Hope Star recognizes '20 under 50' who go above and beyond 6/6/17

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"People are the life, the driving force of every community," says Rick Kennedy, regional editor of The Hope (Ark.) Star. The paper highlighted 20 individuals who are moving their community forward and making improvements in the lives of others in a special "20 under 50" section published Saturday, June 3.

Hope Star readers were asked to participate by nominating people under the age of 50 who are making big contributions in Hempstead County.

Click the link below to view the special section.

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Why great storytelling starts with visuals, planning 11/1/16

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The Sarasota Herald-Tribune's recently published “What happened to Mason?” is a seven-part narrative by Chris Anderson on the mystery behind a missing solider. In addition to superb storytelling, the newsroom devoted a great deal of effort to the visuals.

Jennifer Borresen, the newspaper's projects visualization editor, explained the importance of telling stories visually in high-end projects and the lessons she learned from the creation process.

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Austin American-Statesman launches area’s go-to tech site: 512tech.com 3/28/16

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As Austin's technology industry and community have grown, so has the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of them, leading to the development and launch of the tech-focused site, 512tech.com.

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

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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.

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Grandparents Magazine serves unique readership 12/9/14

By Jane Nicholes
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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.

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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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Buy an ad, get one free 11/8/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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The Sumter Item's new TV book sold out of advertising before its first issue, making Editor and Publisher Jack Osteen a believer in the concept.

"If you don't have it, and you don't already have a good TV product on the weekends, then it's worth doing," Osteen said.

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Photographer sees the city through the unique lens of its street signs 3/1/16

By Wade Spees, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
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The Post and Courier gives a weekly assignment to its readers who want to submit photos on a given theme, themes that run from "Urban decay" to "Seeing red" to "Signs of spring."

Along the same lines, the paper gave its photography staff an assignment to come up with a gallery on any theme that could run any time.

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How to make a basic Google map 7/25/16

By Nicole Simmons, regional digital editor, GateHouse Media New England
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Here's how you can make a "basic" map with just one or two points on it. Because, you know, people like to know where things are happening.

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5 data mapping tool alternatives to Google Maps 4/19/16

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Google's custom maps are a great place to start visualizing location data, and for many datasets, the tool does the trick. But don't stop there – beyond Google Maps there is a world of digital mapping tools full of different aesthetic and functional possibilities. Spark your inspiration with these five data mapping tool alternatives to Google Maps.

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