Newspapers find creative and imaginative pathways to discover new revenue 7/9/19

In May, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet spoke before the INMA World Congress of News Media audience and shared his dismal prediction concerning the future of journalism-that most local newspapers were going to die in the next five years.

"The greatest crisis in American journalism is the death of local news," he said. "Their economic model is gone."

It's true that the traditional economic model may be gone, but many local and national newspapers are using their ambition and creativity to explore new and exciting business models with hopes that it will create sustainable revenue for many years to come.

E&P spoke with several of these newsrooms to discuss their clever ideas.

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WashPost Opinions launches new longform journalism initiative 3/18/19

On Sunday, The Washington Post launched The Opinions Essay, a new longform storytelling initiative from the Opinions section that will publish regularly online and in print. Featuring engaging graphics, extensive analysis and unique insights, the essays will allow readers to go in-depth on a range of topics including politics, foreign policy, health and more.

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The Washington Post launches the Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship 2/26/19

The Washington Post has announced the launch of the Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship, a new global opinions program established to honor the late Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. The fellowship will provide an independent platform for journalists and writers to cover and offer their perspectives from parts of the world where freedom of expression is threatened or suppressed. The Post has named Hala Al-Dosari, an award-winning activist, scholar and writer from Saudi Arabia, the first Jamal Khashoggi fellow.

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D-R Media employees given expanded roles 2/12/19

Four D-R Media employees were recently promoted. The promotions cross county lines between Highlands, Lake, Polk and Sumter counties. D-R Media produces the daily and weekly community newspapers in those Florida markets as well as multiple magazine publications.

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How technology can transform your customer experience 1/31/19

To be successful in today's digital landscape, publishers must prioritize the customer experience and pursue a strategy that reduces friction and builds engagement and loyalty among their readers.

The Washington Post is the industry standard for this approach, adopting a relentless focus on the customer and becoming one of the most read news brands in the world. On Wednesday morning at the Mega-Conference, hear about this evolution from Scot Gillespie, the newspaper's chief technology officer, as we delve into the in-house technology that powers it.

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The Washington Post names VP of commercial technology & development 1/29/19

The Washington Post has named Jarrod Dicker vice president of commercial technology and development. Reporting to both the CIO and CRO, this new role sits at the intersection of engineering and revenue and will focus on driving growth by developing innovative revenue solutions across advertising, subscriptions and technology.

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SNPA papers hold fast to protocols that guard against fake news 5/23/17

By Christy Oglesby, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.

With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.

From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.

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The Washington Post unveils ‘Paloma’ newsletter delivery platform 7/25/16

The Washington Post has introduced Paloma, an email delivery system developed by Post engineers that gives the newsroom powerful tools for creating custom newsletters. Built using Amazon's Simple Email Service (SES) platform, Paloma is a light-weight, fast platform that features an intuitive content editor, making it easy for reporters to compose text within the system and automatically embed social content, photos and videos.

"Newsletters are a key way to connect with our readers, and it's imperative that we're creating the best experience for them to engage with our content via email," said Siva Ghatti, engineering director at The Washington Post. "Paloma navigates technical complexities to ensure optimal deliverability and minimal delay for readers, in a clean, easy-to-read design. It also gives us greater flexibility in the future, offering personalization options like prioritizing delivery for the most engaged readers of a particular newsletter."

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Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategyLabs 2/19/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

In this week's Futures Lab update, we explore personalized experiences with news and advertising, as envisioned by leaders at The Washington Post and iStrategyLabs.

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