We're shining a spotlight on innovation 1/2/18

Michael Maness, innovator-in-residence at Harvard Business School, noted during the 2016 inaugural year of the Mega-Innovation Award that lots of newspapers seem to be doing incremental innovation. What he said he doesn't see very often is revolutionary innovation: new products with new consumers that you haven't had before. "This is the kind of system that we want to be seeing," Maness said. Read more from comments made by the 2016 contest judge

Is your newspaper or corporate office doing something innovative? If so, resolve to submit a nomination for this year's Mega-Innovation Award. The deadline for entries is Jan. 11. There is no cost to enter.

Submit an entry

Don't think you can't compete with the large metros? In 2016, the winner was a three-day-a-week paper: The Forsyth County News in Cumming, Ga.

Last year, Calkins Media took top honors. When the company was a finalist in 2016 for the Mega-Innovation award, its video stream produced by the Bucks County Courier Times was a repeating four-hour content block. Now, it is essentially a local TV station.

Read more about the previous winners and then nominate your paper this year!

Has your newspaper done something innovative this year? 12/13/16

A limited number of entries have been received so far for the Mega-Conference Innovation Award, and we know SNPA member newspapers are doing good things!

We want you to nominate your paper for consideration this year!

Don't think you can't compete with the large metros? Last year's winner was a three-day-a-week paper. This award is designed to recognize innovative achievements made by newspapers of all sizes.


Free infographics tools and innovation rain forests 8/29/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute examines four free tools for creating online infographics, and shows how a lush environment packed with multiple species leads to more innovation.

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