The shadow knows 6/13/16

By Ed Henninger

During the past few years – and only for certain clients – I've been suggesting they get away from the traditional half-point frame for photos. The option I recommend is a photo frame with a soft drop shadow. Here's why I recommend this ...

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Go mobile, and 4 other digital lessons from Editor of the Year Paul Pronovost 6/7/16

There is no formula for digital success in journalism. Even the most well-prepared and researched digital champions have to accept that when it comes to digital, each individual media outlet's experience is unique. Success in the digital era comes from a willingness to try new things – and more importantly, the wisdom to learn lessons from both successes and failures.

This wisdom is something the Best of GateHouse judges looked for in the 2015 Editor of the Year, so it's no surprise that Editor of the Year Paul Pronovost of the Cape Cod Times has some great insights into his Top 5 digital lessons learned in 2015.

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Covering meetings with mobile 6/7/16

By Judd Slivka, assistant professor of convergence journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism

Meetings are the bread and butter of print journalism. The paper-of-record mindset tends to assign reporters to every city council hearing, every committee meeting. It's a bit different from TV, where reporters will drop in on meetings to highlight an important issue.

But regardless of when we cover it, meetings can be an important ingredient in our recipe to dominate the social feed and assert our outlet as the must-consult on whatever issue is important. Meetings are in a fixed location, often with wireless. And the flow of information will be endless in the form of data from documents or quotes from the local councilperson. It's a good fit for mobile journalism. But it takes a little preparation.

In my mind, there are a few different ways to cover this:

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Newscycle Solutions announces major Reporter Client release 5/17/16

The latest version of Newscycle Solutions' Reporter Client software release includes a new responsive design interface and expanded functionality in the Lite Editor authoring tool. An early adopter program is also available for enhanced social media integration, which enables journalists to create and manage social media posts directly in Reporter Client.

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Consistency is key 5/16/16

By Ed Henninger

When it comes to newspaper design, consistency is more than just important. It's critical. Consistent design tells your readers and advertisers that yours is a newspaper that is planned and put together with purpose.

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Styria Media Group installs Newscycle systems 5/10/16

Newscycle Solutions announces that Styria Media Group, one of the largest news media companies in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, is live on Newscycle's advertising and content management systems at Večernji List, 24sata and Poslovni dnevnik, the group's properties in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Think different 4/11/16

By Ed Henninger

We have to think different about news design, or we risk having no design at all. Ed Henninger offers some particulars in this column.

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The Patterson Foundation, Herald-Tribune Media Group launch SPIRE CoLab 4/11/16

This partnership between journalism and philanthropy focuses on producing compelling media that inspire communities to take action on relevant social issues.

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Ready to lowercase ‘internet’ and ‘web’ 4/11/16

By Lauren Easton, Manager, Media Relations, The Associated Press

During a panel at the recent American Copy Editors Society national conference in Portland, Ore., it was announced that the 2016 AP Stylebook will lowercase the words "internet" and "web."

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The Miami Herald wins the 30th Annual Joseph L. Brechner FOI Award 4/8/16

The Miami Herald won the 30th Annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for its groundbreaking investigative series, "Innocents Lost."

Two Herald reporters, Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch, investigated Florida's child welfare system by following the lives – and deaths – of children within the system.

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