10 things I’d tell publishers about their newspapers 1/12/16

By Ed Henninger

Some time back, I was asked to give a quick after-lunch talk to a group of publishers at a statewide newspaper convention.

It was short notice. I only had a half-hour to put together some thoughts. I decided I'd seize the opportunity and give them my "Top Ten" list of ideas for community newspapers.

Here they are ...

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PolitiFact fact-checks politicians' claims where they make them — on Medium 1/5/16

PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking division of the Tampa Bay Times, will sort through political posts on the publishing platform Medium to bring voters the truth.

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New team of AP journalists to focus on education 1/4/16

This new AP team will aim to generate more coverage of the news and explore trends affecting students of all ages, using text, video, photos and interactive multi-format storytelling about how trends in education are impacting children and families across America and around the world.

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'Felt right' is not design 12/15/15

By Ed Henninger

The nameplate with this article may “feel right” to some, but there are so many things wrong with it. "Felt right" is not design, Ed Henninger writes in this month's column. "It's just an easy out."

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PolitiFact, NBC News form fact-checking alliance for 2016 elections 12/14/15

PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking division of the Tampa Bay Times, is teaming up with NBC News to sort out the truth in what the candidates say in one of the most hotly-contested presidential races in recent times.

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Newscycle Solutions releases new digital content management software 12/8/15

The latest Newscycle Digital software adds significant social media enhancements.

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Climate Reporting Guide launched to aid coverage of adaptation issue 11/30/15

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has launched a digital Reporter's Guide to Climate Adaptation, featuring an extensive resource database and a series of backgrounders to help improve coverage of society's preparation for the impacts of climate change.

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To prioritize social media, recruit your newsroom's digital natives as cheerleaders 11/30/15

By Lizzie Jesperson, GateHouse Media

Newsroom leaders hoping to pave the way toward digital-first transformation in their newsrooms will find it difficult to do so without a willingness to experiment with ever-changing digital and social tools that is shared by their reporters. More difficult yet is for an editor of a moderately-sized newsroom to find the time to regularly critique and encourage individual staff members' social media presences. The Ledger of Lakeland, Fla., is finding success with a team of Social Media Ambassadors.

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GateHouse Media and Motor Racing Network launch new relationship 11/17/15

GateHouse Media, LLC has entered into a content relationship with Motor Racing Network, the voice of NASCAR. The relationship will provide GateHouse Media with expanded auto racing coverage.

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You want to stay relevant? Be accessible 11/17/15

By Jim Pumarlo

A newspaper's credibility is directly linked to its ability to identify, collect and report the relevant community news. Then why do so many newspapers make it so difficult for readers to connect with reporters?

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