HD Media names new audience development director 9/16/19

A Wyoming County native with more than a decade of newspaper circulation experience is joining HD Media as group vice president of audience development.

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What we learned from the Digital Subscriptions Lab 9/1/19

The Digital Subscriptions Lab was a six-month program at a select group of newspapers of various sizes to find a sustainable business model for the newspaper industry.

Hear what came out of this partnership between FTI Consulting, the Google News Initiative and Local Media Association during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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Buy it from the newspaper 8/13/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Newspaper companies know how to sell subscriptions and ads, but they don't necessarily think about selling their own merchandise. Go online to The Post and Courier store in Charleston, S.C., and you'll find all sorts of items that make money.

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An important moment in history 7/16/19

By PJ Browning, president and publisher of The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., and president of SNPA

It's never been more important for our industry to speak with one voice and champion the value of local news. Combining the experience and talents of the Inland Press Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association will help ensure that voice remains loud and clear.

We will continue to serve the mission and constituents of these two longstanding organizations as we plot a new course for the traditional newspaper business. Not only will we continue to provide the networking and training opportunities both organizations are known for, we will tackle many of the biggest issues facing our members.

We will maintain a keen focus on the power and importance of local journalism and the myriad ways we serve our unique communities. We don't write and report for the pundits in Washington, D.C.; we write and report for the people who live and work in the areas we serve. It will become increasingly important for us to widely share that message.

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Newspapers find creative and imaginative pathways to discover new revenue 7/9/19

In May, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet spoke before the INMA World Congress of News Media audience and shared his dismal prediction concerning the future of journalism-that most local newspapers were going to die in the next five years.

"The greatest crisis in American journalism is the death of local news," he said. "Their economic model is gone."

It's true that the traditional economic model may be gone, but many local and national newspapers are using their ambition and creativity to explore new and exciting business models with hopes that it will create sustainable revenue for many years to come.

E&P spoke with several of these newsrooms to discuss their clever ideas.

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Mark Aldam elected chairman of the News Media Alliance 5/7/19

The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as its chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Communications.

Elected to initial one-year terms (2019-2020) on the News Media Alliance Board of Directors with terms beginning May 1, 2019 are:
  • Jim Brady, Spirited Media
  • Pamela (PJ) Browning, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
  • Frank Filippo, Dow Jones
  • Timothy Knight, Tribune Publishing
  • Bill Marcil, Jr., Forum Communications
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The Post and Courier announces two leadership changes 4/29/19

The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., has announced that Scott Embry and Chris Zoeller have been named to new management positions at the newspaper.

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Post and Courier acquires Steeplechase of Charleston 4/18/19

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."

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Post and Courier publisher to lead state press association 4/9/19

PJ Browning, president and publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, was elected president of the South Carolina Press Association at the group's Annual Meeting Saturday at The Marriott in Columbia.

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Post and Courier launches subscriber Facebook group, offering more perks for readers 3/12/19

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) has launched a new Facebook group exclusively for its subscribers – or what the paper calls its Insiders.

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