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Davis to leave GateHouse and New Media after Gannett deal closes

Kirk Davis, chief operating officer of New Media Investments and CEO of GateHouse Media, intends to leave New Media upon the close of the Gannett-GateHouse merger. more

Washington Examiner chooses Brainworks Advertising & CRM

In response to its need to find a solution that improved the user experience, while driving more revenue, The Washington Examiner has chosen Brainworks' Advertising and CRM solution. more

Fourth-graders write to publisher with love for Kid Scoop

Frustrated with seeing Alabama schools drop to a literacy level of 50th in the state, the publisher of The Greenville Standard urged local businesses to become sponsors of a weekly page for children. Three businesses quickly stepped up and letters received recently from students have convinced the publisher that he made the right decision. more

AP names Matt Volz as news editor for the Rockies region

Matt Volz, who served as interim Rockies news editor with The Associated Press over the past year, has been appointed to permanently fill the position. In his interim role, he helped lead award-winning coverage, such as the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting massacre. more

In an historic shift, The Salt Lake Tribune gets IRS approval to become a nonprofit

The IRS has granted nonprofit status to The Salt Lake Tribune. This approval opens the door for other newspapers interested in taking the same step. more

Daily Journal names new managing editor

Veteran newsroom managing editor Mike Frey of The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois, will retire by the end of the year. Misty Knisely has been named to succeed him. more

CNHI expands editorial leadership team

CNHI is expanding its regional editor program to include five new appointments. “This team works hard to help our newsrooms create great journalism,” said Kayla Gagnet, senior vice president of content & digital operations. “They have collaborated to develop investigative reporting, feature pages and sports content that our readers really value.” more

Price elasticity tests reveal revenue opportunities for publishers

A new report from Mather Economics found that digital-only subscribers were less sensitive to incremental renewal price increases than print-only readers in the same market. more

Does the public actually trust local news more?

A new study from the Knight Foundation and Gallup says yes, but only because the national news is trusted so little. So while there's still trust in local, it's tenuous. more

New Media and Gannett announce the Board of Directors for the combined company

New Media Investment Group Inc. and Gannett Co., Inc.  have announced the expected members of the board of directors for the combined company, effective upon completion of the proposed acquisition of Gannett by New Media. The board will have nine members, including Michael Reed as chairman, five independent directors from New Media, and three directors from Gannett. more

Nick Monico joins Adams Publishing Group as COO

Nick Monico has been appointed chief operating officer of Adams Publishing Group where he will focus on helping the company maximize its revenue, content, circulation, digital and operational initiatives. more

Great West Newspapers chooses Brainworks' new Stratica Advertising & CRM

Great West Newspapers has chosen Brainworks' new Advertising & CRM solution, Stratica. more

USA TODAY’s digital innovation continues with launch of simplified, faster website

USA TODAY’s product design team studied a year’s worth of engagement and search trends to optimize how content is arranged and displayed before rolling out the new design of USATODAY.com. Among the changes: a new bold, yellow label serves as a “virtual highlighter” to brightly distinguish opinion pieces from USA TODAY’s reporting. more

Jackson appointed publisher of Tahlequah Daily Press

Veteran Oklahoma newspaper executive Gary Jackson has been appointed publisher of the Tahlequah Daily Press. more

Brian Johnson: Back as sports editor in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Brian Johnson has rejoined the staff of The Shawnee News-Star in Oklahoma, as sport editor. more

Kentucky Standard to drop Friday edition

The Friday edition of The Kentucky Standard will no longer be published after this weekend. The paper will become a twice-weekly paper, publishing on Wednesdays and Sundays. more

It’s time to get personal with consumers, or get lost

To ensure that readers continue to select your newspaper as the publication they are willing to pay for, your content needs to be so indispensable that they cannot live without it. In this column, Jim Brady of Spirited Media offers real life examples of five things newspapers should do to take full advantage of what consumers can bring to the table. more

Bob Woodward named vice president of Woodward Community Media

Bob Woodward, who has served as interim publisher and general manager of the Woodward Community Media division for the last four months, has been named vice president. more

Gimbals: Tips and tools

As your photo department evaluates the best mobile video equipment to buy, this Innovation in Focus post from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute should help. more

To record or not to record

When using a recording device during interviews, Dr. Randy Hines encourages his journalism students to ignore its presence and take notes furiously. And, limit any "yes/no" questions. more
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