Lisa Chappell, a veteran Texas newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index. She succeeds Jeff Smith, who recently retired.
Chappell is currently the publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register and the Greenville Herald-Banner, and their affiliated weekly publications in Royse City, Commerce and Rockwall County. She will continue in that role as well.MORE
Appalachian Newspapers Inc., a unit of Alabama-based Lancaster Management Inc., acquired a group of newspapers in eastern Kentucky from Civitas Media.MORE
Pioneer News Group has teamed up with Microsoft and Posh Technologies to streamline the delivery of news and provide its readers with the power to publish stories.
The Seattle-based company's latest initiative features two components: the distribution of Microsoft digital tablets to its subscribers, and the launch of a digital app through the "uReporter" platform developed by Posh Technologies at several of its newspapers. Each tablet comes preloaded with the app built for receiving and sending the latest local news, though users also have the option of using their own devices to access the app as well.
According to Eric Johnston, chief operating officer of Pioneer News Group, the tablets are available as part of a subscription package. As of press time, the company had only recently begun selling devices at The Skagit Valley Herald in Mount Vernon, Wash. Eventually, the program is expected to be rolled out to all of the company's markets.
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Mobile app Discors is a news aggregator that licenses content from premium, often subscription-based, news organizations. The app pairs news stories with analysis, commentary and insights.MORE
For years, newspapers have worried that future generations have less and less use for their product. The Dallas Morning News felt this acutely, and it's been launching jaunty spinoff sites like Guide Live and SportsDay to appeal to young people. But the Morning News wanted to be part of their news diet, too, even as millennials increasingly get their news by way of Facebook.
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There’s a new offering from The Associated Press available in the App Store: AP News.MORE
Anchor is an iOS app that allows users to interact and engage through audio recordings. These audio conversations can be shared on social media or exported to include in other broadcasts. Reporting by Sarah Sabatke.MORE
This week we look at Spark, a bundle of visual storytelling apps from Adobe that can enable journalists to create webpages, social graphics and animated videos. Reporting by Whitney Matewe.MORE
This week we find out how automated bots within the app Kik might connect teenagers with news, and we check out a new messaging app that focuses heavily on visuals and design.MORE
This week we try out a photo app that captures three-dimensional space, and we show you another option for live-streaming mobile video.MORE
Between general sessions and breakouts, attendees at the Mega-Conference in February will have more than three dozen sessions to choose from – offering an array of professional development opportunities. To benefit from it all, you'll need to bring your team!More
The Florida Times-Union announced plans Dec. 13 to print the Jacksonville daily paper, Monday through Saturday, in Gainesville, and its Sunday paper in Daytona.
The Times-Union is currently printed at the newspaper's central facility at One Riverside Avenue.
The change will occur in mid-February 2018.More