National Newspaper Week 2020

This 80th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. (more…)

RJI Local News Challenge Partnerships

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is looking for a current challenge your local newsroom faces related to technology that you would like us to help solve. We know local newsrooms don’t have the resources that large legacy newsrooms do, so we want to help make your job easier! (more…)

USA TODAY owner Gannett commits to make workforce as diverse as America, add new beats on race and social justice

Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY and more than 260 local news operations, announced a broad initiative Thursday to make its workforce as diverse as the country by 2025 and to expand the number of journalists focused on covering issues related to race and identity, social justice and equality. (more…)

Creating a voice in podcasting

Podcasts create an audience connection by connecting your community with a voice from your newsroom. This can diversify your audience’s experience through audio accessibility which gives you the opportunity to reach new parts of your community. One of The Washington Post’s most popular podcasts is “Can He Do That?”  It discusses the powers and limitations of the President, and how to put them to the test. Host Allison Michaels believes that podcasts such as “Can He Do That?” are crucial for a newsroom looking to grow. (more…)

Survey Asks: “What’s It Like to be a Journalist in 2020?”

A new 10-minute survey is asking local journalists and news publishers to share their story and experiences as part of a project examining the health of local newspapers. The project is supported by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and is seeking to find how local news is coping with COVID-19, corporate downsizing, concerns about  “fake news,” mistrust in journalism, “news deserts,” and any and all factors influencing the local news publishing industry. (more…)

Cartoonists Still Thrive at Locally-Owned Newspapers

This year’s Pulitzer Prizes have come and gone, a nice reminder of the types of stories the industry spent time tackling before we were forced to live and breathe coronavirus. (more…)

Joe Biden 2020 for President Campaign Commits Major Ad Dollars to Black-Owned Media

Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is ramping up his campaign with a record-setting $280 million advertising buy. (more…)

OBJ, WFTV begin new content-sharing partnership

Orlando Business Journal readers and WFTV viewers now will be able to get the latest news in Central Florida through a content partnership between the two media outlets.


Publishers Can Find Reasons For Optimism With Virtual Events

Many publishers have spent years steadily building a live events business, only to see those efforts quickly dashed during the coronavirus pandemic. In trying to predict when the live events business will recover for publishers, I’ve been monitoring a variety of news developments and other indicators for any reason to be optimistic.


Chatham wins auction to buy McClatchy, will seek final approval from bankruptcy court

Chatham Asset Management, the New Jersey hedge fund that is McClatchy Co.’s largest creditor, has won an auction to buy the bankrupt local news company.