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Survey responses show glimpse into the state of newspapers

November 3, 2014

This column is dedicated to anyone who publishes, writes, edits, designs, sells ads or delivers or does anything else in the newspaper industry.

'A newspaper has to have a personality'

November 3, 2014

Alan Baker is having fun. He’s up in Ellsworth, ME, publishing two of the best community newspapers in the country. His stable of columnists include a retired CIA agent who writes about foreign affairs, a former state senate appropriations committee chairwoman who writes about state affairs, and a managing editor who writes hilariously about cheap wine.

5 rules this copy editor is losing sleep over

October 17, 2014

After my last article on things I’m not losing sleep over as a copy editor, I thought it only fair to tell you what is keeping me up at night.

Athlon media group to acquire Parade

October 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN—Athlon Media Group announced it has entered an agreement to purchase Parade and Dash magazines with associated digital assets from Parade Media Group LLC.

Turn your advertisers into your best salespeople: Testimonials

October 17, 2014

My name is Herb, and I’ve just put up the sign for my new business, “Herb’s Superb Speedy Auto Repair.”

‘I just did what needed to be done’

October 17, 2014

Holli Seehafer and Debbie Hemmer never set out to buy a newspaper, but when their bosses, Phyllis and Clarence Justice, both in their 90s and ailing, made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, they took over the Grant County Review in Milbank, SD, October 2013.

Giving your sources a preview of the story

August 8, 2014

It’s probably happened to every journalist as least once. You’ve just completed an interview, one that took an extra coaxing to land. As you’re wrapping up, the subject asks, “Could I see a copy of the story before it goes to print?”

Slimp sees positive signs at newspaper conventions in 2014

August 8, 2014

A colleague just walked into my office with a big grin on his face.

Affordable page-design help is out there

August 8, 2014

So you’ve spent most of the week running around town covering the school board and chamber of commerce: peeked into the police station to gather the police blotter and filled the memory card on your digital camera with local faces. Now you’re back at the office hammering out stories, choosing photos and putting the finishing touches on local ads.

Hard work still required: American legends

August 8, 2014

It’s an American legend—the mom and pop newspaper.

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