GateHouse Media will debut a week-long, 24-hour streaming audio channel for coverage of the Daytona 500 and DAYTONA Speedweeks, presented by AdventHealth, starting Feb. 9. The "pop up" streaming audio network's custom audio player will be available through the Daytona Beach News-Journal's website as well as through Alexa and Google Smart Speakers.MORE
Daytona Beach News-Journal publisher Bill Offill has been promoted to the position of group publisher for three GateHouse Media newspapers in Florida, the company announced Friday.
Offill will now serve as publisher of the Times-Union, the St. Augustine Record and The News-Journal.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
The deal isn't yet finished. But Ken Doctor says he has been told by multiple sources that there are no major stumbling blocks left to negotiate in a megamerger between the United States' two largest daily newspaper chains – Gannett and GateHouse. It's increasingly likely to happen, with an announcement by summer's end. That's despite absolute public silence from the companies involved.
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Here's a taste of what you'll hear in Chicago, Oct. 6-8:
- Walter Hussman reports on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's bold move to convert all its subscribers to digital subscribers.
- Recruitment guru Laurie Kahn on what newspapers need to do to assemble a team of sales superstars.
- The Post and Courier reveals results from the Google News Initiative – literally days after its conclusion.
- News from Washington on the newspaper industry's fight to get a fair share of revenue from Facebook and Google.Springs.