Brechner Center receives $125,000 grant to address government 'data deserts' 4/9/19

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced that the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information has been awarded $125,000 from the Hearst Foundations for the Center's "Data Deserts" initiative.

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Tips for today's media research landscape 4/9/19

By Ted Stasney and Robin DiSalvo - Research Director On Demand

A major challenge in today's media world is holding on to your staff, specifically experienced personnel. This is especially true in the media industry, which includes print, radio and broadcast with marketing and research staff.

Today's media sales teams are taking more responsibility for revenue by delivering more strategic recommendations and striving to close more business quickly. Having marketing research resources achieves this efficiently by embracing the shift from market research as an expense or a cost center to a revenue generator.

Since so many in the media industry are asking their staff to do more multi-tasking, Research Director On Demand suggests the following tips to help you with your marketing and advertising sales research.

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This open records bill would make Alabama ... better 4/2/19

A new law proposed by state Rep. Chris Pringle and state Sen. Cam Ward would completely overhaul Alabama's open records law – making it enforceable and giving citizens better, cheaper access to their government.

Read this column by Kyle Whitmire, state political columnist for the Alabama Media Group.

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E&P's 25 Under 35 2019: The next generation of newspaper leaders 4/2/19

As our industry continues to transform and shift, one thing remains the same: the amount of talent growing in our newsrooms. This year's list of young newspaper professionals moving our industry forward showcases a wide range of skills. From technology and content to events and marketing, these 25 men and women aren't afraid to try new things. They believe in the power of journalism, and they're working hard to make sure it has a future.

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Enterprise published for 118 years, has celebrated history 4/2/19

By Brittany Wilson, Bastrop Daily Enterprise

The Bastrop Enterprise stopped the presses March 29, but its memories will live on, as will its 118 years of history in the city of Bastrop, La.

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Newscycle granted patent on new technique in unsupervised learning 4/2/19

NEWSCYCLE Solutions has received a patent for a new technique in unsupervised learning. The technology uses methods in the NewsEdge software for clustering like content.

Newscycle's NewsEdge content-as-a-service solution uses the algorithm to group more than 750,000 news articles a day into buckets of single-themed news events, continuously throughout the day, in real time.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wins 2019 Brechner Freedom of Information Award 4/2/19

A team of investigative journalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, whose reporting led the City of Atlanta to overhaul its practices for responding to public-records requests, is the winner of the 2019 Brechner Freedom of Information Award.

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Introducing BLOX Notifier: A new way to streamline and manage social and push notifications 3/26/19

Town News has introduced BLOX Notifier, an application that helps streamline, manage and automate social and push notifications within the BLOX CMS platform.

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Brainworks releases new revenue-focused CRM innovations for publishers 3/26/19

Brainworks, in collaboration with CRM development partner APG Media, has released three new CRM innovations designed to increase revenue opportunities and drive greater sales team efficiencies for print and digital publishers.

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FOIA protects press and public's access to information on retailer revenue from SNAP, Reporters Committee argues 3/26/19

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is supporting Argus Leader Media in its fight for public access to information about how much revenue retailers earn from the federal nutrition assistance program, SNAP.

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