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Editor retires: Cal Bratt served four decades as Lynden newspaperman

On June 30, Cal Bratt will retire after four decades in the newspaper business.  Ironically, he wasn’t the first Bratt to see his name in the local paper — Lynden (Washington) Tribune. more

Antitrust overhaul passes its first tests. Now, the hard parts.

Capitol Hill politicians have groused for years about the power and influence of the country’s largest tech companies. But they took little action to match their rhetoric. That started to change on Wednesday, when House lawmakers took their first votes on a suite of bills that are meant to weaken the dominance of Big Tech. more

USA TODAY announces hosts and presenters for first ever national high school sports awards show

USA TODAY’s High School Sports Awards, presented by the U.S. Polo Assn., announced a new national show airing on Aug. 5 hosted by Michael Strahan, co-host of “Good Morning America,” and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The awards show, one of the largest high school sports recognition programs in the country, will honor the nation's best student athletes and feature some of the biggest names in professional sports. more

Jen Madden and Russell Savely named co-executive directors of SCPA

Last week the South Carolina Press Association Executive Committee named Jen Madden and Randall Savely co-executive directors of the press association, effective July 23 when Bill Rogers officially retires. more

South Carolina newspaper returns to local ownership

The People-Sentinel in Barnwell, South Carolina, has some big news — it is returning to local ownership. more

Bill Green named editor of The Daily News in Longview, Washington

The Daily News has named Bill Green as its next editor to lead the news operations of the nearly century-old Longview, Washington, newspaper. more

Community newspaper publisher Christine Moore dies at age 60

Last week, the Beaverton Valley Times (Portland, Oregon) lost a leader, a sparkplug and a dear friend. Christine Moore spent the last 20 years of her life working for Pamplin Media Group. For much of that time, including right up until her death last Thursday from cancer complications, she served as publisher of The Times and led the newspaper's editorial board. more

Consolidating newspapers helped this local publisher reinvest in its editorial content

In late March, just as the pandemic was beginning to ravage the news industry with a slew of furloughs, pay cuts, and more, Ulster Publishing decided to stop the presses for the first time in its 47-year history and go digital-only for its April 1st editions. more

Reuters Institute publishes 2021 Digital News Report

The tenth edition of the Reuters Institute's Digital News Report, based on data from six continents and 46 markets, aims to cast light on the key issues that face the newspaper industry "at a time of deep uncertainty and rapid change." more

Capital Gazette case jury selection to be defined by biases on mental health, media and insanity defense, experts say

When jury selection in the Capital Gazette shooting case begins Wednesday, attorneys and the judge will try to tease out biases about mental health, the insanity defense and even the media, experts say. more

O’Rourke Media Group acquires Las Vegas Optic from Paxton Media Group

Paxton Media Group has sold the Las Vegas (New Mexico) Optic to O’Rourke Media Group. The Las Vegas Optic is one of the 46 newspaper operations PMG recently acquired from Landmark Community Newspapers LLC.  more

Richard G. Jones named The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top opinion editor

Richard G. Jones will become The Inquirer’s managing editor for Opinion, returning to the company where his varied and accomplished career in journalism and academia began more than 30 years ago. In announcing the appointment Tuesday, Inquirer Editor Gabriel Escobar said that Jones, selected after a national search, would assume his duties on July 26. more

The Dart Center Style Guide for Trauma-Informed Journalism

Reporting on trauma is central to news. If you are a journalist reading these words, you already know it in your bones. Whether in breaking news or investigative reporting, local beats or international coverage, features or photographs: Knowledgeable and ethical reporting on violence, crisis and tragedy poses a profound daily challenge to craft and to the personal capacity of news professionals. more

Euclid Media Group acquires the LEO Weekly

Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced today that it has purchased the LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication, formerly owned by Aaron Yarmuth and founded by John Yarmuth. The LEO Weekly has served the Louisville area since 1990 with cultural and political reporting, entertainment previews, food and drink reviews, events coverage and more. more

Three years of deteriorating press freedom in Nicaragua

In April of 2018, Daniel Ortega, the president of Nicaragua, announced reforms to the country’s social security benefits. Protests erupted, following years of discontent with the increasingly repressive regime. The Ortega government responded with brutal crackdowns on protesters, political opponents, and the independent press that still have not abated. more

Emmanuel Felton joins The Washington Post’s America desk as its race and ethnicity reporter

Emmanuel Felton will join The Washington Post’s America desk as its race and ethnicity reporter. Felton comes to The Post from BuzzFeed News, where he has worked for nearly two years as an investigative reporter on the inequality desk. more

Apple and Spotify paid-for subscriptions: what does it mean for publishers?

When Apple and Spotify launched their premium subscription podcasts earlier this year, some feared that the tech giants will end up dominating the market and stifle the growth of projects on a smaller budget. But NRC, a Dutch publisher that has historically relied on a subscription model to finance its journalism, considers this a positive sign. more

The New York Times now allows subscribers to 'gift' articles to non-subscribers

The gifted articles won’t count towards the limited number of articles that non-subscribers can click before hitting a paywall and recipients have 14 days to read ’em. more

Robin Sparkman named president and co-CEO of ProPublica

ProPublica announced today that Robin Sparkman, founding CEO of StoryCorps, has been elected by its Board of Directors as president and co-CEO of ProPublica. Her appointment, succeeding Richard Tofel, whose retirement from ProPublica was announced in February, will be effective September 8. more

6AM City: The fastest-growing newsletter-first local media company in U.S. expands to 24 markets

6AM City, the fastest-growing newsletter-first local media company is on pace to more than triple the size of the business in 2021. Over the next six months, 6AM City will expand into 24 cities nationwide and reach more than one million subscribers. To help facilitate this expansion, the company has added experienced media executives to its board and leadership team. more
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