• It’s easier than ever to create a data-driven newsletter

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    It’s easier than ever to create a data-driven newsletter
    October 31, 2018

    When Tamara Power-Drutis worked at Crosscut Public Media, a non-profit news site in Seattle, she was involved with the site’s email newsletter. She was absolutely sure they were doing it wrong. She just didn’t know in what way.
  • Building trust one idea at a time

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Building trust one idea at a time
    October 31, 2018

    “One of the things I appreciated most about the Trusting News project is that Joy takes this big hairy topic of “trust in the media” and breaks it down into actionable steps,” says Sarah Binder.
  • Discovering a new news ecosystem

    Discovering a new news ecosystem
    October 31, 2018

    When Michele McLellan dug deep into how local, online journalists were making a living, the result was a three-year series of annual conferences that spawned a national nonprofit organization.
  • Small-town print goes big-time digital

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    Small-town print goes big-time digital
    October 31, 2018

    Mark Nienhueser worked for Service Noodle, an online platform that made it easy for businesses to develop a website and a digital footprint. When he moved to the MPA, in 2013, he realized there were a lot of untapped digital opportunities for newspapers.
  • Putting Mayer’s research to work

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    Putting Mayer’s research to work
    October 31, 2018

    Around 2012, Jodi Gersh was travelling to various large Gannett newsrooms and running engagement workshops. She used Joy Mayers’ Community Engagement: A Practical Conversation for Newsrooms as a kind of playbook.
  • Why it works

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    Why it works
    October 31, 2018

    By 2017, it was clear to Janine York that she had to act. “Our newspaper is our core product, but we knew we needed to expand,” says York, the advertising director at the Missourian, a twice-weekly newspaper in the small town of Washington, Missouri.
  • A LION Is born

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    A LION Is born
    October 31, 2018

    Dylan Smith was skeptical when, in 2010, he received an invitation to the first Block by Block conference. Leaving his one-person newsroom for a weekend for a conference aimed at local, independent, online news operators seemed like a waste of time.
  • Brian Gorman on MediaExecsTech.com

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    Brian Gorman on MediaExecsTech.com
    October 31, 2018

    iPublish Media Solutions is an example of a technology company that makes running a news operation less expensive. They offer a “do-it-yourself” advertising platform that lets individuals or companies build a print, digital or social ad.
  • Where media meets tech

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    Where media meets tech
    October 31, 2018

    Alisa Cromer started her newspaper career, in the early 1980s, in Las Vegas, home of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the flagship paper of the Donrey Media empire, founded by Donald W. Reynolds.
  • Getting engaged. No diamond ring required

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Getting engaged. No diamond ring required
    October 31, 2018

    Some folks might think it’s a bit unusual for a print design professor to segue to a career researching and improving the relationships journalists have with their communities. Joy Mayer never gave it a second thought.