Latest luxury magazine provides inside access to most desired houses 12/9/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Elegant North Texas homes, decor and design will be the focus of FD House, set to be launched by The Dallas Morning News in March. The quarterly magazine also will carry essays and articles about trends from architects, designers and homeowners. MORE

Grandparents Magazine serves unique readership 12/9/14

By Jane Nicholes
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Grandparents Magazine becomes a natural fit for planned retirement community in Florida. Topics help grandparents connect with their grandchildren and keep them entertained when they come to visit. MORE

Two new programs will engage audiences, serve diverse local communities in Dallas 12/2/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Support from the Knight Foundation will help expand The Dallas Morning News' “Insiders” blogs and support a media training program in local Hispanic communities. MORE

Databases look at salaries, health scores, SAT scores and more 11/18/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Would you like to know the salaries of local government and school district employees? How about health scores at local restaurants? It's all available on the website of The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., as part of the paper's greater emphasis on watchdog journalism. MORE

Thumbs Up in Bay City 10/28/14

By Jane Nicholes
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Variation on letters to the editor are just the latest change for Texas semi-weekly. MORE

Election tool allows candidates to blog, debate on publication's website 10/14/14

By Elizabeth Jespersen (reprinted from the website of GateHouse Media)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Fourteen separate blogs for each of the contested legislative races in this newspaper's readership area are helping General Assembly candidates communicate directly with voters – and it's all open to public comments. MORE

Standardizing expectations 9/30/14

By Jane Nicholes
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Annual editorial evaluations at papers published by Southern Newspapers, Inc., are leading to better print products. Download SNI's standards and use them to evaluate your own paper. MORE

Cranking up the heat on life in Seguin 9/30/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   As the temperature rose this summer, the Seguin Gazette was busy launching its new quarterly magazine called Sizzle. Reader and advertiser response to the first issue was so good the staff had to add extra pages to the just released fall issue. MORE

How small newsrooms can go big when news comes to town 9/15/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   When Pinehurst, N.C., hosted its third U.S. Open and fourth U.S. Women's Open Championships, The Pilot set out to become "the paper of record for the U.S. Open.” Publisher David Woronoff said, “We wanted to own it in a way that no other medium could, save NBC." Here's how they did it. MORE

Free product expands digital business and financial content 9/2/14

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   A new kind of partnership for publishers: Wall Street, simplified. PassFail offers free content and shared revenues. MORE

Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

Local hospital draws awareness to breast cancer with pink newspaper bags. More

10 Commandments of local news coverage

Bill Ketter, vice president/news for CNHI, offers these tips for improving local news coverage. More

What works for McDonald's, works for classifieds, too

Stealing the value meal concept from McDonald's and the "Have it your way" slogan from Burger King, Creative Circle created some winning house ads for several of its classified redesign clients that saved time in the call center and increased upsell sales at the same time. More
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