Tribune Publishing names new CEO as three executives depart 1/29/19

Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn has stepped down after nearly three years at the helm, the Chicago-based newspaper company announced.

Longtime Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO. Knight, who had served as president of the company, will also join the Tribune Publishing board.

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Political email marketing expected to break records in 2018, according to Site Impact 9/18/18

According to a study by Borrell Associates Inc. conducted earlier this month, digital advertising spend (including email marketing) for political campaigns will increase dramatically for 2018 campaigns. The figures are expected to eclipse previous years' spend and set new records.

The study shows that digital ad spend is set to grow to $1.8 billion, beating out cable, radio, newspapers and telemarketing, among other categories. In fact, the only category that will beat digital ads in the budgets of politicians this year is broadcast TV, with $3.5 billion in spend. Email marketing experts at Site Impact say this is exciting news, and further proof that the best way to reach people is, increasingly, email marketing.

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Tribune Interactive to house digital assets and pursue growth strategy for company 2/12/18

With an enhanced balance sheet following the sale of the California News Group, tronc, Inc. is embarking on a national digital growth strategy through its newly reorganized Tribune Interactive division, which will operate the digital functions of the company, as well as pursue strategic growth investments and acquisitions, such as its newly announced majority ownership in high growth consumer reviews and e-commerce company, BestReviews.

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Real tools for combatting fake news 11/27/17

"Fake news" can impact the world of real news. During the 2018 Mega-Conference, hear how publishers have reacted to instances of "fake news" in their communities, as well as accusations that their real news is "fake."

The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.

David Chavern, president and chief executive officer of the News Media Alliance, will be joined for this presentation by Travis Quast, publisher of the Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News, and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of The American Press Institute.

"Publishers are in the real news business," Chavern said, "but that doesn't mean they aren't impacted by the fake stuff."

He said, "There have been a number of unfortunate instances where communities have been torn apart by bad facts, and the local newspaper was called upon to react and pick up the pieces. In many other cases, publishers are barraged by accusations that their journalism is fake," he said.

Quast has first-hand knowledge of the impact that these situations can cause in a local community. The New York Times Magazine ran an article in September about exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime that brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls, during the height of the 2016 elections. READ MORE

Rosenstiel says: "Battling misinformation and fake news involves having a continuing conversation with readers. To do it well, you need to know what people in your community are saying – what information they are talking about, wondering about and even sharing – that is erroneous and that you can correct for them."

Chavern said the panel will explore how real publishers have reacted to challenges and give attendees tools for coping in the future.

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Lee Hartman named publisher of Fort Bend Herald 2/13/17

Lee Hartman, a third generation member of a Texas newspaper family, has been named editor and publisher of the Fort Bend Herald in Rosenberg, Texas, according to Clyde C. King Jr., president of Hartman Newspapers, L.P.

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