Industry News

America's Newspapers, E&P Magazine and Poynter Institute launch industry-wide Media Job Board

America's Newspapers, Editor & Publisher and the Poynter Institute have partnered to launch the Media Job Board (http://mediajobboard.com), serving the media industry with cutting-edge job-matching technology and targeted network distribution powered by PandoLogic. By placing their ad through America's Newspapers, members can receive a basic listing at no cost.

Media Staffing Network releases 2020 Newspaper Compensation Study results

The results of the first newspaper sales compensation study conducted by Media Staffing Network, in conjunction with America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher, were unveiled last week at PIVOT 2020, the virtual conference of America's Newspapers. The study looks at the number of sellers employed by newspapers, the average age of sellers, why new hires choose to leave a paper, compensation figures and why people join newspaper ad sales for their career.

Microsoft launches newsroom project to foster innovation in journalism

Today, Microsoft launches a new initiative in partnership with  newsrooms in the U.S. that will be designed to address three pillars to help bolster journalism.  During today's opening session at PIVOT, Mary Snapp, vice president, strategic initiatives with Microsoft, outlined the thinking that has gone into this new initiative designed to support high-quality, fact-based journalism.

America's Newspapers: The power of our advocacy mission

America's Newspapers is taking a three-part approach with its advocacy efforts, members heard at last week's PIVOT 2020 virtual conference.
People news
Robin Gruen, who describes herself as “a passionate storyteller who believes that every brand has a unique and powerful tale to tell,” has been named vice president of Brand Avenue Studios with Lee Enterprises.
"To be asked to grow subscription audiences at a time when communities and families are almost desperate for informative, accurate and impactful news is an amazing and worthwhile endeavor — and it is not taken lightly," says Samuel Metcalf, the newly-appointed director of marketing technology with WEHCO Media's digital division.
Veteran advertising executive Kelly Till is joining the Richmond Times-Dispatch and its parent company as vice president of sales for Virginia.
Rex Maynor, publisher of the Daily Leader in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and The Natchez Democrat, has resigned and plans to move to North Carolina to assist an ailing family member.
Webinars — included with your membership
Using Data to Inform and Improve Your Journalism
October 23 webinar: With insights from the American Press Institute’s Metrics for News software and services, we will discuss which measures of engagement to focus on (hint: not just page views) and how to define success. Learn more and register
Election 2020 and its Impact on the Newspaper Industry
October 27 webinar: A tumultuous election season has almost come to a close and — no matter the results — newspapers will surely be impacted. Join us for a bipartisan discussion on how election outcomes may affect the legislative and business environment and how newspapers can position themselves with their readers post-election. Learn more and register
Digital Selling Skills for Sales Executives
October 28 webinar: The digital training world changes quickly.  Join America's Newspapers for a special four-part sales training program developed specifically for sales managers and their teams. Learn more and register
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