Spartanburg editor Michael Smith offers three opinion page tips 3/13/17


By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media

Here are three takeaways from the executive editor of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal from a recent GateHouse Professional Development Series presentation he gave on keeping your opinion page as engaging as possible.

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Three quick ways to boost your traffic and engagement 3/13/17


By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media

How can we grow in the digital space? Clearly, the answer is to produce content that matters to our readers. Apart from all of the deep work we have to do to understand our communities, which is valuable and necessary and good, here are a few ways to grow your numbers in all the right places. Maybe these aren't news to you, but do them consistently, and you will do a happy dance when you see your analytics.

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Are you ready for the new year? Take an inventory 2/21/17

By Jim Pumarlo

Are you ready for 2017? All newsrooms should prepare an editorial calendar and review it regularly. Many of the things you cover are the same year in and year out. Use the opportunity to explore new approaches for coverage.

Think across the spectrum of your community. Here are three areas.

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Why your text type matters 2/13/17

By Ed Henninger

Is the right text typeface -- used in the right way -- really that important? Yes. It. Is. Here are some reasons why.

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Ten steps to successful magazine development 2/13/17

By Leonard Woolsey, president and publisher, The Galveston County Daily News (reprinted with permission from the Texas Press Association)

Here are 10 tips to get you started. This is a long journey – and never ends.

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I'm a journalist; why don't you trust me? (as told by API's Jane Elizabeth) 2/6/17


By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media

In a news climate where terms like "fake news" and "alternative facts" are actively used to undermine journalists and their coverage of current events, reporters are now tasked not only with reporting the news but also with proving to their readers that they are a trustworthy news source.

American Press Institute's Jane Elizabeth shares some necessary steps that reporters can take to combat any waning reader trust they might be experiencing.

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Newsrooms tackling agriculture: Start with inventory and build 1/31/17


By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media

You're the editor of a small-town paper in a community covered by sprouting corn fields, or majestically wrapped in wind-blown wheat. You know agriculture plays an important part in shaping the economics of your region, but how do you get at the heart of it? Here are some tips.

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GateHouse Media to implement NEWSCYCLE multi-channel content management platform 1/31/17

NEWSCYCLE’s ONSET content management system will provide the digital tools that enable GateHouse newsrooms to create engaging content for millions of readers.

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A 'Big-J' journalism project for resource-strapped newsrooms 1/24/17

By Steve Gray, vice president of strategy and innovation, Morris Communications

In this moth's Media Reset blog, Steve Gray suggests a project that will make an impact in any community -- and it doesn't take a roomful of Big-J journalists to do it.

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Total newsroom training with The Daytona Beach News-Journal 1/10/17

Here are five ways that The News-Journal in Daytona Beach will be utilizing database skills this year to find great stories that can be culled from pretty much any beat.

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