it away 3/24/15

By Jane Nicholes

NTVB Media has announced plans to give away its content to all newspapers – regardless of size – in exchange for a partnership to bring in more subscribers. The partnership will pay newspapers up to $400 per thousand subscribers to deliver NTVB's product.

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Charting your progress 3/10/15

By Ed Henninger

Tired of running political cartoons on your opinion page ... especially political cartoons that have little to do with what's going on in your town? Here's an idea worth considering: A weekly reader opinion poll.

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Page 1 models help you get started 2/16/15

By Ed Henninger

Page 1 models give you a head start to a well-designed front page in each issue. They're another tool you can use to create a newspaper that readers will enjoy calling their own.

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NTVB Media to roll out entertainment content plan at 2015 Mega-Conference 2/3/15

NTVB Media will be introducing a new entertainment content plan at the Key Executives Mega-Conference that will dramatically change how newspapers meet the needs of their readers.

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AP Sports Extra previews get new look from GateHouse 1/27/15

The Associated Press' paginated sports previews are getting a fresh new look for 2015. GateHouse Media's Center for News & Design will design and produce the pages, starting with the Super Bowl, which is available now in AP Exchange.

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Are you ready for journalism education without 'journalism'? 1/19/15

By Doug Fisher, University of South Carolina

I fear journalists may have become so used to the surplus of bright, young talent that they are inured to what is happening. But the table is being set in some places to remove "journalism" from journalism education.

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