NEWSCYCLE’s ONSET content management system will provide the digital tools that enable GateHouse newsrooms to create engaging content for millions of readers.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
This month, Ed Henninger's column focuses on text typefaces he recommends. It's not a long list, and one text face that he says will never make his list is Times.MORE
Ed Henninger shared his top 10 design tips at the recent Institute of Newspaper Technology. If you missed it, he's also sharing them in this month's column.MORE
By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media
While it is becoming more common for journalists to use drone footage to enhance their coverage, there are still some notable rules and regulations you should know.
During a recent installment of the GateHouse Professional Development Series, attorneys Charles Tobin and Christine Walz from Holland & Knight, LLP, explained the process for newsrooms to get their drones flying.MORE
Yes, hard to believe, but college basketball season is here and the sports team at GateHouse Media's Center for News and Design is once again offering great coverage for your ACC, SEC and Big 10 hoops fans.MORE
By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media
In case you're feeling defensive of your own writing, here are specific ideas to tighten your copy. You can even do a search (usually Control F or Command F) to look for these offensive words or phrases and cast them out of your writing forever.MORE
Here's a list of 20 typefaces (actually, 16 typefaces and four complete groups) I'd toss, along with a few words why:MORE
The Associated Press on election night will have video interviews with staffers and other shareable content from across the U.S. to augment its reports to members and customers worldwide.
AP will offer that expertise to its member news organizations, customers and the public across all platforms when it counts the vote and covers the results.MORE
In the digital age, the Sun Newspapers in southwest Florida are betting on the future of print.
Under the new ownership of Adams Publishing Group and after nine months of planning, the Port Charlotte Sun and its new sister paper, the Punta Gorda Sun, roll out Wednesday with a new look, new sections and new approaches to news coverage intended to expand what readers are getting for their subscriptions.
"Overall, we wanted to create a much better newspaper for our readers, and we wanted to grow our circulation, to modernize and give it a new exciting look and feel," said Publisher Glen Nickerson. But it isn't just one newspaper, it's several.
The biggest change is that the Charlotte Sun will be split into two editions. "It will become the Punta Gorda Sun and the Port Charlotte Sun," Nickerson said.More
A resource that helped The Houston Chronicle shed light on chemical disasters and facilities posing the greatest potential harm to the public, in the event of an emergency, got a new lease on life.
After facing an uncertain future after its original owner - the Center for Effective Government - was shut down, the Right to Know Network relaunched June 12 with a more user-friendly, accessible site design.
The redesign happened because of a collaboration between The Houston Chronicle, the Reynolds Journalism Institute and Missouri School of Journalism.More
"This morning about 0500 the convoy realized its destination and the first wave was formed and started for the beach. Our job was to sweep for floating mines and air protection. When we were about 1800 yards from the beach we threw our mine sweeping gear over and that is where the fun started. They begin to fire at us from the shore as we went in LCF 31 on our port side was hit and went down. And on our starboard side I saw P.C. 1261 going down. After we saw this we were all so damn scared. We wish we had never seen that many but we had to keep going.
"After the first troops and rockets hit the beach things begin to quiet down. All day and night troops were sent to the beach."
P.C. 1621 was the first ship sunk on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
William Lunsford was a Navy Gunfire Support Craft specialist on USS LCF-27 (or Landing Craft Flak), part of the invasion force at Utah Beach in Normandy. Lunsford is the father of Margie Bennett, a sales support employee at the Aiken Standard in South Carolina. He kept a diary, and excerpts from it made up part of a package of stories commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day last week.
"They're all in their 90s now," said Managing Editor Michael Harris. "Time is killing them more than the Germans did, as I pointed out in the editorial. We're losing them. So I wanted to go into it with something different."
The Standard asked readers for their memories, stories, photos and other contributions, knowing that the dwindling number of World War II veterans meant that direct interviews would be limited. The plan was flexible based on what was submitted.More