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Laconia Citizen
closing Sept. 30
after sale fails

Nelson leaves Vt.’s to-be-sold Herald, Times Argus

Victim’s privacy an issue in appeal of N.H. murder case

Boston cop union loses court fight to block bodycams

Mass. touts new site for state spending, payroll public files

Legal opinion sought to thwart $$ cuts to Conn. watchdog

Free Press parent Gannett invests in news aggregator

four-point plan for digital transformation

$5K reward offered
in Mass. LGBT newsrack explosion

Maine watchdog
reporting center
’s work praised

N.E. Scholastic Press’ Internet law workshop is Oct. 28

Award entries due
Sept. 30 for NENPA
awards competition

Names, numbers and
email of NENPA and
e-Bulletin staff

Egger, Johnson kick off Oct. 6
New England Newspaper Conference

The annual New England Newspaper Conference is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Natick, Mass., and will feature a mix of speakers who are industry experts; roundtable and panel discussions; luncheon and dinner awards events; and vendor exhibits.

Speeches by Terrance Egger and Vince Johnson focusing on innovative revenue-generating opportunities will highlight the morning sessions of the conference.

Egger is chief executive officer and publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and His topic is “Funding the future of journalism – exploring alternative business models in newspapers.” Egger’s speech will touch on a decision earlier this year to donate the Philadelphia Media Network to a newly-established nonprofit media institute. He also will discuss alternative business models to finance the news industry in the future and how newspapers are employing imagination and experimentation to develop profitable new ideas. Egger also will forecast what he thinks is in the news industry’s future. MORE>

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

By Jasmine Wu
Bulletin Staff

As newspaper advertising revenues declined steadily since 2006, evidenced in a 2014 Pew Research Center report,
advertising directors and publishers in New England have been coming up with alternative ways to make up for lost ad revenue.

Those responsible for ad revenue at New England newspapers ranging from small weeklies to large dailies say a slump in that revenue can be overcome with initiatives that include leveraging a newspaper’s connection to the community and that range from partnerships with online classified sites to vendor tabs documenting landmark community events.

The Bulletin interviewed nine ad directors and other newspaper business executives in New England. Following are avenues they say have proved to be worth pursuing.

“I can’t imagine that there isn’t a newspaper company that wouldn’t say print revenue has gone down tremendously,” said Barbara Bock, vice president of advertising at the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, a daily with more than 46,000 circulation and the Maine Sunday Telegram of Portland, its sister Sunday newspaper, whose circulation is about 60,000. “It’s shocking how much we’ve dwindled, so we are constantly reinventing ourselves.”.MORE >

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Passion, pursuit of truth keep
veteran journalists
in the business they love

For Neilson, variety was
the spice of his newspaper life

Ex-sportswriter switches from
one type of scoop to another

Online niche news sites
help fill void in papers’
lessened reporting on health, science

News Digest

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Nelson leaves Vt.’s Herald, Times Argus as they’re sold
$5K reward offered in Mass.LGBT newsrack explosion
NAA changes its name to News Media Alliance
Edmonds: News Media Alliance changes beyond name
Poynter’s 9/11 15th anniversary include Boston Herald
Survey: Local newspapers are No. 1 choice for news
Journalism crowdfunder Beacon Reader shutting down
Gonzaga rapped for hiring disgraced UMissouri teacher

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Globe’s Wallack wins Pulliam 1st Amendment award
Loeb School seeks 1st Amendment Award nominees
Globe’s Shaughnessy reflective in Hall of Fame speech
4 journalists, late editor to be given Yankee Quill awards

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Local advertisers increasingly turning to Facebook

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Tips for steering sources to better interviews
Ways to make your fact-checking more transparent
Resources to tap for hurricane news coverage
How free speech is and isn’t defined by 1st Amendment
Why press should resist calls not to name terrorists

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N.E. Scholastic Press’ Internet law workshop is Oct. 28

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Report: Facebook censoring journalists, others
Zuckerberg rapped for censoring Pulitzer-winning photo
Facebook restores censored photo; critics urge editor
TechCrunch on how Facebook’s news feed works
Incentives added for publications to use Instant Articles
Report: Twitter soon to stretch 140-character limit
Snapchat ad revenue forecast to almost triple in 2017

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Study: Mobile use lessening news consumption

Entries due Sept. 30 for NENPA awards competition
Promo opportunities for NENPA fall conference Oct. 6
Complete coverage of NENPA’s winter convention

Donald Evans Casciato Raymond W. Rancourt
Roger Galuska Marianne Sullivan
Diane Celine (Kirkbride) Totty Francis W. Tortolano
John Anthony 'Tony' Swartz-Lloyd Morey Oster
Griffin T. Dalianis Charles Edward Rogerson II
Jean M. (Curley) Daly Christine Matilda Shook
Victoria Madeleine (Pelland) Ferioli

RHODE ISLAND • Thomas McDonough resigns as vice president of human resources, labor relations at Providence Journal

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Victim’s privacy an issue in N.H. murder-rape appeal
Union Leader: Keep murder-rape victim history private
Advocates muster backing for N.H. rape shield law
Vt. officials advised social media talk might break law
Boston police union loses court fight to block bodycams
Mass. touts site to obtain state spending, payroll files
Opinion sought to block $$ cuts to Conn. watchdog
Beck settles suit related to Marathon bombings
Survey: Papers less able to fight for 1st Amendment
Press groups seek unsealing of Clinton depositions
Advocates seek better reporting of cop-custody deaths
‘Release to one, release to all’ gets scribes’ OK
Setting an agenda to improve freedom of information

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GateHouse’s four-point plan for digital transformation
GateHouse staffers share best digital metric practices
VICE accused of paying freelancers late or not at all

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Laconia (N.H.) Citizen to close Sept. 30 after sale fails
Report: GateHouse in N.E. loses 40 to buyouts, layoffs
GateHouse buyouts said to include 9 at ProJo
Worcester daily’s Sept. 11, 2001, attacks extra recalled
Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting work lauded
Maine reporter recounts governor’s gaffes, press tiffs
What’s in a name? The future of the news media
ASNE gives up on counting newsroom job losses
Survey: Minorities in newsroom at 17%, up 5.6%
N.Y. Times ends local spot news, arts reviews in zones
Free Press parent Gannett invests in aggregator Digg
Trump ends blacklisting of press on campaign coverage


Make time to craft your words creatively
Jim Stasiowski

Laugher headlines

Ed Henninger

The Curse of Knowledge

John Foust

More arguments favoring
print newspapers over digital

Kevin Slimp

Trump, Clinton show value of a free, independent press
Gene Policinski

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