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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Use Google Sheets for your online prep sports stats 8/2/16

By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media
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It is imperative to have a plan for the fall sports season. What's wonderful about the prospect of a new school year is the potential to update not just the master plan, but also the processes you use to fill those plans.

Here's a prime example: Why not update the way you keep high school sports statistics?

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'Good news' paper to highlight local news and events 7/2/13

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The King William Local will be the source for residents to discover information about upcoming events, share the good news from schools, churches, nonprofits and civic organizations, and learn about the people and places that make the county special.

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'Sponsored views' lets groups add perspective to opinion columns 7/2/13

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A new online advertising feature in The Washington Post invites organizations to post commentary related to or in response to content from the paper's opinion section.

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

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

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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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Ideas worth stealing: These strategies will help journalists earn news consumers' trust 2/13/17

By Joy Mayer, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Read the key findings, go deep on which strategies worked and search a database of almost 500 Facebook posts at TrustingNews.org.

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Newspaper to host inaugural Indie Online Film Festival 8/21/13

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Four independent filmmakers have a chance to be discovered by a worldwide audience next month when NYTimes.com streams their films live.

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