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Distinguishing ourselves and building confidence and trust in a world of fake news

May 3, 2017

Last month’s column was a warning that the attack on journalism by certain actors on the public stage is having an effect on community newspapers, and that social media are driving readers to spend more time with national news than with local news. How can community papers can adapt to this radically changed news landscape?

 

Some cool apps for journalists

May 3, 2017

In April, I was asked to speak on the topic, “New Tools for Newspapers,” at an industry-related conference in Des Moines, IA. Taking the easy way out, I quickly went online and asked newspaper professionals to share their favorite apps, programs and devices.

 

Newspaper hall of fame to include South Dakota publisher

May 3, 2017

Larry Atkinson, who began working at the Mobridge Tribune in 1981 and went on to become the publisher and owner, was inducted into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame in April.

 

Vendor e-newsletter to bring the latest info on newspaper products and services

May 3, 2017

Have you noticed a new e-newsletter in your email in box the last two months? The products and services e-newsletter is a great way for companies who provide solutions to community newspapers to keep National Newspaper Association members informed of new developments that can benefit their businesses.

 

Survey: Building circulation takes a lot of effort

May 3, 2017

Community papers are beginning to see some circulation shrinkage, prompting renewed efforts to attract new readers.

 

GA paper wins fight against coal ash dump

May 3, 2017

After a fight lasting 462 days, a fundraising effort yielding $1 million in pledges, letters of support from former President Jimmy Carter and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, three special sections and one coloring contest, 12,000 inches of free advertising worth $93,000, and too many hours of hard work to count, residents of rural Wayne County, GA, fought off the efforts of a Fortune 500 solid waste giant that proposed to dump millions of tons of coal ash in a local landfill.

 

Tourists, private enterprise give Cuba much-needed boost

April 12, 2017

Running an Italian restaurant plus a small bed and breakfast keeps owner Yucimy on her feet from sunrise to well past sunset. It’s 7 a.m., and she is already preparing omelets for her five B&B guests. Her cheerful greeting helps everyone shake off a night’s sleep.

 

More than half of community papers still operate their own presses

April 12, 2017

Nearly 60 percent (56.86 percent) of National Newspaper Association members who answered a recent survey said they operate their own printing plant. More than 50 members signed on to take the non-scientific survey.

 

‘I’m just a small-town farm girl from a weekly newspaper in South Dakota’

April 12, 2017

Amanda Fanger had a blast on her first trip to Washington, and perhaps nothing thrilled her more than standing at a podium at the National Press Club in front of an audience of newspaper publishers and editors, including Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, to receive a national award for investigative reporting.

 

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