Robert Forcey has been appointed publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown and its sister Maryland paper, The Cumberland Times-News.MORE
Michael McCleery, general manager and advertising director of the Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, Ky., has been appointed publisher of the newspaper, effective immediately.
In his new role, McCleery will continue to serve as advertising director for the newspaper, but will take on added responsibility for the overall operation.MORE
Katherine Miller, general manager and advertising director of The News-Courier in Athens, Ala., has been appointed publisher of the newspaper.MORE
Two Georgia newspaper groups are consolidating their copy/pagination desks to become more efficient, streamline processes and improve their products.
Times-Journal, Inc., in Marietta and Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., in Lawrenceville earlier this month announced plans to consolidate their copy desk and pagination staffs.
The process began as each company transitions to the Town News Total CMS (Content Management System). The companies signed agreements with Town News in late 2018 and plan to produce their products on the new systems in early March. Once that's taken place, the consolidation of the pagination process will begin.MORE
Ed Choate, executive editor of the Muskogee Phoenix, has been appointed publisher and editor of the McAlester News-Capital.MORE
Take eight people, confine them to a pop up camper and a small outside area for a week, make up some challenges and tell them the winner gets the $10,000 camper. Watch newspaper sales soar.MORE
Frank Leto, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, succeeding Mike Beatty, who recently resigned to become president of APG Media in Florida.MORE
Keith Barlow, veteran publisher of The Milledgeville (Ga.) Union-Recorder, has been appointed publisher of the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen-News.MORE
James Pacovsky has been named regional digital director for CNHI.
Pacovsky will work with local markets in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee to help drive digital revenue growth. He will report directly to Greg Maibach, CNHI's senior vice president of digital revenue.MORE
In his new role as regional digital director for CNHI, Ted Gurley will work with local markets in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, to help drive digital revenue growth. He will report directly to Greg Maibach, CNHI's senior vice president, digital revenue.MORE
You get what you measure.
Count the number of bylines a newspaper reporter produces, and you'll likely get more bylines. Track page views closely, and your newsroom will be far more attune to what is driving page views and how to get more of them.
What a news organization includes in the set of metrics that leadership and staff monitor regularly can have some unintended consequences. Distraction from things that are more important, if nothing else. Google Analytics can measure a lot of different things, and there's a temptation to include as many ways of measuring audience as one can cram into a spreadsheet. In the process, staff can get hung up on measuring changes in process instead of changes in outcomes.More
The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is getting into the horse racing business, acquiring the ownership rights to Steeplechase of Charleston.
P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier, said at a Thursday announcement at The Dewberry that acquiring the event helps the media company to diversify its portfolio and invest in its community.
"It makes good business sense for all of us here to pay attention to the ways in which Charleston residents and visitors alike embrace our unique events," Browning said. "Thousands of people attend festivals around town each year, and there's every reason that this can and should happen with Steeplechase."More