Soon the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and RJI Fellow Barrett Golding will be sending out a survey targeted at WordPress users. During his fellowship, Golding wants to develop some new WordPress plugins to help journalists with their digital workflows. But he first wants to know what types of plugins would be most helpful to media organizations. This blog is an introduction to his project and some ideas Golding already has for some potential plugins.More
The percentage of minority journalists in daily newspaper newsrooms remained relatively stable in 2014 at 12.76 percent even as newsroom employment declined by 10.4 percent, according to the annual census released by the American Society of News Editors and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University.MORE
Content That Works has announced the release of its annual magazine Surviving Breast Cancer. It is the latest edition of the company's health-and-wellness product that media outlets use to show support for breast cancer awareness and promote healthy living to their audiences all over the U.S.MORE
The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Stockton (Calif.) Record and Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch will deploy Presteligence's My Team Scoop high school sports platform for the upcoming school year. The hosted sites and iOS and Droid Apps will include news, scores, schedules, stats and team information for three separately branded portals.MORE
Editor & Publisher invites nominations for its Publisher of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 25.MORE
Affiliates of Boone Newspapers Inc. have acquired two newspapers in Georgia from Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. Americus Newsmedia LLC has purchased the Americus (Ga.) Times-Recorder, and Cordele Newsmedia LLC has purchased the Cordele (Ga.) Dispatch. Both new Georgia entities are wholly owned by Carpenter Newsmedia LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc. with offices in Natchez, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.MORE
Accura Media Group offers a new source of automobile and travel content for newspaper publishers and their websites, recognizing that people like to read about places they may never visit and cars they may never be able to afford.MORE
The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette and Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail operated independently for readers and advertisers until Jan. 1, 1958, when the owners merged the business, advertising, circulation and production departments into a single corporation.
On July 19, the two newspapers combined newsroom functions with the exception of editorial page content.
Susan Chilton Shumate will be publisher of the new paper and Brad McElhinny and Rob Byers will be co-editors of the new paper.MORE
Content That Works has released its latest edition of Body & More, the syndicated health-and-wellness magazine that helps newspapers deliver a blend of fitness, nutrition and medical news and advice to their audience and create revenue.MORE
The Charleston Gazette-Mail will deploy Presteligence's My Team Scoop high school sports platform for the upcoming school year. The hosted site and iOS and Droid apps will include news, scores, schedules, stats and team information for 15 area high schools.MORE
Charlotte Media Group, a newly formed subsidiary of the McElvy Media Group of Houston Texas, has purchased the assets of the Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group from founder and publisher Alain Lillie of Charlotte, N.C. The acquisition includes the South Charlotte Weekly, Union County Weekly, Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly and the Pineville Pilot. The four community newspapers are delivered weekly to more than 60,000 homes and businesses in the South Charlotte market.MORE
Charlotte Media Group, a newly formed subsidiary of the McElvy Media Group of Houston Texas, has purchased the assets of the Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group from founder and publisher Alain Lillie of Charlotte, N.C. The acquisition includes the South Charlotte Weekly, Union County Weekly, Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly and the Pineville Pilot. The four community newspapers are delivered weekly to more than 60,000 homes and businesses in the South Charlotte market.More
The Naples (Fla.) Daily News has won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting in the category of Online News Organizations for the multimedia effort, "Little Man and the Pursuit of Happiness."
The paper's award-winning print and online series documented Ethan Arbelo's battle with terminal brain cancer until his death in July 2014 at age 12.
Naples Daily News photojournalist Dania Maxwell was honored with the Murrow Award – which typically recognizes broadcast journalists – for her documentary film that was part of the paper's online coverage.
Maxwell's video also was recognized last fall as the GRAND PRIZE winner in SNPA's Photo / Video Contest. Entries in the 2015 contest are being accepted now. The deadline for entries is just two weeks away – July 13. (Learn more about the SNPA Photo / Video Contest and submit your entries)More
Gannett Co., Inc. has completed the previously announced spin-off transaction, creating two publicly traded companies. The new Gannett, with a portfolio of 92 domestic media markets, Newsquest, a leading UK regional news publisher and the flagship national brand USA TODAY, is led by chief executive officer Robert Dickey, former president of the Gannett U.S. Community Publishing Division.More