Is your 'designer' a designer?
How do you tell if your "designer" really is a designer? Here are some of the things I'd look for.MORE
Design is: How it works
Readers want a newspaper that looks right ... and feels right. They want the look and feel of their paper to reflect their community.
But what they want most of all is for their newspaper to work right for them.MORE
PolitiFact, Alabama Media Group find plenty of work to do
As Republicans head to the polls today for the nationally watched runoff election between U.S. Senate candidates Luther Strange and Roy Moore, PolitiFact has focused its Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking forces on Alabama.
But its mission isn't only about sorting out who's telling the truth and who isn't in the primary contest to replace Jeff Sessions, now U.S. attorney general. PolitiFact is researching what people think about the organization itself and other news media outlets in some of the politically reddest places in the country: Mobile, Ala.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Charleston, W.Va. The goal is to improve credibility all around.MORE
What they said
During the past few years, I've used quotes about newspapers to lead off my weekly blog updates. Those of you who follow the blog will recognize some of these. Those of you who don't ... well, here's what some people say about who we are and what we do!MORE
Taking a closer look at your design: Part 2
I suggested then that those critiques be done every quarter ... at least every six months.
In that column, I offered a laundry list of those elements that need to be reviewed during the critiques. This column focuses on how to conduct the critiques. How do they work? Who's in charge? MORE
CMG newspapers launch new education digital section
Cox Media Group is launching a new weekly digital ePaper section today that will be available to subscribers of CMG's seven daily newspapers. The Education Extra will provide readers with key insights and trends to stay informed on local and national school issues.MORE
This time, privacy outweighs right to know
Public records are the foundation for reporting a range of stories important to your readers.
Readers often ask why newspapers stand firm on access to and publication of these records. It's much like the proverbial "if you give an inch, they'll take a mile."MORE
Everything your readers need to know about the solar eclipse
The GateHouse Media Center for News & Design is offering a ready-to-use paginated page that it says has everything your readers need and want to know about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.MORE
AP to name first preseason All-America football team, kick off 82nd year of Top 25 poll
The Associated Press All-America team, the longest-running annual honor roll of the nation's top college football players, will begin its 92nd year with its first preseason edition on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The preseason edition of the AP Top 25 football poll, entering its 82nd year, will be released a day earlier on Monday, Aug. 21.MORE
More Content Now updates website, offers new subscription options
More Content Now has announced a redesign of its website, MoreContentNow.com, and more purchasing options than ever before.
Because GateHouse Media is a Strategic Partner of SNPA, all SNPA members receive an additional 15 percent discount on this offer.MORE
AP environment series asks: 'What Can Be Saved?'
The Associated Press will roll out a series of in-depth, multimedia stories beginning today that will chronicle 12 examples of intense efforts being waged around the world to save or revive ecosystems, reversing some of humankind’s most destructive past actions and preserving vital natural habitats on Earth.More
There's a reader revenue revolution happening. Will legacy news miss it again?
There are seven changes news organizations need to adopt to succeed during the reader revolution. Jim Brady, CEO of Spirited Media, lays them out in a recent post for the Reynolds Journalism Institute. They include: serving your audience first (not your newsroom) and having a point of view.More
AP, GNI to build tool to help local newsrooms collaborate
The Associated Press is launching a pilot project aimed at increasing local news coverage and improving the way member news organizations collaborate with one another.
With support from the Google News Initiative, AP will build an online tool that enables members to share their coverage plans to more efficiently cover local news.
It will also allow participating news organizations to share their journalism, increasing the amount of local news stories in their communities.More