A common element to the most effective editorials is that they leave an impression or prompt a reaction. In contrast, nondescript editorials are easily forgotten.MORE
By Sean Stroh, Editor & Publisher
When members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to Harrisburg in January, a brand new print publication was waiting for them on their desks.
The first edition of The Caucus investigated why state employees who have been convicted of serious crimes, including homicide, are still collecting their pensions.
The Caucus, a weekly newspaper published by LNP Media Group, was formally launched on Jan. 3 to act as a watchdog of the state's government through longform investigative reporting and analysis.MORE
Here are 25 rules of news design that Ed Henninger teaches. There are more ... but these are among those he considers more important.MORE
Presteligence and Software Consulting Services, LLC, have announced a collaborative venture.
The first joint project is the integration between SCS's Scoop newsroom system with Presteligence's My News 360 web content management system for digital delivery to web and apps. The two systems seamlessly "talk" to each other in real time so a story's edits, assets and tags can be retrieved from any system at any time.MORE
The state of writing in newspapers is directly proportional to the amount of editing and direction that writers receive.MORE
By Tracy Clark, founder of the technology platform Reportory and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow
Over the past year, an RJI fellow partnered with the Austin American-Statesman to compare e-newsletter content chosen by the readers to e-newsletter content selected by an editor. See what the paper learned. Does increased personalization of news content result in more satisfied customers?MORE
By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media
Here are three takeaways from the executive editor of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal from a recent GateHouse Professional Development Series presentation he gave on keeping your opinion page as engaging as possible.MORE
By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media
How can we grow in the digital space? Clearly, the answer is to produce content that matters to our readers. Apart from all of the deep work we have to do to understand our communities, which is valuable and necessary and good, here are a few ways to grow your numbers in all the right places. Maybe these aren't news to you, but do them consistently, and you will do a happy dance when you see your analytics.MORE
Are you ready for 2017? All newsrooms should prepare an editorial calendar and review it regularly. Many of the things you cover are the same year in and year out. Use the opportunity to explore new approaches for coverage.
Think across the spectrum of your community. Here are three areas.MORE
Good news design is the practice of understanding how readers read – then using that understanding to make your newspaper easier, faster and more comfortable for readers to follow.
Part of that calls for proper placement of captions.More
Sometimes a design just goes stale. Over the course of even just a few years, inconsistencies creep in, color use gets out of hand, odd typefaces appear. Stuff happens.
But you can turn that around. You can bring a crisp, clean, compelling look to the tired face of your newspaper.
Here are ten steps to guide you.More
Those who have read this column over the years have probably seen this quote before:
"If you fail to plan ... you plan to fail."
I believe that so deeply that it has become embedded in my DNA.
But I'm preaching to the choir. You already have plans.
You have a business plan. An advertising plan. A circulation plan. A production plan. A personnel plan. A growth plan.
But (with rare exception), no design plan.More