Forsyth's Facebook focus group
About 120 subscribers to the Forsyth County News in Georgia are getting more engagement with the paper via a closed Facebook group just for them.
And the paper, which circulates 7,000 copies on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, is getting valuable input into its news coverage.
"We can have a direct relationship with the people who are paying us to do this work," said Editor Brian Paglia.More
The Dallas Morning News pours more Fuel into esports coverage firestorm
The Dallas Morning News announced Monday that it will launch coverage of the Dallas Fuel professional esports franchise within the SportsDay area of its digital products, found at: https://dallasnews.com/esports. The team, headquartered in Dallas and owned by esports organization Envy Gaming, is a founding member of the 20-team Overwatch League. The News intends to provide intensive, digital-only coverage as the team enters the final weeks of the regular season.MORE
Are we safe? New project examines North Carolina's fears and concerns
Throughout this year, journalists at The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) and The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) will examine the concept of safety and security in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina by looking beyond the traditional lens of crime. The papers are inviting readers to be part of this process.
In launching the project, the papers asked readers: "What keeps you up at night? We're listening, and we'll use your comments and input to report on real risks, hold leaders and politicians accountable – and explore how we can become our own best watchdogs."MORE
The Austin American-Statesman launches new streaming radio station, Austin360 Radio
The Austin American-Statesman has launched its new streaming radio station, Austin360 Radio, available at austin360radio.com. Well-known Austin radio personality JB Hager will headline the new station with his daily show, Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.MORE
Putting people in the paper
When The Greeneville Sun published its "Around the Clock" special section last year, it not only made money but readers and advertisers asked for more. The paper obliged.
General Manager John Cash describes the section as featuring "ordinary people doing everyday things." That's all it is: photos of people taken over the course of a day. Only now it's a quarterly special section called "Around the Town."
"I think what people really liked is these are people who would never get their picture in the paper, probably," Cash said. "These are just every day, normal folks, doing whatever they do at work and during all hours of the day and night."MORE
WashPost Opinions launches new longform journalism initiative
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.MORE
GateHouse Media launches Florida Time weekly history column
GateHouse Media has launched Florida Time, a weekly Florida history column from The Palm Beach Post historian and reporter, Eliot Kleinberg. The series launched on Jan. 3 across 22 Florida markets including Jacksonville, Fort Walton Beach, Daytona Beach, Lakeland, Sarasota and West Palm Beach.MORE
Richmond Times-Dispatch launches Richmond Dines email newsletter
Richmond's growing reputation as a prime "foodie town" now has a new newsletter to keep score on what's new, interesting and delicious.
Subscribers to Richmond Dines, the Richmond Times-Dispatch's latest email newsletter, will be treated to restaurant reviews, dining news and updates on beer, wine and more in the Richmond area.MORE
'Felonious Florida' debuts at No. 1 on Apple Podcast Chart
The true crime miniseries, which explores the dark side of the Sunshine State, has already received nearly half a million listens. Fans are calling the series "riveting.MORE
Engaging readers in New Orleans
The last line of Editor Mark Lorando's first column on how The Times-Picayune works was this: "The floor is yours."
His readers took it.MORE
Targeting the spenders
Even a successful publication needs retooling now and then, and that's what's happening with her™, a magazine published by the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa.
Currently, her™ is inserted into the newspaper eight times a year and specialized issues are published separately twice a year. The magazine is also placed in 300 high-traffic areas such as restaurants, health clubs, spas and office waiting rooms.MORE