Charting your progress 3/10/15

By Ed Henninger
Tired of running political cartoons on your opinion page ... especially political cartoons that have little to do with what's going on in your town? Here's an idea worth considering: A weekly reader opinion poll. MORE

Page 1 models help you get started 2/16/15

By Ed Henninger
Page 1 models give you a head start to a well-designed front page in each issue. They're another tool you can use to create a newspaper that readers will enjoy calling their own. MORE

NTVB Media to roll out entertainment content plan at 2015 Mega-Conference 2/3/15

NTVB Media will be introducing a new entertainment content plan at the Key Executives Mega-Conference that will dramatically change how newspapers meet the needs of their readers. MORE

AP Sports Extra previews get new look from GateHouse 1/27/15

The Associated Press' paginated sports previews are getting a fresh new look for 2015. GateHouse Media's Center for News & Design will design and produce the pages, starting with the Super Bowl, which is available now in AP Exchange. MORE

Are you ready for journalism education without 'journalism'? 1/19/15

By Doug Fisher, University of South Carolina
I fear journalists may have become so used to the surplus of bright, young talent that they are inured to what is happening. But the table is being set in some places to remove "journalism" from journalism education. MORE

Star-Telegram changes print editions for new year 1/9/15

The following article by Jim Witt, editor of the Star-Telegram in Forth Worth, Texas, is reprinted with minor editing.
The Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, Texas, has redesigned its print edition, making it easier for readers to find their favorite features in the paper. The redesign includes increased local news, with the first two sections of the paper being combined Monday through Saturday. MORE

Poynter, Gannett join forces to create transformative training program 1/9/15

Robust, integrated program will help train journalists in the "Newsroom of the Future." MORE

'Creativity' and design 12/16/14

By Ed Henninger
More and more often, it seems, "creativity" is being used by people who don't understand what design is all about. They want to "stretch the envelope" and "think outside the box" without any concept of the shape, size and material of the envelope or box. MORE

Top Revenue and Audience-Growth Ideas 12/16/14

For just $35, receive a 23-page PDF highlighting Top Revenue and Audience-Growth Ideas shared by SNPA members. As a bonus, the last page of the report includes a link to a PDF version of a PowerPoint presentation on this same topic at the 2014 News Industry Summit, led by SNPA President Charles Hill Morris and Steve Gray. MORE

Giving sources preview of story 12/2/14

By Jim Pumarlo
It's probably happened to every journalist as least once. You've just completed an interview, one that took an extra coaxing to land. As you're wrapping up, the subject asks, "Could I see a copy of the story before it goes to print?" MORE
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