If you ask any editor in a newsroom what one of their biggest issues is, chances are online comments would be toward the top of the list.
Between a Facebook page and a newspaper.com site, readers can leave hundreds of comments a day. And moderating them can take time. The comments themselves can also descend into name calling or unnecessary political debates.
Here is some advice for editors who spend time interacting with readers in the comment section.MORE
Snapchat has been flying high with record numbers of daily users, popularity among a younger demographic and features that allow for quick (snappy) breaking news storytelling, but it remains a tough nut to crack for media outlets not involved in its discover feature.
With the release and growing popularity of Instagram's Snapchat-adjacent stories feature and the ability for verified accounts to link content and traffic to back to websites, many smaller media organizations are finding a higher rate of success on the Facebook-backed platform and have begun to shy away from Snapchat.MORE
For digital editors and content producers looking to get a better handle on how their content is performing on social, CrowdTangle is an excellent tool.MORE
When a user shares your content, that post can reach more people and also new users who aren't already following you on social media. And as posts shared by friends and family are still favored in Facebook's algorithm, focusing on that metric can help make sure your posts will be seen.MORE
For anyone who has been following Facebook's news feed algorithm changes over the years, it seems like with every change announced, publishers collectively hold their breath waiting for their traffic to drop off a cliff. So far publishers have not seen a significant change in Facebook referrals, especially if they post quality content. So what exactly is quality content, and if you're managing a Facebook page, how do you combat this algorithm change to make sure your fan pages see your post?MORE
America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More