Opt In allows newsrooms to improve newsletters or create one from scratch 6/6/17

By Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz
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This free, easy-to-use tool was built for newsrooms and freelancers to begin addressing the challenges of newsletter curation. As it stands, newsrooms no longer have the time nor the resources to maintain unfocused newsletter programs that don’t achieve their goals. Opt In is an online tool that gives news organizations, freelancers and regular people the ability to build an e-newsletter strategy from scratch, or create a plan to improve upon an existing one.

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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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Are we safe? New project examines North Carolina's fears and concerns 4/16/19

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Throughout this year, journalists at The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) and The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) will examine the concept of safety and security in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina by looking beyond the traditional lens of crime. The papers are inviting readers to be part of this process.

In launching the project, the papers asked readers: "What keeps you up at night? We're listening, and we'll use your comments and input to report on real risks, hold leaders and politicians accountable – and explore how we can become our own best watchdogs."

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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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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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