25 rules for good design 4/11/17

By Ed Henninger

Here are 25 rules of news design that Ed Henninger teaches. There are more ... but these are among those he considers more important.

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SCS and Presteligence announce joint venture 4/10/17

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.

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Giving writers their due 3/28/17

By Ed Henninger

The state of writing in newspapers is directly proportional to the amount of editing and direction that writers receive.

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Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in 3/21/17


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?

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Spartanburg editor Michael Smith offers three opinion page tips 3/13/17


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.

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Three quick ways to boost your traffic and engagement 3/13/17


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.

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Are you ready for the new year? Take an inventory 2/21/17

By Jim Pumarlo

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.

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Why your text type matters 2/13/17

By Ed Henninger

Is the right text typeface -- used in the right way -- really that important? Yes. It. Is. Here are some reasons why.

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Ten steps to successful magazine development 2/13/17

By Leonard Woolsey, president and publisher, The Galveston County Daily News (reprinted with permission from the Texas Press Association)

Here are 10 tips to get you started. This is a long journey – and never ends.

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I'm a journalist; why don't you trust me? (as told by API's Jane Elizabeth) 2/6/17


By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media

In a news climate where terms like "fake news" and "alternative facts" are actively used to undermine journalists and their coverage of current events, reporters are now tasked not only with reporting the news but also with proving to their readers that they are a trustworthy news source.

American Press Institute's Jane Elizabeth shares some necessary steps that reporters can take to combat any waning reader trust they might be experiencing.

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