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.


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.


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.


Advance to acquire Turnitin, leading provider of academic solutions 3/19/19

Advance has announced the acquisition of Turnitin, a leading provider of education technology for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors.


Tribune Media Company stockholders approve Nexstar merger 3/19/19

The stockholders of Tribune Media Company voted overwhelmingly last week to approve the company's previously announced acquisition by Nexstar Media Group, Inc.


Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center rebrands to designIQ 3/13/19


Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center has unveiled a new look, rebranding to designIQ.


It's Sunshine Week: How does your paper keep the sun shining all year long? 3/12/19

Join in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. Find all the free resources you need to get started right here:

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Nancy Lane is awarded Borrell Award of Merit 3/11/19

Nancy Lane, president of the Local Media Association, has been selected as the recipient of Borrell Associates' 2019 Award of Merit for outstanding leadership and innovation in local media. The award was presented Monday in front of more than 300 media executives at Borrell's 10th annual Local Online Advertising Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.


Measure of your local economy: A key sales indicator 3/11/19

By Ted Stasney and Robin DiSalvo - Research Director On Demand

Surveys that measure consumers' confidence in the economy are a vital benchmark of economic development.

By asking a few key questions in a survey about your local economy and consumers' future spending, your survey can be an important resource for your branding and marketing initiatives.


Philadelphia publisher: Failure is not an option; tell your story! 3/5/19

By Cindy Durham, SNPA

Newspapers are all about storytelling and, yet, "with the crisis that we face as an industry, we don't do a great job of telling our very, very compelling story," Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of Philadelphia Media Network, told attendees at the Mega-Conference last week.

In his keynote address to 700 industry executives in Las Vegas, Egger called on newspapers across the country to establish conversations with local community and business leaders about the important role that newspapers play.

As an industry, he said we have suffered a lot of self-inflicted wounds. "We wish we had do-overs," he said, "but we don't. What we do have, though, is a compelling story that needs to be told."