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Local Eats and Essentials launches in Albany, Greene Counties, a website that allows diners to order takeout or curbside pickup from local, independently owned restaurants in two New York counties, launched today. The site will be expanding into other market areas over the next few months and working with other local media companies and restaurants to launch this program in their areas.  more

3 Lee Enterprise markets to use My Team Scoop for high school sports reporting

Presteligence has announced that three Lee Enterprise markets will leverage My Team Scoop for their high school sports scores and stats. The Tulsa (Oklahoma) World, Roanoke (Virginia) Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch will cover up to 300 schools combined. more

Six-month program at Michigan paper is helping to train and empower Indigenous journalists

A partnership between The Record-Eagle in Traverse City, Michigan, and Indigenizing the News is bringing four Indigenous women to report, consult and train in The Record-Eagle newsroom for the next six months. more

The Miami Herald partners with FIU to cover local news in South Florida

Five undergraduate students from Florida International University's Department of Journalism + Media are working with the Miami Herald covering topics ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to city governance as part of a new internship program. more

Win some newspaper SWAG while putting a fun spin on those temperature checks

Here's a fun idea your newspaper could steal from The Daily News in Galveston, Texas — all designed to keep its daily COVID temperature-checking a bit lighthearted. more

Capital Gazette shooting victims honored Sunday on Freedom of the Press Day

Sunday, June 28, was celebrated as Freedom of the Press Day in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees murdered two years ago in Annapolis, Maryland. The proclamation was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan. more

Column: Wearing a mask doesn't seem like a big ask

Adams Publishing Group is now requiring all employees and customers to wear masks while in offices. The company is also reimbursing employees for buying masks. more

Jeana Stanley, Hearst vice president of finance, dies at 54

Jeana Stanley, who joined Hearst’s corporate finance team as vice president in August 2018, died June 26 in Tierra Verde, Florida. She was 54. more

E&P announces new awards program honoring 15 over 50

Nominate someone you know who has spent his or her career moving the news publishing industry forward by leading, inspiring and motivating others! All nominees must be at least 50 years old by July 1. The deadline for entries is July 10. more

Mayor to bankruptcy judge: South Florida benefits if Miami Herald is locally owned

The Miami (Florida) Herald reported this morning that Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has asked a judge to consider the public interest — and the vital role of local journalism — when weighing the fate of the Herald’s parent company, McClatchy. more

2020 report from UNC Hussman Knight Chair on the state of local journalism

More than one-fourth — 2,100 — of the country’s newspapers operating 15 years ago are no longer in business, according to the latest report on the state of local news by Penelope Muse Abernathy of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Only half the number of journalists working at newspapers 10 years ago are doing so today. In addition to the state of local newspapers, the report focuses on the state of digital media, ethnic media and public broadcasting outlets. more

Nieman Lab announces staff changes

Two journalists at Nieman Lab, the Nieman Foundation’s publication covering digital innovation and change in journalism, are moving into new roles beginning on July 1. more

Journal Star in Peoria names new executive editor

Romando Dixson has been named executive editor of the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois, becoming the first African American to serve as editor of the paper. more

Nashville artists, authors, athletes speak up for First Amendment: 1 for All awareness effort

Nashville's taking center stage in a new ad campaign that focuses on the critical need nationwide for Americans to know, and practice, their First Amendment rights to free speech, a free press, peaceable assembly, religion and petitioning the government. more

Mesabi Daily News, Hibbing Daily Tribune to merge July 8, keep six-day print schedule

Adams Publishing Group has announced that the Mesabi (Minnesota) Daily News and Hibbing Daily Tribune are merging into one six-day newspaper, the Mesabi Tribune, effective Wednesday, July 8. more

Best Agent Today to power real estate solution for Lee's 77 newspaper website properties

Lee Enterprises has entered into a strategic alliance with Best Agent Today that will bring  new real estate services to Lee's digital brands in all 77 of its markets across the country. more

AP boosts customer choice with new live video replay ability

The Associated Press has announced a new feature that allows live video customers to access live event coverage for up to a week after it's delivered. more

Post-Pandemic: We Rebuild sections offer perspectives, solutions

Five McClatchy newspapers in South Carolina — The State (Columbia), The Island Packet, The Beaufort Gazette, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach) and The Herald (Rock Hill) — have launched "We Rebuild" sections on their websites to bring together perspectives and solutions for a path to restore their communities in a post-pandemic world. more

Medill awarded $1 million by McCormick Foundation to help improve local news in Chicago

Medill will launch a comprehensive series of initiatives through Metro Media Lab to help local news organizations better engage with citizens; provide quality, solutions-oriented journalism; and strengthen the sustainability of local news organizations through research, training and student-produced storytelling in partnerships with Chicago outlets. more

Gannett forms state capitol bureau for Pennsylvania

Scott Fisher has been named bureau editor of a new state capitol bureau to serve Gannett’s 14 Pennsylvania properties and the USA TODAY NETWORK’s Atlantic Region. He will continue his news duties for the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record. more
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