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Our Solutions Partners are critical to the success of newspapers. Through new solutions, evolving technologies and providing efficiencies, Solutions Partners contribute to the overall health and future of newspapers.
 
On this page and in our monthly Solutions Newsletter, America's Newspapers will offer case studies, highlight new products and ensure that our newspaper members stay up-to-date on the latest resources available to them.
 
For information about becoming a Solutions Partner, contact Dean Ridings, Patty Slusher or Cindy Durham with America's Newspapers.

HT Media implements an extensive update of its production solutions with ppi Media

HT Media is one of India’s leading media companies which publishes, among others, Hindustan Times, one of India’s largest English-language daily newspapers with a circulation of approximately 1.6 million copies. The company is now embarking on a comprehensive overhaul of its production and editorial solutions infrastructure to guarantee optimal media production in the future.

Media company in Ghana to use My News 360 from Presteligence

Graphic Communications Group Limited, a state-owned registered media company in Ghana with dominance in the print media, will utilize My News 360 from Presteligence for content management and editorial page production.

AAM’s newest director Greg Bilyk brings rural market perspective

The Alliance for Audited Media board recently welcomed a new director representing U.S. advertisers: Greg Bilyk, senior business manager of finance and marketing integration at Sears Authorized Hometown Stores, LLC. Learn how he supports stores through print and digital media.

Kid Scoop supports community program that raised graduation rates

The high school graduation rate of 70% in 2010 wasn’t good enough for school and community leaders including the Casper Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyoming. They got serious and created “We Read,” a county-wide intensive program promoting literacy as a core value in the whole community.

Mather’s benchmark reports shed light on recent media trends, insights

SUMMARY: Growth in digital subscription volumes and top prices were the most significant trend in the recent quarter.

How four Lee Enterprises sites supersized paywall conversions 187% with iQ Audience+

Results from Billings Gazette, Omaha World-Herald, The Daily Progress and NWI Times pave the way for an accelerated rollout to all 80 of the group’s properties.

Pugpig Bolt 3.3 is here!

And it's now by far the most powerful, flexible, feature rich mobile publishing platform on the market for live news, digital editions, podcasts, video and loads more.

The print front end for your headless CMS: How to add professional print integration to your WCMS

Publishers have to be able to simply display content on a wide variety of platforms. This article will show you how to add professional InDesign integration to a web content management system (WCMS) such as WordPress or Drupal or a headless CMS.

Sell it now: Shop local

Holiday retail sales are expected to increase 7-9 percent over last year, totaling up to $1.3 trillion from November to January, according to Deloitte. With supply chain and inventory disruptions encouraging consumers to shop early this holiday season, turn to your MCC Libraries for ads, images, pages, section covers, editorial features and more to put local businesses in the spotlight, starting now! 

Let's talk about ways we can save your newspaper some money on merchant processing fees

J. B. OBrien & Associates is partnering with Menio Global, the largest merchant processing broker in the country. This allows them to offer merchant processing fees well below industry standards.

3 ways to increase engagement with data journalism

Lists have a bad rap. You know the ones we’re talking about — lists that don’t have a methodology, are based solely on the opinion of the writer, or lack journalistic value entirely. 

At Stacker, we approach lists differently. We see them as the vehicle for making research-driven data journalism more accessible. Lists are a storytelling format we use in order to convey the complex analyses that our newsroom performs each day.  And, Stacker stories are free for any local newsroom!

PAGEone newsletter goes digital

The PAGEOne digital newsletter will now be published four times per year. Articles about the work of the Cooperative, Member News, Preferred Partner solutions and Contact information will be accessible at any time from any location.

Event promotion spending is back

Does your site offer a searchable local calendar?  Does it include a comprehensive set of local events?  Are event organizers able to purchase promotions and other add-ons via a self-serve platform? If the answer to any of these questions is no, it may be a good time to review your community events page.

A simple, expanded sports coverage solution for your newsroom

We’re excited to tell you about the sports opportunity we can help your newsroom with and show you how we can benefit your organization. Join our free online training webinar on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 2-3 p.m. EST / 1-2 p.m. CST / Noon-1 p.m. MST / 11 a.m.-Noon PST.

Column launches new Florida site!

Column recently launched a new and improved Florida Public Notice website for the Florida Press Association! This new site offers some of the most comprehensive features available for searching public notices online.

VoicePort, LLC acquires Amalee Systems Design Innovation Inc. (ISD Chatterbox)

VoicePort, LLC, a leading customer self-service automation software provider serving the newspaper and subscription industry, has acquired Innovative Systems Design Inc. (ISD Chatterbox).

Indiana publisher selects SCS to provide integrated advertising, production and editorial solution

In October, The Papers, Inc., a Northern Indiana-based publishing company, signed contracts with SCS to implement the Community Advertising System and Community Publishing System to standardize the advertising, production and editorial workflows across its 16 weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines.

TownNews and BlueLena partner to multiply reader revenue for news organizations

The pact makes it faster and easier for local media organizations to launch, test and optimize audience growth campaigns using iQ Audience+ by TownNews and the BlueLena Marketing Platform.

Sell it now: Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

As U.S. and Canadian communities prepare to recognize Veterans Day and Remembrance Day on Thursday, Nov. 11, your MCC Libraries provide a host of resources for honoring veterans and saluting today’s troops, including sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. 

Pugpig celebrates its 10th birthday with a major product launch and a birthday gift for you!

We're very excited to be celebrating two major milestones this week at Pugpig: our 10th birthday, and the launch of our latest and greatest mobile and web publishing platform. And we're letting you in on our birthday celebrations!

Dive into the digital future of journalism with The News Nirvana Podcast

In the new twice-monthly podcast, brought to you by TownNews, host Nick Parker interviews media insiders to uncover how news organizations are remaking themselves to thrive in an ever-shifting landscape.

Impact from subscriber-only (premium) content

Publishers achieve significant boosts in revenue and subscriptions by understanding what content should be classified as “premium” and placed behind a paywall.

Publisher realizes huge digital revenue stream

A weekly community publisher in the Southeastern part of the United States came into a huge digital revenue stream with AdCellerant before and during the Coronavirus pandemic. Before partnering with AdCellerant, this publisher leveraged a different digital fulfillment company and was having trouble accomplishing its revenue goals.

PAGE membership adds up

As the chief financial officer at PAGE, I am focused on the numbers that add value to our 450 member publications and I want to shine a light on the sometimes overlooked numbers and benefits of the PAGE Cooperative.

The Associated Press launches AI readiness survey for local newsrooms

The Associated Press has started surveying local news outlets in the U.S. to assess their readiness to adopt technologies that use artificial intelligence, a first step in the news agency’s two-year commitment to help local newsrooms expand their use of AI tools.

Quad’s Gwen Maass on why flexibility is the new norm

Gwen Maass, a new member of the Alliance for Audited Media’s board of directors, serves as vice president of media services at Quad. Here she shares insights about Quad’s evolution, the value of audited print media and the pandemic’s long-term impact on media buying.

Kid Scoop’s mask-coloring pages help explain the COVID-19 virus to children

Emily Charrier, publisher of the Sonoma Index-Tribune weekly newspaper, has been publishing the Kid Scoop weekly feature since 1991. Recently she devoted two facing pages in the newspaper with blank masks for children to color.