How four media organizations are using events to raise revenue, engage audiences 10/27/17


By Jennifer Nelson, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Producing events is one opportunity for news outlets to generate additional revenue and build relationships with audiences. A panel of news and advertising executives spoke about their local events during Revenue Models That Work, which was held Oct. 12-13 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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Adams Publishing Group acquires Mount Airy, N.C., group from Champion Media 10/27/17

Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, N.C., group of publications and associated websites from Champion Media, effective Nov. 1.

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Monster partners with Florida's Sun Coast Media Group 10/27/17

Monster has entered into a partnership with Sun Coast Media Group, a publisher of nine local newspapers in southwestern and central Florida. The agreement enables Sun Coast newspapers to offer a wide range of recruiting solutions to better serve candidates and employers across its circulation area.

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Post-Star cited for 'littering' involving weekly paper 10/24/17

Post-Star Publisher Robert Forcey (Glens Falls, N.Y.) was served last Monday with seven counts of "throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands" in connection with delivery of the weekly paper This Week to residents in Queensbury who complained about it.

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Publishers somewhat more optimistic than the past two years 10/23/17

Responses to the Fall 2017 Publisher Confidence Survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope indicate publishers continue to be encouraged about the short-term future, and are somewhat more confident than they were a year ago.

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ppi Media acquires KnowledgeView Ltd 10/17/17

ppi Media has acquired the London-based company KnowledgeView Ltd, producer of digital publishing solutions for the MENA region. The founder of KnowledgeView, Dr. Ali Al-Assam, will join the company from northern Germany as senior vice president for the MENA region.

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Get ready for college basketball with ready-to-use paginated conference pages 10/17/17

College basketball is right around the corner. Is your newspaper ready? Conference coverage planned? New ad revenue booked?

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Herald-Leader opening Pikeville bureau as part of alliance to boost Appalachian news 10/16/17

Reprinted from the Lexington Herald-Leader

The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader will re-establish a reporting bureau in Pikeville next year as part of a partnership aimed at providing deeper news coverage in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

The Lexington-based newspaper is one of three regional news organizations partnering with the Galloway Family Foundation and The GroundTruth Project's new "Report for America" initiative to establish three yearlong fellowships in 2018 for emerging journalists. The other news organizations are West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The three journalists will report directly to their respective news organizations and combine daily assignments with a longer, in-depth project that will be a collaboration of the three news organizations.

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Emanuel confirmed; NLRB management majority restored 10/16/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On the evening of Monday, Sept. 25, the U.S. Senate voted 49 to 47 to confirm William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board.

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Cribb, Greene & Cope Annual Publisher Confidence Survey 10/10/17

Newspaper owners and executives are encouraged to participate in the Annual Publisher Confidence Survey.

The survey asks 11 questions that provide direct feedback from publishers on revenue, profit and other current trends in the publishing industry.

The survey takes less than two minutes to complete, and results are provided immediately so publishers can see how others are responding.

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