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Articles from Vol. 146, No. 2, February

2013 Mega-Conference: Inland Press Association, Local Media Association, and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Bring Executives Together in New Orleans
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This year's Key Executives Mega-Conference promises to explore the latest industry trends that...
Critical Thinking: J-School Students and Industry Vets Tackle the Tough Questions
Q: In light of the spate of mass shootings in America, do you think media organizations should withhold the name and photo of the accused killer in an effort to curb future violence? A: The United States faces several dilemmas in its efforts to...
Hot and Cold Setting Together in Far East: Chinese Newspaper Guizhou Ribao Invests $30+ Million in Heatset/coldset Combo Configuration
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Heatset/coldset hybrid printing press technologies have been around for more than a decade. But a more global trend started nearly three years ago, when China's newspapers began embracing foreign equipment and cooperation....
Media's Fuel Station: ClickFuel Dashboard Provides Marketing Results for Publishers
Founded in 2008, ClickFuel delivers online marketing services directly to publishers through a marketing dashboard called the Fuel Station. According to ClickFuel, the solution is designed to be white-labeled and can be delivered to clients' advertisers...
New Thermal Plate
At the WAN-IFRA show in Frankfurt, Germany last fall, Kodak presented systems and solutions for newspaper and semi-commercial newspaper printers, including the introduction of a no-preheat newspaper plate. The firm's research and development has focused...
Pageviews Trump Professional Responsibility in White Plains, N.Y
Before I dive too far into this editorial, let's just agree to call a spade a spade: The Journal News' online map of every gun permit issued in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties--complete with permit holders' names and addresses--was a wildly...
Seek and Find: As Online Content Evolves, Newspapers Enlist New Tools to Stand Out
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With so much attention being given to the "paid vs. free" content debate, one important factor is often lost in all the noise: Neither advertisers nor readers will be inclined to pay to support your product if they can't find...
Step by Step: Journalist Embarks on 7-Year Walk
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Journalists sometimes have to put themselves in other people's shoes to get their stories, but for two-time Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and National Geographic fellow Paul Salopek, he will have to rely on his own two...
The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity
Based on a nationwide survey of 2,254 adults ages 18 and older 29% of cellphone owners describe their phone as "something they can't imagine living without." What do you like most about owning a cellphone? 17% It's convenient 12% The ability...
The Real Problem with Print: Why Digital Natives Hate Newspapers
Several years ago, The Washington Post convened a series of focus groups to learn why most people younger than 45 did not subscribe to the newspaper--a problem persisting to this day throughout the overwhelmingly print-centric industry. [ILLUSTRATION...
Trigger-Happy Reporting: What It Takes to Be Branded a Sex Offender Today
As soon as the story about a Yeshiva University teacher accused of sexual abuse hit newsstands last month, his life changed forever. His employer saw it (he was suspended from his current job almost as soon as the ink dried); his friends, family, and...
Visual Revolution: Storytelling Comes to Life with Chute
With 100 million users on the photo-sharing app Instagram, publishers are turning to technology companies such as Chute (getchute.com) to help integrate user-generated content on their various platforms. Based in San Francisco, Chute was launched...
Visual Storytelling: Thanks to Online Tools, Comics Do Much More Than Entertain
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Susie Cagle, a reporter for environmental news website grist.org, spent three days putting hundreds of miles on her car to report on California's Salton Sea, a once-popular recreational destination that has transformed into...
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