On Second Thought

Nearly 7,000 people threatened to cancel their newspaper subscriptions. Here’s what got them to sta

By Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab  You’re a print newspaper subscriber, and one morning your paper doesn’t show up. You call customer service (how brave of you!) and threaten to cancel. The apologetic customer service rep offers you a discount for the remainder of your subscription, which you accept. But what will you do when that subscription comes up for […]

How writers can do better

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting A note from Ed: I could spend hours talking with reporters and writers. I respect who they are and I respect how hard they work. But I really want to share with them that they need to pay less attention to how they write—and more attention to how readers read.   As many of you know […]

2020 census: How undercounts and overcounts can hurt US communities

By Denise-Marie Ordway, Journalist’s Resource The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count the American population every decade to determine how the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives should be divided among the 50 states. If the tally is wrong, some states will get more seats than they should and others will get fewer. An accurate census also […]

Newspapers find creative and imaginative pathways to discover new revenue

From Editor & Publisher 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. Click here to read […]

Deepfake technology is changing fast — use these 5 resources to keep up

By Clark Merrefield, Journalist’s Resource Several resources and recent studies have been compiled to help journalists keep up with deepfake technology — and its potential to alter popular perceptions of public figures. Click here to read more.

How business interests shaped US public records law: Q&A with Jeannine Relly

The Freedom of Information Act lets anyone request records from federal agencies. Federal agencies have to provide requested records, with exemptions. (To see the nine exemptions to the federal FOIA, click here.) This Journalist’s Resource podcast features Jeannine Relly, an associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism, discussing how business interests have shaped FOIA amendments since the act […]

It’s newspapers’ turn to be featured in Woody and Chloe Fall Chapter Series

As KPA continues celebrating its 150th Anniversary; series begins September 15 for 10 weeks   Woody and Chloe are in the backyard enjoying a game of fetch. Attempting to impress the Maltese next door, Woody airs one out. Unfortunately, it hits the patio table and shatters Mom’s favorite pitcher. Needing money to replace the pitcher, Woody puts his throwing skills […]

Next media packet project will be about food insecurities; September is ‘Hunger Action Month’

It’s amazing, and not in a good way, to hear about the number of children and seniors, in fact the number of Kentuckians, who are labeled “food insecure.” As you can see by the cutline at the right, a good number of children in Kentucky could go to bed hungry tonight. And every night. In the story below, taken from […]

Venita Fritz adds Eddyville, Princeton to her GM responsibilities

From Paxton Media Group Venita Fritz has been named general manager of the Eddyville Herald Ledger and the Princeton Times Leader. A nearly 20-year veteran of Paxton Media Group, Fritz has served in various roles at both the Paducah Sun and the Tribune-Courier in Benton. She first joined the organization in 2000 as a sales representative handling major and national […]

7 tips for covering the 2020 census

By Denise-Marie Ordway As the U.S. prepares for the 2020 census, news outlets nationwide will be working to help the public understand the importance and impact of the once-every-10-years population count. To help journalists bolster their coverage, we reached out to two experts — a research professor at George Washington University and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau — […]

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