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Owner cancels contest to sell Vt.'s Hardwick Gazette

Vt.’s Free Press parent to cut jobs
by 2% firm-wide

VtDigger sues state over withheld
public records

Conn. town keeps secret the tape of
a coach incident

Mass. state police cook up high fee
for evidence audits

Maine Gov. LePage limits access to
gov’t contract info

Mass. police agency keeps cost of hiding cop brutality secret

3 N.E. news outfits finalists for online EPPY Awards

Pembroke, Mass., school board hit for free-speech limits

2 N.H. men charged in Mass. paper’s newsrack bombing

Summary of 6th annual N.E. 1st Amendment Institute

NENPA U. session on opioids set for
Nov. 17 in Mass.

N.E. Newspaper
Hall of Fame nominations open




Names, numbers and
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e-Bulletin staff

2016 New England Newspaper Conference


Bulletin photo by Chinyen Chang

‘What do you think is more important to your community’s livelihood: the museum, the orchestra, the journalism? All are important, but isn’t journalism every bit as important or more than the art museum, and other things that people give to?’

-- Terry Egger,
Chief executive officer, publisher,
Philadelphia Media Network

Egger: Philanthropy is
key to journalism’s future

Philadelphia Media Network CEO urges
ties between newspapers and nonprofits

By Matt Tota
Bulletin Correspondent

A newspaper is as important as a museum or orchestra to the livelihood of the community it covers, and deserves the same level of philanthropic support as those institutions, according to Terry Egger, chief executive officer and publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network.

“What do you think is more important to your community’s livelihood: the museum, the orchestra, the journalism?” Egger, a former publisher of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, said. “All are important, but isn’t journalism every bit as important or more than the art museum, and other things that people give to?”

Egger was invited to the New England Newspaper Conference Oct. 6 to share his thoughts on paying for the future of journalism through exploring alternative business models. He focused primarily on the benefits of tying journalism to philanthropy, saying that advertising revenue will never again sustain the industry.

He told a group of publishers and editors from throughout New England that philanthropy, while not representing the industry’s sole savior, does provide a “meaningful revenue stream” to support and foster projects in innovation and intensive reporting.

To convince nonprofits or donors to write checks, news companies must show them what might happen if the floundering industry fails. That reality sometimes keeps him awake at night, he said.. MORE >


Johnson: Video, social media
transform community news

Forsyth County News publisher shares successes

By Matt Tota
Bulletin Correspondent

Newsrooms should consider hiring a videographer to work on the kind of polished videos that will attract advertisers, according to Vince Johnson, publisher of the award-winning Forsyth County News.

Although reporters can usually handle a camera, it is essential to have at least one staff member solely for planning and editing, so the videos achieve “that next level of production,” Johnson advised his audience at the New England Newspaper Conference Oct. 6.

Johnson was invited to the conference, held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Natick, Mass., to talk about his success with the Forsyth County News, a 12,000-circulation triweekly newspaper in Cumming, Ga.

The Forsyth County News, which has 14 full-time employees, won the 2016 Mega-Innovation Award, presented at the Key Executives Mega-Conference hosted by the Inland Press Association, Local Media Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. The County News won the award for its adept use of social media and video production to market the paper and grow its presence in the community.

Johnson spearheaded the paper’s transformation, in part by tying video to advertising. Before producing a new video, the paper finds a business to sponsor it, he said. Typically, the paper will create a “dummy video” or trailer to bring to advertisers first. MORE >


Other Stories

N.E. newspaper executives
share ideas to build ad $$$

Longtime photographer’s advice:
image before story

News Digest


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Facebook adds options for monetizing Instant Articles
Publishers happy with Apple News traffic, not its ad $$$
How to monetize live streaming is puzzling publishers


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3 N.E. news outfits finalists for online EPPY Awards

Boston Globe only N.E. winner of Eppy Award


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Dos and don’ts for reporting on poll results
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3 suggestions for spotting mistakes in stories
Five general tips for better writing
How to use who and whom


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DigBoston publisher stepping down, selling paper
Owner cancels contest to sell Hardwick (Vt.) Gazette
Summary of 6th annual N.E. 1st Amendment Institute
Study: ‘News deserts’ loom under newspaper chains
Vt.’s Free Press parent to cut jobs by 2% firm-wide
Doctor: $1B Gannett purchase of Tronc, layoffs loom
3 alternatives posited as print continues to decline
Knight Foundation head weighs ‘confused’ state of news
Shafer: Newspapers erred in pursuing digital vs. print
A history of data journalism, and its importance today
Press group calls out Trump as threat to free press
Examining journalists’ Hillary-heavy campaign donations
Explosive growth seen for virtual and augmented reality
Conference offers community engagement paths to $$$


NENPA U. opioid workshop Nov. 17 in Dedham, Mass.
N.E. Newspaper Hall of Fame nominations open



Florence R. Niles Robert Walter 'Bob' Donahue
Thomas J. Buckley James J. 'J.J.' Smith
Ann Pasqualini-Maglaris Barbara (Goldberg) Bernstein
Cynthia 'Cindy' Desseau Nancy Wimmer
James P. Kilroy Michael P. Pelkey
Charles Edward Lynch Rev. Dr. Eric W. Bascom Jr.
Philomena Maria Anderson Paul M. Anish
Lawrence G. Dean Rita J. (Richard) Leduc
Stephen Robert Moss


CONNECTICUT • Kelly Tremaine named
associate publisher of Sun Media Group, Pawcatuck


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VtDigger sues over withheld Vt. gov't public records
Darien, Conn., keeps tape of coach incident secret
Enterprise wins appeal for Brockton to disclose files
Vt. suit seeks files of gov’t-subsidized private nonprofit
Mass. state police cook up high fee for evidence audits
Maine Gov. LePage limits access to gov’t contract info
Mass. police agency keeps cost of hiding brutality secret
Anti-GE group halts Boston gov’t meeting for violation
Mass. court advances defamation suit vs. ex-gov Patrick
Vt. ACLU raps delay in release of cop shooting video
Only 86 of 365 Maine candidates sign open gov’t pledge
Pembroke, Mass., school board hit for free-speech limits
NEFAC, others protest Obama’s lack of openness
Colleges’ commitment to free speech is in question
Bodycam disclosure laws vary state to state
Geofeedia’s aiding cops in monitoring protests criticized


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Doctor examines phone companies’ ‘owning’ internet
Study: Print reaches more readers than declining digital
Google News now flags fact-check posts
News partnership created to vet breaking news online
The geography, demography of video sharing
Push notifications on browsers more in vogue


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Facebook adds free training website for journalists
Facebook News Feed video now can be shown on TVs
Snapchat moves to become camera, TV video firm
Snapchat ahead of Twitter in active users. Is this why?
Facebook Instant Articles adds photos, videos
Facebook to ease graphic content rules for news items
Study: Almost 1/4 of news pieces embed social media


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Mobile is pushing desktop publishing down print’s path
Publishers pleased with mobile traffic from Google AMP


Columnists

Writing
Journalists should be better
at seeing around corners

Jim Stasiowski

Design
What she said

Ed Henninger

Advertising
Don't gild the lily

John Foust

Technology
Experts share analysis, advice

Kevin Slimp


Commentary
Sometimes, it would seem, artificial intelligence...isn't
Gene Policinski

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