Consistency is key 5/16/16

By Ed Henninger

When it comes to newspaper design, consistency is more than just important. It's critical. Consistent design tells your readers and advertisers that yours is a newspaper that is planned and put together with purpose.

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Styria Media Group installs Newscycle systems 5/10/16

Newscycle Solutions announces that Styria Media Group, one of the largest news media companies in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, is live on Newscycle's advertising and content management systems at Večernji List, 24sata and Poslovni dnevnik, the group's properties in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Think different 4/11/16

By Ed Henninger

We have to think different about news design, or we risk having no design at all. Ed Henninger offers some particulars in this column.

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The Patterson Foundation, Herald-Tribune Media Group launch SPIRE CoLab 4/11/16

This partnership between journalism and philanthropy focuses on producing compelling media that inspire communities to take action on relevant social issues.

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Ready to lowercase ‘internet’ and ‘web’ 4/11/16

By Lauren Easton, Manager, Media Relations, The Associated Press

During a panel at the recent American Copy Editors Society national conference in Portland, Ore., it was announced that the 2016 AP Stylebook will lowercase the words "internet" and "web."

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The Miami Herald wins the 30th Annual Joseph L. Brechner FOI Award 4/8/16

The Miami Herald won the 30th Annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for its groundbreaking investigative series, "Innocents Lost."

Two Herald reporters, Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch, investigated Florida's child welfare system by following the lives – and deaths – of children within the system.

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Don’t just say you’re a digital newsroom. Here’s how the StarNews makes it real 4/4/16

By John Crouch, social media coordinator, GateHouse Media's Center for News & Design

The StarNews in Wilmington, N.C., has had a very successful 2016 so far. Not only was it named one of Editor & Publisher's 10 Newspapers That Do It Right, it also earned eight Excellence in Local News Coverage awards from the Local Media Association. We asked Executive Editor Pam Sander to share some of her newsroom's strategies for success.

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3 social media branding tips for reporters 3/21/16

By Lizzie Jespersen, content initiatives coordinator, GateHouse Media

Here are three nuggets of social media wisdom from University of Texas senior lecturer and former social media editor Robert Quigley, who advocates for using social media first and foremost as a branding and engagement tool.

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5 examples that show why repurposing print headlines to digital is a bad idea 3/14/16

By David Arkin, senior vice president of content & product development, GateHouse Media

All data points we look at today tell us that great digital headlines point to great engagement. Yes, great content also equals great engagement, but it all starts with getting the reader to click.

Unfortunately, too many news organizations haven't shifted enough to a digital workflow, especially when it comes to headline writing. Headlines are boring and very straightforward, and so many are clearly just ripped right from a print page.

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Coverage tips for new reporters 3/11/16

By Randy Hines

It's always tough to get an assignment to cover a speech or meeting when you have little experience in that area. The following tips should prove helpful when asked to cover one of the dozens of lectures, seminars or local government gatherings across your circulation area regularly.

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