New York Times and The Times-Picayune form coastal reporting partnership 5/2/17

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The Times-Picayune and The New York Times have begun a partnership that will explore the causes and potentially catastrophic effects of coastal erosion and sea level rise along the Louisiana coast.

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How to connect with your mobile audience: 5 lessons from 2016 1/10/17


By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media
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Due to the overwhelming number of readers accessing their news digitally, 2016 saw huge strides in the development of mobile news.

After a year of developing mobile audiences using tools that focused on providing them with more engaging content, more quickly, we've found five ways you can easily adapt to suit your own mobile audience.

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The letters tell the story 11/13/13

By Jane Nicholes
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Growing up, the Anderson children knew their parents had a collection of letters from World War II. What was in those letters became a five-day series in the Salisbury Post tied to Veterans Day.

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Tampa Bay Times, The Center for Investigative Reporting launch Charity Checker 1/30/14

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The Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting, has built an online tool that captures what the nation's top charity watchdogs have to say about more than 11,000 charities.

Other newspapers can embed part of this tool into their websites by using the Charity Checker widget.

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10 Commandments of local news coverage 7/3/13

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

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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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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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Cranking up the heat on life in Seguin 9/29/14

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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.

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Standardizing expectations 9/30/14

By Jane Nicholes
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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.

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Are we having fun yet? 3 ways to create engaging content 3/11/16

By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media
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A lot of what we do in newsrooms is deadly serious and necessarily so. But anyone who has worked in a newsroom knows we need to have some fun to stay sane. Here are three delightful ideas to add interactive layers to stories and make them more meaningful to your readers.

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