Daily Press unveils new cellphone apps 7/28/19

The Daily Press (Victorville, Calif.) has announced the rollout of its new cellphone apps for use on both Apple and Android phones.

These apps carry all the latest great content from the Daily Press, including photo galleries, videos and podcasts.

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AP publishes Apollo 11 biography for 50th anniversary 7/23/19

The Associated Press has published "Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition" to mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing.

The biography explores how the U.S. forged the necessary technology during the turbulent 1960s to allow man to set foot on the moon. It remembers those who sacrificed to make the great enterprise succeed.

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AP to present VoteCast results at AAPOR polling conference 5/14/19

The Associated Press and NORC at the University of Chicago will present the results of AP VoteCast, the new standard in election research, at the American Association for Public Opinion Research conference in Toronto on Saturday.

AP VoteCast captures the opinions and preferences of voters as they choose who to vote for, along with the reasons behind their decision. Developed with NORC, VoteCast is a modern approach to public opinion research designed to deliver a broad and more accurate picture of the American electorate than ever before.

The presentations at the AAPOR conference, which will be livestreamed, will include a detailed report assessing the success of AP VoteCast's debut in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

AP and NORC are committed to transparency in conducting AP VoteCast and sharing the results returned by its innovative methodology for peer and academic review.

As part of that commitment, the 2018 AP VoteCast data is now available for download.

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Brainworks releases new revenue-focused CRM innovations for publishers 3/26/19

Brainworks, in collaboration with CRM development partner APG Media, has released three new CRM innovations designed to increase revenue opportunities and drive greater sales team efficiencies for print and digital publishers.

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AP immigration team adds multiformat journalist in El Paso 3/12/19

Cedar Attanasio, a multiformat journalist with international reporting experience, is joining The Associated Press to cover immigration from El Paso, Texas.

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Brainworks releases new revenue-focused CRM innovations for publishers 2/25/19

Brainworks, in collaboration with CRM development partner APG Media, has released three new CRM innovations designed to increase revenue opportunities and drive greater sales team efficiencies for print and digital publishers.

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Veteran North Carolina journalist Gene Price dies at 90 1/22/19

Hillery Eugene "Gene" Price, an honored journalist whose career spanned nearly six decades, died last Wednesday. He was 90.

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AP to preview every NBA game with automation from HERO Sports, data from Sportradar 1/22/19

Working with automation from HERO Sports and data from Sportradar, The Associated Press has announced that it will offer data-driven text stories previewing all National Basketball Association games.

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Podcasting trends, opportunities and best practices 1/22/19

Podcasting has been around for more than a decade but has seen explosive growth the last few years as smartphones and smart speakers have become ubiquitous media devices. Podcast ad revenue has nearly doubled in the last two years to $314 million since 2017, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which projects revenue to double again by 2020.

If this content distribution channel is not in your strategic plan, maybe one of the Tuesday morning breakout sessions at the Mega-Conference will change your mind.

Laura Rich, host of The Exit Club, a podcast about entrepreneurs, and founder of The Podcasting Agency, which develops engaging audio content for marketers, will lead a panel that will discuss best practices in podcast marketing, from content and distribution to technology and advertising options.

Joining her will be Hans Appen, president of Appen Media Group in Alpharetta, Ga., and Jay Prather, executive director digital programming for the Las Vegas (Nev.) Review-Journal.

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Year in review: Transaction volume increases for fourth straight year 1/15/19

The number of deals involving daily newspapers continued its upward trajectory in 2018, with 36 separate transactions closed by year end.

It was the largest number of daily newspaper deals since 2000, and the fourth straight year of higher transaction volume.

The two key drivers of this activity were largely unchanged from the prior year: owners of clusters of publications seeking to build larger regional footprints, and the difficulties faced by small operators lacking the scale needed to manage expenses.

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