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Kid Scoop and 'Wilson' recharge NIE program in Texas

“Kid Scoop definitely helped revive our Newspaper in Education program — its fresh content and excitement gave us new visibility this year!” Kristen Weaver of the Wilson County News in Floresville, Texas, started the paper’s NIE program 20 years ago and had watched it dwindle over the years.

Telegraph Herald surpasses new starts goal by 570% with iQ Audience+

When launching on iQ Audience+, Telegraph Herald set a goal to acquire 20 new subscribers via the paywall each month. "We exceeded 30 by the second day, and were up to 134 by the end of the first month," says Mike Connolly, interactive media director for TH Media. "We gained another 74 active subscribers by the end of the second month."
According to a Naviga survey to over 1,000 newsroom personnel associated with the development of a daily newspaper, approximately 30% of all allocated resources are dedicated to the print newspaper manufacturing process. Naviga Publisher offers a new tool for automating the print production workflow.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has published a "Return to Business and Post-Pandemic Planning Checklist" to help companies prepare for the  business impacts arising from COVID-19 and as business begins to reopen. Read more and download the checklist
The newspaper industry has critical technology, online information services, databases or digital media that provide consumers with critical local news coverage and business decision-makers with up-to-date, actionable information.   
The Las Vegas Review-Journal's key goals in choosing a new advertising sales solution included reducing total cost of ownership, improving workflow efficiency and integrating multiple systems for ease of use.
Local news organizations are always on the lookout for unique data-driven storytelling to help them capture new readers and drive increased audience engagement. However, for many newsrooms there’s simply a lack of resources to produce and distribute authoritative data journalism in their local markets. A new partnership between TownNews and Stacker can help with that.
Creative Circle Media Solutions has created an effective way to gather and present information about the upcoming election through an Election 2020 app.
News Nirvana, a new service from TownNews, identifies news deserts, partners with capable local publishers and editors, and provides them with the tools, resources and consulting to make their new digital news initiatives successful. Qualifying news start-ups will be equipped with a mobile-friendly website that includes robust editorial tools, subscription/membership support, detailed site analytics and more.
Second Street, an audience engagement software platform used by more than 4,000 media companies, is moving its 7th annual Summit from a two-day conference to a free, month-long virtual series starting June 2.
With the help of Creative Circle Media Solutions, two small, rural towns in South Dakota have avoided becoming a news desert. The weekly Kingsbury Journal published its first issue this week, staffed by volunteers who are learning what it takes to publish a weekly newspaper.
Virtual, remote connectivity has been proven to be a lifesaver for many companies and their employees as well as people all over the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. While not being a new concept, it became painstakingly clear how important it is to be digitally connected despite being physically apart. This same concept applies to ProImage’s NewsWayX workflow products where virtual, cloud-based HTML5 technology is at the center of its core capabilities. This feature is one of the main reasons the Tribune Publishing Company decided in late summer last year to install the NewsWayX Workflow System across its six print sites: Chicago (Illinois) Tribune, Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, Baltimore (Maryland) Sun, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Virginian-Pilot and the New York Daily News. 
Located in the heart of beautiful Colorado ski country, the Aspen Daily News has been in operation for 42 years. As a hyperlocal, free paper, the staff doesn't rely on subscriptions. The paper also operates without a nonprofit 501c3 status or the backing of a larger corporation. "We felt vulnerable not having those safety nets," Publisher David Cook said. "I wanted to be in charge of my ship and react quickly. I made adjustments to expenses, and worked with PPP loans and furloughs. But I knew a big part of getting through this was to get community support as quickly as possible."
Greetings from my home office in Lakewood, Colorado.   Like many of you, I am working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.  With 25 years of sales leadership experience in the media industry, I understand trying to keep as much revenue as possible right now is the most important thing to you.  I want to share some innovative ways to generate revenue to share with your advertisers during a time where most have been doing a dead-stop on all advertising.
NTVB Media will provide a weekly roundup of television viewing recommendations to newspapers at no charge until at least May 31.

Newspapers can access What to Watch at, and each weekly edition will be available for download on the previous Friday. In addition, NTVB Media partnered with Lee Enterprises, which is providing daily versions of What to Watch that are camera-ready for newspapers.
Special thanks to Seyfarth Shaw for providing general information for members of America's Newspapers about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted and how you can prevent infection.