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Articles from Vol. 149, No. 9, September

A New Position, a Familiar Face: Lee Ann Colacioppo Is Named Denver Post Editor
While Denver Post editor Lee Ann Colacioppo is new to the top newsroom position, she's no stranger to the paper. She started working at the Post in 1999 as assistant city editor. She ran an enterprise team and worked her way through leadership roles...
Building Loyalty: The Death of the Homepage Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
For a second there, many of the smartest individuals in the news business seemed to buy into the great "Death of the Homepage" scare of 2014. Mostly attributed to the revelation of plummeting homepage traffic numbers at the New York Times in the...
Changing Plates: Do "Processless Plates" Fit into Your Pressroom Operation?
In order to be successful in our industry, we need to be innovative, seek new and improved ways to streamline production, and explore options that save money and improve the bottom line. I believe processless plates may be an important part of meeting...
Crunch Time
In June, Donald Trump tweeted out "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama--but nobody else does!" Five minutes later, Hillary Clinton's twitter re sponded with "Delete your account." It was a "mic drop" moment as the...
Divided America: The Associated Press Launches a Series into How and Why Americans Are Voting This Year
Ask any political reporter about this election year, and they'll say something to the effect of, "I haven't seen an election like this before." Brian Carovillano, vice president of U.S. news for the Associated Press, would agree. With their series,...
Doing Your Research: There's Opportunity for Publishers in Formally Assessing a Community's Information Needs
When's the last time you heard the words "research and development" in connection with the newspaper industry? Yes, there have been noble efforts by outside media think tanks and associations --the American Press Institute's Newspaper Next, for...
Going the Extra Mile: Putting the Newspaper Customer First Can Turn Your Business Around
Earlier this year, the Boston Globe was plagued with an array of home delivery problems after switching to a new vendor. Thousands of subscribers didn't receive their papers, and Globe reporters even had to go out and help deliver Sunday papers. ...
How 'Platforms as Publishers' Could Threaten Journalistic Ethics
News organizations have got themselves into a tough spot. After years of not valuing page load time, social platforms have begun implementing systems that either host articles directly (Facebook Instant Articles) or dictate technical standards for...
Informing the Voters: What Newspapers Should Focus on This Election Year
Editors in this political season must feel like sous chefs in a fine restaurant. They do all the preparation, never taste the meals, and get none of the credit. Day after day, they serve up pages of copy on the presidential and local election races...
Manroland Web Systems
manroland web systems Inc. 2150 Western Court Lisle, IL 60532 Phone: (630) 920-5850 Fax: (630) 920-5851 eMail: denise.lease @manroland-web.com Website: www.manroland-web.com How you are different: manroland web systems has a...
Print Comes Alive: How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will Strengthen Storytelling and Revenue
If you noticed crowds of people this summer with their heads down and their gazes glued to their smartphones, you can probably assume they were looking for Pokemon ("pocket monsters" with special powers that are captured and trained by humans). Twenty...
Q: "By Refusing Advertising Dollars from a Political Candidate, Are Media Companies Able to Report Objectively?"
A: With the vitriol that has invaded the political discourse--particularly in this Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump presidential race--reporters and their organizations have come to question what for years has been viewed as journalistic dogma. ...
Rich Media: Trion Interactive Helps Generate Revenue for Publishers' Mobile Properties
Eyeballs are everything today. From getting readers to view social media and web pages to watching video on mobile, publishers are constantly looking for new ways to engage readers. Trion Interactive, a video and rich media advertising company, makes...
Staying the Course: Long-Term Business Models Pay off for Publishers
There's a scene in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October," in which a Russian submarine commander deftly maneuvers his nearly silent vessel through a maze of ocean-bed formations and out of the path of torpedo. Through it all,...
The Spokannabist: How the Spokesman-Review Is Reporting on Marijuana Legalization
At the end of 2012, Washington became the first state in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Last year, marijuana sales in the state reached $260 million, and sales are expected to increase to more than $800 million this year,...
Want a Newspaper? It'll Cost You 400 Words: Owner Gives Away Weekly Paper through an Essay Contest
Ross Connelly has owned The Hardwick Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Vermont, since 1986 when he and his wife purchased it. Now, at 71-years-old, Connelly is looking to pass on the torch. But, he's not selling the newspaper, and he's not handing it...
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