The Austin American-Statesman launches new streaming radio station, Austin360 Radio 4/9/19

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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.

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Putting people in the paper 3/19/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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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."

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WashPost Opinions launches new longform journalism initiative 3/18/19

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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.

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GateHouse Media launches Florida Time weekly history column 2/19/19

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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.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch launches Richmond Dines email newsletter 5/29/18

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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.

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'Felonious Florida' debuts at No. 1 on Apple Podcast Chart 4/17/18

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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.

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Engaging readers in New Orleans 1/23/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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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.

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Targeting the spenders 10/17/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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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.

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6 ways to make your FOIA or public records request more effective 10/16/17

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With the aid of three FOIA veterans, GateHouse Media's professional development series recently revealed six things journalists should keep in mind when requesting public records in order to make their requests more effective and less likely to be held up or denied.

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Four ways the Columbia Missourian is using Facebook Live to engage with community 7/24/17


By Matt Dulin, director of community outreach, Columbia Missourian
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Lessons learned include planning ahead, early promotion and keeping batteries charged.

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